Sep 16, 2016

8 Mobile App Development Tools Developers Can’t Live Without

To make a sustainable business and make it user-oriented, it is imperative to have a mobile app. From entrepreneurs to small business shop owners, it’s a faster way to communicate with their target customers. The process of mobile app development is evolving at a rapid pace today than it was five years ago. Commercialization and monetization are two vital aspects that matter the most these days.  In fact, it all depends on the choice of the platform. Now-a-days, a systematic and user-oriented approach can help to develop the right mobile app.

Due to the dearth of time in the development period, app developers often face the challenge of making an app within the deadline mentioned by the client. The availability of online resources would not only fasten the mobile app development process but would also ensure the best product delivery.

We present to you 8 mobile application development tools that you must need as a developer. In other words, these are the tools without which you can’t live without.

Alpha Anywhere – Develop Apps Offline

Create apps for both web and mobile with Alpha Anywhere. This database oriented tool enables you to robust apps offline. Get the same look and feel of a native app with a strong performance. It has added a file system access in order to make mobile apps with large data. As a result, the user can view cached media offline.

Specialty: Allows the developer to use native SQL dialects from each database. To establish a connection with the current database, the Alpha’s Portable SQL also emits native SQL.

App Press – Codeless Development

This is mainly a web-based tool, which is specially made for creating iOS, android and iPad applications. It might look like a Photoshop prototype from the user interface, but in reality, the functionality is totally different. It assembles visual assets with layers and creates powerful apps. The most interesting thing is the zero use of coding here. It might be a bit expensive but the investment is worth it.

Specialty: It’s an Amazon based cloud-based service, which keeps a backup for every job.

EachScape – Cloud-Based Tool

Like App Press, even EachScape is a cloud-based tool, but here it comes with another interesting facility. There’re a drag and drop editor, known as the Cloud Studio. It allows a developer to make Android, iOS apps with modules, blocks, actions and layouts. EachScape implements a set of classes across the operating systems. For instance: Objective-C for iOS, CoffeeScript for Web-based application and Java for Android.

Specialty: Options to make blocks and modules to increase capabilities with SDKs.

Form.com – Better API Integration

As the name suggests, it consists of drag and drop builder forms supported with powerful technology. As a developer, you can make better API, set up logical transitions, activate auto fill, enter logical transitions and replace the existing platforms as well. Moreover, it can also capture digital signatures and create a process specific workflow. It is a great booster when it comes to great mobile app development.

Specialty: Completed mobile forms can collect information even without any internet connection.

QuickBase – Make Apps Quicker

Looking to develop an app the fastest way? QuickBase can offer you the most innovative solution. Though it has limited support for integrations but is the most efficient tool for mobile app development. Users can make QuickBase applications even from the scratch. It starts with data design. Very shortly, it is coming up with a mobile responsive website to enable users to access it on mobile.

Specialty: There are more than 800 customizable application templates, which are currently available.

Salesforce1 – For Modern Enterprise Apps

A specially designed tool by salesforce developers, for making mobile apps faster. It allows you to access the data from hybrid as well as native apps. The specially designed templates for mobile help developers to create the best ever app layout. Moreover, features like design system, components and lightning app builder enables a developer to create modern enterprise apps for every device.

Specialty: The push function offers you the perfect ‘Lightning experience’

Appcelerator –  Develop App From A Single Codebase

This tool combines back-end cloud services, frameworks, SDK and an IDE to take the process of the mobile app development process at an enterprise level. Use a single codebase with Titanium SDK to make hybrid and native applications. The Appcelerator Cloud Services offer a number of scaled network services as well as a data object, which you can use in your app. It also comes with a JavaScript based tool specially prepared for Android, iOS, and blackberry.

Specialty: Appcelerator comes with Titanium Studio. An Eclipse-based IDE used for making web applications.

AppGyver – UI Based App Framework

It comes loaded with ample amount of native UI elements. On the basis of Supersonic UI framework, a number of elements are present such as navigation bars, drawers and tab bars in order to give a native or hybrid app feels to the user. More than a dozen templates are available to use it from scratch with modules and components. For writing codes, you can make your own custom modules.

Specialty: Once your app is ready, you can publish it in the AppGyver cloud. In addition to this, you can also test your app with a companion app.

All the tools and resources mentioned above for mobile app development, requires either less coding or no coding at all. They facilitate the work of a developer when it comes to all round app development. Each of the toolset has its own unique advantages. It depends on upon the type of application you are developing and the need of the client for using such resources.

We are an expert mobile app development player in the industry with special expertise in making iOS, android and hybrid apps. Let us know your app requirement and we will contact you. Just send us an email at contacts@unifiedinfotech.net

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Pratip Biswas

Founder, Unified Infotech

I am an Entrepreneur and a Tech Geek with more than 1500 successful projects launched. I share my experience through my love for writing and help other entrepreneurs reach their business goals.