Behold! Announced at CES 2011! That ever-so-simple app creation service AppMakr.com will soon be adding not only support for Windows Phone 7, but for Android as well. This service has been active for iOS for some time now (3,500 apps made on it so far,) and allows everyone from the well-versed to the complete newb designers to create pro-apps that they can then release on their own for FREE! Sounds too good to be true? It's really sort of not!
Until now, you've only been able to sign up as an Apple Developer. This costs $99, and is paid to Apple. You'd have to do this no matter what system you were using to develop apps if you planned on sending them to Apple. We assume that the $25 regular fee for signing up as an Android developer will end up having to be payed down the road as well. One of the biggest reasons, let me tell you, that this whole system is exciting, is that this is reportedly the ONLY DIY application creation platform that requires NO CODING to develop mobile apps. It's been wildly popular for developing for Apple, now it's going to be on Android and WP7 - that's big.
This program is currently in Beta form, and anyone can sign up for testing if they head over to http://blog.appmakr.com/beta-testing/ and get added up. The FULL platform support is scheduled for February 2011. We're signed up - so should you! Wee! Check out the full press release below:
CES, iLOUNGE PAVILION BOOTH #4622—Las Vegas, NV—January 6, 2011 – AppMakr.com, the leading Do It Yourself™ mobile application creation platform, today announced it is adding support for Windows Phone and Android operating systems for its rapid application creation platform. The additional OS support makes AppMakr’s platform the only DIY application creation platform that requires no coding to develop mobile applications on devices that run Windows Phone, Android and iOS, the most popular mobile operating systems in the world.
The consumerization of IT and the proliferation of mobile operating systems, from iPhone to Windows Phone to Android, means that companies and developers that want to create meaningful and rich mobile interactions on the exploding array of devices available to the marketplace today need to support multiple platforms for mobile applications.
To date, more than 3500 applications have been created using the AppMakr platform, including the very popular iTunes applications for the PGA Tour, the Perez Hilton blog, the Harvard Business Review, BBC, and PBS.
“Mobile is the new frontier for news content, and our users rely on the PBS NewsHour app for news video, audio, and in-depth analysis,” said Travis Daub, creative Director of the PBS NewsHour. “No segment of our audience is growing faster than mobile. We’re absolutely thrilled that AppMakr is extending support for Android and Windows Phone 7. We will be able to rapidly roll out new apps and updates to support even more devices, and greatly expand our mobile reach. ”
Unlike other mobile application platform providers, AppMakr’s innovative and intuitive technology enables anyone, from highly-experienced and technically savvy developers to people with no development experience in all lines of businesses, to create both enterprise and consumer-facing native mobile applications in minutes, compile and then, upload the application to an application store like iTunes, Windows Phone Marketplace and Android Market at no charge.
“Mobility has long passed the point of ‘check-box’ for companies wishing to engage business users and consumers,” said Sean Shadmand, President, AppMakr. “The mobile channel is the fastest growing new communication channel, and as it evolves, applications demand more collaborative and social components that enable rich and meaningful interactions. AppMakr is committed to the social evolution of mobility, and enabling anyone, regardless of job function or technical expertise, to turn their unique vision into reality.”
All interested users are invited to participate in beta testing of the new AppMakr Android and Windows Phone functionality at no charge simply be registering for an Appmakr account at http://go.AppMakr.com/beta. General availability of the new platform support is scheduled for February 2011.
AppMakr will be providing demos of some of the world’s most popular applications running on multiple platforms, including Android and Windows Phone devices, created using the AppMakr platform at its booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in the iLounge Pavilion booth #4622. The company will also have an interactive Photo Booth featuring mobile device costumes.
Launched in January 2010, AppMakr is already the leading DIY platform allowing non-developers to create sophisticated native iOS, Windows Phone and Android mobile applications, and has been used by the world’s leading brands, including Newsweek, PBS, The PGA TOUR, National Geographic, Macworld, Harvard Business Review, Mac|Life, as well as other brands including U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate representatives and committees, bands and thousands of others to connect with their users through the mobile distribution channel. Applications created with AppMakr run on multiple mobile operating systems and devices, including iPhone, iPod Touch, Android and Windows Phone devices.