Top Mobile Apps building platforms and tools 2016: How to make great apps the easy way

There are a plethora of app building platforms that create and develop apps without breaking the bank. We reveal our favourite mobile app development platforms and tools 2016.

The app makers are listed alphabetically, so keep on trucking to the end – it is worth it for the gems low down in the alphabet. Do let us know in the comments below if your favourite isn’t here – we’d be delighted to feature it.

Here are the top 23 mobile app building platforms…

1- is a rapid development, integration and deployment platform for delivering cross-device apps in the enterprise. It combines enterprise-grade integration middleware with a browser-based rapid development environment and mobile backend services to accelerate enterprise mobilization. enables developers and business analysts to rapidly create and run apps that help businesses of all sizes increase revenues and improve productivity.

2- Appcelerator

Appcelerator Titanium is an open-source framework that allows the creation of mobile apps on platforms including iOS, Android and Windows Phone from a single JavaScript codebase, developed by Appcelerator..

3- AppInstitute

Dubbed the ‘WordPress for mobile apps’, AppInstitute is at the forefront of the mobile app platform industry…

4- AppMachine

AppMachine is the tool that claims to make app-making easy and for anyone. Well, it is one of those tools. At its simplest it works on the principle of scanning your website and pulling in feeds of content. Then AppMachine allows you to iterate with what it calls ‘building blocks’. It is a great and inexpensive way of getting a minimun viable product live.

5- AppMakr

AppMakr is a do-it-yourself platform to create content-based native mobile apps for iPhone & Android, as well as HTML5 Mobile Websites. The process requires no coding knowledge and builds apps with a WYSIWYG editor. It is free to use the site.

6- AppYourself

AppYourself let you create an app for around £9! Well, until you actually want to publish it. You’ll need to pay about £9-£18 to have it submitted to the app stores. Users can benefit from partnerships with open table and resmio so including ecommerce capabilities is relatively straight forward. AppYourself has a long list of building blocks and the interface is very easy to use.

7- Appy Pie

Appy Pie is a mobile app creator released for Android, iOS, Fire OS, and Windows Phone platforms that allows its users to create and monetize different.
8- Bizness Apps

Build as the app maker for small businesses, Bizness Apps offers a simple way to aggregate existing content from websites and social media. You can see changes in real-time, and absolutely no programming expertise is required. Which will make it useful for the SMB that just needs an app right now, and less useful for those for whom an app is central.

9- Como

Como users can choose their template and navigational style and even add their own artwork. the main apps available for creation centre around calendar integration, music, restaurant and event apps with features such as loyalty card schemes available to add.

10- Dojo Mobile

Dojo Mobile is a JavaScript framework targeting the many needs of large-scale client-side web development. For example, Dojo abstracts the differences among diverse browsers to provide APIs that will work on all of them (it can even run on the server under Node.js); it establishes a framework for defining modules of code and managing their interdependencies; it provides build tools for optimizing JavaScript and CSS, generating documentation, and unit testing; it supports internationalization, localization, and accessibility; and it provides a rich suite of commonly needed utility classes and user-interface widgets.

Dojo is completely open-source. The entire toolkit can be downloaded as a ZIP and is also hosted on the Google CDN. The toolkit includes about three thousand JavaScript modules, in addition to images and other resources.

The Dojo Toolkit is organized in several parts:

dojo contains the core and most non-visual modules.
dijit is a library of user-interface modules for widgets and layout.
dojox holds assorted modules not yet considered stable enough to include in dojo or dijit.
util includes build tools such as optimization, documentation, style-checking, and testing.
11- GameSalad

GameSalad is an app-making tool with a difference, and the clue is in the name. Yes,it lets you make salad. No, games. Definitely games. Gamesalad claims that you can build a game in an hour.

12- Good Barber

Good Barber‘s claim to fame is that it makes beautiful-looking apps, via a simple four-step process. Unlike most of the easy app makers it puts design out front, and then lets you add content later.

