How do Mobincube and MobiLoud compare? What are the key differences between them? In this post, we’ll explore which of these platforms is best to help you create a mobile app for your business.Ultimately we’ll see that:Mobincube is right for you if:
- You want to build a simple app yourself with no programming knowledge
- You want to build a completely free app - that contains ads
MobiLoud is right for you if:
- You’re a content or news publisher with an established WordPress presence
- You want MobiLoud to convert your website to a native app for your readers to enjoy
Let's get into the comparison.
What is Mobincube?
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A popular app made with MobinCube - a guide for "Clash of Clans" players[/caption]Mobincube is a DIY app builder that allows you to create a free app without any kind of programming knowledge.It’s a platform to build any kind of app that primarily provides information to users.
Mobincube Key Features
1) Easily build apps for a diverse range of businesses
The Mobincube site says that you can build apps for:
- Tourist guides
- Restaurant and Hotel
- Online Radio
- And many more...
You use Mobincube’s visual interface to “drag, drop, copy, paste” elements around the platform to create your app for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.[caption id="attachment_951" align="aligncenter" width="432"]
The WiKiMap app - made with Mobincube shows off some of the more advanced functionalities[/caption]Although there are lots of customization options available, it’s best to use the templates that come with Mobincube as a starting point and then modify from there.
2) Easily monetize your app with the Mobincube platform
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MobinCube is highly integrated with ad platforms[/caption]Mobincube repeatedly highlight the potential of monetizing the apps you create through their platform.Through Mobincube, Admob integrates with your app and directly pays you income generated through users clicking on an ads.Whatever level you’re at, you keep the ad revenue generated up to your Monthly Active User limit and anything above that goes to Mobincube (so you don't technically need to upgrade to a higher pricing plan).[caption id="attachment_949" align="aligncenter" width="423"]
MobinCube's platform is focused on ad revenue[/caption]You can upgrade your subscription as needed and receive a higher percentage of your ad revenue.
There are six levels of Mobincube pricing. The free plans will contain fairly heavy advertising in the form of interstitial banners, videos, and sliders. There is potential to earn money here but it’s up to you whether you want your users to see a lot of ads. You’ll need to upgrade to at least the M plan to remove ads.[caption id="attachment_952" align="aligncenter" width="1121"]
The main alternatives to Mobincube are other DIY app builder platforms like:
Mobincube Customer Reviews
We looked at user reviews from Capterra and G2 Crowd to get a sense of what people thought of Mobincube:Several reviewers comment that the platform is easy to use. A verified reviewer from a Marketing and Advertising likes "The ability to create an app with efficiency and ease - especially for someone who's never done so before" and another reviewer writing on G2 Crowd calls the platform “fun to use and straight to the point”.They have some reservations however. The same reviewer goes on to call the platform “a bit confusing...” and suggests that Mobincube should offer a more “detailed tutorial option".Daniel O, writing on G2 says that the "Drag and drop is easy to use but not as intuitive as I would like. I couldn’t go live with my projects yet. It should have a preview that shows every change. It would help in the look and feel and UX/UI testing."It seems that there is something of a learning curve to Mobincube, but this can be overcome with a proactive attitude. For instance an administrator in the Marketing and Advertising writes that while Mobincube can be “a little confusing at times to use and understand... Once I looked up enough tips and tricks I made the program work in my favour”.We encourage you to read the full reviews by clicking on the above links.Let’s move on to MobiLoud.MobiLoud is a very different service for a different kind of user. Let's take a look at why.
What is MobiLoud?
Are you a WordPress based professional blogger, digital publisher, or news organization?If so, MobiLoud is for you.You’ve already put in the work to create a successful WordPress site that brings in readers and revenue.We take your already winning formula and convert your site into a native mobile app for iOS and Android. [caption id="attachment_1027" align="aligncenter" width="489"]
Convert your WordPress site into a custom mobile app[/caption]You'll have a powerful new channel for your business, that will please your audience, drive revenue and increase your brand’s reach.Unlike Mobincube - MobiLoud offers a fully Done-For-You service.
