Mobile app development is a booming business. According to App Annie’s Mobile App Forecast Report, mobile app demand is growing. Expected growth is about 20% between 2015 and 2020. App developers are utilizing a variety of tools to keep up with demand.
Whether you are a new or seasoned mobile app developer, here are some tools you can use.
Appery.io is the only cloud-based, drag-and-drop app development tool and you don’t have to download any software to use it. This platform is great for new app developers because the GUI is very intuitive and easy to learn.
The only downside is the pricing structure. Prices can fluctuate every couple of months and they don’t provide a refund policy.
2. Build Fire
If you want to build apps quickly, Build Fire is arguably the best app development platform on the market. Build Fire developers can create new apps in as little as five minutes.
There are a few reasons Build Fire is so highly rated by experts at CNN, Forbes, and Entrepreneur:
- It doesn’t require any coding skills.
- Build Fire comes with a number of great templates.
- They provide great support.
Many new and experienced developers are using Build Fire to create apps for both Android and iOS devices.
It has extensive libraries of algorithms which can help you streamline the development process. Appcelerator also has several mobile test automation and mobile analytics features, which will help you troubleshoot your apps.
Appcelerator is one of the best platforms for developing commercial apps that work on multiple operating systems.
4. Alpha Anywhere
Alpha Anywhere is a specialized app development tool used for creating hybrid apps that can work offline. These apps are available on both desktop and mobile devices.
Alpha Anywhere relies heavily on SQL technology. The company provides great support for off-line mobile development.
AppInstitute is another drag-and-drop app development tool that doesn’t require any coding. Unlike Appery.io, it does require you to download the software. However, it has some unique features that make it a great app development platform.
Appery.io also has a CRM tool for monitoring sales, analytics, and push notifications.
AppMakr is another tool for developers that want to create apps without having to write code. It has a number of prebuilt functions that let you create native android and iPhone apps with minimal effort. You can also use AppMakr to build mobile websites in HTML5.
Unfortunately, like most code-free app development solutions, there are limitations. You may not be able to develop apps with all the features you want. If you really want to create a highly useful app, you’ll need to go back and tweak the code a little.
7. App Press
App Press is a mobile app development tool that was produced for front end designers without a strong programming background. It is built off of an Amazon cloud-based platform.
While you won’t be able to create the most sophisticated apps, App Press lets you create simple ones very quickly. The company claims that many of its new users are developing apps in as little as a day. More experienced developers can create five or more apps a day.
If you need to create multiple apps quickly, this is a great tool to have.
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