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iBuildApp Review

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Mona Bushnell
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business.com writer
| Updated
Apr 11, 2018
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iBuildApp offers an easy to use interface that’s perfect for inexperienced app creators, but this SaaS product also has enough robust features built-in to serve the more advanced user. With over 144 stylish templates to choose from, including industry focused designs, iBuildApp effectively takes the guesswork out of the app design process. This mobile app builder has three subscription plans, each of which is billed monthly, that offer features based on specific audiences. 

iBuildApp

iBuildApp

The Best App Maker and Development Solutions of 2019

The Verdict

iBuildApp offers a good selection of app-creation tools and marketing features that help you create professional apps for your business. With a built-in CMS and the option to add or change code, this program works well across a range of skill levels.

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We evaluated the Business plan, which is competitive cost-wise and feature-wise to the other app builders we evaluated. It offers several content-creation tools, numerous marketing tools and compatibility across multiple platforms, plus it is very easy to learn and use. Between its features and ease of use, we selected iBuildApp as the best app software for companies with premium needs.

The best app makers include marketing tools to draw in your audience. iBuildApp features email marketing and geotargeted notifications, both of which can be used to advertise your company. With geotargeted push notifications, you can set reminders or send offers to consumers within a specific location to maximize efficiency. Similarly, you can collect users' emails and send advertisements, deals or reminders. You can also promote your app by sharing it on social media.

Equally important to promoting your app is the ability to analyze how well it is performing among users. iBuildApp tracks this activity, including the number of times the app has been launched and downloaded.

Using HTML5, you can create a single app that works across multiple platforms. Although, if you want to make a native app, the software only supports Android and iOS devices. It does not work with Windows 10 mobile devices. After you have finalized and published your app, you can either submit it to Google Play and the App Store yourself or have iBuildApp do it for you.

This software alerts visitors to your website that you have an app available for download. This feature helps promote your app and improves the user experience for your customers. The professional plan of this app maker limits how many downloads are possible, capping at 500. If you're looking for unlimited downloads, the business and company plans offer unlimited downloads and more advanced content creation tools. 

Once you sign up for iBuildApp, you are immediately taken to the theme selection screen. From there, you can choose from over 144 templates, which is much more than the templates offered by other app builders. Templates vary and are broken out into categories and layouts. If you cannot find a template to match your needs, you can create your own by uploading a new background and adjusting the layout, buttons and features.

You can customize most elements pertaining to the themes. For instance, you can upload your own header, template or icon buttons. We liked using the simple dashboard. The screen colors are mostly muted, only emphasizing the preview screen and the editing tools.

We were able to navigate the mobile app creator with ease, adding content and navigation buttons to each page of the app. The integrated content management system (CMS) allows novice users to easily add content and media with ease.

Additionally, you can import content from your pre-existing site by simply adding your website URL to the page of the app where you want it to appear. Similarly, you can connect your business's social media profiles to further promote your business and engage with customers.

If you have coding experience users, you can edit the source code. This feature gives the software more versatility, allowing you to change certain elements of the program.

While you can use the preview screen to view your progress and check for errors, you can also test the app on an actual device. You can either send an email or QR code of the app and then test it on numerous devices to make sure it works across multiple platforms. This feature helps you perform quality checks so there are no bugs when you submit it to app stores. It also shows you what the interface looks like on different sized devices, which is helpful since the preview screen only displays what the app looks like on a small phone.

iBuildApp offers numerous support options for its software. The website has a knowledgebase with frequently asked questions, community forums, video tutorials and a blog. You can access these resources from your dashboard at any time. If you still need support, you can contact the company by phone and email. We found iBuildApp's technical support team to be quick and helpful when we reached out to them.

iBuildApp serves as a good option for small businesses looking to create an app. With a clean interface and vast support options, this program works well for individuals of any skill level, from beginner to expert.

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iBuildApp

iBuildApp

The Best App Maker and Development Solutions of 2019

The Verdict

iBuildApp offers a good selection of app-creation tools and marketing features that help you create professional apps for your business. With a built-in CMS and the option to add or change code, this program works well across a range of skill levels.

Mona Bushnell
Mona Bushnell
Mona Bushnell is a New York City-based staff writer for Business.com and Business News Daily. She has a Bachelor of Arts in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College and previously worked as an IT technician, copywriter, software administrator, scheduling manager, and editorial writer. Mona began freelance writing full time in 2014 and joined Business News Daily in 2017. She covers business technology and reviews CRM systems.