Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

Reach your customers faster with a multi-platform mobile app
Custom Cross-Platform App Development

Custom Cross-Platform App Development

Velvetech has extensive expertise in hybrid app development. We support companies with mobile solutions that run on multiple platforms and have a close to native look and feel.

Cross-Platform App Consulting

Cross-Platform
App Consulting

We offer strategy and consulting services for software development projects to help companies address their challenges, manage risks, and deliver a single application for all smartphone platforms.

On-Demand Cross-Platform App Developers

On-Demand Cross-Platform App Developers

Our proficient developers are always here for you to extend your team. With the use of top mobile technologies and tools, they create hybrid apps as powerful as native mobile solutions.

Leverage the Power of Mobility

The development of a cross-platform mobile app is a perfect solution for companies that face budget or time constraints. Such approach guarantees you the shortest time-to-market with the final product being simultaneously released on all major platforms, including Android, iOS, and Windows.

Industrial Apps

Hands-on experience in various business domains allows our team to deliver complex mobile solutions that meet any business automation needs. Extending your enterprise data and tools to mobile, we offer increased productivity and interoperability of enterprise apps.

Consumer Apps

Choose cross-platform development for your consumer app to expand globally in short terms. Velvetech has a proven track record in building complex mobile solutions with a multi-platform compatibility and a strong focus on robust architecture and stunning graphic design.

IoT Apps

Velvetech has an extensive expertise in multi-component IoT systems development. Our engineers are skilled to build hybrid apps that simplify user experience, enable remote control of connected devices, and allow for real-time data tracking and analysis.

OUR EXPERTISE

Open New Business Opportunities with Cross-Platform Solutions

  • Health and Fitness
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Wearable Tech
  • Financial Apps
  • eLearning Solutions
  • Business Productivity Apps
  • Social Networking
  • Digital Content Distribution
  • Proof of Concept Apps
  • Mobile Unified Communications
  • Sales Enablement Apps
NFC
Augmented Reality
Geolocation
Beacon & BLE Device Integration
OCR

Why Choose Cross-Platform Approach

When you consider building a mobile solution, you might face the challenge of choosing the right approach to develop an app. Both native and hybrid apps have their advantages to be taken into account, depending on your project requirements and available resources.

Native mobile app development will support your product with complex functionality, high performance, and great data protection. However, if your goal is to enter the market in a short timeframe and your budget is limited, then cross-platform development will be a better choice. It will take a single development team to create an app for multiple platforms with the same user experience as a native mobile app.

STEP-BY-STEP DEVELOPMENT

End-to-End Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Services

Analysis and Planning

By undertaking a product needs assessment during the project discovery phase, our business analysts set important prerequisites for the delivery of a mobile solution that corresponds to the client’s expectations. Making sure they have the correct understanding of your business processes and goals, they will prioritize requirements and identify potential development challenges. The work on detailed specifications and app prototyping helps us to validate the functionality, create a project roadmap, and define the scope of work.

Design and Development

The challenge of cross-platform development is to make the app ‘feel like home’ on every device, regardless of whether it is based on Android, iOS, or Windows Phone. Utilizing Xamarin and Titanium development tools, Velvetech’s engineers are able to recreate the native experience and performance on every single platform. When building mobile solutions, we use the iterative development methodology that helps us to reduce project expenses, take into account all clients’ wishes, and complete the work on time.

Testing and Deployment

When working on cross-platform apps, it’s important to make sure they run smoothly on all mobile OS across numerous devices. At Velvetech, testers and QA experts are actively involved in the project development from the initial stage. Conducting thorough analysis, they identify product bottlenecks and defects in order to fix all problems and optimize the app performance. After all, our specialists will assist you with the app deployment. You can rely on their knowledge of the publication requirements and procedures, which serves as a guarantee against the refusal of your application by one of the stores.

Support and Optimization

As any other technology, a mobile application needs to be maintained as the time goes by. Velvetech provides all types of support and optimization services to its clients. This includes bug fixing, adding new features, extending functionality, increasing backend capacity, and upgrading the app. The main goal of all these post-production activities is to ensure that our mobile solution meets new user and technical requirements, and corresponds to your business needs when they evolve.

WHY VELVETECH

Excellence of Your Project Team

Velvetech has considerable experience in designing and developing cross-platform apps. Our mobile solutions ensure multi-platform compatibility as well as platform-specific functionality and look.

By delivering robust hybrid mobile applications, our team helps companies engage their potential users across various platforms and devices. We focus on planning, orchestrated execution, and quality checks to make sure the result matches your business goals, timeline, and budget.

