Software to Make Apps

by GianPereyra 93 replies
Hello,

I've been noticing how many brick and mortar business have started using apps. Consequently, selling apps to these business seems like great niche, however I don't want to work with a freelancer.

So my questions to you guys is do you know any decent software to make your own apps?
#mobile marketing #apps #make #mobile marketing #software
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    • Profile picture of the author AppWarrior
      Hey... I noticed that there were no good answers here so I will help you out. I have used over a dozen app makers. The best by far is AppMakr. AppMakr.com.

      Here is a list of the top few app makers I know work as alternatives for you with a short description.

      Create Android App | Make Your Own Android Apps | Android App Maker | AppsGeyser
      AppsGeyser is the web platform that allows you to convert any web content to an Android App. With AppsGeyser you can convert any web content or widget into an App in 2 simple steps.

      Andromo – Free
      www.andromo.com
      Andromo is the App Maker for Everyone!™ In as little as five minutes, you can make an Android app to promote your business or launch your million-dollar idea.
      Follow the simple steps and plug in your content (things like websites, images, HTML/CSS pages, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, eBay, Blogger, iTunes, Tumblr, MySpace, LinkedIn and other RSS and Atom feeds). Andromo will turn it into a professional app that runs on millions of Android smartphones and tablets. And the best part is that it's free...

      Conduit Mobile - Free
      Create Mobile Apps | Conduit Mobile
      Conduit Mobile enables content providers and developers to create an app once and distribute it on all leading platforms, without any developing or coding skills. By cutting the technical workload, we allow publishers to focus on the content, delivering apps quickly, simply, and across all mobile devices. What's more, it's all absolutely free.

      PhoneGap – OpenSource + Free
      PhoneGap
      PhoneGap is an open source implementation of open standards. That means developers and companies can use PhoneGap for mobile applications that are free, commercial, open source, or any combination of these.

      AppsBar - Free
      appsbar - iPhone App Builder, Android App Builder, Windows App Builder
      Appsbar was introduced in 2011 as the first cost-free way for anyone, at any skill level and with a limited budget, to make rich, personalized apps that reflect their own personality, business or event with direct access to app stores. Appsbar meets the demand for a turn-key solution for creating and publishing apps, while eliminating the common hassles faced by even experienced app developers, including how to develop for multiple devices and platforms, how to beat long- wait periods for publication, and how to stop rejections from app stores.

      MobileRoadie – Paid
      Mobile Roadie - iPhone and Android Apps for Everyone
      Creating your own app using MoRo takes only a few minutes and costs pretty much nothing compared to making your own from scratch. Fans see your name and icon in the App Store, Android Market and App World and your app on their mobile device, while backstage you have a powerful content management system at your disposal to update the app instantly, any time, as often as you'd like.

      Let me know specifically what you want to do and I will provide you some more targeted resources.
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      • Profile picture of the author GianPereyra
        Originally Posted by AppWarrior View Post

        Hey... I noticed that there were no good answers here so I will help you out. I have used over a dozen app makers. The best by far is AppMakr. AppMakr.com.

        Here is a list of the top few app makers I know work as alternatives for you with a short description.

        Create Android App | Make Your Own Android Apps | Android App Maker | AppsGeyser
        AppsGeyser is the web platform that allows you to convert any web content to an Android App. With AppsGeyser you can convert any web content or widget into an App in 2 simple steps.

        Andromo – Free
        www.andromo.com
        Andromo is the App Maker for Everyone!™ In as little as five minutes, you can make an Android app to promote your business or launch your million-dollar idea.
        Follow the simple steps and plug in your content (things like websites, images, HTML/CSS pages, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, eBay, Blogger, iTunes, Tumblr, MySpace, LinkedIn and other RSS and Atom feeds). Andromo will turn it into a professional app that runs on millions of Android smartphones and tablets. And the best part is that it's free...

        Conduit Mobile - Free
        Create Mobile Apps | Conduit Mobile
        Conduit Mobile enables content providers and developers to create an app once and distribute it on all leading platforms, without any developing or coding skills. By cutting the technical workload, we allow publishers to focus on the content, delivering apps quickly, simply, and across all mobile devices. What's more, it's all absolutely free.

        PhoneGap – OpenSource + Free
        PhoneGap
        PhoneGap is an open source implementation of open standards. That means developers and companies can use PhoneGap for mobile applications that are free, commercial, open source, or any combination of these.

        AppsBar - Free
        appsbar - iPhone App Builder, Android App Builder, Windows App Builder
        Appsbar was introduced in 2011 as the first cost-free way for anyone, at any skill level and with a limited budget, to make rich, personalized apps that reflect their own personality, business or event with direct access to app stores. Appsbar meets the demand for a turn-key solution for creating and publishing apps, while eliminating the common hassles faced by even experienced app developers, including how to develop for multiple devices and platforms, how to beat long- wait periods for publication, and how to stop rejections from app stores.

