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As an entrepreneur if you have decided to create your own app, then this article will be useful to read. With so many easy tools available in market, you might want to get creative and create an app for any platform. There are mainly four platforms, iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows. For iPhone app you need to invest around $100 to get started. In Blackberry as well you need to submit fees for every 10 apps you submit for approval. With Windows they have specified documentation on best practices for creating an app. Android requires an investment of $25 developer registration fees after which you can submit your apps directly to Google Play. There has been an increase of Android users and thus you may want to create app for Android to earn more money.

It is not necessary to know coding languages to create apps. With lots of applications and tools available to ease out your task of creating apps, you just need to know the right tool to download. Some of these apps are available free of cost while for others you might need to pay some extra bucks. Depending upon your requirements and choice you can choose the tool to download and start working on creating the app. Here is list of top 6 tools available to create apps:


This is a tool to create engaging and live content apps and therefore best for content publishers. It uses cloud-based mobile content management system and thus app can be revised in real time on mobile device itself.  It provides three month free trial after which charges will be according to the features which have been used.


This is app maker for bands, artist, radio stations or DJ’s. It has lot of features like uploading photo albums or videos from YouTube channel directly, upload tracks which will be played in background while the user surfs the website, use RSS feed to keep fans updated about any news or stage performance or you can even sell your music through it. It is available free of cost.


With this App you just need to collect your content and send them to the pros. They will create the perfect app for you and even upload the same. So now you really need not be technical to create an app.


This is one stop platform for bloggers, students, local publishers or any small time users. Here as well you need to submit your content and ShoutEm will itself take care of creating the app and uploading it. There are various packages starting from $30.


AppMakr is costly applications creating tool with starting of $79 per month. You can crate app on it very quickly and with ease. It allows push notifications, JavaScript capabilities and custom CSS.


This is perfect app for creating an e-commerce store. It connects with PayPal for secure and convenient payments of money. The basic package costs $15 per month and goes upto $50 per month.

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