Cross-platform refers to the ability of software or hardware to run or operate on multiple operating systems or platforms. This means that a software application or hardware device can work on different types of computers or devices, such as Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, or Android.
Cross-platform software and hardware can offer several benefits, including increased flexibility, reduced development costs, and greater accessibility to a wider range of users. For example, a cross-platform application can be developed once and run on multiple platforms, saving developers time and resources compared to developing separate versions for each platform.
Cross-platform software development can be achieved using a variety of techniques, such as using programming languages that are platform-independent, such as Java, Python, or C++, or by using development frameworks that support multiple platforms, such as .NET, React Native, or Xamarin.
In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards cross-platform development, as more and more applications and services are being accessed from a variety of devices and platforms. This has led to the development of new tools and technologies that make it easier to build, test, and deploy cross-platform software and hardware.
Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.