“Mobile applications have exploded in popularity and although the list to choose from keeps expanding, the latest trend is to make your own. One telltale: the growth of small businesses that help businesses
build their mobile applications. They're all too happy to explain why.”
“A bold concept perfectly in sync with the moment: It's what great companies are built on. It's what shapes the future. It's entrepreneurship at its best.
Where can you find that kind of thinking now?
We looked at 10 areas that are growing fast--from mobile technology and outsourcing to fitness and pets--and found 10 companies in each that bring jaw-dropping ingenuity to the table.
Read on, great things lie ahead.”
“A small company tucked away in old building in Southtown is making big waves in the high tech business world. The company is helping other small businesses compete in the digital world by creating their own mobile applications, also known as apps.”
“In a nod to modern eco-consciousness, Solar Fest 2010 will release an Apple iPhone application that will allow participants to navigate the schedule of events and have instant exhibitor information at their fingertips.”
“Between documenting expenses and processing credit cards from just about anywhere in the U.S., smartphone applications have changed the way many small businesses operate. Now,
more firms are turning to these apps to enhance the way customers interact with their products and services--and even boost their bottom lines.”
“Since its launch in January, AppMakr has built several thousand apps for the iTunes store.
AppMakr was originally a side service offered by PointAbout, a technology consulting company based out of Washington, D.C. In its beta form, AppMakr listed a $2,000 starting price for aspiring app makers to sign up, in addition to the price to build the actual app. ”
“Apple's App Store surpassed the 100,000 iPhone and iPod touch application milestone in late 2009. Branded applications are one of many catalysts behind the virtual storefront's
growth, as more and more companies turn to the mobile channel as a digital marketing tool. ”
“Wish you had a podcast of your pastor's Sunday sermon to download while grabbing a cup of coffee?
Or take a glance at the church's Facebook wall while waiting in the grocery line?
There's an app for that — at Trinity Baptist Church.”
“Voting with your dollar just got a little bit easier.
Smartphone apps that push consumers to buy only from retailers that share a consumer’s personal beliefs about social and political issues are popping up in the app store. ”
“These days, everyone wants to build their own iPhone applications, but not everyone knows how write the code necessary in order to create them. Fortunately, there are now a number of tools that allow non-developers the ability to create their own iPhone apps without knowing programming or scripting.”
SwebApps listed as #1!
“To create the app, Johnson relied on a company called Swebapps.com, one of a new crop of services that help clients order up their own smartphone apps—often in less time and for less money than it would take to develop an app from scratch.”Read More
“New from Sweb Apps, the company whose online service lets anyone create their own iPhone application - no coding required - is Sweb Apps 2.0, the next generation of the company's app builder product. Among a handful of new features, including a real-time WYSIWYG-style landing page builder and YouTube integration, is the ability to create an iPhone-based store where you can sell inventory within your app and take payments via PayPal.”Read more
“But recently I spoke with Magaly Chocano, CEO and founder of Sweb Apps, a company that has figured a unique, creative way to allow folks to create a mobile app using a simple drag-and-drop interface, and at a fraction of the cost of hiring an expensive designer.”Read more
“We’ve written previously about Sweb Apps, a startup whose web site lets small- and medium-sized businesses create their own iPhone apps for the rapidly growing iTunes App Store. AppBank takes a similar approach, but it could face obstacles as it tries to attract app creators, because the excitement around building new applications for Facebook has died down since the social network opened its API to outside developers.”Read more
“There are applications that are useful but complicated and users cannot take advantage of all their benefits because they just do not know how to use them properly. Sweb Apps’ creators wanted users to have a simple experience that might help them to improve the way they get in touch with their clients.”Read more
“Swebapps has launched a new service that provides the tools needed to build a simple iPhone application in as little as five minutes.Swebapps includes an AppTracker that enables the creator to track their application’s daily performance and a content management system that enables content to be created and updated in real time.”Read more
“Sweb Apps, which enables brands to develop their very own mobile applications online is almost evangelical about apps . “I think it is essential to go into the mobile sector for any company or brand because analysts indicate that smartphones will surpass worldwide PC sales by the end of 2011,” says Magaly Chocano, CEO at Sweb, quoting a report from RBC.”Read more