        MobileRoadie – Paid
        Mobile Roadie - iPhone and Android Apps for Everyone
        Creating your own app using MoRo takes only a few minutes and costs pretty much nothing compared to making your own from scratch. Fans see your name and icon in the App Store, Android Market and App World and your app on their mobile device, while backstage you have a powerful content management system at your disposal to update the app instantly, any time, as often as you'd like.

        Let me know specifically what you want to do and I will provide you some more targeted resources.

        Thanks for the great reply, this is exactly what I was looking for. Have you used any of these softwares?
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        • Profile picture of the author AppWarrior
          I have used all of them extensively for the past year and about 25 more different app builders. I may launch a WSO course explaining how to use my favorite app builders and how to profit in the app stores. It depends if I have a good experience on the Forum. So far it has been OK. Please try one of these app builders out and let me know if you would like to see a WSO about how to use them and make money. I may let you try my course for FREE if you give me an honest review. Of course, this is all depending on if I decide to actually do a WSO.
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          • Profile picture of the author buddynextdoor
            I am In.....I think you must creat that type of course As people like me who are totally new to this world of Marketing and Online World.......will gain alot of knowledge

            How Can I be in loop for any development in this Venture of yours ?!

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              Thanks for your post, I have learned more about smartphone appli.
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      • Profile picture of the author DeVill
        Originally Posted by AppWarrior View Post

        Hey... I noticed that there were no good answers here so I will help you out. I have used over a dozen app makers. The best by far is AppMakr. AppMakr.com.
        Thanks for the list. Checking them out now. I'm still new to all of this regarding app technology/marketing.

        Can you tell us why you prefer AppMakr over the rest on the list?

        My situation is that I'm a novice to apps and have no coding skills, and a tight budget, but I'm good with idea creation and marketing strategies. I want to offer apps to entertainers to help them calculate&track their sales vs. expenses and keep notes of certain related things, and I also want to offer apps as an advertising/promotional tool to the clubs where they work. Preferably, I would control content management, but with the ability to let them manage their own content.

        I'm considering using Wordpress multisites (with a desktop version of the site plus a script for mobile-optimizing the whole site), with the main domain being my company's front end, and the subdomains being where I host the entertainers'/clubs' individual site with a web app directing users to those subdomains (without the url showing in the app). I would like it to be on my own domain and hosting account, make some extra cash running ads on the app, and completely own everything. If there's a way to make most of the content a native app, but with a link in the app leading to everything on the related subdomain (as mentioned above), that would be great. If I could do push notifications per club (to each club's subscriber list), and per entertainer (to each entertainer's subscriber list) that would be even better.

        Any suggestion from you or anyone else here would be much appreciated.
        Please keep in mind I have no coding skills and a very tight budget to get these apps made, so an easy way to do it all myself would be awesome.
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        • Profile picture of the author cicolino
          I'm seling mobile sites and for premium client with hosting plan (monthly charge) I'm using app.cat right now for Iphones but in a future for android too.
          It serves as a special business card, I can anonymize for extra charge, can make updates, and looks nice. It's web based app
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          • Profile picture of the author kedinc
            This post was awsome, with lost of great information that I have been looking for. I look forward to your WSO and would support you all the way. Thanks to all the other worrior who gave there comments and information about mobile apps.

            Thanks again.

            Ken
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            • Profile picture of the author AppWarrior
              I prefer App Makr because it is backed (funded) by a company called Socialize. Drop-In-Simple Social Platform for Your App. Great as a ShareKit Alternative | Socialize | Socialize

              Socialize is a pioneer in technology for creating "social apps" for the App Stores. Social Apps are the huge money-makers in the app store. For years, App Makr was great, then they changed to a different paid business model a few months ago. I believe App Makr will move back to a model where it is less expensive again and allow you to add a multitude of social features to app you create within their software. If App Makr has fallen off a bit they will be back in full effect and competitive with other inexpensive app builders in the very near future. It is important to build apps now in App Makr and get them submitted/approved because speed of implementation is key here to make money!



              Originally Posted by DeVill View Post

              Thanks for the list. Checking them out now. I'm still new to all of this regarding app technology/marketing.

              Can you tell us why you prefer AppMakr over the rest on the list?

              My situation is that I'm a novice to apps and have no coding skills, and a tight budget, but I'm good with idea creation and marketing strategies. I want to offer apps to entertainers to help them calculate&track their sales vs. expenses and keep notes of certain related things, and I also want to offer apps as an advertising/promotional tool to the clubs where they work. Preferably, I would control content management, but with the ability to let them manage their own content.

