Build Apps for Free with the Best App Development Software
Thousands of Companies Trust their Apps to Alpha Anywhere

How to Build Apps for Free

Create Free Android Apps and iPhone Apps

Learn app building, app design, and app publishing with a free license of the leading low-code application development platform for building mobile applications. Unlike many other drag-and-drop app builders like Appy Pie and others, you can create an unlimited number of apps, no credit card required.  

    • Utilize an award-winning app builder
    • Produce cross-platform apps for both iOS and Android devices
    • Develop an unlimited number of apps at your own pace

Learn to Build Mobile Apps with Free Training Materials

Alpha Anywhere Community Edition includes access to the lessons and guides needed to learn how to build mobile apps.

    • Documentation and instructional videos
    • Free app templates
    • Active community of more than 17,000 users
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Alpha Anywhere Community Edition App Builder

Free App Builder

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Create Mobile Apps with the Best iOS & Android App Builder.

App development is no longer just for professional developers. Now everyone can build mobile apps with a free version of an award-winning low-code app development platform.

Alpha Anywhere Community Edition creates Android apps and iPhone apps with ease. Your apps can include GPS, audio and video recording, photos, digital signatures, push notifications and more. You'll be able to connect your apps to popular databases and web services you already use.


A free app builder that lets you:
Build Web & Mobile Apps
Build Web & Mobile Apps

Your apps will work flawlessly on laptops and  any Android or iPhone smartphone or tablet
Low Code and No Code
Speed Development with Low-Code and No-Code

The builder does routine coding for you so you develop apps faster.
Offline Apps
Build Offline Apps 

Built-in capabilities help you craft all types of apps that work with or without a connection.
Integrate your apps
Integrate Your Apps with Existing Systems

Connect to corporate databases and systems that you use every day.
Full-stack app development
Develop Both the Front-End &
Back-End of Apps

Leverage mobile device storage for outstanding app performance.
Secure apps
Craft Trusted, Scalable, & Secure Apps for Business

Built-in tools ensure that your apps are secure, reliable and ready to scale

Create all types of mobile apps

Fast App Creation: This Farm to Table eCommerce App was built, styled, and published in just a few hours.

Fast, Easy and Powerful DIY App Builder

You will create apps that run like native apps on any mobile device and can power your everyday business tasks. 

Your license includes product documentation and a searchable library of "how-to" videos to learn at your own pace. Instructions walk you through building and styling your app and adding the latest mobile features.

Download Alpha Anywhere Community Edition for free, and we'll show you just how easily you can start building mobile apps.

Why Build with a Low-Code App Builder?

Digital transformation is forcing companies to build mobile apps faster than ever before. Unfortunately, native app development just takes too long and is too expensive. Low-code app builders, like Alpha Anywhere, enable more people to build mobile apps without hiring professional developers. Gartner predicts that “By 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity.”

“By 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity.”

Bring Your App Ideas to Life

Award-Winning App Development Software

Alpha Anywhere is the ideal app builder for:

  • experienced developers who code but want to save time
  • users who want to build apps without coding.

Alpha Anywhere Community Edition gets you free access to the mobile app development platform awarded InfoWorld Technology of the Year.

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See an overview of the Alpha Anywhere app building platform and the app ideas it can bring to life. Apps perform like native mobile apps.

Benefits of Using Alpha's Free Mobile App Builder

  • Faster App Development

Delivers high performance and highly secure enterprise apps faster than any other low-code development platform.

  • Intelligent Offline App Capabilities

Produces offline apps that perform flawlessly when users don't have a connection. 

  • Advanced security

Has a built-in security framework with the tools and methods needed to protect apps once they are deployed.

  • Cloud-Based App Hosting Solution

Offers affordable cloud hosting for small businesses. Brings solutions to app stores, like the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

Expert Instruction Helps You Learn to Build Mobile Apps

Alpha Anywhere Community Edition's educational resources help all types of users. Professional developers will learn advanced skills, and first-time developers will learn to build apps without coding:

  • A 1-hour video to learn step-by-step how to build your first app.
  • A training library of over 1,000 "how-to" videos teaches advanced development techniques.
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Get personalized instruction on building mobile apps

Prefer to get more personalized assistance? Our community of experienced developers can offer help as you build mobile apps with Alpha Anywhere Community Edition.

