AppsBar Launches ‘Smart’ App Builder
AppsBar.com, the free-to-use app building website has finally gone live after an extended beta period and joins the raft of other ‘quick-fix’ solutions for businesses looking to dip their toes in the waters of app development. The current landscape is flooded with HTML5 app builders, web-based native app builders and template-based app builders including PhoneGap, a universal solution for all platforms, so it remains to be seen where AppsBar.com will fit in. Is the market going in the right way with these quick solutions or are they actually damaging the companies who use them?
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it – Benjamin Franklin
We have clients come to us after using these quick-fix products and the story seems to be the same time and time again. We appreciate that the more tools there are, the more choices businesses have (especially when on a tight budget) but we cannot stress enough how much damage you can do to your brand by releasing a poorly created app.
Whilst appearing to be a cost effective solution for the budget-conscious business owner, such products do in fact end up costing more both in terms of the actual cost in having a more tailored app created but also in the brand re-building that inevitably comes after launching a simple automatically-created app.
The myth that software development is expensive is perpetuated by those wishing to cash in on the businesses who need such services, blinding them to the damage that taking a cheap route can cause.
Everything comes at a cost, even if it’s not obvious at first.
Read more about AppsBar.com launch here…
ZDNet have a comprehensive roundup of app building sites and frameworks here…