smartphone with tri-c apps

Mobile App Development Tools

smartphone with tri-c appsInterested in building your own app?  There are free mobile app development tools that are easy-to-use – called WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get.)  With simple visual interfaces, they allow non-programmers to build mobile apps easily.  If you’re considering building your own app, check these out:

MIT App Inventor

  • http://appinventor.mit.edu
  • Android only
  • “Creating an App Inventor app begins in your browser, where you design how the app will look. Then, like fitting together puzzle pieces, you set your app’s behavior. All the while, through a live connection between your computer and your phone, your app appears on your phone.”
  • Success story:

AppFurnace

Appsbuilder

iBuildApp

  • http://www.ibuildapp.com/
  • App outputs for native iPhone and Adnroid, self-publishing, HTML5 cross-platform.
  • “We designed iBuildApp features so you could benefit from using easy-to-understand and convenient tools when building or updating your applications. Your application users will benefit from simplicity and quick load time.  Creating your own app with iBuildApp takes only a few minutes and absolutely FREE. Your followers will see your name and icon in the App Store, they can download your app on their mobile device, while backstage you have a powerful content management system to update the app “on the fly”, any time, as often as you would like.”

Interested in more general resources about mobile app development?  Check out these links:

Wikipedia entry:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_application_development

W3C’s Info on The Web and Mobile Devices:  http://www.w3.org/Mobile/

Presentation on Cross-Platform Mobile Development:  http://www.slideshare.net/peterfriese/cross-platform-mobile-development-11239246

 

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