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A list of services to create mobile apps.

The Department of Internet Ministries is currently researching, reviewing, and testing online services that allow individuals or organizations to create their own mobile apps.

Here are the services we're reviewing. Feel free to check them out. Please read the terms and conditions carefully and email the companies if you have any questions about their services.

If you test a service, create an app, or would like to suggest a service not listed, we'd love to hear from you. Email us at dailyreadingsapp@goarch.org.

*Disclaimer* This list and subsequent opinions are not an endorsement for any service or the content found on their websites. Please review each service carefully before signing up for a plan.

  • ShoutEm: www.shoutem.com
    • Pros:
      • Very easy service best for simple apps.
      • Supports HTML5, Android, iPhone, and iPad platforms.
      • Provides analytics so you can see if people are using your app.
    • Cons:
      • Not a lot of options to create a truly unique app.
      • Not many price plans.
  • Red Foundry: www.redfoundry.com
    • Pros:
      • Robust and feature-packed. Great for unique and/or complex apps.
      • Supports Android, iPhone, and iPad platforms.
      • Provides analytics so you can see if people are using your app.
      • Service is free if you don't need to use their support.
    • Cons:
      • There is a learning curve to using this service. It is not as simple to use as other services.
  • Seattle Clouds:www.seattleclouds.com
    • Pros:
      • Supports Android, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire platforms.
      • Easy to use.
      • Provides analytics so you can see if people are using your app.
      • Pricing plans are varied and may provide options for those who want to spend less.
    • Cons:
      • Templates are not as nice as other services.
      • Content Management System is more difficult to use than other services.