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40+ Cross Platform Development Tools for Mobile App and Games

Author : Peter Date : June 4, 2014
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40+ Cross Platform Development Tools for Mobile App and Games

We have listed more than 40 cross platform mobile app and game development tools. These are the most powerful tools today and come with great features. Don’t forget to give your positive vote for the following tools, which you do think the best one. You can also share your valuable thoughts in our comment section.

 

Xamarin

xamarin

  • Coding Language – C#
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile
  • Cost – Starts from $299/yr

 

Appcelator Titanium

titanium

  • Coding Language – HTML5, Javascript
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Blackberry
  • Cost – Opensource

 

Phonegap

phonegap

  • Coding Language – HTML5, Javascript
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, WebOS, Bada, Palm
  • Cost – Opensource

Unity

unity

  • Coding Language – Javascript, C#, Boo
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Mac, Linux, Windows, PS3, XBOX, Wii U
  • Cost – Starts from $1500 or $75/m

Corona SDK

corona

  • Coding Language – Lua
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook
  • Cost – Starts from 16$/m

 

Adobe AIR

adobeair

  • Coding Language – Actionscript, Javascript HTML
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Blackberry, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, Windows, Mac
  • Cost – Opensource SDK

Cocos2D-X

cocos2dx

  • Coding Language - Applies C++, Javascript, and Lua
  • Supported Platforms - iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry,Tizen etc.
  • Cost – Opensource and Free

Trigger.io

triggerio

  • Coding Language – HTML5, Javascript
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Phonegap
  • Cost – Starts from 79$/m

Rhomobile

rhomobile

  • Coding Language – Ruby, HTML, Javascript
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile
  • Cost – NA

Marmalade

marmalade

  • Coding Language – C++(SDK), Lua(Quick), Obj-C(Juice), HTML Javascript(Hybrid)
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Tizen
  • Cost – Starts 15$/m

Appmakr

appmakr

  • Coding Language – No coding required
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android
  • Cost – Starts 9$/m

 

Scirra Construct2

scirra

  • Coding Language – No coding required
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and more..
  • Cost – Starts 79£

Ludei

ludei

  • Coding Language – Javascript, HTML5
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Tizen and more..
  • Cost – Free

iBuildApp

ibuilsapp

  • Coding Language – No coding required
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android
  • Cost – Starts from 9.99$

GameMaker

gamemaker

  • Coding Language – No coding required
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Tizen, Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Cost – Starts from 49.99$

LiveCode

livecode

  • Coding Language – Transcript
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Tizen, Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Cost – Starts from 500$/yr

Widgetbox

widgetbox

  • Coding Language – No coding required
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, HTML5
  • Cost – Starts from $25 per app/month

VPlay

vplay

  • Coding Language – Javascript, QML
  • Supported Platforms – Android, iOS, BlackBerry 10, Symbian, MeeGo, Windows, Mac OS X and Ubuntu Linux. Blackberry Playbook/10 and Windows Phone 8
  • Cost – Starts from $14 per/month

DragonRAD

dragonrad

  • Coding Language – Lua
  • Supported Platforms – Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile
  • Cost – Starts from $4,900 per developer/yr

Codenameone

codenameone

  • Coding Language – Java
  • Supported Platforms – Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile
  • Cost – Free and Opensource, Premium 79$/m/developer

Applicationcraft

applicationcraft

  • Coding Language – HTML5, Javascript
  • Supported Platforms – Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, HTML5
  • Cost – 14$ per month/developer

IntelXDK

intelxdk

  • Coding Language – HTML5, Javascript
  • Supported Platforms – Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, HTML5
  • Cost – Free

Haxe

haxe

  • Coding Language – Haxe, NME
  • Supported Platforms - Haxe can be compiled to all popular programming platforms with its fast compiler – JavaScript, Flash, NekoVM, PHP, C++, C# and Java – which means your apps will support all popular mobile devices, such as iOS, Android, BlackBerry and more
  • Cost – Free and Opensource

OpenFL

openfl

  • Coding Language – Haxe
  • Supported Platforms - Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Tizen, Flash, HTML5, Steam, Amazon, OUYA… practically anywhere
  • Cost – Free and Opensource

Project Anarchy

projectanarchy

  • Coding Language – Lua , C++
  • Supported Platforms - iOS, Android, Tizen
  • Cost – Free and $499/seat

Canvas

gocanvas

  • Coding Language – No coding required
  • Supported Platforms – Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, HTML5
  • Cost – Starts from 4.95$/m/developer

Stencyl

stencyl

  • Coding Language – No coding required
  • Supported Platforms – iPhone, iPad, Android, Flash, Windows & Mac
  • Cost – Starts from 99$/yr

GameSalad

gamesalad

  • Coding Language – No coding required
  • Supported Platforms – iPhone, iPad, Android, Flash, Windows & Mac
  • Cost – 299$ for Pro

Appery.io

appery

  • Coding Language – Javascript, HTML5
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, HTML5
  • Cost – Starts from $19/m

