I have an idea, I have an app builder
Alright, calm down. We know that was a dumb take on a dumb song. But the point is, building apps has never been easier, thanks to all the DIY tools available today. You don’t have to be a programmer or even hire one to create your own app. There are many mobile platforms available to help you build an app with absolutely no coding knowledge required.
Note: There are plenty of sites/platforms out there, which offer basic HTML apps for few hundred rupees and even for free, but this is what you need to know. A basic HTML app is just a mobile-friendly version of your existing website. What you need, is a native app, which can be downloaded on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and comes with all the bright features you see on your favorite app.
Here is a list of the best app makers that you can consider.
An affordable homegrown platform, AppyPie allows anyone to create a mobile app without the need for any programming skills whatsoever. Its drag-and-drop app builder can get you right to building your app in minutes, and makes the entire process seamless. The service is great for entry-level users but lacks the customization options that more experienced programmers would want to have. The pricing plan starts with zero, with ads, and goes Rs 499 per month without ads.
Want to turn your app into a money making machine? Try Shoutem. It provides support for all ad networks, gives total control over advertising, e-commerce integration. And you can also offer deals, coupons, promote local events and more.
AppMachine comes with a powerful editor and a lego-like building blocks. Submit your website’s URL and the tool will import your photos and images, RSS feeds, Twitter and Facebook accounts, and YouTube Channels making it a unique and useful addon.
This app builder is rich on features and puts design and user experience at the centre of it all. GoodBarber has a great collection of themes and integrates various categories such as: social networking, news/articles, calendars, audio/video, and e-commerce.
Big brands like Coca cola, BMW and Burger King have used ComoSense to build their apps and keep their customers engaged. The app builder's core idea is based on building lasting customer relationship.
They provide a wide selection of features such as a loyalty card feature, appointment scheduling integrations, e-commerce, user reviews, and events. This is ideal for restaurants, bands and other kinds of organizations that run events.