Looking to build an app? Have little to no coding knowledge? You have absolutely nothing to worry about. There are a myriad of app development platforms that are very user friendly and very easy to use. Below is a list of such platforms.
Aimed at small businesses, Buildfire offers two ways to build an app; do-it-yourself via their click and edit dashboard, or ask a BuildFire developer to do it for you. The click and edit dashboard is extremely simple to use, and allows anyone with 0 coding skill to create high quality and engaging apps. You can also enter your websites URL, and a Buildifre Developer will build an app based on your website.
It’s free to build an HTML5 web app, but an iOS or Android app costs $49 per month.
Is content king for you? The App Factory makes it easy to create feed-based apps that will deliver content to mobile readers. Your adoring fans can go wherever they want and still have your content in their pockets. App Factory’s app creation process is straightforward and simple to create. You will likely have you feed-based app built within minutes.
For an HTML5 app, the cost is $99 a year for both iOS and Android. Native apps for iOS Android, and Windows cost $999 per year per platform.
While a bit of coding knowledge is required for Buzztouch, much more intricate and robust apps are possible with this platform than with other, simpler ones. With a library of free video tutorials and a large, active community on their forum, Buzztouch is meant more for a motivated individual willing to learn than a small business owner that does not have the time to learn code.
The first three apps built on Buzztouch are free, with a membership costing $79.99 per year.
One of the fastest growing DIY app development platforms on the web, Appy Pie uses a simple drag-and-drop system for its easy-to-make apps for all the major app stores: Android, iOS, Windows, and even Blackberry. Appy Pie also provides management tools that can be used to gauge and improve customer interaction with an app.
HTML5 apps are free; Appy Pie offers three plans that starts at $7 for one app.
Mobile Roadie is one of the more professional self-service app developing platforms on the market. Mobile Roadie is the service responsible for the NAB, NFL, NBCUniversal, TED, Circue du Soleil, and Verizon apps.
Mobile Roadie apps are robust and feature-rich, including in depth analytics, YouTube video integration, Flickr, Twitpic,Instagram and Facebook gallery uploading, and audio importing from Soundcloud and iTunes.
Mobile Roadie starts at $125 a month up to $667 a month.
Formerly named “Conduit Mobile,” Como makes it easy to create professional looking apps via the Como Console. Como’s marketing Genie also provides promotion for you app via online and offline methods, including Facebook ad campaigns and QR codes for use in a store. Como apps are developed for all major mobile platforms, including the Amazon Appstorefor Kindle Devices.
Como offers feature-rich plans that start at $33 per month.
GameSalad uses a drag-and-drop method, and includes a library of behaviors and game elements that easily allows forthe creation of games – no code necessary. Game logic and can be tested immediately with the In-App previewer included with the software. GameSalad games can be published on all major platforms including iOS, Android, Kindle, Windows, and even the Nook and Mac desktops.
GameSalad’s free version only allows publishing in the Web and Mac and iOS. The pro version comes with more features and publishing on all major platforms, and costs $299 every year.