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Dropsource

Mobile development platform for native iOS & Android apps

4.71/5 (17 reviews)

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Dropsource Feature Reviews

17 reviewers had the following to say about Dropsource's features:

Matt L.

Great product with great potential and superior customer service

2017-06-29

Rapid mobile development that integrates with any backend.

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nikolay P.

Excellent way of app development instead of writing an app from scratch.

2017-11-24

Cutting app development time, not worrying about connecting APIs manually.

Pros

Drag and drop interface, easy API integration and source code export.

Cons

Lacking certain features for complicated apps like string manipulation, but can be done on the backend instead.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kyle J.

Good Mobile Development Platform

2018-05-05

Quick and light mobile app development and prototyping.

Pros

Without coding anything you can visually create powerful native mobile apps. Great for fast prototyping application screens.

Cons

Web based makes it somewhat limited and lacking certain features for complicated apps most things you need to develop on the backend APi.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael P.

Dropsource is the ideal tool for non-technical entrepreneurs & dabblers to develop software

2017-11-22

With Dropsource I can develop my mobile app. Without Dropsource, I cannot.

Pros

The drag and drop editor. 1.

Cons

One difficulty I face is that learning how things work (getting my head around APIs, Databases, UI design, UX design, process workflows, and wireframes) is all mostly concurrent -- and I pay for my access to Dropsource all the while.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anthony K.

Working with the Dropsource team and product has been, easy, productive and generated the results.

2017-12-06

I did not have to hire a programmer (or two programmers) to design and code the application in the various development environments (xcode + Android Studio).

Pros

Developing a cross-platform mobile app (Android + iOS) did not require me to learn xcode and Android studio in depth to get a minimum viable product.

Cons

I had the opportunity to work with the Dropsource team as a beta customer - so I, along with the team, experienced some of the growing pains as the product matured. There were some aspects of how the product was implemented or behaved that were either not intuitive and/or not well documented. However, the Dropsource team was always available ready to answer questions or address platform issues. Documentation of features has improved tremendously as Dropsource has moved from beta to production.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dan M.

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

2017-06-22

We delivered apps to market in record speed.

Pros

Export professional code from simple WYSIWYG editor.

Cons

A bit confusing to developers not familiar with native app development, but senior developers will ramp up in no time.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kelly F.

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

2017-07-06

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris W.

Dropsource Review

2018-08-05

It's one of the most innovative development tools rolled out since Microsoft's Visual Studio.

Pros

As long as you understand basic logic flow of programming, you can build an app without any familiarity with native mobile technology.

Cons

For more experienced developers, there is still a ton of functionality needed which at this time is still not available, such as dynamic cell resizing in collection views, video uploading, UI position locking, and undo functionality to name a few.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Dropsource


Thank you for the review Chris. We're glad Dropsource has been helpful for you. We also appreciate all the valuable feedback you provide through our support channels and to our product team. Thank you for being a valued community member.

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Joe C.

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

2017-06-29

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

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Eric S.

Dropsource's customer service is second to none and the tool is easy to use even for a non-dev

2017-11-27

Ability to directly build a native app without explaining to a dev team what I needed.

Pros

I have made enhancements to backend database design, updated swagger API file and implemented new functionality in my app in less than 15 min.

Cons

It was missing some functionality to integrate with my backend database/app but after explaining why this was so important for my app the Dropsource team quickly committed that they would enhance their product.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Felipe F.

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

2017-07-08

Finished and delivered 4 apps in a month time.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mackenly J.

Dropsource is the best native mobile app solution!

2017-06-24

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

Pros

I also enjoy that Dropsource uses Swagger APIs that can be used to link Google sheets and even SAL databases to my apps.

Cons

Also I wish they would add the ability to duplicate page UIs and use predesigned UI templates.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ty C.

Easy for non technical people to design simple mobile apps

2018-02-22

Pros

Growing community of users to ask questions and get answers.

Cons

Hard to connect custom APIs. Multiple nested views to handle event driven behavior.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Dmitry K.

Excellent for fast prototyping

2018-09-07

Even though a number of limitations in terms of what you can build and some non-convenient features, still you can easily go from zero to a beautiful and functional app vey fast.

Pros

Easy to build UI, easy to integrate with backend and additional services.

Cons

Some build errors are not explained therefore have to spend a lot of time figuring what caused them.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Dropsource


Dmitry, thank you for the honest review. We're actively working to increase our supported feature and functionality sets to decrease any limitations. We'd love to connect directly to hear more about how we can improve.

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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Connect to any REST API, easily share prototypes!! Simply Loved it.

2018-03-05

Pros

Designers / developers can work together easily, iterate quickly, forces you to use swagger / document your API correctly

Cons

3rd party plugin support is growing but dropsource team has to add them, if you don't have an API already built it's tougher to use

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sergio M.

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

2017-06-30

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Garrett M.

Dropsource changed my life!

2018-09-05

Pros

Could not be easier!

Cons

It would be great if Dropsource could push one app to iOS and ANdroid at the same time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Dropsource


Thank you for the review Garrett! We're very glad to hear Dropsource has been valuable to you. We're actively exploring how we can expand our animation options, so stay tuned.

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