2017 Reviews

Top App Development Software - 2017 Reviews

Last updated Sep 26, 2017

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4.9
32 reviews
< $25 / hr
$10,000+
4.6
18 reviews
$100 - $149 / hr
$50,000+
4.9
8 reviews
$50 - $99 / hr
$10,000+

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alpha Anywhere

An app development software capable of creating mobile apps offline

  • $1499 - $2499/year
  • One year contract
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kinvey

A fully managed BaaS app development platform that is secure and scalable

  • $24,000 - $60,000 app/year
  • Free version
Made for:

Cross-development platform for iOS and Android. Kinvey's BaaS (backend as a service) reduces database management time

Not for:

Users who want an app with a customizable backend that gives them the full functionality of a native app.

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.

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

Telerik

An app platform with cloud integrations aimed at enterprise clients

  • $39/user/month
  • Free trial
Made for:

Software testing, Microsoft stack, report server

Not for:

Non-technical DIYers

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. 

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.

Looking for an App Developer to Build an App for You?

4.7
42 reviews
< $25 / hr
$10,000+
4.8
15 reviews
< $25 / hr
$5,000+
4.8
20 reviews
$50 - $99 / hr
$25,000+