The act of creating a mobile application can be a difficult one, especially since it often requires an understanding of a special skill or programming language. Today, Appsify.me is launching its service to help solve this problem through the use of its Content Management System-like interface. The end result is that any developer can create a native iPhone app easily and quickly no matter what skill level they’re at.
Started by former Shopping.com employee Jerome Collomb and Web and mobile developer Leonardo Apiwan, Appsify.me was created because of a perceived lack of solutions to create iPhone apps using Objective-C programming. Collomb tells us that he wanted to find a way to take the pain out of the development process while also making it easy to build and configure the apps.
With Objective-C, the company says that apps can be built in a fast and reactive way while also providing the best usability and experience. But developing these apps sometimes requires mastery of complex and specialized skills. Appsify.me says, through its CMS, developers won’t have to worry about the difficult stuff. The service provides clean and commented Objective-C code that can be pushed out to the Apple App store for distribution.
Appsify.me says that it’s different from other app creators because of four reasons:
- Source code is retrievable at any time and isn’t owned by Appsify.me
- Appsify.me is a self-hosted solution where developers install it on their servers similar to how WordPress is used
- The company claims it is more cost-effective with a one-time $299 license fee — no additional charges or monthly plans
While the company is releasing its platform to the public today, it already has more than 600 users. It has not yet raised any funding, but says that it is now looking for potential investors.
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