9 December, 2023

10 Mobile Application Development Tools You Should Know!

Be it an iPhone, Android or whatever the smartphone you own, your morning, noon and night is certainly not going to move without it. Mobile web is trending out like anything and stats say the number of web usage rate via desktops, have witnessed a great fall in the past one year. And, if there could be an industry that flourishes out each second and minute, then it must be definitely the mobile application development industry.

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It was Apple to open an app store first in 2008, prior to which it had launched its first iPhone in early 2007. The iPhone itself had default apps for photos, text, weather and maps. So, that was the start! With Apple’s launch of app store, several application developers had found their path successful with the ability to create apps for Apple iPhone. Apps started to drive the craze of people all throughout and mobile application development was all on its wheels to rise into a remarkable industry. Now, several individuals are dreaming about to succeed a career in Mobile Application development and the move is absolutely welcoming. Prior to entering the field as a developer, you should be aware of certain tools that are used in Mobile Application Development. Listed below are a few significant ones:

1. Phonegap

Phonegap is a widely used app development tool that helps you develop apps for iPhone, iTouch, iPad, Android, Palm, Symbian and Blackberry devices using web development languages like Javascript and HTML. The tool also allows access to hardware features like GPS/location data, accelerometer, camera, sound and much more. The organization offers online training sessions to help you access native APIs and build mobile apps under the Phonegap platform.

2. MoSync

MoSync is another cross-platform mobile application development SDK, based on common programming standards. It allows the developers to create apps for android, Java Me, iOS, and many more. The tool currently supports Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Moblin, a mobile Linux distro. Presently, support for iPhone is present in the nightly builds and will be integrated in early Q3 with the release of MoSync 2.4. Blackberry support is soon to come along later this year.

3. Rhomobile

Rho mobile allows developers to create apps for Android, iPhone, Windows, RIM and Symbian. This framework lets you to write your code once and use it to build apps immediately for all major smartphone. It offers RhoHub, a standalone server that keeps app data current on users’ mobile devices.

4. Widgetpad

Widgetpad offers some great to look features for your mobile like project management, collaboration, distribution, version, debugging and source code-editing. HTML 5, CSS3 and JavaScript are the languages used to build apps. Widgetpad can be used to create apps for the iOS, Android OS and WebOS.

5. Appcelerator

Appcelerator is used in the development of native mobile, tablet, and desktop apps. It makes use of programming languages like HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby and Python. With Twitter, this tool has attained a massive popularity and is followed by a large number of fans. It stores all of the app data in cloud or device.

6. Whoop

Whoop is an interesting tool that lets you to easily drag and drop mobile app elements onto it inorder to achieve better results. It is basically a WYSIWYG editor, which allows you to export your apps in different formats based on the OS used, which could probably be Windows mobile, Blackberry, Android or iPhone.

7. AppMakr

AppMakr is a do-it-yourself app creation platform that lets anyone make their own iPhone and Android apps. It requires no coding to develop your app. The framework includes features like between push notifications, HTML 5 functionality, native high-resolution photo galleries, branding and design customization, ad support, live updates and the AQI.

8. BuzzTouch

Buzztouch is either a hosted or self hosted software platform that helps you create and manage iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. The company provides all project source code files, so that you can freely extend your creations in Xcode or Eclipse (the native development environments for iOS and Android).

9. Appsbar

Appsbar is a desktop design solution that allows users to create, save and edit an unlimited number of apps throughout the publication process. It lets you create apps using PCs, Macs and tablets.

10. AppYet

AppYet is a web platform that allows you to convert any web Rss/Atom feed to apps for Android OS. Henceforth, you can turn your own websites or your favorite sites into Android applications, which in turn can be shared with everyone.

A Mobile app is all that makes a smartphone complete. A plenty of mobile apps are all on the way to build your smartphones much more powerful and stronger. The above mentioned mobile app development tools would amazingly help, if you are about to develop an app either by your own or by hiring a developer.

Punith is Digital Marketing Head at Contus. He has worked with startups since 2005 to market their products and services. Along with the passion for analytics and marketing he enjoys offering strategic digital and inbound marketing solutions.

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