August 28, 2014

How to Make a App For Free

This article represents a second part on the matter, i.e. – how to make a app for free and review some of the best Android applications for mobile devices.

Outlook–it comes as collaboration from Microsoft and SEVEN, offering an official Hotmail application – Android wise. It possesses clean and futuristically-simple interface with the option to control multiple accounts from inside the app. From its inception, the app saw some changes, and today it is ‘refurbished’ to Outlook app.

Layar–everyone loves Layar for the beautiful design and looks of the app, as well as its usefulness to users. The app went commercial by adding an online shop and offering travel guides, local apps and many other options to users. Of course, there’s the free option which allows using global locations via the app’s many Layers.

Google Goggles–with Google Goggles, users can take pictures, send them to one of Google’s analyzing algorithms and wait patiently for the results to come up. The following page received shows results of what Google thinks you may (or may not) have been looking unto. But, fun facts claim that the usage of this app slowly transcends toward QR code readings, which negates (or puts into stasis) the initial thoughts.

Samsung ChatOn – what separates this writing app from the rest of the bunch is the option of multi-platform usage and the ability of older phone models (non-smartphone) to appreciate the instant messaging software. How to make a app for free or not, Samsung’s chatter can please even the toughest demanding shells out there. And by shells, we mean stubborn humans – not sea-life.

Swype–just like in Hearthstone, the spell ‘swipe’ here is used as a term describing swiftness, quickness and ‘easy-as-a-feather’ type of thing. This app is all about typing with drawing lines, and with practice, one can be sure to overcome his granddad habits of typing 3 words per minute (ona regular keyboard, that is).

Evernote–it lets you keep everything in one place: regardless of it being information, business plan or something else entirely (fridge buying list, for example). How to make a app for free has never been easier – not only it organizes your life, Evernote can sync all valuable information and make it available for access via your desktop (or any other) computer.

Flickr–it has filters, a capturing option and an upload option. Everything else is redundant.

Last.fm–the thing here is, it’s all subscription based, therefore you have to make a purchase or rather, subscript to Last.fm’s services. It is the most popular radio streaming software and allows enjoyment for smartphone users with the sound of their favorite music.

Dropbox–enables syncing everything with anything, with the slight exception of the files – they have to be downloaded exclusively into the phone memory in order the same to be further manipulated (reluctantly). But, it still remains one of the best syncing apps on the mobile marketplace, and you can try it too.

Meebo IM–personally, the writer of this article was first introduced to Meebo while studying C++ programming, on one of the capital’s universities. Since then, Meebo became a regular part of the author’s every day time, with him using the thing even after the studies were abandoned. An instant messaging ‘mediator’ itself, it provides options for logging into your Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo, MSN and more accounts. Ah, good old times with MSN through Meebo!

iPlayer–it’s BBC’s latest update on their previous Android iPlayer app, with some major bug fixes and improvements (which is always a plus). It also works when the screen is turned off, so its secondary usage calls for a radio player, with or without the subject on how to make a app for free.

August 28, 2014

How to Make an App – free and headache absent

The blog you just clicked on (hint: ours) abounds with different tips, tricks and one-by-one steps on the subject in mind, i.e. – the best way of the ‘make yourself’ project, or how to make an app free and headache absent – just like hinted in the title of this article.

But, the previous articles were rich with this kind of content, and because of don’t wanting to sound boring and to repeat ourselves, let’s take a brief look on one of the best android apps out there on the continuously growing mobile marketplace.

Facebook for Android – an obvious choice for couple of reasons: lacking in different features here and there, Facebook for android still represents a good portion of the social giant itself. It’s fast, reliable and best of all – simple – which brings memories of the former ‘place for sharing ideas’ now turned cat paradise (and cheap gastronomic desert publisher).

UK Jobs – if you happen to be unemployed, maybe you won’t find yourself as ‘wasting time’ on some unproven mobile apps. But, UK Jobs can be quite handy if used properly. It shares job opportunities data from 1job UK and if that free time started to get on your nerves, maybe it’s time you try the UK job finder mobile app.

Google Sky Map–of course, to use Google Sky on your device, the device in possession has to be a Smartphone and have the hardware which enables internal orientation. When you’re finished with checking vacant spots for future employment, you can always check the sky filled with stars, planets and other celestial bodies. Or you can make an app free, so there’s that as a solution.

Foursquare–if you happen to live under a rock like a Hermit, or in a castle full of Dwarfish gold like Smaug, then you are not familiar with Foursquare mobile. However, hope is abundant, therefore feel free to check the app and check-on somewhere on this heated globe. The thing is integrated with Google maps, so no worries about getting lost can take place here.

