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Updated by Douglas Lee Miller on May 30, 2013
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Tools for Going Mobile in #HigherEd

Here is a list of platforms, tools, services and tips for deploying mobile content in a HigherED context:

Kurogo™ Mobile Middleware

Kurogo is open-source Mobile Optimized Middleware™ from Modo Labs that connects content from a wide range of back-end sources, refactors and recombines it, and makes it available on any mobile device.

ProgrammableWeb - Mashups, APIs, and the Web as Platform keeps you up to date with web mashups and APIs: what's new, interesting, useful and important. Hundreds of APIs and mashups. Contribute, search, view, and chart them.

Knack- the easiest online database builder and web app builder.

With Knack you can easily build your own custom online databases and web apps. Knack is the online database builder that is fast, friendly, and powerful. Try it for free!

Build enterprise mobile apps fast using the only cloud-based platform with visual development tools and integrated backend services

AppFabric and DataFabric

Singly AppFabric empowers you to add social login, sharing, friend finding and contact into your mobile and web applications. Singly DataFabric handles syncing, data formatting, de-duplication, and normalization letting you query by location, keyword, and more.

Codiqa - Fast and Intuitive Mobile prototyping

The fastest mobile builder and prototyping tool. Drag-and-drop to a live app, share it with others, and build off our high quality and clean code. Perfect for apps or websites.

Conduit Mobile App Maker's Features | Conduit Mobile

Find out what amazing features you can get with Conduit Mobile App Maker and start creating your own app now! No developer skills required! It's easy!

Backend as a Service | Mobile Cloud Backend as a Service | Kinvey

Backend as a Service provided by Kinvey makes it easier to develop beautiful mobile, tablet, and web apps.

Keen IO - Analytics Platform

Our analytics backend-as-a-service lets developers build analytics features directly into their apps. We do the hard stuff, so you can do the fun stuff.

Urban Airship

Mobile marketing solutions across all major mobile platforms. Improve customer engagement with push notifications, location-based marketing, and analytics.

Build iPhone, iPad, Android & Blackberry Apps - AppFlight

Who uses the appflight platform? Musicians, djs, recording artists, comedians, celebrities, politicians, athletes, bars, clubs, lounges, restaurants, businesses, non-profits, charities, universities, PR firms, retailers, manufacturers, consultants, small businesses, large businesses, multi-national brands, authors, publishers, marketers, filmmakers, and just about everyone in-between. Want to learn more about our options?

TestFlight " Beta Testing On The Fly

"It may not be the only over-the-air beta testing solution for iOS apps, but it is one of the slickest and most comprehensive, and the fact that it's free definitely doesn't hurt." - Darrell Etherington | Mobile platform for mobile web apps

Weejot is a cloud based mobile apps publishing service that allows users to publish mobile apps in real-time with no appstore required.

Mobile Business Apps and Forms - iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, BlackBerry PlayBook, Windows Mobile

Canvas eliminates costly paper forms and surveys and transforms them into DIY Business Apps for your iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, BlackBerry PlayBook, Windows Mobile Smartphone

Appcelerator Inc. | The Mobile First Platform

Appcelerator is the only mobile first platform that enables enterprise to create, deliver and analyze their mobile applications.



Apache Cordova

Apache Cordova is a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript. Combined with a UI framework such as jQuery Mobile or Dojo Mobile or Sencha Touch, this allows a smartphone app to be developed with just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

PhoneGap | Home

PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that allows you to create mobile apps using standardized web APIs for the platforms you care about.


Promote your apps. Discover new users. Engage your audience with an interactive demo. Kickfolio simulates native iOS apps on the Internet.

AppsBuilder - Create cross-platform apps - Do-it-yourself Mobile App Maker for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, BlackB...

Create, manage and distribute your mobile applications with AppsBuilder. The fastest and cheapest way to build professionally-looking apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows and your mobile site.

Make custom mobile apps, web widgets, and rich media ads · Widgetbox

Mobile web apps, web widgets and rich media powered by the Flite Engagement Platform.

ShoutEm - Make an App - Build Apps with Easy Application Creator

Need an easy way to create your Mobile Application? Try ShoutEm, the world's simplest Mobile App Maker. Join now!

RunRev | Programming made simple

Run Rev are an Edinburgh based software company and makers of LiveCode. We aim to make learning to develop software fun easy and accesible to all


Record, upload, play. Programmatic video: Upload like an input. Play like you echo. Split like a substr.