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Why Choose Zco For Hybrid App Development?

Reaching as many consumers as possible can be the difference between a dud app and a smash hit. Hybrid development allows apps for different operating systems to share the same core code, making overall development faster and cheaper. The hybrid team of engineers at Zco has years of experience creating cross platform apps. New features can be released for all platforms at the same time, giving all users the same experience connecting to an enterprise cloud or hybrid cloud.

Hybrid application development combines the advantages of both native and web applications. Enterprise apps benefit from cross platform development as well. When employees can use their own devices, they’re more comfortable with the technology and require less technical support. When all workers use the same software, regardless of device, business just runs more smoothly. Zco’s hybrid app developers deliver the best app solution for your business.

Zco Corporation, a proven leader among hybrid application development companies in Boston, headquartered in the United States, offers you next generation apps built with latest cross platform tools. Our hybrid app development services pooled with robust web technology and mobile experience provides faster market delivery and a wider audience reach.



How Can Zco Help You With Xamarin App Development?

As a Premier Consulting Partner, Zco has proven success with Xamarin. With native API access, Xamarin projects can take full advantage of advanced features in every operating system, enabling native user interfaces and native performance levels. An average of 75 percent of code is shared across all mobile development platforms, and user interfaces built with Xamarin. Forms share almost 100 percent.

Using Visual Studio and Xamarin Studio, we use C# and .NET to create apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac – simultaneously. Because our customers own all the source code of projects we develop for them, they need fewer resources if they want to update apps on their own. And of course any updates we provide can be done in less time as well.

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Appcelerator Mobile App Development

The Appcelerator Platform allows 60 to 90 percent of code to be reused between the same app on different platforms. It also helps us integrate mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) capabilities through the Arrow backend and pre-built connectors for Salesforce, Microsoft Azure, SQL, MongoDB, Box, Swagger, and others. The model-view-controller (MVC) architecture separates user interface, business logic, and data models.

Appcelerator created the open source Titanium Software Development Kit (SDK), allowing coding for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows, Tizen, and HTML5. It’s all based on JavaScript and includes more than 5,000 Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The hybrid programming environment produces native apps for end users.

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PhoneGap Mobile App Development

As an open source framework, PhoneGap uses standards-based web technologies HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Once written, the code can be compiled for multiple operating systems. The source code always remains, so updates can be made in the same open languages without the need for platform-specific expertise.

PhoneGap supports APIs for hardware and software features of all modern smartphone operating systems. An app can access a device’s accelerometer, camera, contacts, GPS, and storage, whether it’s running on Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, or BlackBerry 10.

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HTML5 Mobile Development

As the language of the web, HTML enjoys nearly universal support on modern computing devices. HTML5 supercharges the capabilities of web apps with rich media, animation, interactivity, and even hardware access. An HTML5 app can be deployed directly onto the web, for use through a browser.

Wrap HTML5 in a native container and you have the very model of a hybrid app. Smartphone and tablet users can find the app on their respective app stores or through a web search. Any code that runs online will never be out of date on the end user’s device.

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Best Cross-Platform Mobile Development Tools

Our process for developing hybrid and cross-platform apps is similar to our mobile application development process. Bring us your functional requirements along with any logos, graphics, wireframes, and other work you’ve already done, and we create a plan to develop for your chosen platforms.

As part of your consultation with a Project Manager, you can get answers to burning questions. What hardware will you be able to access? What differences between operating systems are important to consider? What are the advantages of going hybrid versus native for your particular application? We confront these challenges every day and are happy to share our experience with you.

About Zco

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, Zco Corporation has served Fortune 500 enterprise companies to small businesses for more than 25 years. Now we have added a new office in downtown Boston to extend our services in hybrid mobile application development to more people. Read More



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