Appscend

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Appscend
Developer(s) Appscend, Inc.
Initial release June 2011
Development status active
Operating system iOS, Android (operating system)
Type application framework
Website Appscend.com

Appscend is a do-it-yourself set of tools used to create content-based apps for iPhone and iPad that is handled using a web interface and a simple markup language, IgniteMarkup. With minimum knowledge of XML, developers using this markup language can build a totally custom application. The idea of this language is turning the skills of web developers into native app development skills, using any technology available.[1]

History[edit]

Appscend is the first mobile platform to incorporate In App Purchases, Layar Player, QR code scanners. More than that, through the use of a built-in API that can be used to sync push and pull data from virtually any web service, Appscend can integrate third-party services, such as YouTube, Picasa, Google Maps or Facebook.[2] Also, it offers integration with analytics services such as Flurry and Google Analytics, as well as the possibility of importing sales and ratings data from your own iTunes Connect account.

Features[edit]

Appscend is offering an Amazon Web Services cloud-based CMS, an ad-server for enhanced monetization options and in-app social monitoring tools.[3]

On a market that has becoming really popular now, Appscend is competing with products such as AppMakr, Bizness Apps, Red Foundry, the Touch Studios App Maker, and Andromo on one side and frameworks such as Appcelerator on the other.

As of January 2013, Appscend has approximately 550,000 users, 2500 customers, 300 published apps in the Apple App Store and 3500 applications in development.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Appscend". Chrunchbase. 1 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Murphy, David (29 July 2011). "Appscend Promises Easy App Development". MobileMarketing. 
  3. ^ "Build your very own mobile app". Killerstartups. 29 July 2011.