First things first, let's see why do these guys speak of cross platform tools and why they think it is important to look at them. Well, there are over a 100 tools in this report and I personally know a couple that are not mentioned there. This should count for something, right? On the other hand everybody(except Google and Apple) hopes that there will be more to choose from in future. Nobody wants to see monopoly in any market.
- Next is about the number of platforms you want to develop for. Is it going to be only one? Can you or your firm manage and afford multiple code bases? If your answer is yes to any of these questions then you don't need any cross platform tools, unless, in some cases, you want more convenience.