How to Create an App for Apple Free

Yes, Mom, there IS Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” your Mom would say, meaning that there’s always a catch, a hidden cost, something of which you need to be wary. And, once upon a time, this was true.

But since then, things have changed. Miniskirts were invented. Then magical devices called computers, then this thing called the Internet, then Coke Zero, then hybrid cars, then American Idol (or maybe it was the other way around), and presto! Before you know it, all the young folks are wandering around with these iPhone thingies in their pockets, texting each other left and right, and downloading apps that actually ARE free — with no strings attached.

So, it’s final. In an era when you can create your own Apple app free, Mom was — gasp! — WRONG.

Where Did Mom Go Wrong?

Mom’s big mistake was in not knowing that today there IS such a thing as a free lunch. And even when she figured this out, she still had no idea HOW to create an Apple app for free. Because even though Mom knows lots about important things like car insurance, mahjong, and 401(k)’s — somewhere along the line she missed developing an appreciation for platforms like Como.

Como not only helps you create your own Apple app free, but also assists in getting your app to market by helping you submit it to the App Store. It’s so simple, and so free, that even your Mom could do it.

Teach your Mom to Create an iPad App for Free

Mom’s big mistake was in not knowing that today there IS such a thing as a free lunch. And even when she figured this out, she still had no idea HOW to create an Apple app for free. Because even though Mom knows lots about important things like car insurance, mahjong, and 401(k)’s — somewhere along the line she missed developing an appreciation for platforms like Como.

  • Step 1: Buy Mom an iPad (OK, so there is a SMALL catch…although with Como you don’t really need an Apple device to create an app)
  • Step 2: Teach Mom how to turn on and USE the iPad (minor catch #2…)
  • Step 3: Go to Como, and enter the URL for the content you want to turn into an app. For the sake of our Mom’s afternoon entertainment, let’s choose mahjong strategy.
  • Step 4: Click “Create App”
  • Step 5: Explain to Mom what exactly it IS that you’ve just accomplished (minor catch #3…), that, yes, you DID change your socks today (#4), and that, no, you’re not yet ready to bring your girlfriend home to meet her (#5, 6, and 7)

Once Como works its magic, you end up with the framework of your iPad app, ready to be tweaked and populated with valuable content from any reputable online mahjong strategy source. Mom’s app can also be tested using either Como’s on-screen multiplatform simulator or the free downloadable Como testing environment, Re.vu.

And once you’re ready to release your app to the cutthroat mahjong world, Como makes a big dent in your overhead as far as submitting your app to the Apple App Store. The platform either helps you slog through the process, or handles the whole procedure for you — leaving you free to brush up on your mahjong strategy, quilting skills, or whatever.

And that’s all there is to it. Now Mom knows not only how to create an app for Apple free, but also that her progeny CAN actually produce something of value — even though it IS, ahem, offered for free. Now, go explain THAT to Mom…

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iPhone App Development and the Do-It-Yourself Furniture Store

The next time you pick up your iPhone, consider this: at least 250,000,000 other people will be doing the very same thing sometime in the next 24 hours. Because that’s the number of iPhones sold thus far by Apple, and that is the number of potential customers for your business or product once you have an iPhone app. Whether you’re a musician, a chef, or a plumber, – chances are there’s an iPhone user out there that needs or wants what you’ve got to sell.

The trick, of course, is how to reach these people. Luckily, what was once indeed “tricky,” has now gotten a lot easier.

iPhone Application Development: Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, things were both simpler and more complex. If you wanted corn, you’d go to a farmer. If you wanted a house, you’d call a carpenter. And (jumping forward a bit) if you wanted an iPhone app, you’d head over to the Mom & Pop iPhone Development Shop. There, an experienced developer would charge you lots of money, and hand over an app several months later.

Today, we have fabulous places called supermarkets, where you can buy exactly what you want to eat, exactly when you want it. And we have do-it-yourself furniture outlets, with no carpentry skills required, where you can get exactly what you want, on the spot. And (again, leaping forward a bit), today we have iPhone app development tools that do the work of app creation for you. Isn’t progress awesome?

iPhone App Development and Your Living Room

We can look at iPhone application development tools like Como as a giant do-it-yourself furniture store. When you want to redo your living room, you head over to the nearest store and choose the items that best match your needs and tastes. You take them home, put them all together, and poof! Your ideal living space.

When it comes to mobile app development, Como works much the same way — minus the annoying little wrenches and massive amounts of packaging material.

Whatever your business, all you have to do when you decide to create your iPhone app is head over to Como. Type in the URL of the Facebook Page or website you want to use as the basis for your app content, pick and choose your app features for your unique offering (music, restaurants, bloggers, and much more), buffet style. Click “Create App” and within seconds, poof! Your iPhone app is ready to publish and promote.

It’s that easy. And to top it off, the Como iPhone development platform helps you test your app on all platforms (for those “other” non-iPhone users), and submit your app to the major app marketplaces. Following our furniture analogy — Como puts the stuff together for you, makes sure its sturdy, AND arranges your living room.

So, when you decide that reaching a significant number of those 250 million iPhone users could possibly be helpful to your business, consider your next steps carefully. You could find a farmer and pray for rain, or head over to the supermarket. Hmm. What’s going to get you to market faster?