Make Your Own App Free with Yapp the App Maker for Android and Apple
Now everyone, even those without computer programming skills, can create fabulous smartphone event style apps, which they can share with their friends. This includes app for events such as weddings, conferences and family reunions.
Several apps have been available for some time for developing full-blown app software that can be added to the Apple and Android App stores, but the process is very complicated and requires a lot of knowledge, skill and time.
But Yapp is different. It doesn’t develop apps using the the standard software frameworks. So you don’t have all the hassle, expense and approvals needed to meet the requirements for uploading apps to these stores.
You can develop your own apps for personal use right on your own smartphone by downloading the Yapp app. If you want to share the app you will need all users to download Yapp and your app, but this is very easy via emails to all in the group.
The apps can be built quickly and updated in real time. They provide a perfect introduction to the elements of functionality of apps that can be a prelude to your creating conventional apps for fun and profit that can be marketed through the app stores as full blown applications.
This article aims to introduce Yapp and to show you what it can do. Additional modules in addition to 'Events' are planned
The first Yapp product is Events which is designed for individuals, groups and families to quickly and easily create media-rich, interactive and elegant smartphone apps to help organise events, seminars workshops, family anniversaries, school reunions and other gatherings. These apps help everyone involved in the distribution group to keep track of the organisation weddings, conferences, meetings, school reunions, etc.,and even parties and sporting events
For wedding apps the tool allows everyone involved to be kept up to date with the fun things, accommodation, photographs, schedules, invitations, things to do, ordering photos and videos and requests for help etc. The Yapp app is really easy to use and requires almost no technical knowledge. Assistance is provided via the Yapp website through a team of software engineers for more complicated designs and general help for developing projects. It is genuinely easy to use and you can get an application up and running in minutes. They make it easier still by offering a set of fabulous pre-set templates designed for various purposes and you can use a variety of templates.
The basic components for Events are:
- News Feed
Applications have been Developed for:
- Book clubs
- Sporting Teams
- College events
- Kids Events
- Birthday Parties
- Poker Nights
- Roving Dinners
- Arts and Crafts
Customizing and Sharing Your App
You can customize your app with different backgrounds and colors and develop applications for your various events and uses. You can easily develop a schedule, a add a running feed of photos, bring in Tweets from a specific Twitter feed and provide information updates through news feeds.
When you are finished developing your app you can invite your friends to install Yapp and download the app via email. The app does not need to be published to Google's Play store or Apple's App Store. Its much simpler than that. You simply send the people on the list for the app an email prompting them to download Yapp onto their phones. Your beautiful app will be available their Yapp Box, a folder associated with Yapp app on their phones. Most people have not problem with this, as its very easy to do
Making regular updates to the information in your app is easy to do as well. Every time you or someone else makes a change to the schedule or adds a photo, for example, all you need to do is sent notification emails for everyone to upload the update.
There are a host of similar applications but they are much harder to use (for example AppMakr and App Press ).
Because these apps are so easy to use they are replacing dedicated websites that provide the same functionality.
Yapp is free to download from Apple App Store and Google Play. You can pay a small fee for a help service, where Yapp experts will help customize the app for you.
© 2012 Dr. John Anderson
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