How to make a smartphone app for Android or iOS without programming skills


Do you want to make your own customized smartphone app for Android or iOS? This article tells you how you can easily make an app and earn money from it.

Smartphone applications are getting very popular these days. The good thing is that apps are easy to make and you can earn good money by selling them. You can make apps for playing games, doing college assignments, checking restaurant menus and what not. It just requires a good idea and some basic computer skills. Anyone can make a smartphone app. If you are wondering how to, this article will tell you some popular sites where you can create an app for yourself.

Appsbar


Appsbar is a good place for beginners. It allows you to create a customized app without any knowledge of coding. A built-in wizard, 'Digi' guides in making HTML5 apps for any mobile operating system. The process is very simple. You just have to select an app type (music, business, events, etc.) and design the app with the help of features given on the website. You can choose from a number of backgrounds and colors to make your app look more appealing. Appsbar helps to promote your app in the market place once you publish it. Within 10-14 days of submission, the app will be live on Google Play store. All this is completely free.

Buzztouch


Buzztouch is a complicated app creating website as after developing an app, you will have to use a compiler and submit the app to Google Play or iTunes on your own. Thus, Buzztouch has brought a mini-university called Buzztouch U to help the users create apps. Use the online control panel, download the source code and use Xcode or Eclipse software for running and compiling the app. Links are given on the website. Buzztouch gives maximum control to users. It allows users to add contact information, quizzes, location maps, PDFs and other content. Though no coding knowledge is required and full guidance is provided on the website, it is more suited to advanced developers. For a developer's license, you will have to pay $99 per year. Creating apps is free.

Andromo


To build an app at Andromo, choose an app category, customize it with a number of themes, colors, backgrounds and add your content. You can add interactive maps, photo galleries, RSS news/feeds and videos. Then publish it and share with others. These native code Android apps are free to create and Andromo shares 50-50 revenue with users when banner ads are clicked. If you do not want any banner ads to appear on your app, you will have to pay $99 as a one-time fee.

Monk.ee


Users can create their own social networking apps with the predefined templates like Twitter, community spaces, photo/video sharing and chat rooms on Monk.ee. These apps can be created for free but will run adds.

Appmakr


To create an app on Appmakr, first choose a platform from iOS, Windows Phone or Android. Then integrate a RSS feed/URL and from the graphic user interface, add logo, splash images, background, contact details & your content. Submit the app. Appmakr's 'app quality index' will show the chances of your app getting approved. Once the app is approved, you get the option of monetizing it by keeping a price on it or by running ads in it.

Ibuildapp


Just like in other app building websites, choose an app category, template and interface. Then design the look, add content and submit it. If you are a regular app builder, you can purchase the annual services for $329 where the website will submit your apps to iOS App store or Google Play store. This includes the price of developer license. Once your app is approved and published, you can share it with friends. On Ibuildapp, you can update the app even after it is published. The website offers a complete content management system.

Appinventor.mit


This app builder offers a plethora of features but is the most complicated of the options discussed above. It sticks to the Android platform only and does not offer submissions to the Google Play Store. Users will have to download .apk file on computer and then transfer it to phone to install the program. Its USP is its features. It allows using social network connectivity, adding screen, barcode scanner, text to speech conversion, voice recognizer and setting animations & reactions to sensors.

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Comments

Guest Author: A.S.Bhasker Raj09 Aug 2013

These apps are great and will help many beginners to develop apps for smart phones. Learning to develop apps will help many to learn the intricacies of programming. As the author has pointed out they can also earn money. I thank Mr. Singh for his helpful guides.

Guest Author: Alexandra22 Aug 2013

Many people want mobile apps but think it is too hard to create them. Fortunately now there are quite a lot of useful online services which allow building apps without programming skills and in hours. I am using SnAPPii at the moment and really pleased I can feel like a mobile app developer and make apps on my own.

Guest Author: Alexandra11 Dec 2013

Mobile apps are hot today. But hiring a programmer is too expensive. I used snappii.com to make apps. It's really easy, the web service allows to make mobile apps in minutes, and without programming skills at all. If you are short of time, they can make an app for you very quickly.

Guest Author: Alexandra30 Apr 2014

Many people want mobile apps but think it is too hard to create them. Fortunately now there are quite a lot of useful online services which allow building apps without programming skills and in hours. I am using Snappii.com at the moment and really glad I can feel like a mobile app developer and make apps on my own.

Guest Author: Alex30 Apr 2014

Most of these tools are for building toy apps. You just put in your content and get a look alike app shared by thousands. If you want to build any app check out www.snappii.com

Guest Author: Alexandra06 Jun 2014

Many people want mobile apps but think it is too hard to create them. Fortunately now there are quite a lot of useful online services which allow building apps without programming skills and in hours. I am using Snappii.com at the moment and really glad I can feel like a mobile app developer and make apps on my own.



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