How to Build an App
Quick and easy are two words that might as well be an APPr guarantee. Using their service, app creation becomes a simple three-step process involving robust templates, your own content and customization options.
Choose Your Template
APPr has a dozen templates for you to pick from, all with a theme specific to an app’s intended use. Some examples: a church template, on which you can show worship schedules, community groupings, missions, and updates; a restaurant template, on which you can show your menus, food photos, specials, contact details and location; and even a photography portfolio template, on which you can easily put up your work, resume and contact details for people interested in hiring you. There is an available template for nearly every possible app; and if you find no perfect fit, it’s easy to pick the closest one and just customize it to your heart’s content using APPr’s in-browser editor.
Add Your Content
Speaking of customization, there is no better way to make an app your own than adding that personal touch. You can upload handpicked images straight from your computer, as well as add your own text to the app.
Previewing and Testing
When you’re ready, you can publish your app to preview and test it on and within APPr’s own mobile app. Here is when you’ll encounter APPr’s sole caveat: you can preview, test and share your app completely free of charge–but only through APPr’s mobile app, where community members like you will be able to see and use it. Not so bad for a free option, as there are thousands of APPr users; you’ll be able to thoroughly work out the kinks of your app in no time. If and when you’re ready to share your app with the rest of the world, APPr’s one-time fee and monthly paid subscription kicks in.
Show Your App to the World
Apart from the limited free plan, APPr offers to take care of publishing your app on the iOS App Store and Android’s Google Play. The price is a little steep, but the trade-off is that there are no hidden fees and no tiered plans–just consistent, reliable service and support.
To get your app into stores for public viewing and using, you will have to pay for a one-time setup fee of $7000, and henceforth $100 month on month. Still less expensive than getting it done professionally–which, as long as we’re on the subject, they can also do. If you want to save even more time and effort and have the money to spare to take the Y out of DIY, though, you’ll have to contact APPr directly for a price quote; there are no standardized fees for the process available on their website.
As mentioned above, a perk of the one-time fee is that APPr takes care of publishing your app on the iOS App Store and Android’s Google Play. The service does not currently have the capability to publish on the Amazon Appstore and the Windows Store, but those features are listed as “coming soon”.
When it comes to making changes and re-publishing, there’s no red tape to get through, or a long update wait period. Just go to the APPr website, make your changes and re-publish; customers will see the changes instantly. APPr also promises that your app will be cloud-based, which basically means that your app will always be up-to-date.
Inside Every APPr-Published App
Every single app you create and publish in stores using APPr has the same comprehensive set of features that help make the steep subscription price–not to mention the one-time fee–more and more reasonable the longer you stay with the service.
Apart from instant updating, you will also gain access to the following: easy sharing, which simply means that you can quickly share your app with everyone through email, text or social posts; push messaging, which lets you talk to your app’s users to remind them of specials, sales, shows and more; connecting to your existing eCommerce; and connecting to your websites, blogs, videos and social media accounts to ensure that whenever you post updates, your app’s users will get it. There is also a number of smartphone integrations that APPr makes available; from navigation to scheduling, to contact details and even direct phone integration so customers can easily call you straight from you app.
APPr has more things that their teams is working on either making available or improving further, other than Amazon Appstore and Windows Store publishing capabilities: in-app features like shared photo albums, a white label service so you can remove the APPr branding to completely make your app your own, and more.
Even now, you’ll be able to feel the improved discoverability of apps published on APPr and made available to and within their user community. They’ve added search categories such as “Most Downloaded”, “Most Liked”, and “Recently Published” to help market your app to a wider client base.
What's the Verdict on APPr?
APPr Review 2017 – Conclusion
Quick and easy app creation at a price point you can work with: that is exactly what APPr offers. Yes, no service is perfect–and with inflexible fees, it’s easy to pinpoint APPr’s weakness–but the best way to see how the good of APPr outweighs the bad is by checking it out for yourself. With a completely free version of the platform, you can build and test and even share your own app with thousands of users in the APPr community with no other restrictions or costs. So, what are you waiting for? If you need an app and are itching to do it yourself, check out APPr now!