Native App Builder Dropsource is Shutting Down

This is their full press release statement:

Dropsource Community,

Over the last 18 months, Dropsource has undergone some major changes. From leadership, to product pivots, we have been busy transforming Dropsource into a more healthy, sustainable business.

Dropsource was born out of a vision to empower individuals and organizations to build and deploy native mobile apps. Unfortunately, we have struggled to see sustained momentum and market validation for this vision. There are many reasons for this that I won’t get into, but as a result, and after much internal debate we have decided to shut down the current Dropsource Platform on November 15, 2020 . We are very sad it has come to this but it is what needs to be done to allow us to focus on delivering the future of Dropsource. Dropsource is now a much smaller team and despite our best efforts, we are unable to maintain the current platform while pursuing new company objectives. As a current Dropsource user, this means that you will need to move your application to a new no code platform. Dropsource will not be releasing a similar no code platform for building mobile apps . Below are some new recommended alternatives for your application that have come into the market recently:

We understand this may be a disappointment to you and want to do what we can to ease your transition. There will be a lot of questions that may come up but to get a head start here is what you can expect as a user:

  • Paying users will be able to use the existing paid product free of charge, we will be changing the subscription price to $0.

  • Annual subscriptions will be refunded their remaining amounts retroactively based on time to expiration since May 1, 2020.

  • Monthly subscriptions will receive a refund for their subscriptions backdated to May 1, 2020.

  • New users will not be able to join the platform.

  • We will be handling free accounts on a case by case basis. If you have an app you were planning on upgrading, please contact us and we will work with you.

  • We are aware of the new upgrades to iOS releases. For any user running up against issues getting their apps on the App Store, we will work with you free of charge to resolve your issues and will send you a revised source code bundle for your app that you will be able to test and deploy in your local environment.

As for the future of Dropsource. Our business has largely changed over the last 12 months and has become primarily driven by professional services. We have adopted Flutter as the primary technology we use to deliver custom apps to clients and have seen tremendous success and growth in our client portfolio. While servicing clients, we realized the need for better tooling and collaboration software between developers, designers and product managers. Dropsource has made the tough choice to invest in building out enterprise grade tooling to help individuals and organizations better develop and collaborate around their flutter applications. This vision more closely aligns with our company’s success building custom applications for our clients. We are working towards a beta version of this product.

If you have any questions or need any clarification about how this change affects you and your application, please contact us at


Nate Frechette


Not surprised. I followed them for a few years and had a couple of conversations with their former leader. I didn’t buy into the vision and approach they were taking, but hopefully they’ll be able to stabilize as a company with their new direction. I hate thinking about people losing jobs!

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I am so glad Bubble has a backup plan of open sourcing the platform just in case Bubble ever closes too. :sweat_smile:


I saw this email earlier and it was inevitable ever since they started their development services. Good job I had no serious apps built with them.