AppMakr

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AppMakr.com
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Developer(s) AppMakr, Inc.
Initial release January 2010
Operating system iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Type application framework
Website AppMakr.com

AppMakr.com is a do-it-yourself platform to create content-based native mobile apps for iPhone & Android, as well as HTML5 Mobile Websites.[1][2][3][4][5] The process requires no coding knowledge and builds apps with a WYSIWYG editor.[6] It is free to use the site.

History[edit]

Originally a side service offered by technology consulting company PointAbout, AppMakr is now its own brand.[7]

As of October 2010, apps made with AppMakr comprised approximately 1% of all apps in the Apple App Store.[8][9]

AppMakr competes with Red Foundry, Bizness Apps, Mobile Roadie and BuzzTouch.

After the company was initially acquired by ShareThis,[10] it was announced on May 24, 2013, that AppMakr would be deprecating the AppMakr service and taking the site offline.[11] However, the service was then acquired by competitor Infinite Monkeys, who have merged the platform with their existing mobile app builder.[12] The combined entity now claims to be the largest DIY mobile app publisher in the world[13] and hires employees internationally.[14]

In August 2013, Infinite Monkeys acquired AppMakr.[13]

Special Features[edit]

AppMakr's platform uses RSS and API integrations to power the content in a creator's app. This content may include text, images, podcasts, audio, and video. Creators can also add location-aware GeoRSS and Media RSS feeds. Additionally, the platform allows in-app HTML5 and CSS3,[15][16] which serves locally from the mobile device and can access its camera, accelerometer, and other built-in features.

Other platform features include push notifications, native photo galleries, shared calendars, live chat rooms and mobile ad network integration. The AppMakr platform partners with a few advertising networks so that creators can monetize their apps.[17]

Within the editor, creators can customize the look of their apps by designing their icons, splash screens, headers, and tab icons.[18] If creators do not want to design graphics themselves, the platform presents a database of icons to choose from and culls images from related web searches..

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goode, Lauren (3 October 2013). "No monkeying around". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "AppMakr Unlocks The Power Of The Socially Mobile Experience, Debuts Industry's First 'In-App' Social Network". Thestreet.com. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Boudreau, John W.; Jesuthasan, Ravin; Creelman, David (2015-07-10). Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781119040071. 
  4. ^ "How DIY apps can promote hyper local? - CIOL". CIOL. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  5. ^ Boudreau, John W.; Jesuthasan, Ravin; Creelman, David (2015-08-03). Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment (1 ed.). Jossey-Bass. ISBN 9781119040040. 
  6. ^ Graham, Jefferson (17 August 2011). "Websites offer tools for making an app without knowing code". Usatoday.com. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Goode, Lauren (8 February 2010). "The Company Behind More Than 3,000 Apps". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Kincaid, Jason (25 October 2010). "AppMakr Raises $1 Million To Help You Build Custom iPhone Apps". TechCrunch. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  9. ^ Mitra, Sramana (25 October 2010). "The 1M/1MDeal Radar 2010: AppMakr.com and PointAbout ,Washington, DC". Sramanamitra.com. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Infinite Monkeys acquires AppMakr". IIFL Group. September 20, 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  11. ^ https://appmakr.zendesk.com/entries/23799622-Thanks-for-All-the-Apps-
  12. ^ "Infinite Monkeys Acquires AppMakr". prweb.com. September 16, 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Russell, Jon (11 September 2013). "Can’t code but want an app? Infinite Monkeys is now the world’s largest DIY app publisher". Thenextweb.com. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  14. ^ GOMSTYN, ALICE. "In Charge: Jay Shapiro, CEO, AppMakr". NorthJersey.com. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  15. ^ AppMakr Integrates HTML 5, Retrieved 3 November 2013
  16. ^ AppMakr's Sublime HTML5 Integration, AppMakr Blog
  17. ^ Build Your Own iPhone App for FREE w/ AppMakr - How To DIY, YouTube.com
  18. ^ Dachis, Adam (26 October 2010). "AppMakr Helps You Create Your Own iPhone App for Free, No Coding Necessary". Lifehacker. Retrieved 4 February 2011.