A new app allowing Android owners to create build, publish and update their own apps via a smartphone is to launch next week in Los Angeles. The App Builder will hit the Android Market on 3 October and is thought to be a “world first in the mobile app creation market”.
The app is the brainchild of JamPot Technologies, a Belfast-based company launched at the start of the year. JamPot’s CEO James Scott believes the developer aid will revolutionise the app market, “The App Builder product enables non-technical people to create and update mobile applications from their own mobile device.”
“These applications will be available on a variety of platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and even desktop computers. The resulting apps will be submitted to the relevant app stores all through an automatic process on the JamPot server.
All apps are created using a smartphone and need no specialist knowledge to build, meaning the App Builder is perfect for young developers looking to dip their toes into the Android Market. Mr Scott has claimed the previous cost of developing a customised app would have started at £5,000, a figure reach rises to at least £10,000 when working across different platforms.
Jampot plan to offer a subscription service to the app for “under £25 a month” with the price including “unlimited user updates to the application”.
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