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Programmer picks: 6 tools for rapid mobile development

No-code, low-code, and cloud-based offerings give developers even more options for rapid prototyping and deployment of mobile apps

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The number of mobile application development tools is rapidly growing, including a new generation that enables developers to create mobile apps through their browsers, often with very fast results. Many of these no-code or low-code alternatives provide seasoned developers quick means for rapid prototyping while lowering the barrier of entry for novice developers seeking to get in the mobile app game.

We asked several developers to weigh in on their hands-on experience developing apps for a variety of mobile platforms using these tools, plus a few other heavier-duty mobile dev tools they are currently using. Add these to the growing list of mobile tools already on your radar.


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RunRev LiveCode

RunRev LiveCode enables apps to be written once for mobile, Web, desktop, and server deployments. It features its own "easy to learn" scripting language, according to the company. "It’s very unique in the marketplace because it allows you to create a single source base that simultaneously targets multiple platforms," says user Douglas Lyman, president of AltaPoint Data Systems, which has used LiveCode to create an app for legal billing and case management. LiveCode produces native apps for various platforms, he says. "It is very stable and there’s some things that I would like to see it have that I believe are coming, but overall, I’m very pleased with it." He cites mobile database support beyond MySQL as a sought-after feature.


  • Programmer picks: 6 tools for rapid mobile development
  • Buzztouch
  • Telerik Icenium
  • Socialize AppMakr
  • Mippin BlackBerry App Generator
  • Xamarin MonoTouch and Mono for Android
  • RunRev LiveCode


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