During our time covering mobile games (which stretches back to the very beginning in fact) we’ve seen a fair share of good, bad, and downright ugly titles released over the years. From well-intended but ill-conceived tactical RPGs like Strike Team Hydra, to completely lazy, half-hearted releases like Bill and Ted’s Wyld Stallyns, we’ve seen some of the worst dross ever to grace a smart screen.

Even the most experienced development teams, handling hugely popular IPs have managed to churn out some truly awful titles (we can’t think of any more egregious than Dr. Mario). Besides the hope that developers might actually take on board our criticisms, we like to think that these games might at least, if nothing else, inspire potential developers to make something better.

Thanks to assistance from various online tools and game engines like Unity and Unreal, more and more aspiring indie developers have been able to realise their game ideas, some of which we’ve had the privilege of seeing come through our own Big Indie Pitch competition, like Golf Peaks and TerraGenesis.

That being said, these tools can only go so far. Not everyone has the time or coding skills required to put together a game from scratch, especially if you don’t have a budget. One of the best solutions in this case is to use an app template service. It’s a great way to get a taste of app development, with a choice from thousands of high-quality templates to help lay down your ideas.

For anyone that hasn’t tried it before, an app template basically provides the source code needed to handle the core functionality of your app. It simplifies the entire process of development and gives you a great foundation to build your app according to a beautiful and tried and tested design, whether it’s a platformer, match-3 game, or a puzzle game. They’re also a great way to discover the best practices needed to tackle bug fixes and adhere to clean design, so even experienced coders can benefit from using them.

Whilst recent difficulties with Chupamobile (which was until now the biggest app template service) may have shaken developer confidence in such schemes, companies like Sell My App have been able to witness the shortcomings of its competitors and improve where others have failed. Most notably by providing a highly responsive support system and a strong and fair refund policy.

This commitment to providing a fair and reliable service has been returned in kind with a swathe of positive reviews and approval from its customers. What’s more, Sell My App provides a full suite of services designed to maximise your app’s potential, including app store submission, advertising integration, and HD quality game assets.

If it sounds like something you’d like to try, be sure to head over to Sell My App’s official site for more details.