Customers spend a lot of time on their smartphones. If businesses want to be more accessible to their audience, they need more than just a mobile-friendly website.
Organizations from small businesses to large corporations are creating mobile apps as a marketing tool and sales channel. And the best part? Even if you don’t know how to code, you can still get in on the action.
Buildfire is a great solution as a no-code app builder. Its drag-and-drop app builder interface makes it a breeze to build great looking mobile apps, no matter how tech illiterate you are. However, there are always other options that you can use, since everybody has their own needs.
Here’s a roundup of the best Buildfire alternatives you can also use to create your app — even if you don’t know how to code.
Whether you’re building a mobile app for customers or as an internal business tool, Jotform Apps can help. There are more than 300 app templates to choose from in a variety of fields, and each template is easy to customize with Jotform’s drag-and-drop mobile app builder. You can add forms, images, text fields, external links, widgets, and more. Or if you’d prefer, start with a blank slate.
Users can download your app directly to a mobile or desktop device using a link or QR code. App owners can control who has access to their apps with public, private, or company-only permissions.
Jotform Apps is a versatile tool that can convey the unique qualities of your operation in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Restaurants, small businesses, human resources departments, healthcare providers, and freelancers of all kinds, to name a few, can quickly take advantage of the growing mobile market to stand out from the crowd while preparing for the future of commerce, all without any coding knowledge.
Create your own mobile app in minutes using Jotform’s 500+ free app templates — with no coding required!
Anyone, especially small businesses, can use AppMachine to develop mobile apps. To start, AppMachine scans your existing website for content and specific features to use as a launching pad for your app.
It has 35+ pre-coded Building Blocks, so there’s no need to know how to code. AppMachine also offers a wide selection of skins and design features. As an added benefit, businesses can use AppMachine to build apps for others and become a reseller.
With Adalo, businesses can create mobile apps just as easily as they can create slide decks, notes Daniela Sawyer, founder of FindPeopleFast. This no-code app builder has expertly designed drag-and-drop components so you can customize the app based on your needs.
Adalo can also integrate with an existing API without any coding. It’s easy to launch both an iOS and Android native mobile app with just a few clicks. Adalo is named after Ada Lovelace, who is widely considered to be the world’s first computer programmer.
If time is of the utmost importance to your business, then Gappsy is for you. With this builder, you can build mobile apps in under an hour.
Start by choosing a design from Gappsy’s more than 100 mobile app templates and layouts and customize it with your logo. No coding knowledge is required as Gappsy offers drag-and-drop features to customize your app.
Businesses can publish their Gappsy apps in the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store to reach a wide audience.
Alex Lefkowitz, founder of Tasty Edits, recommends AppGyver, a no-code platform for multiple mediums, such as mobile, desktop, browser, TV, and more. With AppGyver, businesses can create native app experiences for users.
There are over 500 building block components to choose from, as well as a robust community to turn to for support. AppGyver has a powerful theme engine and drag-and-drop style controls.
Appy Pie is a no-code development platform for native iOS and Android apps. Users include leading organizations like Nike, The Home Depot, and many small to medium-sized businesses.
The no-code mobile app builder is safe and secure, hosted in the AWS cloud. Benefits of Appy Pie include 24-7 customer support and offline capabilities, so your end users can access the app even when they don’t have an internet connection.
In addition to mobile development, you can use Appy Pie for web development, chatbot development, task automation, and more.
Sawyer also recommends Glide, which is ideal for people without coding knowledge. “It allows making a mobile app with only a spreadsheet,” she says. When time is of the essence, users can build their app within a few minutes using the many ready-made templates. There are rich, visual drag-and-drop components businesses can use to display their data within the app.
Organizations can use GoodBarber to create native mobile apps or progressive web apps without knowing how to code. You can include more than 500 features in your apps, such as push notifications, messaging, one-click payment, and more.
There’s a single drag-and-drop framework that’s intuitive and easy to use, plus unlimited assistance and support. GoodBarber is ideal for e-commerce businesses that want to use their mobile app as an additional sales channel.
Not knowing how to code doesn’t have to stop your business from building its very own mobile app. Buildfire is a great software, but so the are the alternatives listed here. Now that you know the features of all these tools, you can make a better decision to create your app.
Just so you know
Note that Linktr.ee is also widely used by small businesses for similar purposes, although it’s not necessarily an app builder. These tools can be considered as Linktree alternatives.