The 20 best mobile app builders for no-code app creation in 2020

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Written by Liam Donoghue, Marketing Executive

 

The app builder market is a competitive one. Everyone nowadays wants an app, and more and more tech companies are making app creation easy and accessible. There are thousands of app builder platforms on the internet. Some are no-code, some are low code, and some require a lot of technical knowledge. 

They all make app development easier than hiring a development team, however. So if you or your business is looking for a quicker and cheaper way to develop your own mobile app the list of app builders we’ve compiled below is a great start.

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Passion.io – We’ll start the list with our own platform. Passion.io is a drag-and-drop, no-code app creation platform designed specifically for coaches, teachers, and tutors. We let you monetize your skills online with your own mobile app and take your online teaching to the next level. 

Goodbarber – This app builder is for people who want an app that’s visually stunning. The builder has a good list of features and you can start building your app straight away with its intuitive and flexible interface. 

 

Appy Pie – Small to medium businesses like this builder. It offers a variety of ways for users to get started for free. Appy Pie likes to shout about its great customer service too.  

 

Fliplet – Fliplet is a ‘prefab’ app builder. Unlike many of the other app builders on this list, its customizability is limited. What it offers instead is a selection of ready to use templates and themes that you can take from ‘straight of the shelf’. You can make some changes and you’re good to go. If you need a simple app with not a lot of features this could be a quick way to success.

 

Shoutem – Shoutem is another app builder that put aesthetics above all else in their platform. If your app needs to look amazing then this builder could be a good option. Shoutem’s templates are extremely flexible and offer lots of ways to customize the feel of your app. 

 

AppMachine – AppMachine puts fun at the heart of its platform. It’s extremely user friendly for first-time users and guides individuals through the process of building an app intuitively. It also automates a lot of the mundane tasks you might need to do when you’re building an app.  

 

iBuildApp – iBuildApp has 1000s of templates to choose from when you’re building your app and its drag-and-drop interface is one of the simplest on this list. So, if you’re looking for an app builder that will be easy to master this could be a good one to explore.  

 

BiznessApps – BiznessApps is one of America’s fastest-growing app building platforms. Its focus is on ease of use and offers a wide range of features that can help with creating a multitude of business apps.  

 

Adalo –  Adalo is a drag-and-drop app builder with a high level of customization. It also has push notification features and chat options so you can stay connected to your customers and give them company updates at a moment’s notice.

 

Mobincube – Mobincube offers simple drag-and-drop templates that allow anyone to build a mobile app. Its features are much more limited than many other app builders on this list. Mobincube also has its own ad network so unless you’re willing to pay a premium for your app your users will need to suffer third-party ads. 

 

AppMakr – This is one of the largest app makers on our list. It has produced over 2 million apps and is a great solution for small businesses and non-profits. The platform has free and basic plans and you can make a decent entry-level app on the free plan so it’s worth exploring. 

 

GameSalad – GameSalad is a drag-and-drop app builder designed specifically for making simple mobile games. The platform lets you create levels similar to the Super Mario style side-scroller games from old Nintendo consoles. 

 

Best Apps Builder – Best App Builder is an all-in-one app builder solution. It has a raft of features to help clients make any app they want but this can lead to it feeling less tailored to your needs than an app builder that is more specific.  

 

Mobile Roadie – Mobile Roadie’s clientele include Ted.org & Disney. So it’s a big player in the app builder market. It’s a great choice for an app builder if you’re an artist or a band as its features are geared towards interaction with fans. 

 

Appery.io – Appery.io is a cloud-based app builder that lets you create an app for iOS, Android, and Windows phones. Since it’s in the cloud you can share information about the app with your team easily and it’s easy to use UI will have you building an app in no time. 

 

Stacker – Stackers lets you create digital tools and apps using Google Sheets. You can take data you have gathered in spreadsheets and use that to create simple apps. Don’t believe us? Check them out.  

 

Siberian –  Siberian take an interesting approach to app building. For them, the most important thing is giving their users ownership of their own app. So a user doesn’t just use their app platform but they have to register their own domain. This is quite a complicated process but it does allow for greater ownership and flexibility with your app. If you’re someone who wants a lot of control over their app this builder could be for you.  

 

Swiftic – Swiftic prides itself on its user community. It has a loyalty card scheme for its users and is very customer-focused. If you’re looking for an app builder that has an engaged and supportive community you could try Swiftic. It also has a great set of eCommerce tools and is one of the best app platforms in the market for making an eCommerce store.  

 

AppInstitute – The UK’s largest app building platform. Their service offering is geared towards eCommerce and the platform has lots of features designed to help users creating engaging and user-friendly virtual stores.

 

AppYourself – Providing ‘high-quality business apps at a fair price’ AppYourself is another app builder with its feet planted firmly in the eCommerce sector. The platform lets small businesses display their goods in a branded mobile app and make payment within the app too.  

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