Appmethod: use WYSIWG to build an app for all platforms simultaneously

 Embarcadero Technologies has long been the go-to provider for tools to build native applications for smartphones and desktop platforms. At SXSW, the company unveiled a new program called Appmethod, which will let you use a WYSIWYG drag-and-drop editor to simultaneously build apps for all the major platforms РiOS, Android, Mac, and Windows.

The software uses drag and drop buttons, connectors, databases and other design elements in one emulated platform, and supports devices from Google Glass to obscure Android tablets.

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The only thing hindering everyone from flooding the marketplace with home-built apps is the software’s cost. Zach Honig, Engadget, says that it will set you back¬†$299 per developer, per platform, per year for firms with up to five users, to $999 with the same pricing structure if you’re planning to work alongside six or more devs. That’s still a fraction of the cost of hiring a developer these days.

Users will be able to begin signing up to Appmethod on March 18th. Below is an Engadget video from the SXSW conference showing a hands-on with the programme.

 

 

 

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