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Tools For App Development

An app can greatly increase a business’s exposure, acting as both direct marketing channel and monitoring tool for its products. When developing one yourself, select an appropriate tool.

XCode, Ionic and Titanium SDK are three popular mobile app development tools. Each offers an IDE, code-free development features such as templates and API/data synchronization features to facilitate app creation.

GameMaker: Studio

GameMaker software offers an expansive set of toolsets for creating games, and allows developers to make them run natively on Android, iOS, Linux OSX Windows and HTML5. It includes both professional programming languages as well as an easy no-code workflow designed for beginners. Furthermore, it includes advanced exporting features as well as supporting in-app purchases and mobile device monetization features.

GameMaker’s sprite engine makes it ideal for developing 2D sprite-based games, but its capabilities go well beyond this niche use case. Benjamin Rivers of Home Alone with You and Worse than Death fame confirms GameMaker as being “great for simple games or iterating and prototyping ideas.”

Drag and Drop has been improved on this platform to enable more tasks to be completed without writing code, yet still meet users’ requirements for their tasks. Unfortunately, however, some limitations might prevent experienced programmers from using it effectively: marquee selection may not be supported; also its editors might not be as intuitive as in other software programs.


Genymotion is an Android emulator designed to quickly and easily test applications on multiple devices. Its quick setup time makes it an invaluable asset for small businesses looking to test apps across devices. Plus, with many useful features that make Genymotion truly an invaluable resource!

Genymotion’s emulator is compatible with popular testing frameworks like ADB Appium, Espresso and Robotium and can run on various devices and screen sizes. It can even spoof GPS location data and simulate Internet speeds!

Developers looking to test mobile applications without purchasing physical devices need this application as it allows for testing apps in any language or on multiple Android versions, with access to Nexus, HTC, LG Motorola and Samsung phones and tablets – along with preconfigured devices from each manufacturer – making testing even simpler. Its customizable options also add flexibility.

Kony Visualizer

Kony Visualizer allows designers, developers, and business lines to quickly build apps for every device – from native to web. Furthermore, its integration with Kony MobileFabric facilitates API development for backend application services.

This tool aims to streamline UI/UX design and prototyping efforts, significantly shortening project timelines. Furthermore, its fast iterations capabilities enable teams to quickly collaborate together on creating actionable preview apps without manual software coding.

Kony Visualizer makes apps by incorporating discrete functional building blocks, known as widgets, into apps. These widgets can be configured to target specific devices or applications; for instance, one widget could display differently across browsers and can even be customized to provide a unique user experience. Users can access pre-built widgets from its marketplace or create their own. It also supports Amazon Cognito multifactor authentication service so developers can easily invoke AWS cloud functions into omni-channel apps.

Appy Pie

Appy Pie is an app builder that makes creating and publishing mobile applications on Google Play and Apple App Store easier for anyone without prior coding experience. The platform’s tutorials are user-friendly and features can be changed quickly and effortlessly within its software.

No-Code platforms like this one have become an invaluable part of application development, democratizing development and making custom apps and tools more easily accessible than ever. Their drag-and-drop interface enables users to rapidly develop powerful web and mobile apps as well as automate workflows in minutes.

Small businesses without the budget or manpower to hire skilled programmers often benefit from using this tool, although it’s essential that they evaluate whether this solution is best suited to their business and if not, explore other no-code alternatives available that might better match them.