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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.