I want to write the same app for Android and iOS.

I bet you are thinking "that's a great idea! I would have never thought of having the same app on both platforms!"

Is there a development platform that will make this easy / easier? I am basically looking for something where I can write the app once then hit a button and BAM! I have an Android version and an iOS version. Does something like that exist; or do I have to do double duty?


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I was just doing some research here because I wanted to make a game. That's when I came across Adobe Air, Corona, and Unity. These applications have all cross platform support.

However, I don't think the performance will be as good as with natively developed apps. But I have no experience in that (and still not developing a game).

  • There are a few such systems (could you please give links to yours?).
    – Mawg
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 10:40
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    @Mawg I added the links
    – Markus
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 14:48
  • Thans! I was searching of Corona and finding only beer ;-)
    – Mawg
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 16:33

I have developed a few cross platform apps, using different methods.

If you have over $1k burning a hole in your pocket, then I doubt that you can beat Embarcadero Delphi.

Delphi™ is the fastest way to write, compile, package and deploy cross-platform native applications.

Delphi is the choice for developers wanting the power, readability and flexibility of the Modern Object Pascal language, coupled with native compilers and component libraries for fast single source code development on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and Linux.

Code once, run on multiple operating systems. It has an excellent drag & drop UI designer, plus tons of other features, as you would expect for the price.

Apache Cordova is free and excellent, especially if you want access to the camera, address book, etc.

For those that don't require access to the camera's hardware or any software resources (such as contacts), I just go with a browser based solution, as that is most likely to be truly cross-platform.

Personally, I code in Angular Js and use Ajax to communicate over a RESTful API to the server, which I code in PHP, but feel free to find your won solutions (e.q. jQuery & Node.Js)

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