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.
"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," says Magaly Chocano, CEO and founder of Swebapps. "To succeed in today's highly competitive market, small businesses have to incorporate mobile and social media applications into their business plan. Swebapps gives them that opportunity to easily and inexpensively reach clients where they increasingly are, on their mobile device."
"With Swebapps branded iPhone applications, restaurants can upload menu items, specials or take reservations; retailers can promote sales, locations, and inventory; and nonprofits can post events, information on how to get involved, and take donations — all with customized buttons and consistent company branding throughout the application," says the company.
To build an app, the author first selects their industry or type of business, either by choosing a template from specific categories or customizing one on their own. Next, they select the buttons they would like their app to include and submit their desired information, like menu selections, sales information or anything else pertinent to the business. Once these steps are completed, the application is submitted to Swebapps and the system creates and uploads the app to the iTunes store. The creator is notified once their app appears in the store and they are then able access their Content Management System to edit, cancel or add updates to their app in real time.
The app's performance can then be tracked through the AppTracker, which provides information on the number of downloads and the number of times each one of their buttons has been clicked.
Four, six, and eight button packages are available with a one time set-up fee of $50 per button plus a $25 monthly hosting fee.