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 – iOS, 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.
Tags: Android, Apps, Developer, iOS, Mac, Windows, WYSIWYG