Android WordPress–the whole idea about WordPress mobile came around when a developer, which went under the pseudonym wpToGo, created an independent version of the platform. The guys from WordPress liked it so much and bought out the rights, thus hiring the developer to work under their corporative umbrella. Whether you want a website, or make an app free, the latest version packs lots of options, and to top even that – it allows integration with other mobile applications. It seems that nowadays, everyone can make websites and update content on the go.

Winamp – it constitutes the Holy Trinity of all mediacontent on an average computing machine (the other two being Windows Media Player on Windows and iTunes on Mac), and now it’s a mobile app. Winamp mobile has been out for a while now, and if feeling a bit nostalgic about those times when all technology was a mere blimp in the vast ocean of computer history, try it on your smartphone.

Skyfire 3.0–this mobile browser supports Flash animation, which sometimes (on phones with slower processing speeds) can significantly slow things down for the user. The flash conversion takes place in one of Skyfire’s servers – firing the content back to your phone when the process is completed. If your phone doesn’t support Adobe Flash’s Player, Skyfire can save you a lot of time and headaches.

BBC News–last, but not least, it comes from the UK – for reading news or make an app – free and free willingly both – the BBS News app for Android. Sure, it has some problems, but overall, it is worth the time and effort. And if you watch closely, it has the option of submitting your personal news tips, equivalent of small time barely-known blogs.

August 19, 2014

How to Find the Best Free App Builder

This is the second part of the free app builder project – with the first being a brief introductory text about Google’s app building software.

By continuing the article series, we find ourselves looking at the SDK’s (software development kits) which are compatible with every programming language supported by the software. The APIs (programming interface of the application) and the libraries are all supported by it; furthermore, all processes are conducted within a virtual machine – i.e. a virtual, sandbox environment that makes the best out of your computer. Plus, every user will get amanaging tool that allowsmonitoring and dealing with different versions (if applicable) of your current application.

In the application management, the AC (administration console) is in charge for the app in progress, while the SDK is responsible for local management. The AC uses interface based on web designs in order to make new apps, and here are the few options that come along with it: live changing of your current app version, handling names of domains, making error reports and more, providing every user with the best free app builder, internet or otherwise.

And although free, the software comes with some limitations, mainly in the storage area (the user has 1 GB free storage with the free option); also, as stated from the official website, some features are disabled in order for the company to protect its system stability and integrity. Plus, every user is given a certain amount of quotas or limits, which his application cannot overdraw.

For example, the free app builder has the billable and safety limits, which are presented as three different kinds of quotas: free –in other words – limits. These quotas limit the user and can only be overdraw by applications which are paid, ending within the app’s budget or the pre-existing safety limit. Billable limits are exactly whattheir name suggests: they cannot be exceeded, but everything above the limit cost extra. Only the application administrator can change or put billable limits on the app in mind, and the same is located under the Billing tab, in the Administration Console. The previous two quotas provide a great tool for administrator managing costs. Finally, there is the safety limit –they are set by none other than Google itself, and serve as the protector of the free app builderstructured system. If you are doubting in some other ‘recourse stealers’, then this is the answer to your question – Google does not allow a single app overflowing to be carried out on other application backs. If exceeding the safety quota, you will receive an error message stating the previous parameter.

Replenishing system quotas is made in a way of comparing resource draining against quotas of the system. Paid or free apps, both serve this rule, with the software resetting all measurement in resource spent at the beginning of every day (the stored data is exempt of this rule). Free apps resource spending ends when the previous quota is met, and paid apps continue with the spending of resources until their budget overflows, or they reach the safety limit. There are daily and minute quotas which enable better usage of the resources.

Depletion of resources is another issue users should consider: upon depletion, your app may become a non-working one -therefore you may encounter difficulties with it being unresponsive. Different error message fills the screen when the previous issue is met: in Python – apiproxy_errors.OverQuotaError; Go – appengine.IsOverQuota; Java – com.google.apphosting.api.ApiProxy.OverQuotaException.

However, if the issue arises unexpectedly, you should try profiling the performance of your application. Or, if you want to invest more in your dream, you can upgrade your membership to advanced or premium account, either one expands the storage space and quota limit of the free app builder in mind.

August 19, 2014

How to Make a App For Free

If you happen to read our blog, you will find out that we are more interested in a free version of make a app for free, rather than using software which demands some kind of subscriptions, monthly fees, annoying newsletters or suspicious e-mails from untrusted sources. In the following article, we will introduce our readers with the Google app engine, one of the best tools for making an application, free and without headaches of losing data in the process.

First of all, let’s take a glimpse in the platform itself: as the attribute suggests, the software is indeed a platform with a twist: it allows users to use Google’s system and structure to build their application onto. The official site states that with the engine, potential users can make,maintain andcompare data with countless functions serving the need of it. Also, another great thing about this one is the freedom of “not binding to particular servers” option, i.e. everything will be stored on Google’s servers – and if you decide to use the platform, your only job will be to come up with a bestselling idea and upload the resources meant for it.

