Here are Five Platforms to Help 'DIY Generation' Develop an App
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New Delhi, January 30: If you've ever wanted to build an app for your business, product or service, but the heavy investment of both time and money put you off, you don't have to worry. Entering the mobile market no longer necessarily requires thousands of rupees and months of work. There are many mobile platforms available to help you build an app on a budget - quickly, and with no coding knowledge required. Check out these five platforms for building Mobile Apps:

  1. Instappy:

    Built for success cloud based DIY platform which makes it simple for everyone to create instant, affordable, intuitive, and stunning, professional mobile applications with Unlimited customization, unlimited updates, and no coding skills needed to get your business online on mobile, with Instappy.com one can build, launch and publish the app on app store / Play store only in a days' time.

    Whether you own an export house, a niche fashion boutique, a superstore, or an exotic pet shop, your mobile commerce store is instantly ready with Instappy.

  2. ShoutEm:

    ShoutEm offers an app builder with complete content management, powerful user engagement tools and monetization options, coupled with a seamless publishing process, to provide a robust solution for most requirements. The interface builder offers many customization options, and each app can be tightly integrated with existing content sources such as WordPress, Foursquare, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud and more.

    The multiple monetization options means you can quickly create a revenue stream from your app, providing an e-commerce experience, in-app subscriptions, deals and coupons, with support for all major ad networks included.

  3. AppMakr:

    AppMakr is a DIY app creation platform that lets anyone craft iOS, Android and HTML5 apps, with no coding knowledge required. It was founded in 2009, and recently acquired by Infinite Monkeys, to now form one of the largest DIY app publishing platforms worldwide. You can make as many apps as you want, with unlimited updates, and utilize a number of features, including push notifications, high resolution photo galleries, live updates, music and video streaming, chat rooms, Google Maps integration, shared events calendars, in-app shopping, and much more.

  4. AppMachine:

    AppMachine is an easy-to-use platform to build and design professional native apps for both iOS and Android. Using the drag-and-drop interface, you can combine different building blocks that offer a variety of features, such as information, photos and video. The building blocks also let you link your app to Facebook, Twitter, or online stores. You can design the app in your own unique style and choose your navigation paths, colors, fonts and icons, taking complete control of layout and watching your progress using the Previewer.

  5. TheAppBuilder:

    TheAppBuilder provides a suite of apps to suit employees, clients, events and brochures, with two different approaches available. You can build the app using the online toolkit, and either the training provided or TheAppBuilder itself will work with you to define and build the structure of the app and populate it with initial content.

    Using the dedicated AppLibrary, you can provide your users with a window into multiple apps and even customize it with your own branding. You can protect both public and private apps with usernames and passwords, and distribute them via the app store, making use of TheAppBuilder's Active Directory integration to enable login with existing credentials and user groups.