How to Build an App without Coding

Modern technology has transformed mobile app development in a big way.  In the past, an individual had to acquire extensive programming knowledge and coding skills before building their mobile app.  Indeed it was a time-consuming process, and sometimes the quality of the final product was below expectations.

Today, a mobile app development firm doesn’t need to maintain a large in-house team to help businesses build mobile apps.  Companies and individuals are now creating apps without writing a single line of code.  Multiple no-code app builders on the internet provide pre-made templates to help you create and launch an app within days or hours.

This article will discuss how to build your mobile app without coding.  Let’s get started.

1.   Pick a No-Code App Builder

The demand for no-code app development is high, and companies have responded by putting different app makers on the internet.  There is no specific no-code app-building platform that is good.  So you must shop around and compare multiple platforms before picking the best.

Here are the factors you should consider when selecting a no-code app builder.

Reputation: Modern customers rate companies based on interaction and the quality of their products.  Buyers use reviews and ratings to identify reputable companies.  You can also download and test the quality of the app designed on the platform.  Avoid using an app-building platform whose apps keep on crashing.

Cost: App makers have different subscription plans.  Choose a reasonably priced platform to customize your mobile app.  Moreover, these plans have several unnecessary features that your business doesn’t need in its early stage.  So pick a less costly plan to help reduce the development cost.

Customization: Choose a mobile app maker with limitless customization and highly flexible solutions.

User Interface: Most no-code app makers have a free trial plan that potential clients use before subscribing.  You can use this plan to check its interface, features, and ease of use.

2.   Select a Plan

App-building platforms have different plan options.  Now that you have picked the platform, it’s time to look at the features of each plan and select the best based on your business needs.

One company may select an expensive plan because it needs multiple apps, while another may pick a less costly option to build one app.   Compatibility with different operating systems, i.e., Android or iOS, and mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones

is an additional factor to consider.

The following are the other factors you should consider:

  • Integration
  • Goals
  • 24/7 support
  • Other advanced features

3.   Choose a Template

A template is a starting point for individuals and business owners without coding skills.  Features of these templates vary from one industry to the other.  Pick a template that best suits your business needs and customize its features to meet your goals.  Next, add pages and extra features to your mobile app to make it practical and attractive.

4.   Custom Branding

After finishing the major design components, the next step is to brand your app by adding a logo, font, layout, color scheme, app icon, display name, etc.  This gives you a more personalized product, and potential customers will quickly identify your app on the Apple Store or Google Play.  It’s crucial to design a compelling logo because it helps to capture users’ attention.

5.   Edit

Templates have preloaded content that you might not need in your app.  The next step after customization is to edit the content and make your app more relevant and interactive.

Now that you have removed unnecessary content from the template, you have enough space to add functionality.  The feature marketplace has several elements that you can install in your app to benefit your target audience.  Set the navigation options to help your clients access features in your app quickly.

Additionally, you can adjust your app settings to receive a notification when a user sends you a message or makes an order.  You can also restrict access to specific pages to logged-in users.

6.   Publish

This is the last critical step in app development because it pushes your product into the market.  You’re excited that you have fully customized your app and added exciting features.

The last step is to sign up for a developer account at Google Play and Apple Store before you go live.  The account permits you to publish your app on these platforms for users to download to their phones.  But you must be careful not to breach any terms on these platforms.


No-code app builders have simplified the app development process.  As a result, anyone can build their app without writing a single line of code.  The process starts with picking an affordable and easy-to-use app builder, customizing the look, and publishing it.

Does your business have an app?  If not, use the 6 steps mentioned above to build your app right away.




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