Android undisputedly is the leader OS (for mobile phones) by Google today. Its existence and role in personal and professional life is amazingly motivating. Are you thinking to create your own app? Well, reason can be any; budget constraints, passion as a developer, not satisfied with current available apps etc. It does not matter, why you want to create your own Android app, all that matters is how. Luckily, market has evolved so much for even developers that it may sound tough but it is not that much.
That app can be for business, blog product or any service that you are related to. Ideally a huge sum of money is required if you opt it to buy from a standard developer company but why not try yourself if you really want to do it. Chances of success are good in today’s market; there are several tools available that would help you, throughout your development journey. So what are you waiting for? No more talks now, here I am presenting you some of the fantastic tools to create Android apps.
If you do not know much about coding, even then you can create your app. I am talking about DIY app creation tools. One of my favourite is Buzztouch. Good and wide range of features needed to create app is appreciative. User can decide number of screens and its content type. You can choose your own colours and images that give you a personal touch to the app. Support and the service they offer is good.
Moreover, as a developer, it is the most needed thing you can think of. No just that, source code can be downloaded and luckily, if you know about some Java development, you can modify the app as per your requirements and preferences.
I love the tools where the technical glitches are taken care by them only. AppMakr is also a DIY app creation tool platform that will allow you to create a fantastic Android app. There is no limit on number of app that you can create AppMakr. Regular updates keep you posted about the latest features that you can add to your app. It comes with a wide range of functions like push notifications, high-resolution photo galleries, live updates, Google Maps integration, shared events calendars, music and video streaming, chat rooms, in-app shopping, and much more.
How can we forget about the dashboard that is used to keep track of all the apps? It makes highly customised apps where contents are added with tabs, real time view and publish facility via single click makes this tool crucial for your app development. Initially free, the fee can go up to $99.
ShoutEm is for bloggers, students, sports fans, news portals, and local publishers. It is very user very tool and easy to use. Again, you do not have to be a techie as far as code is concerned. It also helps in iTunes and Android Marketplace submission process. As per the money you put in, you get the features added to your tool. Fair enough, it offers basic, advanced, pro, and enterprise-level packages that start at about $30/month. Besides a great app creator, ShoutEm also offers content management. You also get powerful user engagement tools and monetization options with seamless publishing process, to provide a robust solution for most requirements. In addition, the interface you create can be highly customized which is also very efficiently integrated with existing content sources such as WordPress, Foursquare, Facebook, Twitter and more.
When I said multiple monetization options, it means it also helps you to create a quick revenue stream from your app (e-commerce experience, in-app subscriptions, deals, and coupons). A globalized support for all major ad networks is one of the crucial reason why I have put this tool here in my list. Price ranges from $19.90 per month to $119.90 per month for unlimited usage.
If you are a blogger or a website developer and you seriously need a mobile ready website then AppsGeyser is for you. All you need is to enter the URL for the tool or a very simple HTML code to create your app with the blink of your eye. It is fast and one of best choice. The best thing the app is already modified for the Android market and can be monetized accordingly. AppGeyser is already modifies for Android so it is even easier to monetize.
Online business is booming and daily we see several small and big websites and apps coming in the market. If you have an e-commerce store online for which you would love to have a mobile version then MobiCart if your help. It links up with PayPal to allow any business or consumer with an e-mail address to securely, conveniently and cost-effectively send and receive payments online. It can work with your existing website too. You as a developer can access the code for each native app and customize it as per your needs. It can be changing the design or features of the apps. Plan starts from $15 per month and the premium ones can cost $49 per month.
As I mentioned before I love the tools where all I need to focus is on business rather than technicalities of development. Appy Pie is a cloud-based tool that helps you to create mobile apps. You can also publish your apps to Google Play or iTunes. Interestingly, there is nothing that you need to download. Instead, only simple drags and drop can create your app. The result is a HTML5 app that will do wonders for you. Real time revisions, push notifications, monetize with ads, see live analytics, and track location with GPS makes this tool a great help for Android app developers.
There is an appointment scheduler feature (including one touch call, QR codes) that is very crucial for business where appointments are very important like Doctors, Salons etc. In addition, you do not have to worry about integration with social media feeds, blogs, websites, audio, radio and more, it does all. Cost: Plans start at Free and go up to $33 per month for Platinum.
Last but not the least GENWI is a fantastic tool to create engaging and live content apps and therefore best for content publishers. It also uses a cloud-based mobile content management system. It helps in real time revisions and that too on mobile device itself. 3-month free trial and few dollars after that (as per versions) are worth spending.
Well, above apps are for all – Big publishers, individuals, advertising agencies, small businesses, app enthusiastic or aspiring developers anybody can use these wonderful tools to develop Android apps. You may or may not know code but all you should know is to get the right tool for you. These tools will not only help you to develop but to test, market, monetize, analyse, enhance and even refine your existing apps.
More polished hit apps are what you will get. I will not say it is the limit, rather consider it a starting point and then go develop and explore. Show your talent and rock the app world.