2018 Reviews

Top Cross Platform App Development Tools - 2018 Reviews

Last updated Sep 7, 2018

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  • 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.

  • Unity Technologies

    A cross-platform gaming app development tool

    • $75/month
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Users looking to build games across platforms with extensive features and vibrant graphics.

    Not for:

    Users looking to build simple gaming applications.

  • Ionic

    An HTML5 hybrid mobile app framework

    • $20/mo
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Open-source; drag and drop building

    Not for:

    Certain UI elements, eg image-based lists

  • Qt Creator

    A cross-platform IDE that creates strong user interfaces and applications

    • $1000+/year
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Users looking for an integrated development environment that has a strong focus on user interface development.

    Not for:

    Users on a strict development budget.

  • Kalipso Studio

    Mobile Application Generator

    • 83€-150€/mo
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Free runtime, RFID/NFC components

    Not for:

    iOS cross-platform development

  • 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.

  • Adobe PhoneGap

    An open source framework that easily creates apps using web technologies

    • Open source
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Classic web to mobile functionality

    Not for:

    More advanced, critical-level performance or UI

  • 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.

  • Xojo

    A cross-platform development tool for desktop, web, iOS, and Raspberry Pi

    • $99 - $1,999/year
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Users looking for a cross-platform app development tool that is also capable of developing applications for Raspberry Pi, iOS, and web apps.

    Not for:

    Users looking for a simple, DIY drag and drop app development software, or a tool that will allow them to develop Android apps.

  • V-Play Cross Platform SDK

    V-Play is a cross-platform development SDK

    • $49 - $239/mo
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Developers looking for a Java friendly platform for developing games and apps.

    Not for:

    Developers looking to build apps with a great degree of backend customizations. 

  • Sencha

    An app platform capable of developing and managing enterprise web apps

    • $2000 - $10,000+/year
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Enterprises looking for a solution to rapidly design, develop, and manage cross-platform web applications.

    Not for:

    Users looking for a simple app development solution or an app with close to native functionality.

  • Meteor Development Group

    A full-stack platform allowing users to develop apps from a JavaScript code base

    • $495 -$995/month
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Users familiar with the JavaScript language looking to build mobile and web apps from one code base.

    Not for:

    Users that do not have much exposure to JavaScript as a development language.

  • 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. 

  • AngularJS

    Google's open source web application framework that extends traditional HTML

    • Open source
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Quick UI development, single bulk Model-View updates improves performance

    Not for:

    Extensive use by novices

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • GeneXus

    Software development platform for Web, Android and iOS solutions.

    • $299/mo. - $559/mo.
    • Free Trial
    Made for:

    Users looking for enterprise class apps very customizable UI.

    Not for:

    Users looking for a simple or code-free app platform.

  • Apache Cordova

    An app development software that uses HTML, CSS and JavaScript

    • Free version
  • MagPlus Designd

    A mobile app creation software with features great for publication organizations

    • $499 - $2999/month
    • One time fee option
    Made for:

    Users looking for a mobile application development tool that are familiar with Adobe InDesign or are looking to build an app from a publication.

    Not for:

    Users unfamiliar with Adobe InDesign or users looking for the most customizable app development solution.