Technology Stack

Cross-Platform Technologies We Use

Tools and Frameworks

Titanium, Xamarin

IDEs

Titanium Studio, Idia, MS Visual Studio
Xamarin studio

ORM’s

Arrow, ADO.NET, SQLite.NET

Cross-Platform Technologies We Use
Design Patterns

MVC, MVP, MVVM

Libraries

MvvmCross, Adobe Mobile Services SDK
Json.NET, Xamarin.Firebase, XLabs SDK
Newtonsoft.Json, Google SDK
Facebook SDK

Encryption

HTTPS, SSL

Mobile App Backend Services

Velvetech experts carry out back-end integrations with virtually any type of mobile applications, including those designed to operate on multiple platforms. By organizing the secure storage of business data and real-time connectivity to both your enterprise system and third-party services, our specialists will make your mobile app valuable and useful for end-users. Put your project in the hands of professionals to quickly enable cloud services, user analytics, comprehensive security, advertisement placement, and offline data synchronization.

testimonials

What Our Clients Say

I’ve been working with Velvetech for about twelve years. I hired this firm to create some simple code for me, which grew into website development and now Velvetech is developing our first mobile app. Velvetech is a one-stop shop for everything relating to the web… social media, mobile apps, websites. With their expertise, professionalism, and enthusiasm, Velvetech has grown to be an extension of my department. They’re always two steps ahead of me, which is invaluable. I wouldn’t consider doing a web-related project without Veltetech.

Anne Hedrich
Anne HedrichApache Corporation

We co-founded together with Velvetech the mobile store startup company Handster Inc., which became the biggest independent online store on the Android platform and was acquired by Opera Software. Velvetech is a great partner to work with, hope to do some other projects together with them in the future too!

Victor Shaburov
Victor ShaburovOpera Software

I have been working with Velvetech since 2012. I was looking for a local development team able to produce quality financial software products, and I am very glad that I’ve met Velvetech. We have successfully implemented and deployed to production several financial applications. It is a pleasure to work with Veltetech team. I would highly recommend them as a reliable software development partner.

Vlad Karpel
Vlad KarpelTradespoon

We have worked with Velvetech for years. They have built the backend to our software company and developed the code for our application. Velvetech has been a great partner for years. Yuri is an honest guy that will work collaboratively to fix problems and ensure overall satisfaction.

Amish Shah
Amish ShahKem Krest
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make a hybrid mobile app?

Once you’ve decided you need a mobile solution that would work seamlessly across multiple platforms, you should choose a reliable software development partner. After that, the process of building a hybrid app will take several easy and transparent steps. They will include collecting and analyzing product requirements, agile development, quality assurance, and deployment.

Besides, you’ll have to choose the right tech stack to create your hybrid application. There are various alternatives equally good for this purpose. Depending on your initial goals and needs, a development team will advise you which frameworks and programming languages will ensure the best performance and usability of your future app.

What are native and hybrid mobile applications?

Simply put, native mobile apps are the solutions built separately for every platform — Android or iOS — with the use of different native development stacks, programming languages, software development kits, and development environments offered by OS providers.

On the other hand, hybrid mobile apps are the solutions developed with standard web technologies and tools like Java and HTML5 and then packed into a native app shell. In other words, hybrid apps are deployed in a native container that uses a mobile’s WebView.

What is a cross-platform mobile application development?

Cross-platform mobile app development is an approach that enables creating a mobile solution simultaneously for different platforms. It’s a good alternative to native mobile app development if your time and budget are limited. This approach requires just one team experienced in JavaScript, .NET, or C# to build your cross-platform mobile app for iOS, Android, or Windows.

In general, if you want to bring your mobile app to market faster, reach a wider audience, and deliver a unified look and feel across multiple OSs, a cross-platform development strategy is the right choice. It also provides other advantages like a simplified process or a vast array of development tools.

Additionally, don’t forget that you can approach cross-platform mobile app creation by outsourcing to an outside development company or building in-house. It all depends on the capabilities your internal team has and how quickly you want to see the end result.

What is the difference between native app and hybrid app?

The core difference between the two approaches is that you build a native app separately for each particular operating system using platform-specific development tools. At the same time, hybrid apps are created with the use of a single code base and run seamlessly across multiple platforms.

Among other major differences are better performance, speed, and user experience of native apps, while hybrid apps are easy to update and require less development time and cost.

Which programming language is used for cross-platform app development?

A development team working on a cross-platform application should have extensive expertise in JavaScript, .NET, or C#. With a high level of competence in these programming languages, they can effectively use such cross-platform technologies as React Native, Titanium, or Xamarin frameworks that simplify making a UI and achieving a flawless UX.

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