It is no longer necessary to close on a screen to program , and there are several alternatives that we have as tools to create mobile and tablet apps. 

Programs and tools to create mobile apps

Very simple educational tools to use that will help us, through programming, to create our own custom apps, including both games and utilities or stories.

It has templates and functionalities that adapt to any need and that allow creating complete mobile applications without having to program, making it ideal for working with projects, for example, in schools or academies. Its apps offer the possibility of managing users, talking to contacts via chat from the social wall or sending push notifications with personalized messages. In addition, you can integrate useful functions such as voice recorder to send audio messages, notepad to save notes within the app, you have the possibility to share PDF documents or review analytical data on the progress of the app and the number of users that the they use … App Lab

We talked about it when it was presented, in 2016 , and it is that App Lab is the tool of to create apps in a simple way. Through an editor based on color blocks, similar to those of Scratch, and with a “drag and drop” interface, you get an app that runs in a web browser and therefore will be universal, for all operating systems . has included a multitude of video tutorials and test applications so that anyone can learn to take advantage of this tool.


It is developed by MIT in collaboration with Google and its current version is completely uploaded to the web: it runs through a browser and allows, through a color-block language, to create native apps for Android devices. Given the volume of users it manages (more than 20 million apps created) they offer all kinds of information for both students and teachers, also including discussion forums to debate and converse with other users.


A platform much less known than the previous ones, but with great potential in both education. Completely web-based, it is one of the tools for creating apps that offers more professional results, and it is also very complete as it allows you to use many of the functionalities of modern smartphones such as the camera or location methods. It has a drag-and-drop interface and thunkable color blocks.


AppyBuilder is a tool to create apps of all kinds. Focused on small businesses and entrepreneurs, in education it will be easy to use since its operation is similar to that of MIT software, only with some additional additions and extensions to offer new possibilities. It exclusively allows apps for Android and has a free model that offers the basics, along with premium subscription models with monthly payments.