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Mobile App Development Tools

Best Mobile App Development Tools

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Mobile App Development Overview

What are Mobile App Development Tools?

Mobile app development tools include a wide variety of software for building, converting, and deploying cross-platform applications for mobile devices.


Businesses often create mobile applications for sale and for internal use. They may also port existing desktop applications to mobile devices. Due to differences in operating systems, hardware capabilities, and UX design, developing or porting a mobile application presents unique challenges. As a result, many developers have created tools and services designed to assist mobile application developers.


Mobile app development tools can include several different types of software. Low-code development platforms and integrated development environments (IDEs) help developers quickly design, prototype, and launch mobile applications. Conversion tools help developers create mobile-friendly versions of existing applications and websites. Other tools and libraries provide APIs for adding features such as messaging, file sharing, or mapping to mobile applications.


Mobile app development tools are designed to create cross-platform applications that function on different mobile operating systems. Many IDEs, development platforms, and deployment services are capable of creating multiple operating-system-specific builds from a single application. Other tools and libraries are either platform-agnostic or provide functions for multiple operating systems.

Product Types

Mobile app development tools may include the following types of software:

  • IDEs

  • Low-code and no-code development platforms

  • Mobile conversion/migration tools

  • Development libraries and SDKs

  • Content management systems

  • Collaboration tools


Pricing Information

Pricing for mobile app development tools varies greatly varies due to the broad scope of included products. Some mobile app development tools are open-source and free, and vendors often offer free trials or free versions of paid software.



Pricing for paid software can vary from under $13.00 monthly for minor services to over $12,000.00 monthly for an enterprise license of a major service.


Mobile App Development Products

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OutSystems

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The OutSystems Platform is a Platform-as-a-Service solution for rapid delivery of responsive web and mobile applications. It includes functionalities required to develop, deploy, manage and change web and mobile applications. It is targeted at the delivery of enterprise applications that require int…

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88 Ratings

Mendix is a low code platform-as-a-service offering with mobile and social extensions. Mendix was acquired by Siemens August 2018.

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27 Ratings

Zeplin, from the company of the same name, is a platform supporting collaboration in application development by engineers and designers by providing an API with popular collaboration, development and prototyping tools and creating a space where productions can be shared and reviewed.

Android Studio

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Android Studio is an official Android development integrated development environment (IDE) for mobile application development in the Android operating system developed by Google. Android Studio is based on Jetbrains' IntelliJ IDEA IDE.

8 Ratings

WompMobile enables any website to be converted to a mobile-friendly format without the need to redesign or change the desktop site. It is a turn-key mobile development solution, meaning no IT involvement is required. This solution uses a proprietary JavaScript-adaptive platform. The vendor says thei…

26 Ratings

When maintaining a large project, from time to time people leave the project and it becomes increasingly difficult to replace them. Fast forward 5 years and knowledgeable Objective-C programmers will be a scarce resource [source Reddit]. Why Swiftify? Automate converting your iOS and macOS apps fro…

The Microsoft Azure App Service includes Azure Web Apps, Azure Mobile Apps, Azure API Apps, allowing developers to use popular frameworks including .NET, .NET Core, Java, Node.js, Python, PHP, and Ruby.

MicroStrategy Mobile enables users to bring analytics, transactions, mapping, multimedia, and business workflows to life in custom mobile apps, personalized for any industry or any role. Users can convert any information system or web application into a user-friendly, highly-performant native mobile…

7 Ratings

Webix is a multi-widget JavaScript UI library for developing HTML5 and CSS3 compatible mobile and desktop web apps. It provides over 90 feature rich UI widgets for data management, visualization, uploading, building layouts and editing.Using these components you can build web apps that will run prop…

The Alpha platform is a unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct "no-code" and "low-code" components. The vendor says that using the Alpha TransForm no-code environment, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smar…

Appsee is designed to offer mobile teams visual data on their app's user behavior. The vendor says they supply businesses with the actual "why's" behind their users' behaviors. With Appsee's unique user recordings and touch heat maps, businesses can make better informed decisions regarding their ap…

1 Ratings

Mobify is a mobile technology platform that converts existing websites and e-commerce websites into a version optimized for mobile phones and tablet computers.

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SendBird is a completely packaged messaging-as-a-service that is designed to help developers build and manage messaging function in less than 5 minutes. SendBird says it strives to build the whole messaging SDK and backend from the scratch to help developers save time and resources in order to allo…

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SpotMe is an event management software system offered by SpotMe.

TrustRadius Top Rated for 2019

2019 Top Rated Mobile App Development Tools

There are plenty of options out there, but here's our shortlist of the best Mobile App Development Tools. These products won a Top Rated award for having excellent customer satisfaction ratings. The list is based purely on reviews; there is no paid placement, and analyst opinions do not influence the rankings. To qualify, a product must have 10 or more recent reviews and a trScore of 7.5 or higher, indicating above-average satisfaction for business technology. The products with the highest trScores appear first on the list. Read more about the Top Rated criteria.