There are so many free App makers around, it’s difficult to choose which one to use. But there is one very different aspect that may affect your decision. App makers come in two formats – those that you download and those that you use entirely within the Cloud. Both types work in very similar ways but that one fact sets them very much apart, and with Cloud security under scrutiny following troubles with celebrity photos, you may not feel that it is entirely trustworthy.
If you are creating an App, it means that you have a new idea that is potentially saleable and may be the next big thing. If its stored on your hard drive then you know that, provided that your anti-virus software is up to date and your firewall works, it is safe from anyone finding and taking it from you, but the same might not be so if you are storing it on the main servers of some Cloud services provider. We are that security is the biggest concern of Cloud companies, but the recent loss of iPhone data shows that they are not infallible. Plainly you need to ensure that you are as safe as possible online. There are several ways in which you can help ensure that your data remains safe, including:
Getting creative with passwords. Stay away from the obvious – birthdays and other notable dates – and pick something obscure or even random when creating passwords for your Cloud storage account. You need to outweigh the security you want with your ability to recall what a password is, but the more obscure you go, the safer your data will be.
Back-up all of your data. It’s okay to have your main project on Cloud storage, but there is no harm in making a back-up to your hard drive or even just to DVD. Should Cloud data then either become stolen or corrupted, you will have a back-up that you can use and probably even prove your Intellectual Property rights with.
Go with who you know. There are many companies offering Cloud storage, but some are better known that others and reputations are earned. If you have sensitive data, it might be worth storing it on the servers of better known companies rather than the Hipster one your friend suggests.
The App that you are creating has a huge amount of potential and until you have managed to release it and get it listed in the on-line stores, it could be stolen and reused by someone else, so it is in your best interests to makes sure that it is secure. Cloud storage is fine, provided that you follow a few simple rules, your App creation will be not only free and fruitful, but also safe.