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Platform agnostic

Platform agnostic

Platform agnostic definition

Platform agnostic refers to software, applications, or services designed to operate across various operating systems, device types, web browsers, or other foundational technologies.

A platform-agnostic product or service is not tailored or restricted to any specific platform and functions equally well across multiple platforms, maximizing accessibility and utility for diverse user bases.

See also: cross-platform

Examples of platform-agnostic products and technologies

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • Developers use these web technologies to create websites and web applications that can be accessed and function effectively across different web browsers and operating systems.

Cloud-based services

  • Google Workspace. A suite of cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools, including Gmail, Docs, and Drive, can be accessed from any device with an internet connection and a web browser.
  • Microsoft 365. It’s a suite of productivity applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, accessible from various devices and operating systems.

Portable Document Format (PDF)

  • Users can view PDF files on any device with a PDF reader.

Cross-platform games

  • Some video games run on multiple gaming consoles, PCs, and mobile devices.

Cross-platform development frameworks

  • React Native. A framework for developing mobile applications that run on Android and iOS using the same codebase.
  • Electron. A framework for building desktop applications with web technologies, which can run on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Further reading

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