Who Uses This Software?

BuildFire serves anyone who needs a mobile app built. Our clients range from enterprises to startups to non profit organization such as Paypal, Wienerschnitzel, La Philharmonic, Uni. of Kansas, etc.


Average Ratings

15 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • BuildFire
  • buildfire.com/
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About BuildFire

BuildFire is the most intuitive mobile app building platform. With over 100,000 apps published on the most powerful white label app building platform.


BuildFire Features

  • Access Control
  • Code Assistance
  • Collaboration
  • Debugging
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Development
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Web Development

BuildFire Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Easy and Simple To Operate

Nov 17, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I was looking for a quality and professional mobile app for my business. Just when I was about to give up, a friend of mine referred me to BuildFire mobile app building platform. The way they deployed Cloud, SaaS, Ios Native, and Mobile Android Native was terrific. You also get to enjoy support and training through Webinars, Live Online, Documentation, and In Person. The app is easy to use and customize to my preference. Try it and experience service beyond expectation.

Cons: It was hard for me to operate the editor. I was forced to Google to understand the editor features.

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I was impressed

Nov 17, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: No coding background needed: I had no coding background was able to use this software easily.

Great customer support: Their customer support never failed me, they were able to provide every help i needed from the beginning till the end

Cons: It takes time to get used to the editor: As a new user it took me time to learn the whole process, but i was able to make use of it.

Overall: I was able to build an app.

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Great team, very helpful regarding the whole process, excellent app!

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I must say I was sceptical at the beginning but had the best experience. I really felt it was easy to get app and easy to work with. The background coding is no needed, so it was easy to work with. The maintenance and upkeep are minimum. Then there are a lot of templates that you can work with and customize it like you want, there is a wide range of things that you can do actually. I was very pleased with apps features.The good thing was, that there was a fraction of the costs for developing. So, they were very open about the pricing and it was delivered like we agreed. We had very smooth communication and they tried to help out. Though, I had a lot of questions and sending tons of mails. Eventually, I'm very satisfied how they managed the situations we had.
I mean, I was open to try it out and it turned out good. Big thumbs up for everything!

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Great experience and easy to use.

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about this software is that I was able to build my app easily within a week This is the best software to use if you have no coding background whatsoever like me. It's easy to understand and gives you everything you need. And if you have questions, they have great customer support.

Cons: I haven't encountered anything that I least like about it. So far it's doing great for me. it's very low maintenance and saved me a lot of time and resources.

Overall: It's efficient and cost effective. No coding background needed.

Had an amazing experience. Everything was very easy to use and understand.

Nov 15, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most is the software made it easy to create an amazing app without having to be an expert in app development.

User Friendly

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I needed something beginner friendly and that didn't take long to learn. So there is no coding knowledge necessary, which I love, and it's a low maintenance software. Delivery was easy and I loved the selection of templates. The customer support is really good too.

Overall: The ease of enhancing my business with a mobile app with little effort or knowledge.

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Very good even for beginners

Nov 13, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Even if you are a beginner you'll be able to build and publish your app in few days, as I did. I'm not so experienced in building app, but I could create my own one easily and I could connect it with external contents and social. Definitively, what I was looking for.

Cons: Maybe an instruction page or a better support page is advised. Sometimes I had problems in understanding how to do some things.

Overall: Even if you are a beginner you'll be able to build and publish your app in few days, as I did. I'm not so experienced in building app, but I could create my own one easily and I could connect it with external contents and social. Definitively, what I was looking for.

Support is good if you get people, no phone support, incompetence in publishing

Sep 25, 2017
2/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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Pros: White Label, UI is great. Great people when you hear from them.

Cons: Im starting to see alot of smoke and mirrors. They use a ticketing system where people are grabbing tickets from all over the globe. Pretty sure these are UpWork contractors , although most seem to be very knowledgeable.

no phone support at all evenn when you are engaged with them via email and ask them to call they refuse which makes context impossible in complex issues.

