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Read Why Robin Samora Likes Appsbar!

Robin Samora Inc

How to Build Your Own App + Tech Tools that Rule

Dear Friends and Fellowpreneurs,

I’ve never been a techy kind of gal, but appreciate technology and the bells and whistles of innovative products and services, especially ones that make my life (and business) easier!

This week, I’d like to share two websites and platforms that piqued my interest:

The first is www.paper.li. It’s a forum where you can create an online newspaper in minutes, and automatically find and publish articles as well as photos and videos from the web. I’m in the process of test driving it now, and what I love is the collection of information based on what my preferences are. This customized ‘stream’ could be used to reach out to my audience and deliver insightful news, data and stories about PR, visibility, branding, speaking, getting your message out there, and so on. I’m thrilled to have heard about this from Janet Powers at the Women’s Tool Box, of which I’m a supporter.

Next on my list to try, is the free app builder atwww.AppsBar.com. Although I haven’t had the time yet to create my own app (perhaps over the Thanksgiving holiday I will), my contact Rebecca told me they have 500,000 users already. They’ve also been awarded the People’s Choice Stevie Award in 2013 for the new tech company of the year. I love that there’s a step by step process for non-geeks like me. I laugh knowing – for real – that my teenage nieces could out-app me in record time!

Everyday there’s something to learn. If I can implement a new strategy or share it with someone who can benefit from my findings, I’m happy to share. Isn’t that the point of a collaborative environment.

Fess up! What techy treats are you hiding on your smart phone or other savvy device that will help the small business owner or entrepreneur?

Whether you spill the beans or not, send me a note when you build an app or start an online newspaper geared to your audience. I’ll probably be impressed.

People and ideas generally amaze me. I love that
about life.

Make it a great weekend, and like a turkey, strut
your stuff!
Robin

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Pay It Forward!

Over the Columbus holiday weekend team appsbar volunteered our time to help in the community serving up the best BBQ in North Lauderdale for the kids and their families at the Boys and girls club, we had a great time. Here are a few nonprofit apps that do the same in their prospective neighborhoods, feel free to build your own and share with your community. Have a great day.

IGNITE ASSOCIATION (Ignite Associat app), a non-profit & non-political organization working in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. The organization is all about promoting awareness on various issues in the society.

http://www.appcatch.com/?SearchTerm=Ignite+Associat&Category=               appsbar

RonFree ministries, is a Non profit organization that is devoted to serving it’s community. We believe that by lending a hand, we can leave a mark in someones life. Our mission is to ” Help other excel one day at a time by motivating, preparing and offering skills to cope with everyday situations.”

http://www.appcatch.com/?SearchTerm=RonFree&Category=                         

Ebenezer Presbyterian Church is a Christ centered, bible believing church who claims personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ our Lord. We believe in the great potentials our God has embedded in all, and it is our desire to share the message of God’s redeeming love and grace with you. “Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

http://www.appcatch.com/?SearchTerm=Ebenezer+Presbyterian&Category= 

The 7 Social Fun app, we are a non-profit organization funding for education in Rajkot, Gujarat, India.

http://www.appcatch.com/?SearchTerm=7+Social+Fun&Category=                 

Chicktime of Muscle Shoals AL is a Non-Profit Organization that was established to help the abused and neglected individuals. Download our free CHICKTIMEMS app today.

http://www.appcatch.com/?SearchTerm=CHICKTIMEMS&Category=               

This DIAUSA app represents the Defense Industry Alliance. The Defense Industry Alliance is a non-profit membership organization serving the business interests of the defense, government contracting and aerospace industries, and those who want to do business with these industries. We also serve the interests of transitioning military and civilian DoD personnel in their search for a new career.

http://www.appcatch.com/?SearchTerm=DIAUSA&Category=                          

SRF San Juan (Asociacion de Autorealizacion) es una rama de Self-Realization Fellowship, una organizacion sin fines de lucro, fundada en 1920, por Paramahansa Yogananda.

http://www.appcatch.com/?SearchTerm=SRF+San+Juan&Category=             

We’re working to plant a church in North Portland,  loving what is, because we hope for something more, stay on top of North Portland Project Updates with our free NOPO app, information, events, and more!

http://www.appcatch.com/?SearchTerm=NOPO&Category=                            

Clara Mohammed School (CMS Bermuda app), a non-profit organization, is a registered Bermuda charity #647. CMS strives to provide a positive impact on the community by providing events and donating part of proceeds to other charities. Our fundraising aims to provide the resources for CMS to update and acquire new academic materials. Please enjoy the games. We appreciate donations. CMS: Striving for Moral, Educational and Human Excellence!

http://www.appcatch.com/?SearchTerm=CMS+Bermuda&Category=              

 

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Appsbar Enables Users to Build Custom Apps Directly from Smartphones and Tablets

Appsbar.com, the easy-to-use tool for creating and publishing tablet and smartphone apps has announced a dynamic new upgrade that allows users to build a professional app right from their mobile device.

