Now anyone can build an iPhone or Android app free then submit it to an app store with no programming skills required. That was a message from a recent press release by iBuildApp announcing support for Android apps in their easy to use free App creation service.
Before this announcement iBuildApp only supported building of iPhone apps, but now users can develop Android apps as well. iBuildApp offers an easy to use graphical user interface (WYSIWYG) with no programming skills reqired. If you want to bulid Android apps but find the SDK challenging, iBuildApp may be the answer.
Here is the full press release mildly edited.
iBuildApp announced today a new Android app creator called Android Builder. The tool simplifies creating iPhone and Android apps for smartphones. The iPhone solution has been live for a few months and has over 10,000 users. Small and large businesses can now easily create apps for Android devices without the need to hire expensive developers.
“iBuildApp has been testing our iPhone building solution with small business for the past 7 months. We’ve found that it opens up a world of amazing creative ideas for how mobile apps can be used for marketing and entertainment,” said Rafael Soultanov, CEO of iBuildApp.
The free solution allows anyone to create their own apps rather than hope developers create what they need. It also makes it easy to build and automatically publish an app to an app gallery. Some customers have become so good at creating iPhone apps they have started to make apps for others (becoming resellers).
The iBuildApp Android solution helps businesses to create Android apps using online WYSIWYG editor so it does not require any coding. Now anyone can build an Android app using the web interface, without any knowledge of Java (the language used to build Android apps).
The web preview interface allows a quick preview of the app while building it, without having to test it on an actual device.
There are many templates to choose from and the iBuildApp team is building 40-50 more. There will be templates for all types of business and personal uses, including for:
- e-commerce stores
- insurance and real estate agents
- car dealers
- doctor and medical offices
- fitness centers
- photo portfolios (and photographers)
- travel guides
- sports teams
- personal social networking
iBuildApp will soon give users access to the GPS, SMS, Camera and other powerful features. These will be able to be used in many different configurations (to be released in the second half of June).
There has been a strong demand for the service. In the last 35 days the number of signups has almost doubled, beating all conservative estimates.
iBuildApp is currently closing in on 10,000 apps mark in its App Gallery (similar to an app store). Those numbers are about to double this month and are expected to reach 40,000 by September.
“Given the popularity of Android phones, we suspect the number of Android apps our customers build are likely to catch up to Apple quickly,” said Soultanov.
Apple’s iPhone App Store has many more apps than the Android Market, with over 500,000 applications and games as of June 1st. In contrast Business Insider said in March 2011, that the Android Market has hit the 250,000+ mark. However, the gap is closing and is expected to close as fast as this August.
Go to http://www.iBuildApp.com to try out the new Android app creator.
iBuildApp is a new startup in the Mobile infrastructure space, that makes it easy and affordable for any business to build and manage mobile apps. iBuildApp hosts over 10,000 mobile apps from 100+ different countries for both the iPhone and Android market. Our mobile content management platform provides a cost effective solution for businesses to build and optimize their mobile presence for all smartphone devices.
We help companies to connect and engage customers to promote business, to keep customers updated and encourage their loyalty with rewards. Key features include those for Mobile Commerce, Mobile Advertising Management, and Social Networking Tools.