I make mobile sites for small businesses.
All I want is an icon which is linked to one of those sites and uploaded to the Apple and Android stores.
All I seem to be getting in the WSOs is gobbledegook and technospeak, with incomprehensible pricing plans, all of them expensive - even $99 a month - how can it cost that much?
And all of them build apps by basically building a mobile website, then creating the app.
I don't need a mobile website, I just need a link, an icon which my customers' customers can download from Apple or Android.
People keep telling me to charge anywhere from $1000 - $5000 for an app. No small business can afford that kind of money, and indeed if they wanted an app, at those prices I would talk them out of it, saying they don't need it. I want to charge a one off fee of $99 - I could charge them that and still sleep soundly in my bed at night.
So, back to my original question, just to hammer the point further.
I want an icon linked to a mobile site and uploaded to the Apple and Android stores, which anyone can download. From all the PMs I'm getting, that's all they want as well. (and I want it to cost less than $99 (not including the $99 sumission fee to Apple) - just the app itself.
Is that so hard? If it is, please tell me and I'll give up on the idea.
I don't want Seattle Clouds, Build my app, etc. etc., good though they may well be.
I'm sure what I want is possible, as I have uploaded an icon which does exactly what I want on my own i-phone, just by using the features on the phone itself. It's not a custom icon (I don't know how to do that), but it's good enough to get a "Wow!" from prospective clients.
Sorry about the rant, I just got yet another "build a free app" program, which turns out to cost $299 (a month? per app? - who knows?) yet still doesn't do what I want.