Frequently Asked Questions About the App Builder

What is the best free app maker for creating Android apps and iPhone Apps? 

There are many free app makers, like appy pie, on the market today, but Alpha Anywhere Community Edition is different. You get the full capabilities of a trusted app development platform to build apps for both mobile platforms. When you build a new Android app, you're also building a great iPhone app using a single code base.

Why is Alpha Anywhere Community Edition the Best Free App Builder of 2020?

Customers love the product and training materials. They consistently give it top scores on product review websites like Capterra, TrustPilot, and Gartner Peer Insights. 

Experts agree that it's incredible at creating mobile apps. Forrester, Gartner and InfoWorld touted the software's outstanding offline apps.

Can I get app building software without a credit card?

Yes. Prototype, test, and build powerful web and mobile applications at no cost, with no obligation and without a credit card. When it’s time to deploy your application, Alpha Cloud plans start at just $99 per month. (Plans include hosting, Alpha Anywhere Server licensing, redundancy, monitoring, dev-op tools and much more.) 

Why is this app builder free?

We believe companies need more mobile apps than ever before. We know developers don't have time to wait for corporate budget approvals to start developing them. Entrepreneurs also want to build a prototype of their SaaS app without having to make an up-front investment. 

Can beginners create apps for smartphones and tablets?

Yes. Anyone can learn to build apps for iOS and Android devices with Alpha Software. Our tutorial will teach you to build an app. We also offer how-to videos to help you master advanced app development techniques.

Can I build an app without coding?

You do not need to know how to code to use Alpha Anywhere Community Edition. Product documentation and instructional videos teach you to develop business apps. 

Does this app builder have strong security?

Yes. When you build apps, sensitive business information is being accessed by users from a wide variety of devices. Alpha Anywhere provides built-in tools that easily secure your sensitive data. 

Does this app maker build Progressive Web Apps?

Gartner predicts that Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) will have replaced 50% of mobile apps by the end of 2020. Your app builder must be able to handle PWAs, and with its web app development capabilities, Alpha Anywhere checks the box.

How can I start building my own app?

Use these  easy steps to get started building your own mobile apps with Alpha Anywhere Community Edition: 

    • Click! on the form and enter your contact info 
    • Follow the tutorial to build your app
    • Add custom app design using the guides
    • Test your app on your mobile phone(s) or tablet(s)

Once you've tested your app, simply choose the Alpha Cloud plan that is the best fit. We'll host your app, do the software updates for you and ensure your app auto-scales as needed.

Mobile App Trends: Building Great Apps

Companies Need People to Build More Apps

The Pandemic Has Sped Digital Transformation

Demand for custom web and mobile apps will increase as companies modernize operations:

Weekly time spent in apps grows 20% year over year as people hunker down at home. (App Annie Intelligence, August 2020)

More Time is Spent in Mobile Apps than in Browsers

  • Adult smartphone users spend about 4 hours per day using mobile internet. 88% of that time will be spent in mobile apps, rather than in a browser.*
  • 90% of time spent on smartphones is done in mobile apps.*
  • 83% of time spent on tablets is done in mobile apps.*

*(eMarketer, April 2020)

More Mobile Apps are Getting Built
More people are learning mobile app development

Remote Work in Mobile Apps is Now the Norm

  • Mobile App Audiences grew 31% year-over-year (compared to 16.6% growth in 2019)*
  • Average app opens per user increased 29% since the pandemic began*
  • After years of decline, location opt-in increased every month since March 2020.*

*(State of Global Mobile Engagement 2020, August 2020)

More Apps Are Being Built with Low Code Development

The low-code development market is expected to grow from $13.2B in 2020 to $45.5B by 2025 (Markets & Markets, July 2020)

Low code app makers are becoming more popular

Gartner top app maker

Top app maker on Gartner Peer Insights.

InfoWorld great app builder

Alpha aces offline apps.

Capterra top app builder

5-Star app creator on Capterra.

Would you prefer not to write code? Our no-code app builder may be a better fit for you. There is no coding required.