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5 Cutting Edge Mobile App Development Tools To Make Your Life Easier

Looking for a set of tools that smooth the long and treacherous journey of app development? Look no further.

Here is a collection of 5 cutting edge mobile app development tools with powerful and easy to use frameworks that eliminate the need to learn the complexities of Objective-C (iPhone) and Java (Android). To make your life even easier, many of these tools provide back end cloud services, which do away with the need to build your own database and maintain your app.

Spend less time on manually coding, building and maintaining infrastructures, and more time on creating an awesome app.

Sencha Architect

Sencha Architect helps developers accelerate the HTML5 app development process for both desktop and mobile applications. It comes with drag-and-drop features and a variety of editable and completely customizable app templates to help you get started. The automatic coding generation saves developers time on manually coding while optimizing it for high performance and eliminating human error.

The Visual Theme Builder provides several professional designed themes that you can customize to match your vision and/or the look and feel of your company. Developers can also add custom components to the already existing list of framework extensions Sencha provides, letting the framework handle the layout, widget management, and event juggling.

Corona SDK

Corona SDK is a cross-platform tool that works on all devices (from iOS to Kindle Fire) and is designed for super-fast game application development. It has all the usual features for creating an app, including an indispensable OpenGL engine specifically optimized for 2D graphics. It combines powerful tools like Photoshop and Illustrator and allows you to simulate your app in a real-time, physics engine.

The company provides a cloud service that lets you store all information from your game. You can also create leaderboards, track achievements, integrate social networking channels, and offer chat sessions using the Lua code, an easy to learn language.


Telerik (once Icenium Mist) is a browser-based tool lets you build and test your app on all mobile platforms without the need to buy any additional hardware. It provides a single, reusable HTML5/JavaScript code base that includes built-in simulation, debugging and deployment tools. With Telerik LiveSync, you can instantly experience your code, while also skipping out on most of the manual process of building and deploying your app.

Telerik also provides plugin for Visual Studio, Sublime Text, and a Command Line Interface (CLI) that can enhance and work alongside your existing IDE. The Appbuilder can also integrate with Angular, jQuery mobile, Ionic and Kendo within a productive PhoneGap/Cordova development environment.


Most of tools mentioned here are concentrated on creating the front end, interactive side of app development. Parse, however, focuses on building the back end, offering a set of powerful APIs that can store, track and analyze data for your app. Parse also provides push notification services, a cloud database, and seamless interaction with the major social networks.

There are 13 native SDKs for mobile, desktop, and IoT devices that eliminate the need for complex infrastructure regarding your server-side interaction, allowing you to focus instead on building the front end of your app.


Appcelerator provides both front end and back end services, which allow you to build, test, measure, connect and tune your app. It provides a single Javascript code base that contains a large collection of widgets that can be strung together to build native mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry, and HTML5. Appcelerator also offers real-time mobile analytics for every native app you build, regardless if built on their platform or directly with a native SDK.

Their set of cloud applications can do everything from storing information, monitoring data, and even sending emails. Specialized tables also help you better manage your social media accounts, featuring geographic information and photographs for each of your "friends".

Now that you have a list of tools to choose from, you just need to get the most out of your design. For assistance and support and just good advice, contact us to help you make a great mobile app.

Posted By Dwayne McGowan | 7/10/2015 2:45:20 PM