              I'm considering using Wordpress multisites (with a desktop version of the site plus a script for mobile-optimizing the whole site), with the main domain being my company's front end, and the subdomains being where I host the entertainers'/clubs' individual site with a web app directing users to those subdomains (without the url showing in the app). I would like it to be on my own domain and hosting account, make some extra cash running ads on the app, and completely own everything. If there's a way to make most of the content a native app, but with a link in the app leading to everything on the related subdomain (as mentioned above), that would be great. If I could do push notifications per club (to each club's subscriber list), and per entertainer (to each entertainer's subscriber list) that would be even better.

              Any suggestion from you or anyone else here would be much appreciated.
              Please keep in mind I have no coding skills and a very tight budget to get these apps made, so an easy way to do it all myself would be awesome.
              Originally Posted by kedinc View Post

              This post was awsome, with lost of great information that I have been looking for. I look forward to your WSO and would support you all the way. Thanks to all the other worrior who gave there comments and information about mobile apps.

              Thanks again.

              Ken
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          Originally Posted by DeVill View Post

          Any suggestion from you or anyone else here would be much appreciated.
          Please keep in mind I have no coding skills and a very tight budget to get these apps made, so an easy way to do it all myself would be awesome.
          HTML - hyperlinked icons for each sub site - like app screen on any mobile/pad. Then look for app creator site to convert into app for you - there are free sites you can find listed here on WF (search) .
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      • Profile picture of the author gohicks
        Great list been looking for something like the above for a while, need to spend some time now to go through and see which would be the most useful.
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      • Profile picture of the author PaulKlein
        Originally Posted by AppWarrior View Post

        Hey... I noticed that there were no good answers here so I will help you out. I have used over a dozen app makers. The best by far is AppMakr. AppMakr.com.

        Here is a list of the top few app makers I know work as alternatives for you with a short description.

        Create Android App | Make Your Own Android Apps | Android App Maker | AppsGeyser
        AppsGeyser is the web platform that allows you to convert any web content to an Android App. With AppsGeyser you can convert any web content or widget into an App in 2 simple steps.

        Andromo – Free
        Andromo - Make an Android App. No Coding Required.
        Andromo is the App Maker for Everyone!™ In as little as five minutes, you can make an Android app to promote your business or launch your million-dollar idea.
        Follow the simple steps and plug in your content (things like websites, images, HTML/CSS pages, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, eBay, Blogger, iTunes, Tumblr, MySpace, LinkedIn and other RSS and Atom feeds). Andromo will turn it into a professional app that runs on millions of Android smartphones and tablets. And the best part is that it's free...

        Conduit Mobile - Free
        Create Mobile Apps | Conduit Mobile
        Conduit Mobile enables content providers and developers to create an app once and distribute it on all leading platforms, without any developing or coding skills. By cutting the technical workload, we allow publishers to focus on the content, delivering apps quickly, simply, and across all mobile devices. What's more, it's all absolutely free.

        PhoneGap – OpenSource + Free
        PhoneGap
        PhoneGap is an open source implementation of open standards. That means developers and companies can use PhoneGap for mobile applications that are free, commercial, open source, or any combination of these.

        AppsBar - Free
        appsbar - iPhone App Builder, Android App Builder, Windows App Builder
        Appsbar was introduced in 2011 as the first cost-free way for anyone, at any skill level and with a limited budget, to make rich, personalized apps that reflect their own personality, business or event with direct access to app stores. Appsbar meets the demand for a turn-key solution for creating and publishing apps, while eliminating the common hassles faced by even experienced app developers, including how to develop for multiple devices and platforms, how to beat long- wait periods for publication, and how to stop rejections from app stores.

        MobileRoadie – Paid
        Mobile Roadie - iPhone and Android Apps for Everyone
        Creating your own app using MoRo takes only a few minutes and costs pretty much nothing compared to making your own from scratch. Fans see your name and icon in the App Store, Android Market and App World and your app on their mobile device, while backstage you have a powerful content management system at your disposal to update the app instantly, any time, as often as you'd like.

        Let me know specifically what you want to do and I will provide you some more targeted resources.
        This is a great list to start with. Been playing with some app ideas in a mastermind group recently, so now I can play around a bit to get started.
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      • Profile picture of the author noahamsterdam
        Originally Posted by AppWarrior View Post

        Hey... I noticed that there were no good answers here so I will help you out. I have used over a dozen app makers. The best by far is AppMakr. AppMakr.com.

        Here is a list of the top few app makers I know work as alternatives for you with a short description.

