Top App Development Software (2021)

Updated: January 19, 2022

The cross-platform app market reached $7.5 billion in 2018, and the amount of cross-platform mobile development tools is on the rise. So which are the best platforms, resources, and tools to code for iOS, Android, Windows, and more all at the same time? There are advantages to native applications, but a well-made cross-platform mobile app will make the differences seem small and carry the advantage that users on more than one platform have access to your product or service. This guide is for those in the cross-platform mobile development field looking for the best cross-platform mobile app development tools and resources; not just the IDEs and Editors but also top language and tutorials. Find iOS and Android app builders, app makers, game engines, and other app development software and tools. The mobile app development process is complicated and time-consuming, in some instances, businesses are better off by utilizing online tools to build mobile apps on their own. All app builders provide a set of templates users can build upon with their own content. Obviously, it’s not feasible to build a really complicated mobile app with lots of features using an app builder but a number of apps with a limited but still important set of features can be developed quickly, cheaply, and robustly using such tools.

List of app development software, tools and app builders

URLgenius

Codeless App Linking and QR Codes

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS
Employees
10-50

URLgenius offers app marketers and developers a patented, cloud-based alternative for app linking and QR code capabilities that increase conversion from any channel. Our technology streamlines the mobile experience with links that open specific screens in your app while bypassing the website login friction typically encountered when clicking from social ads or from inside other apps.

Learn more about URLgenius

Launchpad by Growth Rocket Apps

Flexible Marketing Subscriptions | Human experts & a smart platform

10
(12 votes)
(12) REVIEWS
EmployeesRevenuesSocialTraffic
10-50---

Launchpad is the innovative SaaS solution for marketing. Build a custom plan on our online tool to get an instant quote, then get stellar marketing services on a flexible subscription. Track all your projects, analytics and messages on Launchpad ClientHub, one platform that streamlines all the marketing noise.

  • Services: App Store Optimization, Paid Acquisition, Video Production, Creatives – Graphics, Videography and Copy, Social Media Management, Customer Nurturing, Analytics, Cross-Channel Marketing, Branding and Design, Funnel Optimization, Monetization
  • Offices: London, UK, San Jose, US, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Tagline:  Flexible Marketing Subscriptions | Human experts & a smart platform
Learn more about Launchpad by Growth Rocket Apps

GameSalad

Drag and Drop games development

10
(1 vote)
(1) REVIEWS

GameSalad is a free, drag and drop game creation engine for the development of iPhone, iPad, Android, Tizen & HTML5 games. Using GameSalad developers can test games on Apple devices (no coding required) and publish games to the App Store. The engine is also powered by a complex behavior library to enable creative freedom for game designers. Plus to business objectives, GameSalad team has a noble goal to enable anyone to engage with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and learn Computer Science through video game creation.

One of GameSalad’s main features is it’s testing tool, the In-App Previewer, which can be used to test game logic and behavior sets. Its web publishing system allows for quick and easy cross-platform publishing to supported targets including iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Nook, Windows 8 and Mac desktop. Developers can also instantly publish games to the HTML5 powered GameSalad Arcade

  • Create, test and publish iPhone, iPad, Android, Tizen and HTML5 games
  • In-App Previewer to test game logic and behavior sets
  • Cross-platform publishing available for ebook readers, Windows 8 and Mac desktop
Learn more about GameSalad

AppsGeyser

Make Android apps in 5 minutes with free app creator

9
(26 votes)
(26) REVIEWS

AppsGeyser is a web platform that allows converting any web content into an Android App in 2 easy steps.  It is a Android-only codeless application development platform that lets users create template-based mobile apps based on content pulled from webpages. The AppsGeyser tool is easy to use and bundles social sharing, tabs, messaging and full support for HTML5 enhancements.

On top of the free plan, it offers 3 paid plans – Master ($10 / month to remove ads and get a number of extra features, including premium support), Business ($10 / month for the same features as the Master plan minus support) and Individual plan ($5 / month for the Master plan set of features).

  • The platform can pull content from webpages, YouTube channels, RSS feeds and other sources
  • Create an app in 3 simple steps and you’ll be ready to monetize it in no time
  • Choose your own themes and templates from a wide selection
  • On average 7,000+ apps being created with AppsGeyser daily
  • To date 6,000000+ apps were created with the platform in total
Learn more about AppsGeyser

Appy Pie

#1 No-Code development platform

10
(3 votes)
(3) REVIEWS
Appy Pie is a mobile app development software platform with the aim of minimising the amount of coding you have to do yourself.....

Appy Pie is a mobile app-development software platform with the aim of minimizing the amount of coding you have to do yourself. The software is entirely cloud based and requires no installation.  The Appy Pie team is on a mission to democratize mobile app development process and let small companies access quality app development building tools cheaper than hiring an outside app development team would require.

Its basic service is free, but will only produce games and apps compatible with HTML 5. The paid versions of the program will add iOS and Android support, remove Appy Pie branding from your application and include other features such as push notifications, real-time updates, and analytics, depending on the price plan.

  • Drag-and-drop interface means no coding skills required.
  • Four different price plans to only pay for the support you want.
  • Paid version always provides customer support and one-time free submission.
  • The entire app building process takes only 3 steps.
Learn more about Appy Pie

AppInstitute

Making Mobile Apps Easy

(0) REVIEWS

AppInstitute is a UK-based app developer which also offers the tools to build your own mobile applications and become a white-label reseller. With four years of experience, they’ve developed custom apps for international consultants, comic books and localised cab services among others, and offer a wide range of features like augmented reality, media manipulation, push notifications and social networking for their custom-made applications.

AppInstitute’s builder, on the other hand, works with a content management system and a drag-and-drop interface, where developers can choose premade “Small Business App Modules”. These cover a variety of functions such as in-app food ordering, eCommerce markets, geolocation services, image galleries among many more, and the base price plan for the business builder includes Android store submission and app analytics.

  • Business apps price plans begin at £5 per month, up to £30/month for professional version
  • White Label App Builder requires no coding knowledge, starts at £25/month
  •  Over 8000 customers using business app builder, reaching ten countries in four continents
  • App building process has only 4 steps – template picking, app branding, content editing and publishing.
Learn more about AppInstitute

Smartface

What you see is what you get app design studio

(0) REVIEWS

App Center

The platform for your apps

(0) REVIEWS

App Center is an app development platform for Android, iOS and Windowsphone which allows you to develop and distribute beta versions, monitor crashes, recruit testers and analyze app performance before launch. Launched in 2011, it was bought by Microsoft in December 2014, proving the sophistication and power of the platform.

The App Center pricing plans comes in five different tiers, with the lowest one starting at $10 per month and allowing you to publish up to 15 apps (and gives use of the software to three different owners). The highest pricing plan allows for 500 apps and 100 users, and for anything more a bespoke model can be negotiated.

  • Also compatible with Unity and Xamarin
  • 1 month free trial available
  • Pay-as-you go service means you’re never tied in to a contract

 

Learn more about App Center

AppOnboard

Demo Before Download

(0) REVIEWS

Jumio

Scan and Validate Credit Cards and IDs

(0) REVIEWS

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