So, you’re going to build a mobile app. Your thoughts might then turn to develop an app for the two main platforms – Android (using Java or Kotlin) and iOS (using Swift or Objective C) – natively. Native development offers high performance, easy access to hardware controls, API integration, and full functionality. But native app expenses are doubled (or even tripled), depending on how many platforms you want to cover. That means two separate apps, two codebases, two development teams, and expenses for all of it – more than a little daunting.
Instead, you can create a cross-platform app with the help of tools like Xamarin and React Native. These are close to native in performance and allow for code-sharing between the platforms, thus reducing the overall expenses on development. Still, you will need to hire native developers to do specific tasks in each of the codebases.