10+ Mobile App Development tools and courses

WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram!! These are some of those incredibly popular mobile apps available to us that can keep us hooked to our mobile phones for hours. With the booming number of tech-savvy smartphone users, the demand for sophisticated applications is growing like never before.

Ever wondered what goes into developing these and many more amazing APPS that are available online? Even better if get to learn how to develop your own APP and further customize or enhance it. Here are some free Mobile APP Development tools and courses available online.


Android OS being the most popular, dominates ~75 % of the mobile market. There are quite a few useful courses available to learn and develop android APPS.

Official Android developer

This teaches you the bare essentials for Android app development for the very beginners with step by step instructions and also has interactive video training course to learn the fundamentals.

Creative, serious and playful science of android apps : This course is a novice-friendly and delightful introduction to computer science and to programming Android apps for smartphones and tablets. No prior programming knowledge is necessary.

Developing Android Apps : This is a self-paced course on udacity platform.

Android Fundamentals blends theory and practice to help you build great apps the right way. In this course, you’ll work with instructors, step-by-step, to build an Android app, and learn best practices of mobile development in general and Android development in particular.

Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems: Starts from May 6th, 2015.

Offered on Coursera platform, this course provides a comprehensive introduction to the design and implementation of Android applications for handheld systems, such as smartphones and tablets.It has been developed in two parts (Part 1 and Part 2).

Part 1 of this course will focus on the core components of the Android platform that underly all Android applications.

Part 2 will focus on advanced components and concepts provided by the Android platform.

Android App course : by Prof. David Janzen of Cal Poly.

This course would give a great start to write mobile applications for both the Android and iOS platforms. There are many app developer forums for getting help if you are struck.


windows app development courses

Training courses for windows phone 8.1 : These series of training videos are available on the Microsoft virtual academy for beginners. What better way to learn than from the developer itself!

Getting started with windows apps : You can easily create apps for Windows and Windows Phone devices from a single project, using the language you prefer. And it’s the best way to be ready for Windows 10.

Windows Phone 8.1 Development tutorial : Hosted on YouTube are these series of nearly 20 short videos for learning windows OS APP development for absolute beginners.

How to create a windows 8 app : This course is self-paced and available in German.


IOS app development courses

iphone APP development courses :Hosted by Stanford university. These are a series of video lectures to help learn how to develop iOS 7 Apps.

Developing iOS 8 Apps with swift : Another course offered by Stanford’s School of Engineering available on itunes.

This course is updated for iOS 8 and Swift. It has the tools and APIs required to build applications for the iPhone and iPad platforms using the iOS SDK and with Swift programming language.

Intro to iOS App development with swift: For those with already prior programming language,this course will introduce you to iOS app development in Swift, a new programming language from Apple. It will set you on your way to becoming an iOS Developer, where you’ll establish a basic understanding of the iOS ecosystem.

Tutorials for iPhone app development

There are around 40 video tutorials developed by user thenewboston on YouTube.



The below mobile app development tools do not require any knowledge or prior training in app development. Use these DIY mobile app makers to build your own app.

These links on mashable and business news daily also give you some of the popular APP building platforms.

So foray your journey into the ‘APPS world’ with these interesting and useful learning courses!!

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