Ten Of The Top Platforms For Building Mobile Apps

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Every business needs some form of an app from e-Commerce to blogs; naturally, we want these to be of the best quality. Building a platform in-house is an ideal way of keeping your costs down. Nowadays, with so many mobile app templates, it’s a straightforward task.

Below, you will find the 10 favored mobile app building platforms:

Native Script

Some might call this the “daddy” of mobile app development being both powerful and effective. It’s an open-source framework where users can create native apps with JavaScript, Angular, and TypeScript. When using Native Script, you can reuse code and save yourself valuable time.

You will be able to create iOS and Android apps with just one codebase with Native Script. There is also a massive amount of assistance while you are learning.


Ionic allows for iOS, Android, and web applications. It’s a free mobile application framework for HTML5 and it’s open source. You can use the UI toolkit to create high-quality cross-platform apps.  You will be able to create one app for various platforms with the experience of a native app with plugins like PhoneGap.

You can choose CSS and JavaScript elements and many of the original templates. You will also be able to enjoy analytics and DevOp applications.


This is the ideal solution for game developers. The Unity platform can be used to develop AR and VR games. In fact, statistics suggest that half of the games in the world have been created with Unity. When you have finished creating your game, you can deploy it anywhere.

There are lots of tools included with Unity that will help you work quickly. One of the best features is the ‘play mode’. With this, you can take a look at your game in action. With high-powered real-time rendering, your graphics will be outstanding.


Adobe created PhoneGap for users who wish to build apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, it’s one of the most widely used for cross-platform applications. It is also popular because developers can transfer their web development skills, which will encourage more releases.

Appy Pie

By using Appy Pie, you can edit apps and publish them on almost any platform. Your app is created online so there’s no need to install or download anything. Your app will be ready for Windows mobiles, Blackberry, Fire OS, Android, and iOS.

All of the Appy Pie versions are in real-time. With the free version, you can send push notifications, monetize with ads, and monitor live analytics. If you upgrade you can add things like social media feeds, web pages, audio, radio, just to name a few.


This cloud-based mobile app builder includes Apache Cordova (PhoneGap), Ionic, and Mobile jQuery. There are also built-in elements that will help you create apps for Android and iOS. With the visual editor, you can drag and drop elements to create UI, codes will automatically be generated for elements you drop in.

If you connect to a REST API you can include a cloud database and backend. Another huge advantage to Appery.ie is that you can design your own plugins. If you want to spend a little extra, you can share your app and collaborate in real-time.


Another platform for developing and publishing games, GameSalad can be used for iOS, Android, HTML5, and MacOS. The gaming app create comes with a scene and actor editor for you to develop the game, adding images and sounds as well as developing the actors in the scene.

Bizness Apps

This is a great solution for small to medium-sized businesses as the app allows people to collect and display current content from their websites and social media pages. Characteristics include ordering, shopping carts, reviews, third-party integration, and push notifications.

This is the platform for you if you need to create promotional materials. It’s also perfect if you need something relatively quickly.

jQuery Mobile

If you are familiar with jQuery, this platform will allow you to strengthen your skills. This framework provides the option to use HTML, JavaScript, and CSS for animated mobile web pages on multiple mobiles. For Hybrid mobile apps, jQuery can be used in conjunction with PhoneGap.


Appcelerator has pre-integrated cloud services in its module marketplace along with an extensive library of extensions. This is worth looking into if you need to create a multi-OS app maximizing web-based skills.