Many cross-platform development frameworks exist in “native”, html or hybrid forms. It is very time consuming to track all these technologies, let alone implement a non-trivial application in each one of them.
This is, however, exactly what the people at Property cross have done! They implemented a non-trivial application using several known cross-platform development frameworks so you and I can get an idea on:
- the look you can achieve with the framework
- the performance of the frameworks
- the complexity of the code
- the amount of code sharing you can achieve
Mind you, according to their own words: “The code-sharing which can be realistically achieved with each framework varies considerably. To aid in this comparison there is a build script which produces code metrics for guidance. Although, as developers I am sure you are aware that lines-of-code metrics are flawed.”
Still, it is a huge time saver if you need to evaluate which mobile development framework to use for your project.
Thanks, Property cross!