        Create Android App | Make Your Own Android Apps | Android App Maker | AppsGeyser
        AppsGeyser is the web platform that allows you to convert any web content to an Android App. With AppsGeyser you can convert any web content or widget into an App in 2 simple steps.

        Andromo – Free
        Andromo - Make an Android App. No Coding Required.
        Andromo is the App Maker for Everyone!™ In as little as five minutes, you can make an Android app to promote your business or launch your million-dollar idea.
        Follow the simple steps and plug in your content (things like websites, images, HTML/CSS pages, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, eBay, Blogger, iTunes, Tumblr, MySpace, LinkedIn and other RSS and Atom feeds). Andromo will turn it into a professional app that runs on millions of Android smartphones and tablets. And the best part is that it's free...

        Conduit Mobile - Free
        Create Mobile Apps | Conduit Mobile
        Conduit Mobile enables content providers and developers to create an app once and distribute it on all leading platforms, without any developing or coding skills. By cutting the technical workload, we allow publishers to focus on the content, delivering apps quickly, simply, and across all mobile devices. What's more, it's all absolutely free.

        PhoneGap – OpenSource + Free
        PhoneGap
        PhoneGap is an open source implementation of open standards. That means developers and companies can use PhoneGap for mobile applications that are free, commercial, open source, or any combination of these.

        AppsBar - Free
        appsbar - iPhone App Builder, Android App Builder, Windows App Builder
        Appsbar was introduced in 2011 as the first cost-free way for anyone, at any skill level and with a limited budget, to make rich, personalized apps that reflect their own personality, business or event with direct access to app stores. Appsbar meets the demand for a turn-key solution for creating and publishing apps, while eliminating the common hassles faced by even experienced app developers, including how to develop for multiple devices and platforms, how to beat long- wait periods for publication, and how to stop rejections from app stores.

        MobileRoadie – Paid
        Mobile Roadie - iPhone and Android Apps for Everyone
        Creating your own app using MoRo takes only a few minutes and costs pretty much nothing compared to making your own from scratch. Fans see your name and icon in the App Store, Android Market and App World and your app on their mobile device, while backstage you have a powerful content management system at your disposal to update the app instantly, any time, as often as you'd like.

        Let me know specifically what you want to do and I will provide you some more targeted resources.
        This is really very thorough. Thanks for listing it out!
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  • Profile picture of the author xlfutur1
    Great post, thanks for listing all of those sources.

    My question is: how can a local business use an app? What are some good ideas for apps that would work for selling to offline businesses?
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      Originally Posted by xlfutur1 View Post

      Great post, thanks for listing all of those sources.

      My question is: how can a local business use an app? What are some good ideas for apps that would work for selling to offline businesses?

      Around here ( daytona ) there is a growing trend, of places using them for reservations and appointments.

      I actually just saw a super cuts commercial plugging an appointment app.
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    • Profile picture of the author AppWarrior
      Originally Posted by xlfutur1 View Post

      Great post, thanks for listing all of those sources.

      My question is: how can a local business use an app? What are some good ideas for apps that would work for selling to offline businesses?
      1) I have built a few apps for local businesses. It is a way to make a quick $1,000 to $10,000 depending on the app. I think it is a huge money making market for 2012. Unlike selling websites to business which I think is now a saturated market.

      If someone can create a strong business and FINANCIAL model, they may have a sustainable wealth building system for themselves. It all starts with a solid financial model with key metrics. Someone who has this will skyrocket their earnings into the next highest tax bracket. I am looking to find a great partner that I can leverage the knowledge I have about apps to sell apps to small to medium size business.

      An example of how a local business can use an app is best described with a restaurant/tavern. If a bar can send a push notification for free or low cost drinks at specific time to people who buy their apps on a slow day of business, they can expect an increase in patrons who come to the restaurant. They would need a large network of people who have already downloaded the app and approved push notifications from the app on their smart phone. The best plan for local businesses is to not only have a robust app, but also have an extensive mobile marketing strategy.

      I know some distributors that help people sell apps to businesses but they are run by scam and rip-off artists so I don't want to name names. Beware of hucksters.

      2) Some ideas for small businesses:

      • A Mexican restaurant can send a push notification to app downloaders for FREE MARGARITAS!

      • A barber can send a push notification for 25% off haircuts for appointments schedule during slow business days or times.

      • I have many more, but I can't give you all my great ideas. :-)
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        I am developing a business model for selling apps for SMBs. I would like to connect with you and see if we can work together. I am also interested in your WSO. You can reach me at sergio@mobipromo360.com
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      • Profile picture of the author zoro
        Originally Posted by AppWarrior View Post

        1) I have built a few apps for local businesses. It is a way to make a quick $1,000 to $10,000 depending on the app. I think it is a huge money making market for 2012. Unlike selling websites to business which I think is now a saturated market.

