App Builder allows you to create your own apps.
You can publish your apps on Google Play.
Simple things can be done without any coding.
You can also earn money by integrating AdMob ads in your app. Both banner ads and interstitial ads are supported. This can be done with no coding at all.
This is much easier than Android Studio, and it does not require a desktop computer.
- Full access to the Android API.
- Simple things can be done without coding.
- App publishing directly from App Builder.
- Share the APK file or publish it on Google Play Store.
- Remote editing via WiFi; this is useful for editing app files on a PC.
- External libraries (.jar, .dex, .aar) are allowed.
- Your own unique keystore for signing your apps.
- Logcat viewer allows you to see system messages, which are useful for debugging.
A few example apps to use as a starting point:
- AdMob: demonstrates the use of banner ads and interstitial ads, and also displays your device ID (which you need to mark your own device as a test device per AdMob policies).
- Boot: Shows how to activate your app when the device has booted.
- Camera: a simple app which shows, among other things, how to request permissions at run-time.
- Clock Widget: yes, you can create app widgets (the things that you put on your home screen, like clock and weather).
- Dialogs: shows how to use dialogs.
- Editor: a simple editor app.
- Favorite Music: an audio player packaged with a playlist.
- Firebase Simple: shows how to use Firebase in your app.
- Image Gallery: an app that packages photos inside the app.
- Navigation Drawer: shows how to setup a navigation drawer and corresponding views.
- Reminder: demonstrates how to use the AlarmManager and receivers.
- Threads: demonstrates the use of threads.
- ViewPager: shows how to setup a ViewPager (a view that displays other views as "pages" which can be traversed by the "swiping" gesture.
- Website Notifications: shows how to integrate native notifications in you website wrapper app.
- WebView App: shows HTML page which is packaged with the app or comes from the web.
- Website Wrapper: just put in the URL of your website, and you have an Android app that shows your website.
- Website Wrapper with AdMob: Same as above, but also shows an AdMob banner ad.
Support group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AndroidAppBuilder/
Please use this group for support questions.
Without subscription, you have access to most features, but your apps will run only on the device they were built.
Subscription allows you to build apps that do not have this restriction. Also, some features of App Builder only available to users with subscription.
There are quite a few apps on Google Play that claim to be an "App Builder" or "App Maker" or "App Creator" etc. They don't actually allow to create anything functional. They merely allow to fill in a template, choose some options, type in some text, add some pictures, and that's it.
Please don't hesitate to ask questions in the support community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AndroidAppBuilder/