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What's the WordPress Equivalent for Mobile App Develeopment?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Jason H, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Jason H

    Jason H Registered Member

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    I'm starting to dwell into mobile app development, and I'm overwhelmed by the amount of tools/platforms out there.

    I remember when I first got into internet marketing, the only biggest issue was the technical of building a site, then I stumbled upon XSitePro which was a godsend. 2 years afterward, that's when I discovered WordPress by accidental, first only used as a blog, but now the main and default platform I used, even though I've played with Joomla and Drupal and other CMS out there

    Now feel like I'm back at square one again with this time for mobile app development.

    I know there are tons of platforms and ways to go about mobile development, but I feel like there is no or need to be something like WordPress for app development, preferably free and flexible.

    I've tried AppMakr for example but I find it very restricting and AppyPie and AppMachine and Appsme are just too reliance on their platform and the price is unwelcoming. Too me, it's the equivalent to building a website with Wix or online paid website service, without know about the power and freedom of Wordpress, or paying for some software that will send me outdated or won't be used and have to migrate everything over, like relying on FrontPage.

    I have tried PhoneGap, which I found could have been the WordPress of mobile app development, it's free and open-source and has a solid community, but it proved to be way to complicated for the non-techie.

    My question anybody has great advice on this, a simple easy mobile app development for the average non-techie joe, preferably free or just one-time cost is fine?

    Thank you.
     
  2. tahworld

    tahworld Regular Member

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    Phonegap for sure, don't give up, try it again. It's practically just html5.
     
  3. Jason H

    Jason H Registered Member

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    Yes, I've looked at PhoneGap as well as Appcelerator Titanium. So far, I find Appcelerator Titantium to be the powerhouse for appbuilder, but it is the most complicated one to use. If only there were a simpler alternative.
     
  4. JoeMonty

    JoeMonty Newbie

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    Jason,

    It's funny that you should mention WordPress. It is exactly what we feel we have at AppMachine. We're making a number of changes to the platform in the coming weeks and releasing them at the Mobile World Congress at the end of February. We're also going to be adjusting the business model to allow users to pay both monthly and annually.

    Unfortunately, software costs money to develop, especially elegant and cohesive software, and we are not a not-for-profit organization, so we cannot give our software away. But I'll pose a question for you and I'd like you to think about what the whole world's answers might be, in addition to yours - if you could make virtually any custom app you wanted, powerful, fully featured and not "cookie-cutter" for your business or enterprise, without writing a single line of code, how much would it be worth?

    Give us a few weeks to make our changes, then come on back and try our software again (free to try, you only pay when/if you publish). I think you'll be surprised at what you find. And check out this video on YouTube in the interim - H652Pcmzf4.

    j-mo