7 DIY mobile app development tools for small business and startups
So you’re a start-up biz and thinking of making it big online but facing a limited budget. Tell me, do you use one of the many do-it-yourself phone app development tools, or do you call in a professional? When researching for the best app makers, if possible DIY, we looked for solutions that are affordable and let you create professional-looking apps without having any coding skills. These DIY tools are actually a lot less expensive than working with a pro but…it is very limited. Still, it's worth the try, right?
Here is a roundup of our best picks of appmaker for small business and beginners.
Como is an app maker with over 1 million apps created around the world. They provide a wide selection of building blocks such as a loyalty card feature, appointment scheduling integrations,
If you’re tapping iPhone users, check out AppMakr. This is a web-based iPhone app maker that lets anyone make your own iPhone apps, Android apps and HTML5 mobile formatted websites —with no coding required. It’s simple, jam-packed with features, affordable, has cross-platform feature, and you can engage your audience anytime, anywhere, with a rich mobile experience. Or you can also try SwebApps, another tool for building iPhone applications. Swebapps allows anyone at virtually any technology skill level create an iPhone mobile app with over 70 different graphical button styles available to choose from, has
Then there’s AppYourself. It allows users to create apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and HTML5 apps. They also let you create a responsive website that automatically syncs your app content. The interface is well structured and very easy to use, has a feature their own online store module, and support was quick to respond when we contacted them. There are four pricing tiers, ranging from Web Only (€5), Basic (€15) to Premium (€30) and Business (€50 & €200 setup fee).
One of the bigger players in mobile app development with clients such as Disney, TED.org and Universal have apps made on their platform, MobileRodie claims itself to be the number one in DIY mobile app development. Their templates are very elegant, they offer plenty of options to tweak the designs and has extremely advanced features. Their price point ranges from $149 (CORE) to a hefty $799 per month (PRO) this company clearly has its focus on larger companies.
Dutch owned AppMachine is a DIY mobile app tool with a powerful editor and a comprehensive building block selection though should make the user interface a little bit more logic and faster. They currently they offer two plans: Plus for $49 and Pro for $69 per month.
GoodBarber offers the best value for
BuildFire is the best app development tool for beginners. It lets you create professional-looking apps in few minutes without the need for a developer or any tech skills. It simplifies the app-making process: choose and
Have you tried one before? Remember, before you make a decision, look through the example galleries of these app developers. If the apps shown represent a quality that you're comfortable with, granted that you have solid content and design resources to work with in the first place, you'll probably be okay.