The feature-rich release of appsbar for mobile web enables users to manage and update their appsbar-built apps through any mobile device.

Launched in 2011, appsbar opens up the mobile marketing category for small and medium-size businesses, artists and musicians, and individuals who want to take part in the mobile revolution. The company has accomplished this by making app building easy.

To date, appsbar has grown to over a half million users to become the most popular app building platform in the world.

“The new appsbar allows you to build a professional mobile app from your smart phone or tablet as well as your computer,” said company Founder and CEO Scott Hirsch. “And it’s still free. We are obviously excited about this new upgrade to the appsbar platform.

Using the mobile web version of appsbar, users can create develop apps using the same tools that were available on the desktop including:

  • Upload multimedia such as photos, videos and audio directly from mobile or tablet device into an appsbar app.
  • Operate a fully-functional HTML editor to enhance or create content pages.
  • Maintain RSS feeds as well as forms.
  • Utilize tools to create, update and test games.

 

Appsbar users can also modify existing apps on-the-go as well as create and test new apps without being relegated to a desktop environment. All current appsbar forms and pages are supported including discography, menus, photos, and videos.

“It has been our mission to democratize app development and distribution and to give anyone who wants to build an app a pathway to realize their vision,” said Hirsch. “We developed appsbar to give people the power to build, create, and distribute those apps free of charge. Now the mobile web version makes all of these things even easier.”

Launched in 2011, appsbar opens up the mobile marketing category for small and medium-size businesses, artists and musicians, and individuals who want to create in that space. Appsbar has done this by removing the two largest barriers; cost and programming expertise. Appsbar is doing for mobile apps what companies like Intuit and Blogger have done for novices looking to publish websites and blogs. To date, appsbar has grown to over a half million users to become the most popular app building platform in the world.

To create an app of your own with the easy-to-use app maker, go to appsbar.com. To view and download other interesting new apps for free, visit appcatch.com. To schedule an interview, media can contact Robert Weneck at (954) 683-1518.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11127167.htm

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1470053#ixzz2fBC4Ls2o

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Revisiting Appsbar with Craigs Tech Blog

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Some of you might recall I presented at the 2013 MECA state conference in Jackson, MS.  One of the sessions washow to create your own app using Appsbar.  During the session, the participants raised several questions about the service, and I promised I would get the questions to Appsbar and the answers back to you.  Well, here is what you have been waiting for.

Questions/comment/suggestions

 1. On the sign in screen, the video sometimes blocked the submission button if the screen resolution was not large enough. They wondered if the video could be moved perhaps?

2. On the events calendar, they wondered if there are plans to include an import from Google Calendar, Outlook calendar or some external calendar system.

3. Also on the events calendar, they wondered since they are educators, is there a possibility of putting Monday-Friday as a repeat option, since schools are in session M-F.

4. On the social media page, the question was are there plans to includePinterest as an option, rather than just putting it in the “other” category with a question mark as the icon.

5. On the shopping cart feature, the question was is there a way that as a user, could the reposition the shopping cart somewhere else on the page other than the first icon.

6. On the Contact page, I explained that is a page that can not be deleted. Has to be completed. The question came up if someone added a second contact page, and then wanted to delete it, what can they do? I just shrugged my shoulders and said I would send it to you for your advise!

7. The question came up about native Apple app code vs HTML5. I told them I would ask, because that is something I could not answer.

8. The final question they had, was if Appsbar is free, how are you making money? The concern was if they create an app, and it hits big in their schools, will they have to start paying for it? Will their users start getting hit with span advertising? It is a valid questions in my mind for educators. Can you shed any light on that?

Here are the responses to the questions

1. This is something that happens quite often when using Internet Explorer. We do NOT suggest using explorer with our website. We have experienced a host of problems with IE and quite honestly, we’ve become frustrated with the browser. We continue to try and improve it, but we ALWAYS suggest using other browsers like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.  It is not only IE that issue occurs though. I brought it to the attention of our IT team and they will be looking into the issue to get it amended as soon as possible.

2. We do have plans to incorporate external calendars as well as external data files. Currently, the “reminder” imports the event directly into your phone’s default calendar.

3. This is a request that we haven’t received yet. I will provide this suggestion this week in our meeting and see what our developers think. My initial thought would be that they haven’t done it because they essentially mirrored the information fields of the Google Calendar.

a. If you click on the “reminder” button for the app, you will see that you can edit the fields of your devices calendar so that you receive the alert whether the app is running or not.

4. We currently have plans to add a host of social networks to the social links module. We also have plans to allow the user to add an “other” social link but upload their own icon (to prevent from the question mark image).

