No Coding Required: What You Really Need in a Mobile App Builder

By mary qin on February 16, 2014

Have you ever wanted to build a mobile app but didn’t know where to start? If you’re one of the folks who think you need to be a programmer to create a mobile app, think again! For your data collection needs, putting together an app is as simple as drag and drop when you use the GoCanvas App Builder.

In fact, you won’t have to look at a single line of code to build out your very own mobile app. With feature-rich options like photo capture, calculations, barcode scanning, signature capture, data referencing, and much more, what more could you want? Adding these features is as easy as grabbing one from the toolbar and placing it where you want in the app.

You can even choose from the massive library of pre-built apps in the GoCanvas Application Store so you don’t have to start from scratch. Pick a template and you can customize it to your heart’s desire. Change the order of things, add some more features, and rewrite some of the content, all without ever having to write programming code.

So what DO you need in a mobile app builder to make it so easy?

1. Simple Interface

With an easy-to-use palette of tools, all you need to do is choose what you want and put it where you want. A powerful suite of options is at your fingertips, including things like value lists (where you can create dropdown menus) and calculations (where you can define equations and have the number-crunching done for you).

2. Functionality

All the simplicity in the world wouldn’t help much if it doesn’t offer you the usability you’re looking for. Luckily, there is so much you can do with the GoCanvas App Builder that the possibilities are nearly limitless! From making a field mandatory to capturing GPS coordinates, the power is in your hands to use an assortment of features to fit your needs.

3. Flexibility

Finally, as you start adding functionality to your app, being able to effortlessly change things or delete them enhances the building experience. Being able to quickly move the order of items and edit their content makes customizing a breeze.

That’s it! Then it’s up to you to put together whatever you want to use in your app. It’s so easy that many of the kids of GoCanvas users have even created their own apps to play around with. With our mobile app builder, you can build out an app in no time!