2018 Reviews

Top App Development Software - 2018 Reviews

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4.9
34 reviews
< $25 / hr
$10,000+
4.7
55 reviews
< $25 / hr
$10,000+
5.0
11 reviews
$50 - $99 / hr
$10,000+
  • 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. 

  • 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

    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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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