5. The option to move the shopping cart icon around was introduced in the early stages. Our studies showed that many of our users were inserting the shopping cart last, causing the app holder to forget that it was there (in turn reducing the number of people who used it). Our company leaders decided it would be best to keep it as the first module to influence app holders to utilize it.

a. With that said, that was a decision that was made when we first introduced this feature. The feature has since expanded and so has our user’s understanding of the module. With such increase in efficient use of it, it may be time that we give our users more freedom in the placement. I will strongly advocate for this change to be made.

6. Unfortunately the system limits the removal of contact pages. In order to have them removed it is simple, just shoot us an email with the name of the app and name of the page that you want removed and we can delete it on our end. If your app contains only 1 contact page we will not remove the page though.

7. We are currently in the process of developing our Apple Binaries. It’s a long process essentially because we are putting a lot of time, money, and energy into ensuring that we create the best possible apps; especially because of the strict guidelines of the App Store.

8. Appsbar is free. As of right now, we currently do not make any money as a company. We do own the rights to add advertisements to the apps – we only foresee that happening if the time comes that our funds are too low to continue production efficiently. If so any ads will be minute and will not disrupt the functionality of the app.

Our founder’s name is Scott Hirsch. He has a great reputation of developing companies in his years as a businessman. When I initially asked him this question two years ago (when I first started with the company), his answer to me was, “Is Facebook free? Is Google free? We’ll worry about making money when the time comes. For now, let’s just change the world.”

Be sure to remember that our developers tackle issues on a priority basis. For instance, our tech team has prioritized the Apple app, thus production on other things are a lot slower. Before the Apple app, it was the Games module. Since we are a free service, we have a small team, which means we may not fix things as fast as a large revenue company would. That’s just something I figured I’d tell you to keep in mind.

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Appsbar featured on Restaurant-Hospitality.com

There’s no question that customers increasingly use mobile devices to find information about and otherwise interact with restaurants. But if you can’t afford to have professionals build your mobile app from scratch, you may wish to explore a free service that walks you through the app creation process and then does the heavy lifting that helps you publish it through various apps stores.
Restaurant operators have access to multiple app creation tools right now. Some are free, some aren’t. Some are simple to use, others require the coding skills of an MIT computer science major. You can view a few of the options by visiting sites like App Makri Build App and Conduit.

For this article, we’re taking a look at a service called Appsbar, for three reasons:

• Because it appears to be something a restaurant operator with limited technology skills and/or resources could actually use;

• Because is promises no costs, hidden or otherwise; and

• Because it has a restaurant-specific template that helps users create most of the functions a good restaurant app should have.

Whoever thought up the restaurant part of this company’s app creation platform seems to have had a good grasp of what content is needed on a restaurant’s mobile app and how that content should be organized.

Appsbar lets users create their own mobile apps for free.
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Appsbar featured on QSR Web

 

As more customers use their mobile devices for information, directions, take-out orders and reservations, restaurants using mobile apps to engage with their customers are better positioned for growth in 2013. To help make the process easier, Appsbar has launched a free “Create your Own App” Platform, allowing restaurant owners to create their own apps, said Scott Hirsch, founder and CEO of Appsbar.

The service creates apps quickly and helps them get published to leading App Stores, including Google Play. To date, more than 200,000 consumers and businesses have already utilized the solution.

For businesses with limited budgets, but a desire to connect with their customers via mobile devices, Appsbar is the perfect solution, Hirsch said.

Appsbar was designed to fill the gap between over-simplified apps and costly, professionally-produced apps. With personalization options, Appsbar provides an interface that guides creators through the entire process — from creation, to editing, to publication — with visual and textual clues at each step. Depending on the type of app being created, additional features may also be added, Hirsch said.

“We know that competition is fierce in the dining industry and one way for a restaurant to separate itself from the competition is to have a compelling mobile app that provides content and information,” he said. “No technical knowledge is needed to create an app via Appsbar and it has the potential to be seen by customers in your hometown or across the world.”

http://www.qsrweb.com/article/207825/Create-Your-Own-App-platform-available-for-restauants

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appsbar Featured In: The Sun Sentinel

 

Deerfield firm sets pace in self-made-app market

Oct 06, 2012
By Ariel Barkhurst, Staff writer

“It democratizes the app world because it levels the playing field”
–Scott Hirsch, Appsbar Developer

Scott Hirsch wanted to develop a free online tool with which creating a multi-platform app was “as easy as creating a Facebook page.”
By some accounts, he and his programmers did. Appsbar, at appsbar.com, has helped more than 175,000 individuals, businesses and organizations around the world make apps for free. Combined, those apps have been downloaded more than 12 million times, and the business has been operating only since last year.
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appsbar’s Stevie Award-winning entry in The 2012 American Business Awards.

Nomination Title: appsbar

Tell the story about what this nominated organization achieved since January 1 2011 (up to 500 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:

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appsbar chosen as the Number 1 website to build your app for free

Today we shown how to make your own Apps just do simple steps.. There are some websites at present on internet, Which are top 5 Websites For Make Your Own Apps Free As Follows Read More…