You could have the best app idea in the world – if you aren’t using the right app development software for it, you’ll have no hope of success. But with hundreds to choose from, all aimed at different purposes and different abilities, how are you supposed to know which one to choose?

Luckily, here at Techwitty we know a thing or two about app development, so let us take you through the top app development software of 2018.

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1) AppMakr

“In only 20 minutes, you can build an app that’s available all over the world, for just $1 a month.” Sound good? Well that’s what AppMakr is offering its users.

This feature-rich software can be used by everyone, whether experienced in tech or not. Capabilities include:

  • Built-in notifications.
  • HTML 5 functionality.
  • Native high-resolution photo galleries.
  • Branding and design customisation.
  • Live updates.

It’s also cross-platform, meaning with just one click you can publish a fully custom Android App while at the same time submitting it to the iTunes App Store. And, you can do all this without having to write a single line of code.

2) Sencha Test

So you’ve created your app, and now you want to optimise it. Thinking maybe there’s an app for that? Well look no further than Sencha Test, a comprehensive end-to-end testing solution for Ext JS, as well as ExtReact, React and Angular apps.

Using WebDriver means Sencha provides testing that replicates actual user behaviour, meaning you can optimise user experience (UX) without having to create your own testing tools. Sencha also allows you to add quick responsiveness to your app, again helping to improve UX.

With so many apps out there, you want to be able to release yours on time – and Sencha lets you do this by greatly minimising testing time.

3) AppyPie

Over 1 million apps have been created using this simple app development software. Aimed at those with no coding experience, one of the best elements of AppyPie is that it can be used by businesses in a huge range of industries, including:

  • Restaurants and hospitality.
  • Real estate.
  • Radio and broadcasting.
  • Religious organisations.
  • Small businesses.

AppyPie is a drag and drop platform, negating any need to use code. But this doesn’t mean your app will look the same as everyone else’s. There’s a huge range of customisation options, and you can add many extra features. These include:

  • Artificial intelligence.
  • Augmented reality and virtual reality.
  • Internet of Things.
  • Hyper local.

And you don’t need to worry about choosing one specific platform – AppyPie can be used to create stunning apps for Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry, HTML5 or PWA App.

4) Blender

Want to create the next big gaming app? Look no further than Blender, a complete game engine that allows you to create a fully functional game in 3-D exclusively inside Blender itself. Blender offers support for all OpenGLTM dynamic lighting, toon shading, animated materials as well as Normal and Parallax Mapping. You can use Python for scripting API for advanced control and AI, and you can also code your own game logic right inside Blender.

The best thing about Blender? It’s completely free. And if there’s anything you don’t like about the software, you can simply twist it yourself to suit your own workflow.

5) Unreal Engine 4

Released by Epic Games, Unreal Engine allows you to create games for mobile, PC and consoles. With amazing graphical capabilities, including advanced dynamic lighting, it’s an excellent choice for any 3-D game developer. Versatility is a key feature of Unreal Engine 4, so whatever your game idea is, you’ll almost certainly be able to use this software to make it. Thinking VR and AR? Unreal Engine 4 has heaps of capabilities with this too.

Just note it uses C++ as the scripting language, so you do need to have proficiency in this script to use the software.

For more information on app development, contact the expert team at Techwitty.

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