Key Features of MobiLoud
1) Full Service
Our team build, customize, test, and publish your app to the iOS and Google Play App Stores. This frees up your time and energy to work on your core task of growing your business.There’s nothing new to learn and you don’t have to worry about maintaining a new channel. The app is an extension of your WordPress site, and updates automatically with new content so you get to keep doing what already works with no disruption to your existing workflow.[caption id="attachment_1091" align="aligncenter" width="1440"]
Your app will update in real time with your website[/caption]When you work with MobiLoud you get a team of experienced developers at your service to ensure your success. Our support is available around the clock and we'll provide ongoing updates and app maintenance to make sure everything always runs smoothly.
2) Supports All Major Ad Networks and In-App Purchases
Like with Mobincube, you'll be able to increased Ad revenue with your mobile app. You can monetize your mobile traffic using banners, full screen, and native ads.Your app will have integration with all of the major advertising networks such as Facebook Audience Network, Admob, Google DFP, and Mopub.As well as this, you can sell subscriptions to premium or gated content using in-app purchases.All website features that you need to succeed on mobile will be available in your app.
3) Send Engaging Push Notifications
Your app will integrate with OneSignal, a leading push notification provider.[caption id="attachment_1029" align="aligncenter" width="538"]
Send engaging push notifications on iOS and Android[/caption]You can send engaging and customized push notifications to your app users whenever you publish new content, or want to send one-off messages.They're an amazing way to keep your readers engaged and for them to make sure they never miss an interesting story from you.
MobiLoud has a tiered pricing system.Different price plans include different features for higher traffic news apps such as:
- Monetization through subscriptions and in-app ads
- Integration with third party SDKs for advertising and analytics
- CDN and caching
- Support for higher or even limitless traffic
- Priority support for launch, promotion and monetization
There’s no risk with our 60 day money back guarantee. Price includes all development, configuration, publishing and maintenance. For more detailed information about MobiLoud pricing click here.Let’s move on and take a look at what customers have to say about each.
MobiLoud Customer Reviews
We also looked at user reviews of MobiLoud on Capterra and G2 CrowdBuilding high performance apps that integrate seamlessly with existing WordPress ecosystem is a key goal for our customers.Writing on Capterra, Stephan W recalls: “MobiLoud was all about getting content out of WordPress and into a native app specifically branded for us - this was by far the most important thing for us”We’re happy to provide that exact outcome. John, co-founder of a digital media company and longtime MobiLoud customer, agrees:“It just works. We can use our existing WordPress install and have our material presented in a beautiful way on both iOS and Android. We worked for a year trying to create our own app - and then decided to go with MobiLoud and haven't looked back. We've been happy customers for over three years and our readers love our iOS and Android apps”Walter, a web designer, agrees "[my app]has a great look and is very easy to customize with the WordPress plugin. The guys at customer support are good about getting you what you need."Walter goes on to explain the benefits of his app: "it has also grown our advertising revenue as we can use the app with Adsense and that has become our top performing advertising platform via the app."A key part of our service greatly simplifying the process for our customers. Josh G, a digital publisher, loves the “Simple to navigate the backend, great at sending alerts and notifications”. He goes on to talk about how he “needed a bit of help on some advanced customizations - however the team was extremely easy to work with... EXCELLENT customer service. They made sure I was totally satisfied which I appreciate”We encourage you to read all reviews in full on Capterra and G2 CrowdNow we’ve just about covered it, let’s wrap up.
MobiLoud vs Mobincube
As we’ve seen in this article, Mobincube and MobiLoud are fundamentally different solutions.Firstly, Mobincube is a Do-It-Yourself app builder, whereas MobiLoud is a completely Done-For-You website to mobile app solution. Mobincube has you build an app from scratch, whereas MobiLoud uses what you already have on your WordPress site to create a custom mobile app. Mobincube is a good solution if you have an idea for a simple app and want to get stuck in building it yourself without needing any coding skills - using their drag-and-drop builder and templates. They’re also a good solution if you want a free app and don’t mind having ads in your app.MobiLoud, on the other hand, is the perfect way to convert your WordPress blog or news site to a native app.We take what already works for your high-traffic WordPress site and convert that into an app that will give your readers a native experience on a par with The New York Times of the Huffington Post.Our solution has been designed from the ground up to give publishers everything they need to succeed on mobile, and our 24/7 support makes the process headache free going forward. Ready to grow your brand? Click here to schedule a free demo with one of our app experts.