There are services on the market that allow you to create full-fledged applications for both operating systems at once: Android and iOS. This approach is cheaper than a separate development, because a single team can make a product.
Here are the main advantages of cross-platform solutions:
Shorter development time compared to creating software in programming languages native to each OS: the application can be released in 3-4 months.
The appearance of any changes in both versions of the service at once thanks to a single source code.
Offline operation: access to the network is only needed to receive changes.
There are also disadvantages:
When new features appear in Android or iOS, they cannot be immediately implemented into the application. You need to wait for updates to the framework in which it was created.
Interaction with some smartphone interfaces may be difficult or impossible. This means that the service will not be able to work, for example, with artificial intelligence and augmented reality.
The application’s dependence on the framework in which it is made can cause bugs and vulnerabilities. Therefore, testing the product is likely to take longer.
In which cases should I choose a cross-platform solution?
If the company wants to release a full-fledged application in a short time. Creating a single software using services can be 10-20% faster than developing a product separately for Android and iOS.