IBuildApp Announces New Android App Creator
iBuildApp announced today a new Android app creatorcalled Android Builder. The tool simplifies creating an iPhone and Android apps for smartphones.
The iPhone solution has been live for a few months and has over 10,000 users. Small and large businesses can now easily create apps for Android devices without the need to hire expensive developers.
“iBuildApp has been testing our iPhone building solution with small business for the past 7 months. We’ve found that it opens up a world of amazing creative ideas for how mobile apps can be used for marketing and entertainment,” said Rafael Soultanov, CEO of iBuildApp.
The free solution allows anyone to create their own apps rather than hope developers create what they need. It also makes it easy to build and automatically publish an app to an app gallery. Some customers have become so good at creating iPhone apps they have started to make apps for others (becoming resellers).
The iBuildApp Android solution helps businesses to create Android apps using online WYSIWYG editor so it does not require any coding. Now anyone can build an Android app using the web interface, without any knowledge of Java (the language used to build Android apps).
The web preview interface allows a quick preview of the app while building it, without having to test it on an actual device.
There are many templates to choose from and the iBuildApp team is building 40-50 more. There will be templates for all types of business and personal uses, including for:
- e-commerce stores
- insurance and real estate agents
- car dealers
- doctor and medical offices
- fitness centers
- photo portfolios (and photographers)
- travel guides
- sports teams
- personal social networking
iBuildApp will soon give users access to the GPS, SMS, Camera and other powerful features. These will be able to be used in many different configurations (to be released in the second half of June).
There has been a strong demand for the service. In the last 35 days the number of signups has almost doubled, beating all conservative estimates.
iBuildApp is currently closing in on 10,000 apps mark in its App Gallery (similar to an app store). Those numbers are about to double this month and are expected to reach 40,000 by September.
“Given the popularity of Android phones, we suspect the number of Android apps our customers build are likely to catch up to Apple quickly,” said Soultanov.
Apple’s iPhone App Store has many more apps than the Android Market, with over 500,000 applications and games as of June 1st. In contrast Business Insider said in March 2011, that the Android Market has hit the 250,000+ mark. However, the gap is closing and is expected to close as fast as this August.