About half the app inquiries I get are from people who have a great idea and a SMALL budget. :) Others want to “test out” their idea before sinking lots of money into a full-featured version of their idea. This being such a common request, I decided to research solutions to help this growing segment of “idea people”.
One product stood out above the rest, www.swebapps.com. SwebApps allows you to create your app and get it published quickly and with little expense. Click here to see some of the apps people have created with Swebapps. The only downside to the product is the variety of app ideas you can produce with the product. It is not well suited for gaming, but is a great fit for utility-type apps, however; I recommend reading the ultimate guide to 144hz monitors if you want to get the most out of gaming.
As an added bonus, you can manage the content in your app via an admin panel. For example, the UGA Gymdogs app lists the most current info on the popular Bulldogs gymnastics team. This is a great feature. It means every time you update your app, you DO NOT have to re-submit it to Apple or Android Market for approval. The admin panel auto-updates the app and that’s it!
How Does it Work?
The first thing you will need to do is see if your app idea fits into one of the SwebApps feature categories.
Example: If your idea is to map locations of coffee shops based on your GPS location, SwebApps can help with the “locations & map” and “lists & categories” groups. If you want to do a multi-player shoot-em-up game, sorry SwebApps doesn’t have that module. :)
How Much Does it Cost?
Swebapps has a tiered pricing structure that allows you to get started for as little as $400 on either iOS or Android.
Do I need a Developer Account?
A developer account is not required to publish apps on iTunes or the Android Market. You can publish your app under their account no problem. If you do want to publish under your own developer account they charge an extra $500.
Other Questions about Swebapps?
Check out their very detailed FAQ’s section of their website.
Is your idea a good fit for Swebapps? If so, sign up for an account and get started!
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