Cross-platform, open source mobile framework, Monocross makes use of C#, Microsoft .NET, and the Mono framework for the development of applications that are supported on multiple platforms including Android smartphones & tablets, iPads & iPhones, Windows phone & devices that Webkit-enabled. One of the greatest features of this toolkit is that it makes app porting a lot more easier. This eventually helps the businesses adapt to the ever evolving and dynamic nature of various platforms.
MonoCross is a C# .NET Model-view-controller framework where the Model and Controller are shared across platforms and the View is implemented for every specific platform and/or target architecture. It allows the development of both native and HTML5 web apps that share business logic and data code.
What is Monocross suspension?
Originally, Yamaha developed the monoshock suspension to improve the performance of its bikes in motocross competition. Some manufacturers also use the term “flying suspension” for monoshock suspension. It provides a great deal of stability in the jumps and landings of the bike
At the foundation of the Monocross mobile framework is an abstract mobile application model where all app specific business logic is developed. The output for each mobile device platform is then generated from that single codebase, independent of whether the business logic is executed natively on the device or remotely on the server. As a result, supporting application changes and enhancements are significantly reduced.
Unlike other development efforts targeting fully native platform-specific code that require Objective-C/Cocoa developers for iPhone & iPad, Java developers for Android, a different flavor of Java developers for Blackberry, C# .NET developers for Windows Phone, Modern, and Classic, the development and on-going support of Monocross applications only require C# .NET capabilities.
Reusable Code Components:
With both cross-platform and hybrid app development approach, the development teams don’t have to write unique code for different platforms. Instead, the program developed for one app gets leveraged many times. It is with code base used in bits for future projects.
It is one of the best advantages of cross-platform mobile app development. The use of single source code across multiple platforms helps reduce 50 – 80 % of development efforts across projects. It enables development teams to abide and adhere by project deadlines.
Internet marketing is considered as the future for mobile applications. And, the cost of application development across different platforms discourages companies. The use of single code base across platforms results in significant cost reduction. Even the development teams don’t have to invest time and money in learning multiple technologies. They have to master a few skills to get started with the development process.
Cross-platform apps have integration challenges with their target operating systems. It is because of inconsistent communication between device’s native and non-native components. It affects the optimum performance of applications.
Slow Code Performance With Limited Tool Availability: Cross-compliance during the development phase make the code sluggish and even reduces the speed. Also, at times it becomes mandatory for the developers to make use of tools and suited limited to a particular app.
Limited User Experience:
Cross-platform applications are not able to take total advantage of native-only features to provide excellent user experiences. It is because of different screen layouts, platforms, and functionality.