Creating an app is no longer the aspiration of only tech-savvy developers, inventors and entrepreneurs. Today, countless individuals are looking to develop their own apps for fun or profit. Many of these people have little to no experience with programming languages like Java or Objective-C — which means there’s a market waiting to be filled by non-technical app creators.
If you’re one of the many people who want to create an app, but have little programming experience or none at all, there’s no need to worry. Thanks to advancements in app creation software, anyone can design their own application without writing a single line of code.
First, let’s take an in-depth look at what app creation software is and how it works.
What Is App Creation Software?
App creation software makes it possible for non-developers to create apps by writing code or otherwise. The end result of the process is an executable file that runs on a specific platform, like Android or iOS.
Typically, app creation software works by allowing you to drag and drop visual elements (like text, images and buttons) on a virtual “page.” The purpose behind this is two-fold: first, it makes the development process less intimidating; second, it significantly reduces development time. By minimizing the amount of coding required, app creation software makes it possible for anyone to create an app without any programming knowledge whatsoever.
Downsides to App Creation Software
It’s important to know that what seems like a convenient option may have its downsides as well. The most obvious downside is that you’ll have to pay for a subscription in order to use it. While the cost of using this type of software is relatively inexpensive compared to hiring a developer or designer, there’s still some money involved.
Also, while the process is fairly easy, it does require a certain level of focus and time investment. Since you can’t become an expert overnight, those looking for immediate results should probably reconsider the option entirely.
Lastly, app creation software works best as a supplement to (rather than as a replacement) actual programming knowledge . While good-enough results can be obtained with minimal experience, more complex apps require at least a basic understanding of coding.
Another Option: Custom Mobile App Development
There’s another option if you don’t want to use app creation software. Custom mobile app development is one of the most popular ways for companies to create an app.
It works by hiring a team of developers who are responsible for creating the app from start to finish. The benefit is that you can have an app developed specifically for your business’s needs.
Although app creation software is convenient, it’s not for everyone. Much of the appeal comes from it being affordable, but this may not be true for everyone. However, it is a good option for people who are overwhelmed with the idea of having to learn how to code.
With more and more app creation software becoming available each year, it’s easier than ever to get started with your mobile marketing efforts. As long as you have an idea of what you want your app to do, you should be able to create an app with a little bit of guidance.
Zara Raza is the Head of Marketing at Sunvera Software. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine, in 2019, and has written several blogs on technology, software, marketing, education, business, and more.