A well-designed application is a viral advertising of your brand, which can reach your target audience all over the world. Giving your customers an opportunity to simplify their lives with your smartphone or tablet application strengthens your relationship and increases their loyalty. A growing number of DIY app makers provide companies with an easy and free way to create an app. But any option has it advantages and disadvantages.
DIY: the Pros of Low Cost App Development
An intuitive and simple way to create an app. User-friendly sites usually have different kinds of tutorials, including video, and technical support assuring that anyone can cope with app creation.
Apps for free. Usually the creation of mobile software with app building sites is free or significantly cheaper than hiring a software development company to design it.
You need only 20 minutes. If you have a clear idea what you want to create it won’t take you a lot of time to complete it. If you need to reach the market as soon as possible DIY sites will be perfect for you.
The Cons of App Builder Software
Nothing unique. You hardly will be able to create an impactful or highly usable application. Most probably, in the end, you will get something straightforward and rudimentary.
Monthly payment for maintenance. Most often you have to pay extra charges to submit your new app to the store and a subscription to keep your app published. Besides, to have additional features such as no in-app ads, further app editing or removing an app builder’s site branding require monthly payments.
Limited features. One of the main disadvantages of DIY app building sites is that they offer you a limited number of possible features. There is a high possibility that you might not find some specific feature you want to integrate into your app, as a result, such application doesn’t satisfy all your business needs.
Poor quality. You have no guarantee that it will work. You may pay for its maintenance every month and hardly have any results, because this application isn’t qualitative enough to work on all the devices your customers may use. It can be not responding or even completely not working on some devices, its interface can be unsuitable for some smartphones, not allowing their users to use all the app’s features.