        If someone can create a strong business and FINANCIAL model, they may have a sustainable wealth building system for themselves. It all starts with a solid financial model with key metrics. Someone who has this will skyrocket their earnings into the next highest tax bracket. I am looking to find a great partner that I can leverage the knowledge I have about apps to sell apps to small to medium size business.

        An example of how a local business can use an app is best described with a restaurant/tavern. If a bar can send a push notification for free or low cost drinks at specific time to people who buy their apps on a slow day of business, they can expect an increase in patrons who come to the restaurant. They would need a large network of people who have already downloaded the app and approved push notifications from the app on their smart phone. The best plan for local businesses is to not only have a robust app, but also have an extensive mobile marketing strategy.

        I know some distributors that help people sell apps to businesses but they are run by scam and rip-off artists so I don't want to name names. Beware of hucksters.

        2) Some ideas for small businesses:

        • A Mexican restaurant can send a push notification to app downloaders for FREE MARGARITAS!

        • A barber can send a push notification for 25% off haircuts for appointments schedule during slow business days or times.

        • I have many more, but I can't give you all my great ideas. :-)
        Some great info here, thanks for the share.

        I am looking to build Apps (both Android & Apple) to sell to Offline businesses. What software would you recommend to use for this? I am not a coder and not interested in learing coding so I would be looking for something with templates and wysiwyg editor and one that can publish the apps for easy downloads without having to go through the App stores.
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      • Originally Posted by AppWarrior View Post

        1) I have built a few apps for local businesses. It is a way to make a quick $1,000 to $10,000 depending on the app. I think it is a huge money making market for 2012. Unlike selling websites to business which I think is now a saturated market.

        If someone can create a strong business and FINANCIAL model, they may have a sustainable wealth building system for themselves. It all starts with a solid financial model with key metrics. Someone who has this will skyrocket their earnings into the next highest tax bracket. I am looking to find a great partner that I can leverage the knowledge I have about apps to sell apps to small to medium size business.

        An example of how a local business can use an app is best described with a restaurant/tavern. If a bar can send a push notification for free or low cost drinks at specific time to people who buy their apps on a slow day of business, they can expect an increase in patrons who come to the restaurant. They would need a large network of people who have already downloaded the app and approved push notifications from the app on their smart phone. The best plan for local businesses is to not only have a robust app, but also have an extensive mobile marketing strategy.

        I know some distributors that help people sell apps to businesses but they are run by scam and rip-off artists so I don't want to name names. Beware of hucksters.

        2) Some ideas for small businesses:

        • A Mexican restaurant can send a push notification to app downloaders for FREE MARGARITAS!

        • A barber can send a push notification for 25% off haircuts for appointments schedule during slow business days or times.

        • I have many more, but I can't give you all my great ideas. :-)

        You seem to have a lot of knowledge and experience in the field of apps. I have a contractor that would like for its customers to take picture of their project include the area and send that in to contractor. Something that is manageable in AppMakr? How do you determine how much to. Barge for this?

        Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I had a quick play around with app geyser about a month or so ago. I created an app out of a mobile website within about 5 minutes and downloaded it on to my Android phone and it worked perfectly. It's free to use but I believe once you get a certain number of downloads (I think the lady said about 50) they then start charging you. I guess this is good because you will only be paying when/if the app becomes successful.
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      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      I had a quick play around with app geyser about a month or so ago. I created an app out of a mobile website within about 5 minutes and downloaded it on to my Android phone and it worked perfectly. It's free to use but I believe once you get a certain number of downloads (I think the lady said about 50) they then start charging you. I guess this is good because you will only be paying when/if the app becomes successful.
      Thanks Will for the info. This will be helpful as I get busier with apps.
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    • Profile picture of the author toodise
      Appwarrior and everyone great posts... I have many many offline contacts to restaurants and I am looking for something I can offer to them in the way of a mobile app does anyone have a good one that could be changed slightly for their businesses.. Most of them already have a website not just a website that is optimized for a mobile device. the faster the better and simple is better.
      I have seen quite a few but an hesitant to pull the trigger on most of them because they seem like they are not flexible enough to be able to offer to many different restaurant types.. any feedback on this is very helpful.

      thanks mike
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  • Profile picture of the author flyinghammers
    AppWarrior-

    Are you a developer? If so, which platform?

