The jury is out. By that, I mean that there are a lot of choices for developing smartphone apps, and the best one to choose isn’t clear. This will be the first of several posts describing our thoughts on the pros and cons of using the various dev kits.

 

Native App Development – xCode and Android Studio

Appcelerator – first to the “write-once” game, still one of the best.

Parse – Facebook’s entry. A must look given their clout.

Corona – Another great entry, particularly for games.

Apache Cordova – Apache is known for open source; Cordova is another brick in the wall that provides the mobile app dev kit.

Phonegap – Adobe’s dev kit that’s equivalent to Apache Cordova.

Phonegap Build – Adobe’s cloud version of Phonegap…