“A new service called Swebapps has recently launched and is offering an easy way for non-developers to build apps. First and foremost, I will point out that at this time the Swebapps service is limited to building iPhone apps, but the good news is that the company has promised to offer the ability to also build Android apps.”Read more
“Now, San Antonio-based SwebApps, a startup that launched Aug. 18, makes it easy and cheap for any business to create an iPhone application, said Magaly Chocano, its CEO and founder. With the SwebApps online tool, companies can build a customized app choosing from 50 different functions on a pre-designed template.”Read more
“Founder and CEO of Sweb Development, Magaly Chicano saw a need for businesses to have an easy and affordable way to create their own iPhone app. Not a developer herself, but an innovator, Magaly saw businesses that wanted an iPhone app to promote their business...”Read more
“Magaly Chocano is the founder and CEO of San Antonio-based Sweb Apps, which recently launched the new service that promises to open up the world of mobile applications to people who thought they could not afford it.”Read more
“Sweb Apps mainly targets small to medium-sized businesses (SMMEs) without an in-house or on-call engineering team that can build mobile apps. Business owners can create iPhone apps themselves in as little as five minutes on the Sweb Apps website.”Read more
“Sweb Apps is particularly good for content-rich web services or businesses looking to break into the mobile sphere. The interface allows simple selection of preset buttons, and then further customisation of the information that appears once a button is clicked. Suggestions for categories include New, Menu, Gift Card and Media, along with a series of standards such as About, Contact and Map. The options are limited but Sweb Apps is actively seeking suggestions for new button styles to add to their library.”Read more
“Sweb Apps is a simple and inexpensive way for any business to create and manage their own mobile application in minutes. Your app provides a powerful connection between you and your customers, letting clients know about upcoming events and specials, giving your consumer a direct line of communication and constant reminder of your business.”Read more
“Here’s how it works: SwebApps separates and corrals app potentials by industry. Choose from restaurant, retail, business, non-profit, education, entertainment, government, or custom. Next, pick buttons for your app’s interface. SwebApps provides a menu of common buttons that correspond with your industry. For example, if you’re restaurateur, you can add a reservations button, a menu button, nightly specials button, etc. SwebApps pricing structure is actually based on the number of buttons you choose- $200 for two buttons, $300 for 6 buttons, and $400 for 8. There’s also a one-time set-up fee of $50 per button, and if you choose, a $25/month mobile hosting fee for your data.”Read more
“San Antonio, Texas-based Sweb Apps this week launched a service for the iPhone that's designed to let companies or individuals create applications for the popular mobile device without any programming expertise. The service also includes what it calls App Tracker analytics to see how often the applications are used, right down to which buttons are pressed and how often.”Read more
“Magaly Chocano, founder of Sweb Apps, said; "The iPhone and its many varied applications have given businesses the opportunity to reach existing and new customers on the go, but many lack the resources, knowledge, or budget to create mobile apps in-house.”Read more
“The new Web site hopes to give smaller businesses such as restaurants, retail stores and schools the ability to build their brand via the iPhone. Another selling point for Sweb Apps is the App Tracker, which gives users the ability to track their application’s daily performance.”Read more
“Well, not any more. Two new services offer non-coders a way to launch iPhone applications. Sweb Apps has made headlines this week. Aimed at everyone from restaurants and shops through to schools and government departments, it offers a building-block approach to putting an app together.”Read more
“Sweb Apps publicly launched an eponymous web site today where small- and medium-sized businesses can create their own iPhone applications, providing a new way for them to market their services and promotions to the increasing number of smartphone users.”Read more
“In a few years, mobile apps will be to businesses what sites are today,” says Chocano. “They'll serve as a product catalog, a shopping tool, a social-media resource, a way to gather client information, a media gallery — all on the go, at your customer's fingertips.”Read more
“On the newly launched site at swebapps.com, a big orange button reading "Start Building" is all you need to click to get started creating your own iPhone application. Then, only six steps later, you'll have a completed iPhone application ready for App Store submission, a process which Sweb Apps will handle for you, too.”Read more
“You don’t have to know how to develop anything… and create your own app in 5 minutes,” she says. “I think it’s going to be used by freelancers and small businesses because there are lots of ways you can market yourself with these things. But it’s so new I don’t know what to expect.”Read more
“Aimed primarily at small and medium-sized businesses without an in-house development staff,Sweb Apps is a new startup that lets you build a simple iPhone application using a series of web forms.”Read more