    Can you provide a screen shot of one of the few apps you have built? How about a link to the app so we can download it.
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    im interested too!
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  • Profile picture of the author DigiMan
    QuarkXPress v9.1 offers a fairly easy method for building iPhone & iPad apps (but not Android apps). Plus Quark is an excellent alternative to Adobe Illustrator and Dreamweaver. Quark is an innovative website builder...and I bet it can do mobi sites with ease (though I have not experimented with a mobi site yet in Quark). Unfortunately, Quark is pretty darn expensive.
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    I've heard good things about BizzNessApps as well
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  • Profile picture of the author patrickwagner
    These type of App builders are going to continue to pop-up every week or so. This is definitively the way to if you want to create a simple app. I can't wait for something more robust or with lots of templates to start any of the popular type apps for your own brand or site. I like mobileroadie.com and andromo.com
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  • Profile picture of the author PurpleNinja
    Is there any mobile application(iphone,ipad,android) that transform a wordpress site to a mobile application?
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    Thank you for the very extensive list. I'll be coming back here shortly.
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    I would recommend AppMakr you can try that..
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    • Profile picture of the author realworldincome
      Buzztouch is another good iOS and Android web-based app builder site for free. You can also download and host their software on your own server as well. Worth a look. Very good forum with helpful people. This will for some people probably be a bit more involved in some ways than some of the other sites listed above, but so far it is working out for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author NXmarketeer
    If you are serious about it go with: Unity3D (free)

    If you are super serious about it then its: Xcode (also free)

    If you are mainstream go with: Adobe AIR (Flash) or Flex (Flash Builder)

    ... just my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author gohicks
    Game Salad is another you could look at for creating Games. Game Design Engine, Make Games for iPhone & Android - GameSalad
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  • Profile picture of the author gohicks
    Do you know of anything similar to Mobile Roadie but cheaper. They have a great CMS for developing Apps but their monthly fees are very expensive.
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    • Hi,

      I have extensive experience with most of the mobile application development SAAS companies, and I have had the best experience with Seattle Clouds.

      I really liked Buzztouch too, but compiling the apk file through eclipse was a pain after 100 apps.

      Just some info from someone in the mobile app trenches.

      Cheers,
      Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author shoopt
    The business of mobile apps development have caught fire as the world is going mobile. There are a number of resources available over web that claims to easily create mobile app as per your usage. I have gone through a lot of them and didn't find any resource worthy to develop a business specific app. Even I have made a few apps using power point but found these process are useless if I want some professional mobile app.
    My point for you is, if these resources are this much good why there are organizations for apps development?
    So if you wish to have an app that generate business for you, better follow standard guidelines of apps development or have it made with some professional mobile apps development company.
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    I am Daniel Jones, working in a Mobile Application Development Company as a Mobile App Developer. I enjoys exploring apps on iOS, blackberry, android and other mobile platforms.

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  • Profile picture of the author DaneSebastion
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    Hi there,

    I have had a look at the lists so far, is anybody here in the Apps marketing area that can provide an updated list on which Apps builder is the best for providing my local businesses an App with push notifications etc etc. It needs to be able to do Apple, Android and maybe put out a html5 mobile page as well.

    Cheers

    Dane
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  • Profile picture of the author Virtualghost
    Anyone buy "android app creator software" and tried it?Seems cheap enough but want to know any reviews.
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Aweinerws
    There are many software programs which will help you develop advanced apps. But it is essential to know how to use software apps in various projects. There are companies which are into software app development. If you want you can contact one such company for your projects.
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  • Profile picture of the author ionext002
    appmaker is a cool tool
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  • Profile picture of the author londoncoffee
    My own 2 cents worth of feedback here is this: its not the app software that's the problem, it's getting clients who will actually listen to you for more than 60 seconds. Many of the app makers mentioned here are great. But your typical client can barely understand stuff like Responsive Web Design and Push Notification. If you have the gift of selling, then you're gonna make it irrespective of the software. Same problem with selling web design. I have people who say 'oh i'm fine thanks, i have a FREE yell.com website or i have a wix website, get lost!'
    Try explaining that these site makers suck. They're not interested.
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  • Profile picture of the author afroedo
    thanks guys , nice share
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  • Profile picture of the author duglus009
    so much information shared here thanks everyone
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  • Profile picture of the author trcapro
    Making apps can be a challenge. You have a lot to figure out and consider when it comes to the platform you want you app to be available in, how you want to make it available, what sort of features it has to include and any number of other factors. Of course you have to figure in your own technical abilities.

    For me, I started out with something simple called infinite monkeys which is free and pretty much a drag and drop setup. I figure i can always move on to something more powerful later.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lotus Plaza
    App Inventor, check 'em.
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  • Profile picture of the author freeadstime
    We have app developers in the team and some of them recommend the appmakr.com as it is an easy one to use.
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    • Profile picture of the author marcos08
      I have tried a few different ones via WF purchases, will also be checking out some of the options that are free provided in the post.

