Are you ready to make your first App?
The good news is, the days of having to make them from scratch are long gone.
Now you can choose from several different online builders that automate much of the process for you.
Here is a brief rundown on each:
App Makr is an online platform developed to aid users without coding knowledge in creating their own mobile apps.
They have a free online version that you can use as long as you like, and the paid plans come with a 30-day free trial.
2 million publishers use the App Makr DIY mobile app platform. In fact, in about 20 minutes you can build an app that’s available all over the world. Use it to make iPhone apps, Androids apps or mobile websites.
You can choose from pre-created canvas (realtor, store, work group, etc.) or start with a blank canvas, and start creating an Android app from scratch.
A leader in the market, Apps Geyser is an online mobile app creation platform that lets you create, download, publish and monetize your Android app.
You can convert any web content, YouTube channels, RSS feeds and other sources into your Android App with just a few easy steps.
Apps Geyser is the only code-free Android app development platform that lets you create templated apps based on the web content pulled from webpages.
It’s super easy to use and comes with social sharing, tabs, HTML5 enhancements, messaging and more.
Appy Pie is mobile app creation platform that is entirely cloud based with no installation required.
The free plan has ads, and the paid versions offer Android support, push notifications, updates, analytics and more, depending on the plan you choose.
You get a drag and drop interface, meaning you don’t need development skills or technical knowledge.
Just sign up, input your information and create your app.
Bizness Apps claims to be the #1 app builder for small businesses.
They’re a San Diego-based company with 500,000 apps created. They offer features and styles that work well with categories such as restaurants, health and fitness, real estate and more.
They feature drag-and-drop app building with a dedicated team to help you every step of the way.
If you work with traditional businesses, Bizness Apps can help you increase revenue, grow a loyal customer base and strengthen your online presence with its mobile features.
Their pricing is not cheap. If you simply want a single app, it will cost you $99 to give the platform a try. But if you’re a mobile app reseller – for example you own an app agency or you want to start an app mobile business - then the reseller plan for $299 a month is your choice.
Each Scape is the only cloud-based environment to build, connect and manage cross-platform native mobile apps.
Creating an app with Each Scape is super simple. You can build your app using its user-friendly drag and drop interface (MVC Framework).
It’s free to use, but you have to pay extra if you want access to more app features.
Each Scape offers a wide variety of templates, and there’s also a blank app also known as the Visual Editor option, so this is versatile based on your skill level and needs.
My App Builder offers a low cost monthly subscription of $29 to have a dedicated project manager, developer, graphic artist and quality assurance build your app for you. (A one year commitment is required, and after 90 days of hour requirements met for a project, you can change your subscription to a hosting only plan for $9 a month.)
From their website: My App Builder has developed hundreds of iOS Apps and has had iOS Apps in the Top 30 overall in download charts as well as top ranking app in specific categories.
My App Build has also developed hundreds of Android apps. They’ve created many types of apps on Android including: Games (2D & 3D), Utilities, Books, Medical, Reference, Lifestyle, Fitness and Health.
They have created hundreds of HTML5 websites and apps. The benefit of using HTML5 is the ability to use a cross platform. They are confident in web development languages including: PHP,Ruby on Rails, ASP, .NET.
Lume Apps offers several different plans, based on how many apps you want to create.
Building Android apps is simple, and you can add features for social sharing, promos, lead generation, coupons, push notifications and so forth.
Your app design can be completed and ready for submission to Google Play Store in just minutes.
Yapp lets you design and publish your app with no prior experience. They’re especially good at Android apps for events, conferences, team engagement, trainings and meetings.
There are 350,000 Yapp apps created so far, and users range from big companies to non-profits.
Which app is right for you?
I don’t have room here to outline all the features of prices of each platform, so your best bet is to check them out and see for yourself which one you prefer.
However, Appy Pie and Apps Geyser are both lauded for their user-friendliness and customization options, so you might want to start with those two first.
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