2018 Reviews

Top App Builders & App Creators - 2018 Reviews

Last updated Nov 26, 2017

List of Best App Makers

  • Appy Pie

    An app maker with extensive drag and drop app creation tools

    • $7 - $33/mo.
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Users without any coding experience, who are looking for a very simple and quick way to create an app.

    Not for:

    Users looking for an app with very specific or native app functions.

  • MobileRoadie

    A robust app development platform to build solutions of any scale

    • $49+ /mo.
    • Custom pricing available
    Made for:

    Enterprise support, custom capabilities, and loyalty-focused marketers. 

    Not for:

    Budget users, personal apps, or fastest route to market.

  • Bizness Apps

    A DIY app development software aimed at SMBs with a powerful CMS

    • Variable
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Users looking for a DIY app solution with a powerful content management system and secure app/website hosting provider.

    Not for:

    Users looking to build a simple app for more recreational or personal uses.

  • Shoutem

    A platform to build, publish, and manage native apps with ease.

    • $19 - $149/month
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Pairing an easily managed creator with professional custom development to extend functionality and design

    Not for:

    Computer-graphic intensive apps such as video games

  • Swiftic

    A DIY app creator with many features focused on customer loyalty

    • $41 - $57/mo.
    • Money back guarantee
    Made for:

    Small to medium-sized businesses in need of a robust loyalty solution or method to drive brand engagement.

    Not for:

    Users looking for a custom or intensive backend database.

  • Appsmakerstore

    A DIY app maker with a strong support team for any desired customizations

    • $41 - $49/month
    • One month contract
    Made for:

    A DIY solution for the users looking for in depth but pre-defined and industry specific templates.

    Not for:

    Users needing an intensive or custom backend framework.

  • GoodBarber

    A customization focused app maker with access to many plugins and APIs

    • $16 - $48/mo.
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Small and medium sized businesses looking for access to their app's source code and multiple plugins for extensive customization.

    Not for:

    Users looking for extensive e-commerce integrations or direct phone support to their European-based support team. 

  • Mobincube - Mobimento Mobile

    An app creator with the ability to customize and monetize users apps

    • $3 - $99/month
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Users looking for the ability to simply build their own apps. Great for educational purposes.

    Not for:

    Users looking for a US-based support team.

  • AppInstitute

    An app builder with strong drag and drop tools and mobile marketing integrations

    • $35 - $150/mo.
    Made for:

    Users looking for an app builder with many industry specific templates, great for users looking for a United Kingdom-based support team.

    Not for:

    Users looking for a tool to provide them with a highly  customized backend database.

  • AppSheet

    A mobile app development software that turns Google Docs into apps

    • $1 - $5 user/month
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Users familiar with Google Docs,  Microsoft Excel, and other spreadsheet tools interested in easily creating a mobile application.

    Not for:

    Users looking for a native application, Windows app, or highly customized backend solution.

  • Apptive (Unbound Commerce)

    A DIY app platform with a focus on e-commerce integrations

    • $99 - $249/month
    • One month contract
    Made for:

    Retailers or brands looking for a DIY app software to solve their mobile commerce needs.

    Not for:

    Users looking for an app solution outside of e-commerce or m-commerce.

  • Appsmoment

    An app maker for building apps and games for all platforms

    • $0 - $29/month
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Users looking for a cross-platform app builder with an extensive list of available features. 

    Not for:

    Users needing rapid iterations once their app is published. 

  • GameSalad

    A mobile app development software with a specific focus on mobile games

    • $19 - $29/month
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Users looking for an easy way to build mobile and web gaming applications, limited knowledge of coding needed.

    Not for:

    Users looking to build non-gaming mobile or web applications.

  • Snappii

    A code-less app software with a strong support team for required customization

    • $99 - $399/month
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Users looking for a platform to easily build tablet applications, great for field operations and users requiring additional support for customization.

    Not for:

    Users looking for an app development software tool with a heavy focus on design or pre-made industry templates.

  • Yapp

    A simple app creator great for larger groups, meetings, or event planning

    • $400 - $1,600/year
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Users looking for a simple and easy tool to build an app for their social circles, sports teams, conventions, and other organized groups or events.

    Not for:

    Users looking for a mobile app development tool with extensive customization, monetization, or e-commerce integrations.

  • AppYourself

    AppYourself is an app creator that is aimed at optimizing online presence

    • $7 - $55/month
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Users looking for app creators or app builders that place an emphasis on online and mobile marketing needs.

    Not for:

    Users requiring support in the app store submission process.

  • Verivo AppStudio

    A mobile app development software recently acquired by Appery.io

    • $30 - $135/month
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Users looking for an app development tool that is secure for hosting their mobile application.

    Not for:

    Users looking for the simplest and most affordable app development option.

  • Nevercode

    Complete Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery for mobile apps

    • $124 - $699/mo.
    • Build, test and deploy your apps 14 days for free. Cancel at any time.
    Made for:

    Users looking to affordably and frequently make updates to their mobile application.

    Not for:

    Users looking for a DIY app development tool that require little to no daily maintenance.

  • AppMachine

    A tool that allows you to easily make, publish, and distribute your own app

    • $19 - $89/month
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Users with an existing website looking for a reliable entry into mobile.

    Not for:

    Users with heavy API usage or requiring a Windows app.

  • AppsBuilder

    An app builder built for app marketing professionals

    • $50 - $250/month
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Users requiring strong user-experience design on the app's front and back-end.

    Not for:

    Users looking for a fully inclusive free trial version.