      The one I have stuck with is skybuilder, it is very easy to use and for local businesses it has everything that they would want within an app, also if you know any html etc and people want downloads or sign ups for products/factsheets such as accountants then that is also easy to do within the app.

      It is not free I purchased it during launch in the summer and pay just under £100.00 per month for it but I am viewing it as long term,
      ( if you check out the app resource below they currently have a $1 trial to test for three days)
      when my telesales guy gets his butt into gear I should easily see a great return, I have a couple of Apps currently on Google play, mainly derived from the training provided and one from another app course I purchased on here which is apparently quite a complex one according to skybuilder!!

      I am currently trying to get in to my daughters new school and offer them a free app which I have on my phone which took me minutes to build, the biggest job with skybuilder is just organising your graphics for within the app and also for placing on Google play.

      So now I will go and take a look at some of the ones mentioned by others on here and be able to come back with a comparison
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  • Profile picture of the author rajeev786
    thanks for the great help.
    I have gained lots of knowledge from this post.
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  • Profile picture of the author shoopt
    You can try a few mobile development platforms like wapple, onbile, mobify or wirenode. These are pretty good in providing services of mobile app development.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aweinerws
    Making apps is surely not easy. But if you want a customized app, which will be used only by your company, then you can approach a company who has a good experience in the app development industry. You can find such companies from google or any online directory. You can search for companies in your region, if you prefer.
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  • Profile picture of the author webproishere
    I don't know a thing about APPS. i WILL look into this for sure
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Hower
    Would the Apple apps store accept apps that are written with HTML5, or do I need to use their development system?
    Thanks
    Dan Hower
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    • Profile picture of the author marcos08
      Originally Posted by Dan Hower View Post

      Would the Apple apps store accept apps that are written with HTML5, or do I need to use their development system?
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      I am not currently sure about the app store as I am not on it yet imminent plans I am just on Google play.

      However you may find some help with the following articles I managed to find
      BII REPORT: How HTML5 Will Take Over Mobile Apps - Business Insider
      https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

      Hope they help a little
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    • Profile picture of the author zardon
      Originally Posted by Dan Hower View Post

      Would the Apple apps store accept apps that are written with HTML5, or do I need to use their development system?
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      No they won't. If its HTML5 they will say to make a web app instead, which is just basically a website using HTML5 and its API
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  • Profile picture of the author Valdor Kiebach
    Eclipse IDE and HTML5 / javascript using phonegap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eotag
    Thanks App Warrior. GREAT info to look into!
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  • Profile picture of the author 4webmaster
    There is one great software I might order soon: WinDev Mobile: The CASE tool for mobility
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  • Profile picture of the author networkempire
    Createcoolapps is a good platform to build business apps. It supports all the features you need in a business app.
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  • Profile picture of the author shoopt
    Originally Posted by GianPereyra View Post

    Hello,

    I've been noticing how many brick and mortar business have started using apps. Consequently, selling apps to these business seems like great niche, however I don't want to work with a freelancer.

    So my questions to you guys is do you know any decent software to make your own apps?
    If you have some knowledge of coding try working on Titenium or Phonegap.
    These are the best frameworks for developing native and web apps respectively.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    For android try App Builder - free to make HTML5 apps, and you can choose to download a signed or unsigned APK file to publish to Google Play. For $5 you can remove the reference to AppBuilder in the About box making it completely private label.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSL Publishing
    Are you a developer?

    Originally Posted by GianPereyra View Post

    Hello,

    I've been noticing how many brick and mortar business have started using apps. Consequently, selling apps to these business seems like great niche, however I don't want to work with a freelancer.

    So my questions to you guys is do you know any decent software to make your own apps?
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  • Profile picture of the author networkempire
    Hello
    If you are an expert in programming languages like Java Script, HTML 5, etc; then you can go for the softwares like the GENWI, APPMAKR etc. If you are a layman in the field of coding; then do have a look at MyAppBuilder; which is a real helpful source to build you app. You just need to provide your content, and it will build your app. You need not required to be technical. Even this will help you in show casing your app in various appstores. With this, you can make 2 apps on a monthly basis and their monthly fee is $29. SouthEm is another easy-to-use platform for app making without coding knowledge. It charges $30 as the basic package per month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruck
    If you are just getting started, I highly suggest Conduit Mobile. I built the IMGrind Android and iOS apps out of it in less than 24 hours. Very easy platform to get your feet wet.
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    • Profile picture of the author RikkiBoy
      Originally Posted by Ruck View Post

      If you are just getting started, I highly suggest Conduit Mobile. I built the IMGrind Android and iOS apps out of it in less than 24 hours. Very easy platform to get your feet wet.
      What you failed to mention was that Conduit charge a 'setup' fee of $500US, not sure why as its basically a CMS and for every app that you make will be charged (which they call a credit) @$39US per month which is approx. $340US a year.

