2017 Reviews

Top App Development Software - 2017 Reviews

Last updated Aug 24, 2017

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5.0
21 reviews
$25 - $49 / hr
$10,000+
4.8
18 reviews
$150 - $199 / hr
$50,000+
4.6
18 reviews
$100 - $149 / hr
$50,000+

List of Top Application Development Software

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • $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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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. 

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

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

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

4.9
8 reviews
$50 - $99 / hr
$10,000+
4.8
20 reviews
$50 - $99 / hr
$25,000+
4.9
32 reviews
< $25 / hr
$10,000+