February 12, 2010 in iOS Development (E)
[prMac.com] Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - SelfServeApps is announcing the launch of a new web-based iPhone app creation service this week at Macworld Expo 2010. The service is directed at creative professionals and business owners, and allows anyone to build a high-quality iPhone app from their web browser in less than an hour at a fraction of the cost of custom development.
Fees start as low as $99 for setup and $29 per month, and range depending on the package purchased. SelfServeApps enables business owners and their creative service companies to secure their business names in the Apple App Store.
Most iPhone app development companies provide custom production that can take many months and cost tens of thousands of dollars. SelfServeApps makes having an app affordable for small business owners, and gives them equal footing in the mobile market. "One of our motivations is to help local and regional operators compete with large corporations with a low cost, high quality app," said Doug Pelton, CEO and founder of SelfServeApps.
Those offering web-based services to date, like Mobile Roadie and AppMakr, have focused on the vanity app market where the majority of customers are bands, celebrities or just individuals wanting to mobilize their social networks. SelfServeApps' primary market is web developers, ad agencies, PR firms and other creative companies who in turn offer it as a service to their customers. This effectively adds iPhone apps to their service mix overnight without the traditional overhead costs and risks.
As partners, creative professionals earn recurring revenue, receiving a 50% discount on all fees.
There is no programming involved and they can reuse the web content and graphics they have already produced for their clients. A dashboard is included to manage multiple projects and a content management system makes updates to applications easy, without having to resubmit to the App Store. Businesses with many locations will appreciate their app's Store Locator functionality and the bulk upload feature.
Currently the fees range from $99 (USD) for setup and $29 monthly up to $499 for setup and $99 monthly. All packages include the ability to integrate mobile web pages so businesses can offer their customers the convenience of placing orders from their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
The company is focusing exclusively on the iPhone platform since Apple was responsible for 99.4% of all mobile app sales up to January of this year. As a part of our launch promotion, setup fees are waived for Macworld attendees. Visit us Feb. 11-13 at Booth #1667.
SelfServeApps is an iPhone app development company located in Victoria, BC Canada. Copyright (C) 2010 SelfServeApps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.