      Now. lets do the math here; if you make an app for a SME (and to cover your costs) you would need to charge $39 US + Your expected profit.

      Now here's the question :

      How much would you be prepared to pay per month for an app for your business?
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  • Profile picture of the author webstarcom
    I use andromo.com and i'm very pleased with the features and the functionality. unfortunately it's only for Android. for 99$ per year is a great choice for people with no coding knowledge.

    another choice for both android and apple is https://seattleclouds.com but the cost 99$ per month (for unlimited apps) is too big for me. Anyone should choose according to their needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author usndsd
    App builders are popping up every day.there's no shortage of choices...did you finad a solution?
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    reserved for FAQ.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike J
    Just use google...you'll find dozens of app makers...now its your choice to choose one based on reviews and your research
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisAke
    Our company, Grand Apps, has been in business since 2011 and we sometimes use biznessapps for some quick mobile app builds. We highly recommend this software.

    It is very easy to use!

    Visit our blog to see some of the apps we created using this software!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruck
    What you failed to mention was that Conduit charge a 'setup' fee of $500US, not sure why as its basically a CMS and for every app that you make will be charged (which they call a credit) @$39US per month which is approx. $340US a year.

    Now. lets do the math here; if you make an app for a SME (and to cover your costs) you would need to charge $39 US + Your expected profit.

    Now here's the question :

    How much would you be prepared to pay per month for an app for your business?
    You must not be familiar with me. That's ok. My last app got 43 Million downloads in 64 countries and that was right before we started banking $13-$14.5 a day in in-app purchases and serving ads.

    I've got 40+ apps currently. So, you can see that such a small fee, had no weight in my conversation regarding conduit. I simply used them because the trade off is so much better for us in our favor. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author gaurav1991
    SourceForge - Download, Develop and Publish Free Open Source Software is a online apps maker tool that helps you to make new applications.
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  • Profile picture of the author warrenk26
    You want something that is completely open source (free) & has a good name behind it ?
    Try Mozilla Appmaker
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  • Profile picture of the author davidtye
    Mobile Apps have become a major player in promoting businesses and I recommend it as a great niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author gaurav1991
    Hi
    There are many sites on which provide you software make apps.
    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author ehsanmahmood
    Beside app development platforms like PhoneGap,


    There are many other platforms which allow you to create mobile app without zero knowledge of app development like AppsBar, AppMachine, Google App Inventor, you can read more about these tools and their effectiveness on is app building softwares blog post.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author JagSEO
    Wow great information, looks great!
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  • Profile picture of the author floresdenisef
    I prefer to use to make a phonegap android app
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  • Profile picture of the author Cathy Bloom
    We have been using 123 Flash Chat software and they guys have a mobile app as well. And they have promo recently to make your own mobile chat app, which can save $999 and it will be totally with your own branding. The chat has multiple features and it supports video as well for android tablets. You can make money with it with their credit system
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Brooks
      Great list of app building services here. I signed up with Buzztouch last year and went through their training - Buzztouch University. Love this service mainly because, 1. it's very inexpensive and 2. you own the apps you create which isn't the case with many other, low-cost services. My only complaint is they don't have many available plugins that would be attractive to small businesses such as restaurants.

      IMO, creating mobile apps for small businesses is still very much a fresh opportunity.
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    Great thanks for your help
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  • Profile picture of the author Rozapk21
    I had a quick play around with app geyser about a month or so ago. I created an app out of a mobile website within about 5 minutes and downloaded it on to my Android phone and it worked perfectly.
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  • Profile picture of the author moviemoney
    You can use Appypie that is available online for developing apps on Internet easily.
    It looks good for developing business apps. I didn't use it for others.
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  • Profile picture of the author takticz101
    Thats a great list of app makers. Im gonna try and use some of them that were recommended here.
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  • Profile picture of the author accerman
    Appypie is a good online software for creating apps easily.
    It is very beneficial, essential and do not waste our time.
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  • Profile picture of the author mixedherbs
    Hi,

    I'd appreciate some assistance on this:

    I've got a website that I update once or twice a week.

    I want to make a logo, which I can make myself, that a visitor to my website can download from a widget on my site, to his/her mobile/cell phone's front page or app. library, enabling them to access my site on their phone without having to enter the URL every time.

    I'd appreciate some help.

    Peter
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  • Hey guys, if I can chime in I am sure you will find the mobile apps builder I have created simple, effective and to the point: mob.is.it. Plus, since you are all fellow Warriors I will be very happy to give you some special discounts if you ever decide to purchase any of our monthly plans.

    Hope this helps, cheers!
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