2017 Reviews

Top App Builders & App Creators - 2017 Reviews

Bizness Apps

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

  • $29 - $59/mo.
  • 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.

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.

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

  • $8 - $47/mo.
  • Free version
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.

MobileRoadie

Robust, Feature Rich, Extensive Client Interaction Software

  • $49+ /mo.
  • 1 year contract
Made for:

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

Not for:

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

Zoho Creator

A DIY app development software that integrates many CRM functions

  • $5 - $15 user/month
  • Free trial
Made for:

Users who have a CRM or database that would like to create an application using that data.

Not for:

Non-technically savvy users, this app maker option is a more technical than most.

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

A continuous integration app platform

  • $49 - $189/mo.
  • Free version
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.

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.

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.