Cross-browser and multi-platform compatibility aren’t really words you use every day. I’m throwing them out there since they are important terms to know when considering a developer. They are especially important when your project needs to perform seamlessly across operating systems and browsers.
Before starting development, you should know what type of application you will need. Knowing what type of application you need will determine pricing and exactly how it is programmed. Most native applications use an iOS and Android code base. This means your developer will be creating two versions of the same application: one for iOS, the other for Android. If it’s a web-based application, then you will need to make sure that it is built with cross-browser compatibility.
As of today, Google Chrome’s market share far exceeds Safari, Firefox, and Edge. However, developers still need to assure cross-browser compatibility for at least the top five. This means using cross-browser compatible libraries and frameworks, conforming to CSS rules, and testing their website in various browsers. These steps will assure that most users will have a similar experience on a website regardless of what browser they are using.
Cross-browser and multi-platform compatibility should be things you ask your developer about. Luckily, we build all of our websites to meet these requirements. We’re also available to talk to you about your next application or website! Fill out our contact form or call us at (915) 351-8440 with the details.
Naomi Dhillon is a Marketing Technologist at Stanton Street, a web design and development company in El Paso, TX.
Naomi attended New Mexico State University graduating with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in English. She also has an A.S. in graphic design.