14th June, 2018 | Blog |

Deliver Native Cross-Platform Apps with Appcelerator

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Looking for an easy way to build apps with cross-platform performance?

Appcelerator is the online system that allows modern developers to design and build native mobile applications using the popular JavaScript language. Through Appcelerator, developers can create stunning apps with mobile APIs and real-time analytics.

The process of using Appcelerator is simple enough; you start by writing the application you want to create in JavaScript, then you can move your creation into a testing phase where you verify the application for automation and numerous features. Once you've checked that your app is ready to work on any operating system or device, you'll be able to connect the Appcelerator solution to data sources to get the data you need. Finally, you'll be able to measure the performance of your applications and optimise them.

So, what makes Appcelerator so appealing?

1. Reduces the Time it Takes to Build a Mobile App

Appcelerator can reduce the amount of time it takes to create a native mobile app from scratch. The systems you build on Appcelerator are compatible with a range of platforms, including Android, iOS, and Windows phone. After you sign up for Appcelerator, you can start the IDE that comes with all the must-have tools you'll need to create your mobile app.

The Appcelerator IDE comes with a standard three-column layout, with a main canvas and customisable panels on either side. The main canvas has a "Design" tab, which offers a preview of the application as you build it, while the XML feature allows you to write the code using Java.

2. Simplifies App Design

One of the most compelling features of Appcelerator is how easy it makes it to build the perfect app from scratch. The company claims that up to 90% of the code in your app can actually be reused across a host of platforms, which is great when you're trying to build effective native apps.

Appcelerator also gives developers access to a host of exciting APIs through the Hyperloop feature. This feature gives you access to Android APIs and iOS facilities using JavaScript. The Hyperloop feature also offers the opportunity to run Swift, Objective C, or Java code alongside standard Titanium code.

As sophisticated as Appcelerator can be, it's also very drag-and-drop oriented, so you can create designs for apps using visual solutions for a range of platforms.

3. Manage Mobile Backend Experience

Many of today's designers and developers don't just want to build an immersive and exciting application; they also want to give their users a reliable experience that takes advantage of tall the capabilities mobile has to offer. Appcelerator comes with access to build a range of mobile backend services that mean you can integrate everything from time-based scheduling and geo push notifications.

From the moment you download Appcelerator, you'll have more than 20 out-of-the-box services ready to go, including photo storage, authentication features and key value pair storage.

4. Exceptional Analytics

If you need to figure out what's going on with your app as quickly as possible, then you'll need to make sure that you have an app development system that's equipped with next-level analytics. Fortunately, Appcelerator comes with a mobile lifecycle dashboard that provides absolute visibility into all of your apps. It also comes with a custom analytics setup which allows users to schedule notifications based on specific outputs.

You can compare query results and obtain instant visibility into how your app is doing on any given platform. The hope is that these analytics solutions will allow users to improve their uptimes and reduce app crash rates quickly.

5. API Builder

If you want to build on a pre-existing app, then Appcelerator can help with that too. Their API builder engine allows developers to assemble Apis, connectors, and models that give them access to data with incredible speed. You'll be able to build your data models using programmatic solutions or visual wizards and combine data from a host of sources.

With the API builder, you can deliver data to a range of app clients, both on the web and in native applications. What's more, Appcelerator comes with a selection of pre-built connectors for solutions like Microsoft Azure, Salesforce, MySQL, and more.

6. Strong Community

Finally, when you download the Appcelerator experience, you'll be in good company. This solution comes with a community of more than 200,000 developers who have been using the cross-platform development tool to build a range of unique apps. If you're looking for a tool that comes with an engaged community, Appcelerator could be the solution for you.

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