If you’re making an app for iOS, Apple also has a set of guidelines available for you to study before getting started.
From the beginning stages of an app’s inception to organizing as you go, App Cooker is a great mockup design tool for anyone preparing an iOS app. Pricing ranges from $19.99 to $49.99, so you’re not spending a fortune for your ideal structure.
Looking for someone to test your app? This site is a social network specifically for developers and startups to find the right person to try out their product while it’s still in beta.
Using jQuery Mobile as its base, Tiggzi is a drag-and-drop tool for developing mobile apps. You can add standard buttons, menus, video, maps and other elements to your mobile app and then bind events and corresponding actions to them.
Crittercism is getting in on the booming market for app support services with its user diagnosis and support tool, that helps developers track app crashes and address user complaints and bug reports.
Looking for support or answers to your questions from other developers? Stack Overflow is a forum chock-full of advice, tips and tricks from other developers. The site allows users to vote on questions and answers, so you know which have proven to be more useful than others.
Widgetbox offers an easy-to-use web tool for creating and hosting simple, content-based mobile apps. You can create pages for your app containing RSS feeds from blogs or social media sites. You can also add custom content using HTML and CSS.
Mobile Roadie is an application builder that lets bands create their own custom iPhone applications which can include content like photo galleries, streaming music files, YouTube videos, upcoming concert listings, lyrics, news, Twitter and RSS feeds, and even interactive features like a “wall” where fans can post comments and photos.
iBuildApp is a tool for creating mobile apps. They have a good selection of templatesfor many different types of apps, and you can have your app featured in the iBuildApp Gallery.
PhoneGap is a free, open source software that serves as a bridge between individual mobile OS SDKs, which have their own programming languages and standard development practices.
appMobi XDK is cloud-based mobile app development environment that’s available as a Google Chrome plugin. The appMobi service will also host your mobile app for you, as well as provide you with the ability to deploy it in popular app stores. Though the service and hosting are free, they have add-on services like push notifications and e-commerce solutions you can use to enhance your mobile app.
MobBase is a unique app builder especially for artists. This product helps you insert artist info and bio, upload music and videos, create a photo album, update events, publish news feeds and even set up a mobile Web store to sell merchandise.
foneFrame is a mobile framework that creates web pages for smartphones like Android & iPhone. foneFrame displays HTML5, XML, RSS, & SSI files as mobile web pages. Use foneFrame to quickly wireframe a new mobile site. Edit the underlying CSS style sheet, incorporate other tools like jQuery, Sencha, or Phonegap.
Sweb Apps offers an online service which lets anyone build their own iPhone apps even if they don’t know how to code. Designed with small business owners in mind, the company offers pre-created templates which you can customize with different background images and your own custom icons if desired.
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