AppMakr Surpasses 1 Million Downloaded Apps, Goes FREE

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Celebrates achievement by making AppMakr FREE for a limited time and launching Push Notifications, Photo Gallery and App Quality Index predictive app approval algorithm

Photo Galleries: AppMakr authors can utilize Media RSS feeds to immediately increase the rich media capabilities in AppMakr apps. The Media RSS feed will show as a rich photo gallery format, complete with a grid thumbnail photo view, swiping between photos, and transparent caption overlay.

We want to ensure that we add meaningful device-specific features with an eye on keeping expenses low and eradicating many, if not all upfront costs for our users, which aligns our interests with theirs.

AppMakr announced today that apps built using the AppMakr.com service have been downloaded by more than 1 million iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users since its launch in January, 2010. AppMakr is marking the milestone by allowing anyone to self-publish apps for FREE for a limited time. In addition to this promotional pricing, AppMakr is launching a suite of new features that will immediately increase its reach and functionality.

AppMakr has served as the app development tool for iPhone Apps built by Newsweek, US Congressional Committees, MacLife, National Geographic, Harvard Business Review, Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki and thousands of others. AppMakr is an app-building service, which allows companies and individuals to make native mobile apps. The service is entirely web-based and lets users see a preview of the app as a fully-compiled, native iPhone app before it’s built.

In addition to becoming the first and only free, do-it-yourself iPhone app creation tool in the marketplace, AppMakr has also enabled several new features for its users:

App Quality Index: This advanced algorithm helps app creators ensure their apps meet or exceed Apple’s increasingly strict approval process by predicting the likelihood of approval before submission to Apple. AppMakr has mined its extensive database of thousands of previous app builds to define this advanced algorithm. No other service is able to leverage this vast repository of data to create a prediction algorithm such as AppMakr’s.

Push Notifications: Push Notifications, in partnership with Urban Airship, allow AppMakr customers to send instant, short messages to their user-base — even when the user isn’t running the app. The Notification messages are displayed as SMS-style pop-ups on a user’s phone. Push Notifications offer app creators a powerful way to reach users anytime they want to get a message out. AppMakr provides the first 100 push notifications for free, so users can test the service.

Photo Galleries: AppMakr authors can utilize Media RSS feeds to immediately increase the rich media capabilities in AppMakr apps. The Media RSS feed will show as a rich photo gallery format, complete with a grid thumbnail photo view, swiping between photos, and transparent caption overlay.

Sean Shadmand, PointAbout co-founder and the originator of the AppMakr platform weighed in saying, “We want to ensure that we add meaningful device-specific features with an eye on keeping expenses low and eradicating many, if not all upfront costs for our users, which aligns our interests with theirs.”

Shadmand continued, “We simply strive to liberate content through mobile applications and provide everyone with content an equal opportunity to reach the massive mobile market.”

Daniel R. Odio, co-founder and COO of PointAbout added, “AppMakr is the start of a mobile revolution, and we’d love you to join in.”

All three of these features are available at http://AppMakr.com for immediate use.

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