Developing mobile apps can be challenging and costly. Coding an app from start to finish often involves months of work. Fortunately, a number of innovative companies have recognized the need for fast, easy to use tools for building mobile apps. Here are 10 mobile development tools that require little or no code that you can use to build an app on a budget.
Appy Pie is a cloud based tool you can use to create mobile apps for Windows, Android and iOS. It requires no programming skills; you simply drag and drop pages. The completed HTML5 hybrid app works with all platforms. Appy Pie provides real time revisions, live analytics and GPS tracking. You can monetize the app with ads and integrate with social media, blogs and radio. They offer plans from free to $33 per month.
App Press is a cloud based app builder designed to develop iPhone, iPad, and Android applications. Although it requires no code, it is intended for designers. The interface is similar to that of Photoshop and constructs screens via layers. App Press offers plans ranging from $30 per month to $460 per month.
AppsBuilder is a cloud based app builder that enables you to create Android, iOS and HTML5 Web apps without coding. The platform provides real time revisions and supports QR codes. Pricing starts at $13 per month, and they also offer a free trial.
You can create customized iOS, Android and HTML5 apps with Appmakr. No coding is needed, and you can create as many apps as you want. Appmakr includes photo galleries, music and video streaming and chat rooms. It also integrates with Google maps and provides in-app shopping. They offer plans starting at free, and there is a one-time fee of $99 to self-publish.
AppMachine provides a drag and drop interface that enables you to build native apps for both iOS and Android. You can incorporate photos and videos and choose colors, fonts and icons. AppMachine allows you to test and publish the app and analyze user data. They offer three plans, which are all one time fees: $499, $899 and $1299.
BiznessApps is a platform designed for businesses that allows them to create a mobile app in minutes. It offers numerous features to assist in commerce such as food ordering, shopping carts and loyalty programs as well as comprehensive analytics. They also provide weekly webinars on how to build apps with the BiznessApps platform. Prices start at $29 per month for mobile websites, and mobile apps are priced at $59 per month.
iBuildApp is a Web based tool that enables you to create apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android with no coding. They provide customizable templates and promise you can build an app in five minutes. Prices range between $5.99 and $895 per month.
Good Barber is a platform that provides customizable design templates you can use to create iPhone and Android apps as well as a free mobile Web version. It provides 350 icons and access to more than 600 Google fonts. Prices range from $16 per month to $32 per month.
Mobile Roadie enables you to create customized iOS and Android apps with no coding. It automatically imports RSS, Twitter or Google News keywords and checks the quality of your content as it guides you through the submission process. Mobile Roadie also includes a suite of marketing tools. Plans range between $125 per month and $667 per month.
ViziApps incorporates an online visual design tool with code generation to enable you to create native iOS and Android apps as well as mobile Web. They provide template apps to demonstrate how to use fields, actions and data interfaces. ViziApps includes form fields and charts, 60 backgrounds and 4,000 stock images. A free trial is available to build. Prices range from $33 to $129 per app per month and include support.