Builder.ai vs Zoho Creator

Looking for a platform that’s flexible and easy to use? Look no further than Builder.ai.

  • Get more flexibility - unlimited customisations and easy to scale

  • Build with zero technical knowledge - no learning curve

  • Pay to own your app - not just rent it

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Why Builder.ai is the best Zoho Creator alternative

Get more flexibility - unlimited customisations and easy to scale

With Zoho Creator, you have to stick with a particular price plan and the features available in that plan. This means you might have to jump to a higher plan, even if you want only one or two extra features.

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Build with zero technical knowledge - no learning curve

Although Zoho Creator provides a drag-and-drop interface, it's very difficult to create custom apps unless you have technical knowledge. You might find using the platform a bit challenging, as it has a steep learning curve and you have to learn the intricacies of the platform.

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Pay to own, not rent

Zoho Creator offers a 15-day free trial for curious app builders, but users have to pay on a per-user basis once that’s over. Plus, the platform also uses vendor lock-in, meaning you rent rather than own your app’s code.

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Builder.ai vs Zoho Creator: Feature comparison

Builder.ai
Zoho Creator
Trustpilot rating
3.9

4.4

Beginner friendly

No learning or technical skills required

Learning required

Apps

Websites

Fixed costs

Pay-per-feature pricing model guarantees development cost ahead of project start date

SaaS pricing model means long-term costs are hard to determine

Customisation

Unlimited

Limited templates and designs

Own the software

Scalability

Dedicated project manager

Aftercare included

1 year

Separate package

Here's how it works

Match with an expert

They'll project manage everything – from kick-off to delivery.

Share your app idea

Spec out your app with your expert – we'll give you a fixed price and clear timelines for your project.

AI assembles your app

We select the template and you choose the features – then AI fits them together.

Specialists customise your app

Designers and developers tailor your features – making your app uniquely yours.

Your app is ready!

We deliver your app so you can launch – plus we help you maintain it with aftercare.

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What type of mobile apps can you develop with Builder.ai?

You can develop a wide range of fully customisable, feature-rich apps with Builder.ai. Here are some of the most popular mobile apps you can develop with us.

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Financial services

We make it fast, easy and cost-effective for you to create financial software. No tech skills required.

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Education

Improve student engagement with gamification, personalisation and integrations with leading online course providers.

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Retail

Are you considering bespoke retail software? Simplify inventory management, generate staff schedules and make more sales.

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Healthcare

Deliver better patient experiences with cloud-based registration systems, appointment reminders and prescription dashboards.

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A business person presenting data on his laptop screen

Financial services

We make it fast, easy and cost-effective for you to create financial software. No tech skills required.

Learn more
Two female co-workers collaborating on a project in their clothing retail store

Retail

Are you considering bespoke retail software? Simplify inventory management, generate staff schedules and make more sales.

Learn more
Teacher and students collaborating on a project having a wind turbine prototype on their table

Education

Improve student engagement with gamification, personalisation and integrations with leading online course providers.

Learn more
A female doctor consulting her patient

Healthcare

Deliver better patient experiences with cloud-based registration systems, appointment reminders and prescription dashboards.

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Delivering apps to happy customers

Great customer experience

As someone without much experience in software development, they have made a real effort to understand what I am trying to achieve and a lot of patience, and flexibility, as my vision was not fully baked when we started. The team has made the entire design & development process easy for me to navigate, including guiding me in the necessary decisions along the way.

Excellent support

Developing product can be done by any company .the important part is how you are giving support at critical time,Builder.ai gave that support at hard times.

Plangamy - Learn Languages ( Our App)

Builder is building our application and so far we have received the best outcome. The team from business development to ui/ux and productologist ( Mr Ansar) is doing a fabulous job. Plangamy is very much satisfied for the overall work till date. Keep up the good work.

Professional Organization

Professional Organization, made the journey of App development a great one. Working with the teams is incredible, the project manager Ms. Divya is a dedicated competent person who is friendly and professional. The whole team deserves a huge thanks for their great efforts and support.

SIMPLE YET POWERFUL

As an entrepreneur I don't want hassles in my app development and builder made it easy for me to give me what's in my mind …

I have recently collaborated with…

I have recently collaborated with Builder ai. There support on building the project is amazing. Shaheen the product expert is giving me better ideas which is helping us to enhance the product better.

Builder.ai has a seamless process and…

Builder.ai has a seamless process and system to execute complex technical projects. Builder maintains complete transparency across all stages of the project delivery. The project management team is very experienced and ensures that the complete clarity on product roadmap is created with their intelligence and expertise so the project delivery and execution becomes seamless with both developers and client having the complete clarity. Project management team ensures to create a balance in requirement and execution stage which ensures the project is delivered as per the client`s expectations.

An app platform for every type of business

  • Entrepreneur

  • Small business

  • Enterprise

Make your dream business app a reality

Our product experts are with you every step of the way to project manage your custom app build. Zero tech knowledge needed and you own everything, including your code.

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The project has felt like it is in excellent hands. The team has been thoroughly responsive, engaged and genuinely interested and motivated to make the project the absolute best it can be.

Dr Hassan Yasin

Founder of Moodit

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Real success stories from real customers

See how companies like yours used Builder.ai’s app platform to help them achieve their business goals

How we enabled Bandi Bytz to fill a market gap

As no one in their neighbourhood was offering a food delivery service, a group of entrepreneurs saw an opportunity and Studio Store helped them capitalise on it.

How we enabled Eat@Denby’s to sell delicious food free from fees

During the pandemic, we helped restaurant owner Louise take her business online with her own website and app, allowing her to keep all her profits.

How we helped Safariarts take back control from Etsy

After two years of selling on Etsy, Anup’s store was suspended overnight. We helped her get back up and running and stop sharing her profits with the marketplace.

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