Gone are the days of prohibitively expensive app development and esoteric coding languages. AppMakr is changing how apps are made, and who can make them.
Apps have become an integral part of our everyday lives, and their usage continues to skyrocket around the world (up 58% in 2015, according to TechCrunch); we now spend more time in apps than we do watching TV, and there are currently more than 1.5 million apps available for download, as Statista reports. With those little squares on our smartphones pervading just about every facet of the digitized world and creating new possibilities for simplifying and streamlining our lives, it’s become critical for small businesses, sports teams, and even churches to take advantage of this valuable tool.
But developing an effective app can be prohibitively expensive, costing anywhere from $6,453 to more than $150,000, according to astegic (or, if you’re the TSA, $1.4 million), depending on the complexity of the product. In the past, if you wanted to save money and do it yourself, you needed to be a savvy programmer or go get a computer science degree. But all that is changing thanks to new platforms like AppMakr, which make it easy for anyone, regardless of budget or coding experience, to build their own mobile app.
Drag and Drop
Rather than relying on complicated and dense programming language, the recently redesigned AppMakr is simple and intuitive, allowing users to drag desired features and drop them wherever they’re needed. “The Machine,” as we call it, walks you through the entire process with detailed descriptions and advanced troubleshooting software. Even if you make a mistake, the platform double-checks your work for consistency and errors, so you’re guaranteed to deliver a clean and polished product.
Just about every detail you can imagine is customizable. Broadcast your brand by matching color schemes and uploading your logo. Design the way users navigate through your app and make it as simple or elaborate as you prefer, and include any and all photos offered by 123RF, a stock image search engine with a robust selection. The HTML5 tab is your blank canvas, and there really is no limit to what you can accomplish.
Features and Functionality
From social media to live chat to analytics, AppMakr has it all. Easily incorporate your blog and the latest news updates into your app to keep users engaged with the most relevant content. If you’re running a small retail business, use the Catalog function to complete in-app purchases.
Interactive features such as message boards and live chat rooms make it easy to keep your customers actively involved and build a community through your app. Push notifications and RSS feeds keep you in touch and update users without intruding on their lives. Importantly, the app is cross-platform, downloadable on both Android devices and iPhones, so no one misses your message.
Experiment with all the features to determine what works best, and preview your app in real time on any device. There’s no need to waste time with a clunky emulator that inaccurately represents your app’s capabilities. Test it as you build it to achieve perfection.
Once you’re satisfied with your product, publish it to all the major app markets in just one click, or publish it under your own Developer Account and brand. Your clients can download your app the same day you make it. And with added security from MetaCert, you and your users can rest assured that your valuable information is safe from phishing sites and malware.
Whether you’re a professional developer or just bought your first iPhone, building your own app has never been easier or more affordable. Get started today.
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