2018 Reviews

Top Mobile Development Platforms - 2018 Reviews

Last updated Oct 30, 2017

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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

    • $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.

  • Xamarin (Microsoft)

    An app development software for users with knowledge of C#

    • $25 - $158/month
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Developers with a lot of overlap in the code they write for iOS and Android apps. As a cross-development platform, Xamarin allows users to develop and maintain iOS and Android apps using C#.

    Not for:

    Users building complex apps that need to employ the level of functionality that native platforms (Xcode and Android Studio) allow for.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Appcelerator (Axway)

    A JavaScript based cross-platform app development suite

    • $39 - $259/user/month
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Users or agencies with experience in JavaScript development that are working to quickly and effectively provide native-like functions to the end client.

    Not for:

    Users looking to provide a true native app.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • July MX Platform

    A mobile app development platform for large organizations

    • $625 - $5400/Month
    • Usage-based pricing
    Made for:

    Enterprises and larger businesses with a need to quickly develop iterate their mobile applications without writing code.

    Not for:

    Users looking for a platform that will allow them to write code for a customized user experiences.

  • 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.

  • Appzillon

    A cross-platform development suite for app development and management

    • $1500+/year
    • Custom agreement
    Made for:

    Flexible setup and design

    Not for:

    Strong partner-ecosystem collaboration

  • Apple Xcode

    The native integrated development environment for building Apple apps

    • $99/year
    • Free version
    Made for:

    Users looking for the correct app platform or integrated development environment to build a truly native Apple application.

    Not for:

    Users looking to build an app for any other platform outside of Apple.

  • Pega 7

    An enterprise app solution with key mobile, cloud, and BPM integrations

    • $2,000/mo and up
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Business process and case management, making code/process changes quickly

    Not for:

    Simple static apps, strong versioning controls, constrained budgets

  • Android Studio

    Google's native IDE for developing Android apps

    • Free version
    Made for:

    Users interested in developing native apps for any Android platform.

    Not for:

    Users looking for a cross-platform development tool.

  • Usablenet

    A mobile enterprise solution and platform with a focus on agility and scale

    • $1,000/mo and up
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Conformance to usability standards and best practices

    Not for:

    Cutting edge development integrations

  • Kii

    An Internet of Things Platform aimed at developing apps for many devices

    • Free trial
    Made for:

    A platform suited for enterprises working to develop apps for the Internet of Things.

    Not for:

    Users simply looking to create apps for mobile iOS or Android devices.

  • Magnet Systems

    A mobile platform that works to create enterprise grade and scalable apps

    • $100 - $800/month
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Users looking for a mobile platform with a strong focus on mobile messaging.

    Not for:

    Use cases outside the purview of teams or top-down communications

  • DSI

    An enterprise solution comprised of a suite of development products

    • $1,000/mo and up
    • Free trial
    Made for:

    Supply chain management including non-technical business users

    Not for:

    Marketing or B2C communications