Disadvantages of DIY App Builders: How saving few bucks can hurt your business

Disadvantages of DIY App Builders: How saving few bucks can hurt your business


The development of a mobile app for your business has become too important to trust in a distant DIY company.

No matter if you are a big company or a small startup, owning your own mobile app can help your business, either improving the internal work of your company or providing better communication and connection with your customers. Therefore, it is important that you always opt for the best when developing an app that can become not only the face of your brand, but the first thing that your users will see of your company, and it can define their purchase decision.

Given the importance of having your own application has acquired in recent years, it is not uncommon for a lot of people to consider the option of saving costs and using a service of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) company to create their own application. Even though at first glance it may seem useful and cheap, these companies never explain why they are not the best fit for your project, so here are the disadvantages of relying on these tools for your company’s future:

1. Apple’s new guidelines might reject them


As the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world and having sold nearly 47 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2018 alone, Apple is an important market for any business looking to have its mobile app. For this reason, Apple’s prohibition, in statement 4.2.6 of its App Store Review Guidelines, of applications made with DIY services, and which seeks to prevent the propagation of clones of other apps (for example, as happened after the success of the Flappy Bird game) can lead to you losing access to all your customers who use Apple devices.

2. Being cheap is costly for your business

Although DIY development companies are perceived as free, the reality is you will have to pay a subscription or plan in order to access all their options and services, especially if you need a mobile application for two or more operating systems. Here are some examples:

  • Appmakr: Their free version only allows you to develop websites with HTML5, having to apply for its $99 annual plan to be able to publish Android app on Google Play with your own brand, being criticized for having problems to publish applications on Apple.
  • Appypie: The free plan only includes HTML5 website development, so in order to develop an application for both iOS and Android, you will have to get a $30/mo plan, which does not solve outdated templates and the need for external developers.
  • ShoutEm: Their basic plan starts from $22.90/mo, which only supports the websites developed with HTML5, so if you need a mobile application, with all the development options, for Android, iPhone and iPad, you must apply for a $139.90 annual plan.

3. Hybrid applications are more reliable

Even though DIY developers allow to create applications for multiple operating systems, this does not guarantee that the applications created by this means will work properly in all OS’s and devices. In contrast, the team of professionals within our hybrid app development company in India guarantees that your hybrid app will be able to run on several OS’s, smartphones and tablets on the market, without problems at the same time without incurring major expenses for your business.

4. Limited Options

DIY services will promise you that you have control and total customization of your app, when in reality you are attached to follow their templates and predefined options, which are easy to use for a lot of people, but difficult to build the app according to your needs.

For example, after a hard work, you could end up with an application based in web view that does not take full advantage of the functions and capabilities of the Operating System of your users, while if you opt for the services of our react native app development company in India, you can count not only with the support of professionals completely dedicated to your project but with an application that works both in Android and iOS and with functions similar to a native App.

5. Development is not an easy task

While DIY development is offered as something easy, as a matter of fact, the learning curve when creating an app is high, since coding requires analytical thinking and attention to detail that not everyone has, so you can waste a lot of time trying to understand the terms and tools, plus the time you’ll spend creating code and doing trial and error on the app.

6. Lack of originality

There is no worse tragedy for an app to be seen as a copy of another, as this would damage the image of the company behind it, which would be seen as unoriginal or that offers nothing that makes it different and attractive in comparison to its competition, and that is precisely the risk you take when using a DIY developer with predefined templates.

7. Safety above all

In many cases, DIY development companies do not clarify the level of security of their applications, so, if you plan that your app handles personal data of your customers, especially bank accounts or credit cards, it is recommended to hire an expert who knows how to create a custom app and give you detailed information on the security involved in your app.

What do we offer at Pairroxz Technologies?

Leaving the image and future of your dev project in hands of a limited predefined template is a huge risk that can cause great damage to your business. For this reason, our recommendation is that you opt for a mobile app development company in India, as the country is one of the world’s largest exporters of computer software and services, with a sector capable of competing with Silicon Valley.

In Pairroxz Technologies we are one of the best hybrids, native and react native app development companies in India, and we can take care of your next project. We have more than 6 years of experience in the development of mobile applications, customized to the needs and requirements of our customers, as well as personalized attention, which a simple DIY application is not going to offer.

you’ll find our services, which all included free support for 3
months after the project is upload on the App Store or Google Play:

  • Native App Development: Those designed for the programming language of a specific operating system, such as Apple’s Android or iOS, and that take full advantage of the platform’s features.
  • Hybrid App Development: Those that use different programming languages, and because to this they can work in several operating systems at the same time.
  • React native app Development: Those that, starting from React (Facebook’s JavaScript library), allow the simultaneous development (and sharing of most codes) of applications for iOS and Android that act as native applications.

The development of a mobile application, which can become the foundation of how your company does business, it is very important, and you should not leave it in hands of a distant DIY company that can end up resulting in many unfulfilled promises, and extra hidden fees. That’s why it’s best to hire professional mobile app development company in India like Pairroxz to start your project, where we’ll take care of your business with a detailed understanding of your needs, constant communication during development and design, and a complete process from A/B testing to uploading the project in your preferred application stores, we’ll be there from start to finish to make your app a successful project.

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