Sencha Touch

sencha

  • Coding Language – Javascript, HTML5
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, HTML5
  • Cost – Starts from 995$

JQueryMobile

jquerymobile

  • Coding Language – Javascript, HTML5
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, HTML5
  • Cost – Free

Monocross

monocross

  • Coding Language – C#.Net
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows 7 Mobile
  • Cost – Opensource

ImpactJS

impactjs

  • Coding Language – Javascript, HTML5
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, HTML5
  • Cost – $99

Nomad

vsnomad

  • Coding Language – Javascript, HTML5, Visual Studio
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, HTML5
  • Cost – Free

Telerik Appbuilder

appbuilder

  • Coding Language – Javascript, HTML5
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, HTML5
  • Cost – Starts from 79$/m/developer

Gideros

gideros

  • Coding Language – Lua
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android
  • Cost – Starts from 149$/yr

WaveEngine

waveengine

  • Coding Language – C#.Net
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile
  • Cost – Free

Enyo

enyo

  • Coding Language – Javascript, HTML5
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, HTML5
  • Cost – Free

AppGameKit

appgamekit

  • Coding Language – C++
  • Supported Platforms – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Mac, Windows
  • Cost – Starts from 59.99$

Codiqa

codiqa

  • Coding Language – Javascript, HTML5
  • Supported Platforms - iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, WebOS, Bada, Palm
  • Cost – Starts from 79$/Desktop and 16$/Web/m 

Monaca

monaca

  • Coding Language – Javascript, HTML5
  • Supported Platforms - iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, WebOS, Bada, Palm
  • Cost – Starts from 10$/m 

Genexus

genexus

  • Coding Language – C#, C++
  • Supported Platforms - iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile
  • Cost – Free Beta

Gingee

gingee

  • Coding Language – Actionscript, Adobe AIR
  • Supported Platforms - iOS, Android, Blackberry
  • Cost – Free Beta

Smartface

  • Coding Language – Javascript
  • Supported Platforms - iOS, Android
  • Cost – Free

AppGyver

  • Coding Language – Javascript
  • Supported Platforms - iOS, Android
  • Cost – Free

Monkey X

monkey-x

  • Coding Language – Monkey
  • Supported Platforms - iOS, Android, Windows, Windows 8 Mobile, XBox, Flash, HTML5, Playstation, Ouya
  • Cost – Opensource

 

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  • Greg

    Nice to see Adobe AIR rocking the poll :)

    Now if only Adobe would promote and invest in it more. They need to shout about all its successes, for example PyroJump a very recent cross-platform game getting 1,000,000 downloads a week at the moment. They should bring back a few of the Flash/AIR evangelists and perhaps add another platform (Windows 8 RT/Phone?). It’s great platform, it just feels neglected a lot of the time, which is a real shame.

    Reply
  • Peter

    I agree with you Greg. Adobe AIR is a great platform. Also, the poll shows how strong and engaged Actionscript community is as always. Adobe needs to promote it without just working on Phonegap and Adobe Edge.

    Reply
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  • Marco

    +1.
    Adobe air is a really impressive tool (ANE, native performance with stage3D frameworks like starling, high-level and oop language (AS3), a must-have for the designer-developer workflow).

    Reply
  • Jaoued Ahmed

    Interesting post thank you.

    Check out MyAppConverter.com. Beta launch for iOS games app to Android conversion service expected In August.

    Reply
  • Doruk COŞKUN

    Smartface App Stuido is also an useful and easy cross platform mobile application development framework.

    You can try it via http://www.smartface.io/download

    Reply
    1. Peter

      Thanks Doruk. I have added Smartface into the list.

      Reply
  • Zane

    Another great one is Appgyver: http://appgyver.com

    Reply
  • Simon Harrison

    Monkey X is a big omission from this list: http://www.monkey-x.com

    Reply
    1. Peter

      Thanks for notifying. We have added monkey-x into the list.

      Reply
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  • Guy Provsot

    Looking for Cordova based framework, so far I have PhoneGap (duh), appMobi, appBuilder, Monaca and appGyver. Am I missing one or more ?

    Reply
  • Muyiwa Oluwasanmi

    Hi,
    I don’t see Embarcadero C++ builder or RAD Studio in the mix?

    Reply
  • steve

    Or just try in HTML5, jResponse does all that and can be used with Phonegap.

    Reply
  • sptechnolab

    Hello Peter,
    Thanks for sharing such a nice blog.
    Corona is the best cross paltform for 2d n 3d game development .
    why corona is the best one see more here : http://blog.sptechnolab.com/why-corona-is-best-cross-platform-for-game-and-app-development/

    Reply
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  • Sundown

    Yes, Adobe AIR is currently the most efficient cross platform solutions, unlimited creative Flash production is boundless. I think Adobe should put emphasis on the top of the Flash game development, if Flash can be embedded 3D visual environment and 2D as a perfect combination , the absolute Flash dominate the game development part, Unity3D also may be affected by a serious threat.. Refueling Adobe refueling Flash refueling Flash 3Drefueling Adobe AIR…

    Reply

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