NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- appsbar was introduced today as the first cost-free way for any business or person to create professional, multi-function apps and get them quickly published in apps stores.
Anyone can visit www.appsbar.com to use the first app builder to combine a full-range of technology tools and functions, app store guidelines, and the portal to get apps published. As a result, anyone can build, edit and publish professional, customized apps that are fun, functional and ready-to-use on mobile devices.
"The proliferation of apps has changed the way people and businesses reach friends and customers, but few people have the know-how to create and publish an app, so we're excited to introduce this first cost-free way for everyone to really be a part of the apps phenomenon," said Scott Hirsch, the cofounder of appsbar Inc., the company that built appsbar. "With appsbar, anyone can spend under 30 minutes developing a real app with functionality and richness that would take the best software developer weeks to build from scratch."
appsbar was designed to fill the gap between over-simplified apps and costly, professionally-produced apps. It presents myriad personalization opportunities with a unique interface that guides creators through the entire process – from creation, to editing, to publication - with visual and textual clues at each step. As creators build apps page by page, each app becomes more personalized through limitless combinations of background colors and fonts and the ability to upload images and videos from personal libraries.
The appsbar dashboard is ready-to-use on PCs, Macs or tablet devices. Through a personal account that saves and stores the app builders' creations, anyone can develop multiple apps with a "wizard" walking them through every step. Apps can have as many or few pages and functions as the creator chooses, and appsbar provides filters so the app creator knows if they are adding or missing any details or functions that would prevent the app from being published on platforms. Each appsbar app is digitally reviewed to ensure it meets appsbar guidelines, and those set by platforms including iTunes and Android Market.
appsbar delivers the ability to optimize apps for use on smartphones developed by Apple and Android, and at each step the app creator can see exactly how their app will look and function on various devices.
With appsbar, builders can also choose to combine limitless combinations of technologies used to build professional apps. appsbar is the first app builder to offer unique features such as an Event Notifier function that delivers real time or scheduled notifications to app users, and a menu feature that allows the user to catalog products or services – key tools for friends and businesses and their customers to have two-way interactions.
The Form Builder function allows the creator to let users of an individual app fill out and send the app publisher various information such as customer service surveys, a restaurant to-go order, or answers to questions asked through the app. The Social Interaction Platform allows users to share the content within an app across social networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook feeds to engage users with photos and videos.
appsbar lets creators easily add a variety of unique interactive elements. Such as the Soundboard option that lets the user create a unique "app ringtone" by uploading any sound – such as a business slogan or a band's upcoming song – which can play any time a user shakes or taps their mobile device. appsbar also introduces a personalized Sticker function, which allows the user to upload and manipulate multiple versions of any image to turn it into a virtual animation.
appsbar was launched in 2011 to fill the gap between over-simplified apps and costly, professionally-produced apps. appsbar was developed by Appsbar Inc., a company founded by Internet entrepreneur Scott Hirsch. With appsbar as its flagship product, appsbar has opened the way for businesses and people to engage with friends and brands online through the development of customizable digital tools. For company contact information and partnership opportunities visit www.appsbar.com