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

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.[needs update]

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.