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Most Popular Mobile App Building Platform and Tools 2019

Rakia Binte Khalid Jul 26, 2019

What are the most popular tools used by mobile app developers? What is the best tool for mobile app development? Or Which is the best platform to build an app? Are some of the questions we are going to answer here.

As applications become a go-to approach for businesses to promote their services, many small businesses are seeking in-house development platforms to cut expenses and develop the finest app they can.

With instructive instruction and plenty of templates to choose from, they can quickly generate a good-looking mobile app. There are a number of app building platforms that allow you to create high-class mobile apps without needing you to learn to code or spend a lot. These tools will help you quickly develop applications based on hundreds of existing templates. It is essential to choose the right tool/s to guarantee that an ideal mobile application is designed for your purpose.

1.       Appery.io

Appery is a cloud-based mobile app builder which you can use to build Android or iOS applications, including Apache Cordova (Phone Gap), Ionic, and jQuery Mobile with access to its built-in parts.

It is easy to get started quickly since there is nothing you need to install or download as the builder works in the cloud. For building UI, Appery App Builder makes use of a drag and drop features as it demands visual editor. It has a characteristic of generating an auto-code for any component that you drop in. You have access to add a cloud database instantly as well as the backend to your app when you are in need to store data.

With the Appery plugin catalog, you can add strong features or create your own custom personal plugins to use in your apps. If you work with a team, you can readily share your project with them and collaborate for an additional fee in real-time.

2.       Xamarin

Xamarin is a C#-based cross-platform framework that app developers can leverage. Xamarin is a cross-platform based on C# that app developers can leverage. One of the best qualities of Xamarin is that it is an ideal tool which enables users to work with native IDEs, APIs, or languages. It gives you access to data across multiple platforms and can also reuse business logic layers. Xamarin also supports QA and testing features to promote the development of robust, scalable mobile applications.

3.       TheAppBuilder

AppBuilder is the best choice that offers a suite of apps to fit staff, customers, events, and brochures, with two distinct approaches available. If you wish to design an app as an intranet for a company, AppBuilder proves to be the best pick. With the help of available online toolkit and the training available, this platform will help you work while describing and building the app’s structure and populate it with initial content.

You can provide your customers with a window into various applications using the dedicated AppLibrary and even customize it with your own branding. It also helps you in securing both public and private apps with usernames and passwords and distribute them through the app store, using the active directory integration of TheAppBuilder to enable login with existing credentials and user groups.

Moreover, it helps you update the content and framework even after the applications have gone live. It allows you to create unlimited updates and publish them in one click on various mobile platforms. It has a support a number of platforms including native iPhone, iPad, and Android, with live updates within 60 seconds of posting a change.

4.       XOJO

XOJO has proven to be another great choice to develop iPhone device applications. XOJO’s toolkit helps developers to work faster and provide greater performance. This open-source platform is known for its simplicity. It can easily build cross-platform apps because it has all the rich features that developers look for. It offers generous support for graphics, DB servers, IPs so you can develop any kind of applications, bringing imagination to reality. With minimal distraction, it helps developers focus on making out-of-the-box applications. It is particularly preferred for a superb app interface.

5.       Appcelerator

As the name suggests itself, Appcelerator accelerates the app development process with briefly thin lines of coding for app creation. It’s a popular Titanium platform on Twitter, which developers can leverage to build native apps for mobile platforms, desktop ad tablet devices. Appcelerator works quite well with languages such as JavaScript, HTMS, Ruby, PHP, and Python. It is a platform which empowers more than thousand native applications every month.

It is beneficial in terms of location data and APIs and customizable metrics, that is why it is the top choice for various developers. It also facilitates you with real-time analytics that helps you keep a track of performance as well as find issues.

6.       Appy Pie

Appy Pie is a cloud-based mobile app development tool that enables users to develop and publish an app for almost any platform without programming abilities. There’s nothing to install or download — just drag and drop pages to build your own online mobile app.

Once finalized, you will obtain an HTML5-based hybrid app that functions with all platforms, including popular mobile platforms: Android, iOS and Windows, and even a Progressive app. All revisions are in real-time, with the capacity to send push notifications, monetize advertisements, see live analytics, and track GPS location. You can also incorporate social media feeds, blogs, websites, audio, radio, and more.

You are provided with different themes while using this platform, ranging from a restaurant to a radio station. They also have an appointment scheduler tool, which is particularly helpful for companies such as physicians, salons, or spas with contact features such as one-touch call included. You can embed custom code and iframes using the code page.

7.       PhoneGap

PhoneGap is Adobe’s diverse open-source app development tool and is most sought-after by new-age app developers due to its widespread benefits.

With the help of this tool, you can develop a single app that operates on most mobile device systems such as Android, iOS, and Windows. Other than these, it also supports other platforms such as BlackBerry, iTouch, iPad, and Symbian. This is PhoneGap’s greatest advantage app developers have.

PhoneGap is a platform which builds apps that are compliant with HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3. The tool best interacts with native device components such as GPS, camera, accelerometer, sound, and more. The framework has a wide library of components that you can use to strengthen the functionality of the app. Its enormous flexibility saves time and effort in building high-quality applications.

8.       AppMachine

AppMachine is considered to be the most easy-to-use platform that develops and design professional native applications for both iOS and Android. With its drag-and-drop interface, you can merge various construction blocks that give a range of features such as data, pictures, and video.

AppMachine’s building blocks also allow you to connect your app to Facebook, Twitter, or online stores. You can design the app in your own distinctive style and choose your navigation routes, colors, fonts and icons, take full control of the layout and watch your progress using the Previewer. It also facilitates you to scan a website for key content that could be transferred to an iOS or Android app.

Test your app as you build it and test how it works on different devices. When you are done testing your app and it is all set to go live, you can publish and promote the app as well as analyze user data. AppMachine takes care of everything you need to get your app to Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

9.       Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator is a multi-platform application builder that enables you to create a new app or use a ready-made app. The software is specifically designed for companies seeking to simplify and automate tasks, such as creating applications for functions such as sales management, order management, event management, logistics, or recruitment monitoring, for instance.

Whatever you’re planning to do, however, you can customize it completely the way you want. Zoho Creator involves a drag-and-drop editor to assist build your app from within a single dashboard.

While initially targeting companies looking to create applications for specific needs within their business, Zoho Creator can also be used to create applications for the wider market. Even better, you can incorporate data from other applications, improving their usability. Potential integrations include other Zoho applications, Paypal, Twilio, G Suite, and Quickbooks.

10.   Ionic 

It is the framework for the growth of HTML5 mobile apps. It is extensively used to develop mobile hybrid applications. It is a helpful tool for building mobile apps using web technologies such as CSS, HTML5, and SASS.

Ionic Framework is a project that is 100% free and open source. It builds a progressive mobile web and native applications for every key app store. It provides excellent tools and services for creating extremely interactive applications. Moreover, it enables web developers to create applications with a single code base fall major app store. It comes with many CSS elements and JavaScript components to develop mobile apps. Ionic emulates the native UI guidelines of the app and employs native SDKs.


This was the list of some of the best mobile app development tools and frameworks you can adopt for 2019. Reliable and unique, each of them has an incredible ability to meet your project demands and offer an app for both Android and iOS.