13- jQuery Mobile

jQuery Mobile is a touch-optimized web framework (also known as a mobile framework), more specifically a JavaScript library, currently being developed by the jQuery project team. The development focuses on creating a framework compatible with a wide variety of smartphones and tablet computers, made necessary by the growing but heterogeneous tablet and smartphone market.The jQuery Mobile framework is compatible with other mobile app frameworks and platforms such as PhoneGap, Worklight and more.

14- Kalipso Studio

Kalipso Studio offers mobile app development for Android and Microsoft OS claiming to ‘focus on the process not the code’. Key features include a drag and drop editor, free runtimes, built-in GPS, database synchronisation, multi language and technical support.

15- Kony

Kony is a mobile application development platform for building mobile, tablet, desktop, and kiosk applications. Kony is one of several platform supports that developers can use to build mobile applications for consumers and enterprises. Kony is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has offices in the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, London, Germany and the Netherlands. Its development center is located in Hyderabad.

16- LiveBlox

Rob Ewbank and Nik Karlsborg started developing LiveBlox in with the aim to release it in September 2016.

LiveBlox, by Apulus allows users to ‘develop cool technology without coding’ via ‘Blox’, blocks of code that can link together to create a meaningful application.

Top features include drag and drop editor, GUI builder, video, export application, 3D engine and plug-in system.
17- Mobile Roadie

Mobile Roadie unites app creation and mobile marketing in one powerful solution, empowering you to build a customized app in no time and update it on the fly.
18- Pega AMP

The Application Mobility Platform, Pega AMP, helps reduce costs, speed deployment, and minimize risk so that businesses can safely embrace the tremendous opportunities of mobility. Pega AMP provides an open, flexible platform for building and managing secure, high-performance mobile apps that are tightly integrated with enterprise systems.

19- SAP

SAP Mobile Platform (formerly Sybase Unwired Platform) is a mobile enterprise application platform designed to simplify the task of creating applications that connect business data to mobile devices for workflow management and back-office integration. SAP Mobile Platform provides a layer of middleware between heterogeneous back-end data sources, such as relational databases, enterprise applications and files, and the mobile devices that need to read and write back-end data.

Application developers write the business logic of a mobile application using the development tools in SAP Mobile Platform. The product automatically does the translation required to create customized versions of the new application for a wide variety of mobile devices and operating systems. The intent is to make it easier and faster to create complex applications that use multiple data sources and will work on many different mobile devices.

20- Sencha

Sencha Touch is a user interface (UI) JavaScript library, or web framework, specifically built for the Mobile Web. It can be used by Web developers to develop user interfaces for mobile web applications that look and feel like native applications on supported mobile devices. It is fully based on web standards such as HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Sencha Touch aims to enable developers to quickly and easily create HTML5 based mobile apps that work on Android, iOS, Windows, Tizen and BlackBerry devices, and produce a native-app-like experience inside a browser.

21- TheAppBuilder

TheAppBuilder is a mobile development tool aimed squarely at the enterprise. With an impressive client list that includes Heathrow Airport, TheAppBuilder has build modes for both employee apps and outword-facing software.

22- Verivo Software

Verivo Software Inc. is an enterprise mobility software company, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. Verivo’s enterprise mobility platforms allow users to develop, secure and govern mobile applications across multiple devices.

23- Xamarin from Microsoft

Xamarin is a Microsoft-owned San Francisco, California-based software company founded in May 2011 by the engineers that created Mono,[4] Mono for Android and MonoTouch that are cross-platform implementations of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) and Common Language Specifications (often called Microsoft .NET).

With a C#-shared codebase, developers can use Xamarin tools to write native Android, iOS, and Windows apps with native user interfaces and share code across multiple platforms.Over 1 million developers use Xamarin’s products in more than 120 countries around the world as of May 2015.

On February 24, 2016, Microsoft announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Xamarin