2019 Reviews

Top App Development Software - 2019 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.

  • AppSheet

    No-code platform to turn your existing data into enterprise-grade apps fast

    • $5 - $10 user/month
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Companies seeking to rapidly build powerful business apps with no code from existing data sources (Excel, Google Drive, SQL, Salesforce, etc.)

    Not for:

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

  • 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

  • OutSystems

    Build Enterprise-Grade Apps Fast.

    • Custom
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Enterprise clients in need of an app solution including development and management.

    Not for:

    Small business or any client with a small budget.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Kalipso Studio

    Mobile Application Generator

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

    Free runtime, RFID/NFC components

    Not for:

    iOS cross-platform development

    • $25 - $4,000/user/month
    • Annual contract
    Made for:

    Clients looking for a mature cloud-centric platform that can produce a high-volume of apps that are easily connected to the Salesforce ecosystem.

    Not for:

    Clients who would not use the significant number of features and tools available, or are not interested in being tied to a single vendor, language, and data model.

  • Zoho Creator

    Low-code application development platform for businesses & process efficiencies

    • $15 - $35 user/month
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Various business functions, Zapier integrations, CRM or database driven apps

    Not for:

    Gaming apps, non-business oriented users

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kony, Inc.

    A cloud-based enterprise mobility solution and MADP provider

    • $15 - $29/user/month
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Driving more value from each aspect of an app

    Not for:

    Simplifying the app building process

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Parse

    A powerful open source app software with access to thirteen native SDKs

    • $100 - $6000+/month
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Users that don't want to manage their app's database. Parse's BAAS allows users to store data, manage users, send push notifications, and track analytics with just a few lines of code; allowing non-technical owners to manage their app.

    Not for:

    Users looking for extensive control of their app's backend. While it is easy and convenient to manage apps on the Parse platform, apps will not be fully customizable.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alpha Anywhere

    The only unified mobile app dev platform with no-code and low-code environments.

    • $420 - $4995/year
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Users looking for rapid mobile development using Javascript and BAAS (backend as a service).

    Not for:

    Users looking for a simple or code-free app platform for do-it-yourself app development.

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