5 Companies That Can Help You Build A Great Mobile App

Mobile apps can be used for a variety of things, from rewards programs to games to messaging. Whether you're running a business or just looking for a hobby, there are plenty of reasons why you might want to build an app of your own. The five companies listed here can help you figure out how to achieve your goals, whether you have coding knowledge or not. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

Tech Companies That Can Help Users Build Apps

Name Description
GoodBarber Native app and PWA builder for ecommerce and content management
BuildFire Mobile app creator that requires no knowledge of coding
QuickBlox Cross-platform calling and messaging developer toolkit
AppInstitute Drag-and-drop app maker for small business owners
Modo Labs Platform designed with schools and businesses in mind

Many of the platforms listed here don't require coding knowledge, but if you're interested in learning how to fully customize your app, consider looking into some of the languages that make computer programs possible:

  1. Java
  2. C
  3. Python
  4. PHP
  5. Swift

Understanding Mobile Apps

U.S. Small Business Statistics

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, as of 2018

  • There are 30.2 million small businesses in the United States
  • These make up 99.9% of all U.S. businesses
  • They employ 58.9 million people
  • These make up 47.5% of all U.S. employees
  • Of the 294,834 U.S. companies that exported goods in 2015, 97.6% were small firms
  • Pennsylvania is home to 1.0 million small businesses, which employ 2.5 million people

How To Build A Billion Dollar App?

In Depth

Mobile apps are a necessity for businesses and other organizations for effectively engaging and communicating with their user bases. Whether you're technically challenged, or literate in code and want a hands-on approach, consider exploring these five companies to help you build a great mobile app, listed here in no particular order. Restaurant owners, campus administrators, and content creators alike are sure to find a company that resonates with their needs.

First up at #1 we have GoodBarber, a web based app builder that has been in business since 2011, providing the ability to create both native apps for Apple and Android, as well as Progressive Web Apps. GoodBarber highlights their shopping platform for businesses looking to build apps to focus on mobile commerce.

GoodBarber provides a single management interface, the back office, so users can create apps without any technical knowledge. They provide a team that ensures that their client's apps run smoothly on a daily basis, and with more than 40 million downloads a year, GoodBarber receives ongoing feedback to maintain quality and performance.

They provide a team that ensures that their client's apps run smoothly on a daily basis, and with more than 40 million downloads a year, GoodBarber receives ongoing feedback to maintain quality and performance.

Next at #2 is BuildFire, a Software-as-a-Service platform that enables non-technical professionals to rapidly build mobile apps with minimum coding or development. BuildFire allows its customers to create apps with building blocks called plugins, modular units of functionality that add features specialized to your requirements. Users can use BuildFire plugins, purchase them from other developers, or even build their own for customized features.

With 10,000 apps and 10 million users, BuildFire has experience helping developers create customized tools. Small business owners, educators, and podcasters all can use the platform to begin connecting directly to their customers and audience.

For #3 we have QuickBlox, whose main focus is improving messaging for healthcare, finance, and marketplace needs through their open source and cross platform messaging app, Q-municate. Q-municate is an open source chat application with features such as group chat messaging, push notifications, and audio/video calls for clients to customize. This custom messaging app connects to the backend with the QuickBlox platform, which can be hosted using Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Azure, in addition to on-premises installations.

This custom messaging app connects to the backend with the QuickBlox platform, which can be hosted using Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Azure, in addition to on-premises installations.

QuickBlox provides an expansive resource library for developing custom messaging across mobile and web platforms. There are software development kits for Apple, Android, and Java, with extensive notes and examples of code to assist users with building their apps.

Coming up at #4 is AppInstitute, which has central operations based in the Creative Quarter in Nottingham and serves over 140,000 customers in 138 countries across six continents. The centerpiece of their app builder is a collection of modules and a simple drag and drop interface that allows users to customize and manage their app without the need for any coding.

In addition to building apps, AppInstitute provides a number of other services, such as business app development and an education program used by universities that teaches students how to build, sell, and market mobile applications. A pre-built online food ordering system is also available for restaurants looking to streamline their customer experience and offer incentives like loyalty points and discounts.

A pre-built online food ordering system is also available for restaurants looking to streamline their customer experience and offer incentives like loyalty points and discounts.

Finally at #5, we have Modo Labs, which offers an enterprise-scale mobile engagement and communication platform that allows customers to quickly and easily create apps particularly for the education and corporate fields. Modo Campus and Modo Workplace are platforms specifically designed for schools and businesses to create apps to better connect their user base. Little technical acumen is necessary to create apps at Modo Labs, and they provide analytics that give real-time insight into user engagement.

Modo Labs also provides a resource database of web seminars that cover a wide range of topics providing support for app builders, including successful campus case studies and strategies for improving the workplace. Modo builds their apps to allow for third-party technology integrations to work with existing platforms, such as Canvas, JLL, and Eiffel Corp to meet a broad range of goals.