Making a mobile app shouldn’t be hard. You buy a book, download XCode or something else and write the code. Easy, right? Wrong.
It takes hours, days and months to tweak code to do exactly what you want. Many mobile app development solutions promise to cut that time considerably. But we wanted to check for ourselves. See, we make what we think is the fastest Dev Platform in the world.
But we wanted to make sure.
We spent three months ranking every single mobile app development platform we could find. We wanted to see how we stacked up.
And I can tell you that I’m really happy. But don’t take my word for it.
Everybody knows that everything is possible with manual coding but not everybody has the time or money to spin up a team. And there are plenty of other platforms out there but will they do what you want them to do?
So we made a list of what is doable and what impossible with different platforms. We wanted to give you a tool to quickly check whether you should build your app with a selected platform or not.
We tried to be cold and objective. The table holds the truth and nothing but the truth. For example we found that Kinetise works best when the client needs to develop mobile app connecting to already existing backends via a RESTful API. One single developer who knows how to put together API calls can build complex native mobile app in a day instead of depending on an army of skilled iOS/Android coders. Just ask our friend John Biggs.
Other platforms are great because they spit out working code or work great with various web platforms. That’s fine.
We wanted to be fair and we want you to check it out and make your own decisions.
We also think the table is incomplete. We will keep enhancing it. We will keep adding new players and new features. We invite everybody to request reviews of other features. Please put your remarks in comments. We’ll do our best to serve the best data we can.
The table is available on Google Sheets. Use this link if you want to contribute.