5 Best Mobile App Development Tools For 2018

Mobile App Development Tools

There are plenty of tools available to help you code your way into Playstore greatness. Trying to use all of them just clutters up your toolbox. Having too many options isn’t necessarily the best idea, especially when the time is of the essence. You’re always on the lookout for the best mobile app development tools. You can use these tools to help build apps for your clients without burning a hole in their pocket.

Top Mobile App Developments Tools For 2018

  • Appcelerator

If you are looking for an app development tool to help accelerate the creative process by using fewer lines of code, Appcelerator is your best bet. It supports a ton of platforms including iOS, Android, as well as Windows and certain browser-based HTML applications.  Whether you need a native app or a cross-platform application, this mobile app development tool can surely help. What makes it an interesting tool is that it has platform specific API’s, user interface options, as well as features. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the coding of mobile app devices this tool can help you build a stellar mobile application.

  • Sencha

If you are looking to improve customer interaction with your app you have to make sure that the touch responsiveness for different areas of the app work as they’re supposed to. It’s exactly what Sencha Touch was built for. To improve customer satisfaction levels by improving the touch responsiveness of the mobile application. Gaming applications are an easy task in this mobile app development tool which works with Android, iOS, as well as Blackberry.

  • PhoneGap

Definitely a cross-platform app development tool, you can use PhoneGap to make applications for Android, and iOS. Using PhoneGap, you can create a single application to run on all devices. PhoneGap frameworks are integrated with several libraries so that you have access to improved functionality and also saves a lot of time. It works on HTML5, CSS3 as well as Javascript languages.

You can also use PhoneGap to tap into the hardware of the phone, such as the Camera, GeoLocation, etc. The powerful backend of the tools allows for accelerated mobile app development. The Open Source License means there are a lot of contributors to the tools improving the standards of the apps built using PhoneGap.  The community is constantly adding code to improve the tool as well as the apps built with it.  You don’t necessarily need to possess too much skill or ability before you begin work on this mobile app development tool.

  • Xamarin

If your app is going to have large amounts of offline data, needs to use image recognition, or an offline mode, you must consider building your mobile application on the Xamarin tool. It reuses business logic layers and data access across platforms and is the number one choice when it comes to native applications. It works on the .NET common language infrastructure and built on the C# language. It has excellent QA testing features that help build a robust mobile application.

Using fewer lines of code you are able to build a more robust application which can get to the market faster. Few code lines mean fewer bugs to be resolved resulting in the quicker availability of the app. You can begin with the free version which includes a lot of bells and whistles. You may need to pay for some extra components if you want the full experience of this app development tool.

  • Ionic

If you are looking to build hybrid mobile apps using web techs like HTML5, CSS3, and SASS you are going to love Ionic. The software development kit is a completely open source framework. It uses an HTML5 app development framework to help build hybrid applications. It’s easier to build apps on Ionic as the tool is built on top of the Angular JS framework.


We constantly use these amazing mobile app development tools to build award-winning mobile apps. These mobile apps are leaders of the industry and used by many in the app building community. If these tools are not in your toolbox, let us know in the comments what tools you do use. We’d love to hear from you.

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