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01-04-2010, 07:08 AM #1
Can AppMakr Really Make an App Developer Out Of Anyone?
Although the App Store is exploding with new offerings on what seems to be a staggering daily basis, building and launching applications for the iPhone remain cumbersome if not virtually impossible tasks for the novice dabblers in programming and software development. That could change, however, with AppMakr, which aims to simplify and streamline the application building process.
Companies like WordPress and Six Apart created popular tools to let anyone become a blogger. Now startup PointAbout wants to do the same for building iPhone applications with a new service called AppMakr.
AppMakr promises to deliver a quality app in less than an hour for only $199. Users of the online service, formally launched today, enter a site Web site address or keywords and get back a sample iPhone app built with that content in less than 30 seconds, according to PointAbout.
For $499, users can also publish completely under their own brand and gain more control over app development through more extensive testing. Under this option, publishers set up their own Apple developer accounts, but the building, provisioning and management of apps is still handled by AppMakr.
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01-04-2010, 07:35 AM #2
I wonder how many fart apps, restaurant-tip apps, fake compass apps, flashlight apps will come out of this.If I helped you out, please use the Thanks button ------------------------->
01-04-2010, 08:00 AM #3
But hey, 2012 is just around the corner, so it's not all bad.
Wow I actually just read the post..
Your better off learning how to Code..
As the old saying goes.
Give a Man a fish - Feed him for a day.
Teach a Man to fish - Feed him for the rest of his life.
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01-04-2010, 09:04 AM #4
this blows me away! how lazy can you be?
props to appmakr though! 200 bucks...
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01-04-2010, 09:31 AM #5
lol ill pass
Like A Boss
01-04-2010, 10:03 AM #6
You really get what you pay for.
$199 and $499 isn't cheap but considering it costs ten times that amount to put some halfway decent apps out you aren't going to see anything revolutionary with this. Looks a lot like those create your own web site in 10 minutes with our pre made templates business model.
Those without jobs will waste what money they have on this. Just like those get rich quick infomercial schemes that play on late night TV. The old saying is true, you really do get what you put into something."To unpathed waters, undreamed shores." -- William Shakespeare
01-04-2010, 10:58 AM #7
I am sure it only creates very simple apps
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01-04-2010, 05:06 PM #9
By watching the video, he describes it as if it still needs to have an internet connection to work... It seems as just they're taking the web app you made, and making it "appear" to be a native app. For example, the splash screen is just taking place of the URL loading screen.
01-04-2010, 05:13 PM #10
Is this really for any one? Or do you need to know some fundamentals? I would think some programming or some graphic design would be needed to make an app? Unless this is all cookie cutter stuff?
That would be cool if I could make an app and charge a buck for it! LOL
01-04-2010, 06:17 PM #11
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01-05-2010, 06:36 PM #14
i knew this day would come as soon as they made indoor plumbing possible. sshhheesh. what next?killall Terminal
01-05-2010, 06:41 PM #15What can it do, really?
I've got a couple of ideas that I'd like to toy with to make a custom app- $200 would definitely be worth it.
I've got no programming experience, so maybe this would give me a shot.
Does anyone have other resources that might let me fool around for a lower price point?
(oh yeah, and I just moved to T-Mo today! Hooray!)
01-06-2010, 10:24 AM #16
And to think i thought there was already enough worthless apps on the appstore
01-06-2010, 10:49 AM #17
If this is legit and actually works that's great however getting you app approved is another thing