Who Uses This Software?

Mobile-first organizations, from startups to enterprises, that want to quickly and efficiently build, test and launch data-driven and truly native mobile apps.


Average Ratings

7 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Dropsource
  • www.dropsource.com/
  • United States

About Dropsource

Dropsource is the next-level mobile app development platform. With Dropsource you can visually create very powerful, data-driven and truly native mobile apps without writing any code. We provide you with high quality and lean Swift and Java source code, for iOS and Android respectively. Dropsource substantially reduces the time to market for users and enterprises who need to innovate quickly, prototype rapidly, build and publish powerful apps to their customers, partners, or other users.


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Dropsource Features

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

Dropsource Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Dropsource really makes developing apps easy and fun. For both platforms: Android & iOS

Jul 08, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The fact that apps can be made for both platforms while maintaining the same interface and common features like device variables.

Cons: The fact that it is web based makes it sometimes a little limiting. There should be dedicated apps for both macOS and Windows.

Overall: Finished and delivered 4 apps in a month time.

The quickest way to get an app into a prototype stage without prior mobile dev experience.

Jul 06, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It provides not only the skeleton but puts meat on the bones so I can quickly build a truly native app. What attracted me to Drop Source was the fact that I could download the source code for the app (Swift for iOS, Java for Android), allowing me to inspect the code, debug, and use that as the base for a fully customized app down the road. The next most important feature for me is that I can access external services via API - 3rd party services and my own API. I just create a Swagger (Open API) description file and it gets integrated into the Drop Source IDE so that it knows the API endpoints, signatures, and data types. The Drop Source team has been incredibly responsive to my queries. Finally, being able to hit the "Play" button and have it load my app in an in-browser emulator is a nice plus.

Cons: At the time that I'm writing this, they're just coming out of beta. As for cons, you can find yourself doing a lot of clicking to set various settings -- especially when dealing with API calls and event handling. But, that is the nature of visual designers and is to be expected. Beyond that, Drop Source has a lot of the "basics" covered when it comes to SDK coverage, but you'll want to make sure the features they offer meet your use case. Again, they are just coming out of beta and a number of features are on their road map.

Overall: It makes it easy to prototype ideas and applications for clients and build production ready apps.

The only NATIVE app development solution out there in the market!

Jun 30, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you are not experienced with coding, but need to have an app developed, this is the most effective way to get it done. There are other alternatives, but thanks to this service you can create an app from scratch, design and functionality is your creation, not limited to awful templates full of branding like other services.

Cons: You can build tiny apps, without too much functionality, very quickly. However, when your app becomes a bit more complicated, as Dropsource is yet a recently launched service, bugs start appearing, and you depend too much on the dev team. Hopefully they are always willing to help, but that's time you lose.

The other is pricing, this service is just limited to apps with lots of functionalities, but sometimes your customer only want a simple app with two tabs, not "the next great app out there in the market" and price is not really accurate in that case.

W e would never had a mobile solution if it wasn't for the ease and accessibility of Dropsource.

Jun 29, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's all web based so in this era of software as a solution it fits right in with our portfolio of tools and solutions.

Cons: Dropsource lacks some WYSIWYG elements that we have gotten used to with local based tools. It's all minor and with some practice we were able to get the results we were looking for.

Overall: Dropsource helped us develop and deliver a mobile companion app to our web presence, opening our selves up to a larger number of customers.

Great product with great potential and superior customer service

Jun 29, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: I am a python guy not swift or java. Dropsource helps me deliver a full package to my clients and myself without having to onboard another developer. Saving clients money and headaches for myself. The api integration is the best there is, as long as your api is up to snuff with swagger spec then it can be integrated very easily with your mobile app.

I have built apps in swift, obj-c, and java in the past but won't any more thats for sure.

Cons: As with any drag and drop (it isn't purely drag and drop) service I am limited to the modules/plugins that are integrated currently. This currently isn't a deal breaker for me because you have access to the full source code so if I needed add something that Dropsource doesn't have then it still cuts down on time needed for additional code.

Overall: Rapid mobile development that integrates with any backend.

Dropsource is the best native mobile app solution!

Jun 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's native functionality and friendly support and staff. I also enjoy that Dropsource uses Swagger APIs that can be used to link Google sheets and even SAL databases to my apps.

Cons: That I didn't learn about it sooner. Also I wish they would add the ability to duplicate page UIs and use predesigned UI templates.

Overall: The ability to make my own apps without needing to know Java or Swift.

Great solution to speed up time-to-market of native mobile apps.

Jun 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Export professional code from simple WYSIWYG editor. Get access to truly native code for iOS and Android all using an intuitive visual builder.

Cons: New product so it needs a stronger community. A bit confusing to developers not familiar with native app development, but senior developers will ramp up in no time.

Overall: We delivered apps to market in record speed.