Now, do not worry if not acquainted with the various coding languages, for the app allows creative freedom amongusers: they can choose between using: Java – with standard tech built from the company (Sun Microsystems), Python –coming with an interpreter and features already existing Python libraries, Go –here, everything runs on the native (primary) code and PHP – when working with PHP, Google enables its Cloud Platform to work while you work, thus providing a double win for the future users.

The official site also states that with the software, you can easily upload any kind of data (including data that takes enormous amount of space) without any interruption, lag or bugs whatsoever. What it comes with: scaling and balancing, micro and macro transactions with storage queries, special timer for enabling certain actions on the fly, working outside the native environment by using special asynchronous task queues and integration with each and every other Google platform, including cloud offers and application programming interfaces.

Furthermore, by deciding to use this software you get pretty decent processing power, because everything runs in a so called ‘sandboxed’ environment, in turn meaning that your data is scattered (in a positive sense) throughout multiple Google servers (and clouds) in order for the app to answer the traffic demands accordingly. What’s also great is the fact that your idea turned app ‘churns’ its machine independently, i.e. it works within an environment that is not dependable orbonded to its hardware, nor is physically restricted in any way.

Of course, before joining the platform to make a app for free, the first step is to make an actual Google account (if you happen to not have one at the time of this article’s publishing).

Here is a quick overview of what the app engine offers to users: appstats analytics –everything is analyzed visually and utilizes perfectly; capabilities –bypassing maintenance hours so that future users can run the app without any external interference; datastore–this option provides an object data store (thus the name), storage that can be measured, API, SQL-like query (as stated from the official site) and other functions; images – users can combine and improve (enhance) images in order to be usable in their apps; logs –with this service/option, users will have an access to request and application logs inside the application (or as today’s youth refers to: ‘under the hood’).

And this represents just the basic functions of this application; for further details, feel free to check the second part of how to make a app for free project.

August 15, 2014

How to Find the Best App Creator – Free, Advanced Steps

In one of our previous articles, we wrote on the basic steps one needs to cover in order to lay the foundations of a pre-existing idea. Here we continue with the venture in the apps world, making sure the perfect app creator free of charge will found its place among future users.

1. Back-ending

This step builds upon storyboarding and wire framing, and together all three make the foundation of your future mobile application. Back-ending is helpful because it allows drawing sketches of preferred servers, diagrams with data, or using an application programming interface (to get the project done). Also, tracking the back end of your project will somewhat ‘connect the dots’ and ‘fill the voids’ you may previously had when naming the parameters and inputs. Of course, do everything that’s within your technical reach and do not cross the limitations line.

2. Testing

Surely you have some curious friends that are impatiently glaring behind a corner, and waiting for you to give the ‘testing’ sign so they can jump aboard. When your first design (complete prototype) is ready for the public, don’t just release it and wait for a miracle to happen. Invite whoever you can: friends, relatives, acquaintances, your significant other – the more the merrier. Testing your application is an important development process, because, well, your app will be as good as the feedback from people suggests. And surely the first run will not go as smoothly as you imagined in the first place: there would be some flaws here and there (which is normal), and those flaws would need to be repaired. If possible, invite ‘alpha testers’ to your studio and walk the steps with them, asking questions and taking invaluable notes. The thing here is that you want to gather as concrete data as possible before the application goes public, because once the design process starts -there is no turning back to sketches and blueprints.

3. Making the back-end happen

An app creator free of charge, will allow you to build your already imagined and sketched back-end system – starting with the servers, going through the storage space and finally, ending with a reasonable database. If you’re your own developer, you may want to make an account on some developer pages, like Google Android and IOS, or even the oldest sensation – Blackberry OS. Also, keep in mind when making an account – do not wait for the last minute: bad things could happen if you choose to do so and you may fall behind schedule.

4. Designing

The current taxonomy refers to design as ‘skins’. You can have different skins for one mobile application; you can even tweak one skin to differ itself from the group of the same kind of skins. If you want to get even more specific, your app design is called an interface–and your previously designed wireframes should become a high-end clones of the same. And remember, use the gathered data (from alpha and beta testing) to further improve the overall design of the app in mind.

5. Testing again

Yup, you read that right – getting ‘intimate’ with your app is what propels your software into the stratosphere of developer applications. We’re not saying that you should test every minor change, like word spelling and other additions (although, you should), but keep in mind that the bigger the project, the bigger the chance to fail somewhere you didn’t saw the problem coming. And, a conclusive statement explicates that friends, family and acquaintances should come back for the second round of testing, to ‘feel’ the real product happening. How do you test? – Couple options here: either you hire a professionals to do the work for you, or choose an application that allows this to happen – like appsbar. If still not sure, just Google the problem, and the ‘know-it-all’ will eventually come up with a solution for an app creator free of charge.