NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- appsbar today announced that it has moved out of a six-month beta phase with a community of more than 40,000 app builders, more than one million app downloads, and a new focus on delivering tools for anyone to build and publish web and Facebook apps.
As appsbar continues its tremendous growth as the first all-free, professional-level, customizable app builder, the company is building on its position as the leading do-it-yourself resource for developing apps for Android Market and Apple iTunes by building more tools to get more apps on more platforms.
"appsbar's success is aligned with the incredible growth of Google and Apple's app stores. As apps evolve into the new way we connect with people and the businesses and products we support, our community wants the added ability to engage their friends and customers on their own websites and Facebook," said Scott Hirsch, founder of appsbar.
appsbar was launched as an online resource in April 2011. It has since swelled to a community of more than 40,000 app builders, who receive about 900 downloads for each app, on average. As appsbar moves out of beta, those free apps have already been downloaded more than one million times – and the added direction towards web and Facebook apps will spur an equaled amount of new activity. Beginning Jan. 2012, every appsbar app will be able to be displayed and used on HTML5 programs and uploaded to Facebook pages as an iframe. Every appsbar app is automatically optimized to deliver high-quality interactions through Android Market and Apple iTunes, and now users will have the option to capture the appropriate code for hosting the app at new online locations where it can be used, shared and downloaded all at no cost to the builder or user.
"We introduced appsbar to help more people take part in the exciting world of apps," Hirsch said. "We're continuing to develop it as a free-to-use tool, and the users themselves are defining for us what is possible with apps and where apps are going to be used."
At www.appsbar.com builders can choose features to include in their personalized app for a customized product. Users can upload their own videos, sounds, and pictures, build pages of text to share information, and connect their social network sites, calendars and more. Businesses can add catalogs of merchandise, order forms and interactive maps to their location to engage customers.
The new ability to publish apps across websites and Facebook will still be done through appsbar's simple, efficient and user-friendly tool used to publish to app stores. Even the least tech-savvy can build and publish apps through a step-by-step process that shows how the app will look on smartphone and tablet devices. Now those apps will be automatically optimized for websites and Facebook.
appsbar has found rapid success in part because apps can be made for many devices and published to multiple app stores with a variety of customization options using PCs, Macs or tablet devices. Novice users and advanced app builders alike have made the appsbar "wizard" an unrivaled tool for building apps. As appsbar comes out of its beta period, the user interface remains the same so users can add as many or few pages and functions as they want. 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 or appsbar media libraries.
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 co-founded by Scott Hirsch and Arsen Pereymer. appsbar has grown to a community of app developers and 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.facebook.com/appsbar or www.appsbar.com.
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Rubenstein Public Relations