Appzio App Designer Platform
Apps. Where would phones be without them? From news to games, weather to currency or size conversion charts, apps are an intrinsic part of mobile or cellphone life these days. They're as important to a business now as setting up a website was in the early 2000s.
But, according to Appzio.com , some apps can cost thousands of dollars to develop. Plus the process takes months, and professional coders' time is not cheap. That puts apps beyond the reach of many entrepreneurs as well as those novice coders who just want to experiment and see what happens with an idea they have.
The answer lies in the same solution that revolutionized the web. Blogging and web design platform packages like Blogger and WordPress helped anyone and everyone become a webmaster of their own domain and brought development costs down to affordable levels. In the world of app development, Appzio hopes to achieve the same aim, allowing development of a native app in hours or days rather than months. The platform does not use coding so it should be open to anyone who wants to design an app.
Yes, it's true. It looks like bedroom-based games designers are back! Only this time, instead of writing games for the Spectrum or C64, they are using platforms like Appzio to build effective native apps on many different subjects for Android and iOS.
Google's new algorithm change penalizes websites which do not run well on mobiles. One way around this might be for an affected company to build an app, if their product suits it. After all, I've seen apps for car hire, travel booking, taxi cabs, freelance work, activity groups, yoga and meditation over the last year since getting my first Android phone. The chances are that there are apps for most things these days, because the market is far wider than back in the 80s.
A platform like Appzio is ideal for someone who is just starting out with coding, or who is a bit of a techy geek and fancies putting a simple game or useful app out there. Apps have to be constantly updated to keep up with technological tweaks, and with a platform there is no hunting around through lines of code to make a small change. Many apps these days are free, so if making bug fixes is quick and easy, that will help the user friendliness of the app as well as saving the developer time and trouble too.
Apps built on platforms are the way to go these days. If you want to break into development, can you afford to be left behind?
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