Yes, my friends, the time has finally come… the time to sort the wheat from the chaff, the good from the bad and possibly even the ugly! What am I rambling on about? Android app makers!
The last few weeks I have been reviewing several online Android app creators. These are (mostly) online tools which help you create an app if you don’t know how to develop Android apps with the Android SDK. I wrote about the pros and cons of several app builders and in most posts I compared the one under review with other products I reviewed earlier. But a real overview article was missing so I have decided to pit them all together in order… Continue reading
Mobile Roadie is a popular online app maker for Android, iOS, and mobile web apps. App builders like this one are an interesting choice for those who don’t know how to develop Android apps coding Java. Read on to find out if Mobile Roadie can deliver!
When you sign up for the free trial, you are immediately asked to provide a title, icon name and type for your app. Like all the other app creators I have reviewed, you don’t have to provide credit card info when signing up. However, the free trial only lasts 14 days. During this period, you’ll have access to all of the features of the app creation content management system (CMS), but you won’t be… Continue reading
During the past few weeks I have reviewed several online app makers. For those who don’t know how to develop Android apps in Java (or any other language for that matter), app makers can be a great alternative to learning how to program. All of the tools I reviewed however focused heavily on online content based apps.
MIT’s App Inventor (AI) is quite a different beast from, say, Andromo or Appsbar. It was first developed by Google and released in 2010. On December 31, 2011 Google terminated the project. But the MIT Center for Mobile Learning adopted AI and the made it available again to the public in the first quarter of 2012.
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There are many online app makers out there that promise to build a great app for you if you don’t know how to develop Android apps yourself. Andromo is one of the more popular ones and unlike many other app builders, this is an Android only tool. This is promising, as many online Android app creators started out as iOS only tools and added Android support as an afterthought.
Unlike Android app makers such as Buzztouch, AppMkr, Appsbar and iBuildApp, Andromo does not offer a complete free version. A free account allows you to “kick the tires” but you will need a paid account to build a .apk (the packaged app you can install on a device… Continue reading
If you want to make your own app but don’t know how to develop Android apps then an app creator can be the solution. This comes with its own pros and cons when compared with other strategies (such as coding yourself and outsourcing).
This week I experimented with Appsbar, one of the contenders in the Android app maker business. The main concern with app maker software such as Appsbar or AppMkr is that the choices of app functionality are limited. Appsbar is however a completely free product, so despite any limitations it’s still great value!
Today I am taking a look at iBuildApp, a popular online app maker for Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad). Online app creators are an interesting alternative if you don’t know how to develop Android apps yourself: no programming skills are required to use iBuildApp.
You can sign up for an account by providing your email and a password or by logging in with Facebook. This will get you a free “Start” account. Paid options exist which do away with the ads and iBuildApp branding that come with the free version. The paid options are monthly/yearly based plans for one native application so if you have several you will need a plan for each app. The prices of the… Continue reading