Developing New Experiences

VSH10 Place Your Bets: What Will Be the Next Breakthrough Dev Platform?


1:00pm - 2:15pm

Level: Introductory

Billy Hollis

Developer. Designer. Speaker. Author.

The crushing complexity of modern app development is building demand for a simpler way to build apps. The need for apps to move among browser, desktop, and mobile is also growing. Those needs are fueling a plethora of new development platforms: Google Flutter, the Uno Platform, Zoho Creator, Kony AppPlatform, and others. On the web side, low code alternatives such as Razor Components and PowerApps are trying to gain traction as replacements or supplements to stitch-your-own environments based on multiple JavaScript frameworks. This session will look at all of these options, evaluate pros and cons, and compare against existing alternatives such as Xamarin. Come and get a head start on the trends fueling the next generation of app development.

You will learn:

  • Gain awareness of new platforms for development coming onto the scene
  • Understand some of the forces driving these new platforms to market
  • Pros and cons of the platforms to inform your own decisions about using these platforms