Appy Pie is a giant in the app creation space. This SaaS company made its name in the industry by offering an easy-to-use interface with lots of specialized templates for different app types, from conservative corporate designs to games to high fashion. Appy Pie also makes it easy to search based on industry and use-case, like messenger apps or healthcare apps. There's also the Small Business App Builder, which is geared specifically to SMB owners who want easy to customize apps. Affordable and easy to use, Appy Pie is a great fit for code-free app creation.
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Appy Pie is built with ease of use in mind. You never need to add source code, and if your business has a website, you can pull content directly from your site into the app builder by inputting the URL. This feature not only improves the user experience but helps you create an app of your mobile site quickly and easily.
There are three paid plans you can choose from. The Basic plan costs $15 per app, per month (annual rates are available on the website) for Android and the PWA store. It includes 5,000 push notifications, 200MB disk space, 4GB monthly bandwidth. This version features Appy Pie's branding. For $30 per app, per month, the Gold plan allows you to create an Android and progressive web app. It comes with 10,000 push notifications, 400MB disk space and 8GB monthly bandwidth. You can remove the Appy Pie branding to create your own white-label app. For $50 per app, per month you get support for Android, Windows, iOS, Amazon and Blackberry. It's only with the highest package, Platinum, that you can submit your app to all of the available app stores. In addition to these costs, if you plan to publish your app to the App Store or Google, you'll pay an additional $99 each year to Apple and a one-time fee of $25 to Google.
This app developer offers standard features to promote your app. You can use geotargeted push notifications to send alerts or emails to specific users. This software offers a more advanced geotargeting tool than many others – it allows you to send notifications for a specific area or period of time.
You can also promote your app by sharing it on social media or using Appy Pie's email marketing tool. Appy Pie offers its own analytical tools, but it also lets you integrate your app with Google Analytics to evaluate how well it's performing and identify areas you can improve. Between both analytical tools, you receive a more in-depth analysis of how well your app is performing than you would with most other app-building software.
The preview function is one of the best among app makers. It shows a list of app markets and allows you to see exactly how your app looks on both phones and tablets for the respective app stores. This feature helps you create an app that functions correctly across multiple platforms. Also, as you add new features, such as a Twitter feed, you see the changes to your app in real time.
When distributing your app to various stores, you can elect for Appy Pie to do it for you or submit the app yourself.
Appy Pie is easy to use, but in case you have trouble with it, the company offers numerous support options. You can access video tutorials about specific tools directly from the application. The software also has a searchable knowledgebase with FAQs and a blog. If you can't find an answer in the FAQs or video tutorials and need more in-depth help, be aware that the subscription you select also influences the type of support you get. With the Basic plan, you can reach Appy Pie's support department by email and live chat. Gold and Platinum plans include email, live chat and phone support.
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