We had 2 apps cloned from a published app that were submitted and have been rejected 3 times! for the SAME REASONS. They just "think" they fixed it each time. Our error is "location based" and they cant solve even though they were cloned from an app that was approved.

Submitted tickets in all cases, the last case we submitted tickets 18 hours ago with zero response.

Your "account manager" is not an account manager, never available. I cant tell you where they person is that sold us.. Sales is really responsive until the day they take your credit card.

Overall: not much, held our company hostage, no escalation with tickets

Ease of customization without professional knowledge and easy to understand features.

Sep 02, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the most thing that is ease of customization. I am able to use this tool at home as well. The best part is it is bundled with lots of features that could give my app an extra edge.

Overall: Ease of customization what I like the most.
I would recommend this to all those don't want to stuck with programming and want to built apps at home with ease.

Love the product! Especially after the 2.0 release

Aug 10, 2016
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Super simple to use
Feature Rich
Allows developers to develop on the platform

Cons: Some hardware integrations are not there like NFC and iBeacon. However to be fair I'm assured they are coming soon

Overall: I'm a software develop who stopped developing public websites for a while and moved that over to WordPress so I focus on business logic.
Finally I can do the same on mobile. The biggest game changer for me was the developer support to add custom plugins to bridge the feature gap.

Recommendations to other buyers: Its free to check it out. If you're a developer check out the developer section it will put you at ease

Did not have success with partner program

Apr 26, 2016
1/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I joined the Buildfire partner program with great expectations. However, once I joined it was really difficult to sell the mobile apps and support was hard to get to. My biggest complaint was the excuses around the way things work. Would not take feedback or acknowledge issues. The builder is pretty easy to use but the apps being produced are indeed HTML5 like the other reviews state. They are not native, however I was sold on the apps being native. This lead to some interesting conversations with clients who were looking for more than a mobile website and an actual mobile app. I will say the apps are easy to build but it was really hard to sell because of the lack of use and functionality in the apps. Cancelling my account was also pretty difficult.

Was a reseller for 6 months, really disappointed in the company

Apr 08, 2016
1/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I was a reseller with Buildfire for about 6 months then finally gave up after losing quite a bit of money over the process. This includes hours & hours of my time, money upfront for the reseller program, trying to get clients, and more. All of it just lead into nothing at the end of the day due to bugs and quality of product and lack of customer support.

When I first started with Buildfire it was amazing. The sales team walked me through everything and it felt great, then it was just down hill from there. It feels like they're more focused on getting customers in the door as fast as possible and not too focused on keep the customers they have.

I would say the biggest issue with this company is their lack of transparency around their product & the length of time it takes to correct issues. The support team is a little slow to respond to issues, especially when you point out a blatant bug within the their system, these emails go unresponded to for weeks.

I think this company does have promise but they need to really invest more in their existing customers, not outsource support, and realize to make their business work they need to make their resellers work with a quality product.

Easy and fast

Apr 05, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The staff are very supportive. I built my own app and it is in both app stores already. Could not be more pleased

Would recommend staying away

Mar 23, 2016
1/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This company doesn't have an office, they all work remote, but will tell you different. Their product is really behind a lot of the other app builders and when I signed up with this company I was let down from literally the first week.

First of all their support NEVER answers the phone. It was so hard to get any information out of them after you sign up. They will call you back very quickly when you are signing up but not when you are an actual customer for them.

Second, the product is just so far behind other products in the market I would stray away. I think the only benefit of BuildFire is their pricing is lower and that's for a clear reason. It simply isn't up to par with other platforms.

They also claim native applications but in reality they are just HTML5 mobile websites. They deny this but can see it by the elements seen when loading and the general quality of the product. I'd personally look around a bit more before deciding to go with BuildFire. They promise a ton but don't really deliver.

Great support & a great revenue stream.

Dec 02, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:
- Took less than 10 minutes to have my app ready to publish
- Lots of plugins and widgets

Cons:
- Not a lot of templates to choose from, but I did find one for my business

Vendor Response

by BuildFire on December 02, 2015

Thanks!