Now, however, a solution could be at hand – appMobi might be handing you a free pass out of that ClubLame. It’s a cross development platform kit (XDK) that let’s you make native applications with tools most of us are familiar with, like DreamWeaver, Eclipse or Visual Studio. The XDK doesn’t play favorites either – use whatever desktop computer you prefer.
According to appMobi, the apps produced by the XDK are 100% terms of service-compliant native apps, not Web apps.
From the company: Unlike other cross-platform development tools, XDK does not require the developer to learn arcane programming languages and APIs to access native device functionality like accelerometer and GPS. The appMobi XDK provides a bridge between standard WebKit browser controls and native device functionality and is infinitely extensible to add support for any device-specific hardware, or third-party software API.
The XDK’s uses “the cloud” to further enable rapid prototyping because apps under development can be instantly shared with clients and reviewers – either in the client’s XDK emulator or on the appMobi preview container installed on mobile devices.
Wanna play along? Get the XDK at http://www.appmobi.com.
This post originally appeared on Locl.ly.