Unity as a Multipurpose Technology

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Unity as a multipurpose technology

Unity is a cross-platform development technology that was launched way back in 2005. It was originally packaged as a game development engine and even today, continues to be a leading game development platform. However, over the years, Unity has emerged as a powerful tool for building cross platform applications for more than 27 platforms, including the desktops, mobiles, consoles, and more. Today, Unity enjoys a solid reputation as a terrific cross-platform development tool for creating sophisticated websites, feature-rich mobile apps, and ultra-realistic games for a variety of platforms.

The capabilities and benefits offered by Unity are tremendous. They allow small and medium scale developers to build the most elegant and revolutionary apps that hitherto only large enterprises could afford. And, that too at a fraction of the cost. Here’s why Unity is all set to be the development technology of the present and the future.

Unity is a multipurpose technology

Unity is full of a terrific assortment of capabilities that include 2D physics, 3D physics, an integrated development environment, 12,000+ asset packages, OpenGL graphics API, and more. In a nutshell, Unity offers a full gamut of capabilities that allow developers to build the most advanced apps and games with ease. In fact, every casual and action game developer team can use the asset store available within Unity to create stunning quality projects with relatively little coding.

 

Another major advantage of Unity is that the apps built using Unity can be ported to a variety of platforms easily.

Suppose you build a mobile app using Unity for Android devices. You can port the same app to different platforms like iOS, Windows, Blackberry, PlayStation, and even web browsers without spending a great deal of effort or time. So, if you are a rapidly growing business, then you can realise a swift expansion across all the major platforms using Unity as your core technology for all apps. Here’s a more general introduction to Unity 3D game engine.

Unity game development solutions

Unity game engine development dominates the game development industry in terms of sheer market share. On some platforms like VR, AR, and XR, it enjoys an impressive 60% to 70% market share. Some of the big game titles that were developed on Unity include Temple Run, Fallout Shelter, Monument Valley, Cuphead, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Assassin’s Creed Identity, and more. The blockbuster success of these titles has created an industry-wide interested in unity app development in general.

Despite the thriving ecosystem, using unity to make apps is not the cup of tea of most development agencies. The reason for this is that Unity is a continuously evolving environment. It is constantly adding new features, assets, capabilities, and integrations that push the boundaries of what’s possible. These improvements also make the Unity apps faster, more beautiful, and feature-rich. The Unity game development solutions provided by a majority of developers are ill-equipped to take full advantage of this rapidly evolving ecosystem.

This continuous innovation poses two unique problems. Firstly, developers are always left catching up to the latest releases and the newest capabilities in Unity. Secondly, developers who take a renewed interest in it, will find it hard to get familiar with Unity in its entirety. That’s why, businesses who want to build apps and games that allow them to realise the full potential of Unity should trust experienced development agencies who are continuously working on the technology. Someone like Multi Programming Solutions, who continuously keep themselves abreast with the latest developments in the field.

Is Unity good for non-gaming apps?

Apart from designing massive video games, Unity can also be used for building cross platform applications for a variety of purposes. Everything from simple websites to complex mobile and web apps can be designed using Unity. The unity app development time is a lot shorter in comparison to app development using other technologies. Therefore, businesses can design, build, and launch Unity-based apps in record speed, a critical factor behind the massive success of Unity.

Previously, Unity’s front-end capabilities were limited. However, the recent upgrades have bolstered the UI capabilities of Unity and made it second to none. Today, Unity is routinely used to build stunning quality web apps and mobile apps for a variety of platforms.

In particular, more and more developers are using Unity to build complex apps that are heavy on the visualisations and animations. The products of Unity mobile cross-platform apps development are exceptionally fast, fluid smooth to operate, and look spectacular. The improvements in graphics and UI have made Unity a contender for the top position in the app development field.

Unity web apps development

Unity has fantastic applications in a variety of fields. The web apps developed using Unity offer functionalities that are either unavailable with other technologies or are too difficult to make with them. Here are some non-game applications of Unity web apps development:

• Interactive 2D and 3D educational content

Unity makes use of C#, which is a high-level language and the developers can use the asset library and physics within Unity to develop complex simulations like working of an internal combustion engine, the movement of a satellite around a planet, and so on. The animations can be 2D or 3D in Unity. What’s more, the technology even allows users to interact with the simulation and witness the impact of their actions on the simulation in real time. This offers a more immersive and engaging educational content for students of all ages.

• Virtual reality experiences

Virtual reality experiences are already a rage in many industries such as architecture, real estate, construction, manufacturing, and so on. VR is routinely used to project 3D and 2D models of blueprints and designs to gain a better understanding of the outcome of the project in development. More businesses can leverage VR and AR apps built using Unity to give their prospects and leads a realistic picture of where they can live.

• Unique brand experiences

Businesses can make use of advanced features in Unity to create web experiences that allow them to exercise greater control over how their audiences interact with their brand. They can use 2D graphics, 3D graphics, or interactive animations to engage their customers in a game-like environment and provide them with soft cues to achieve more conversions.

So, to answer the question – is Unity good for non-gaming apps? No. It’s the best choice.

Unity mobile cross-platform apps development

Unity can be used to make non-native apps for roughly 27 platforms. Over the years, the performance of Unity apps have improved drastically, and today, most users cannot differentiate between native apps and Unity-built cross platform apps for iPhone and Android, among other platforms. Their performance, UI quality, and the overall experience is second to none. Developers use containers to port the same app to different platforms. Therefore, the app usage experience is preserved across the platforms, and your audience will experience your brand the same no matter which platform they are using. This is something that native apps either cannot deliver or prove to be too expensive for realising it.

Conclusion

Unity is an advanced tool that can be used to realise even the most complex and challenging visions that businesses have about their web apps, mobile apps, or games. That is, as long as the people executing that vision are capable of doing it. Multi Programming Solutions, with its years of experience in cross-platform technologies like Unity, is uniquely geared to offer the very best and highly reliable Unity based applications to help business leverage the full potential of technology. Contact us to get an estimate of action, casino or casual game development cost for your business.

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