AppMaker is a free, online application that enables tech users, regardless of digital skill set levels, to create and publish apps. Currently in pre-alpha phase, AppMaker’s long-term goals are to:
“[C]reate a mobile app drastically more accessible to a brand new set of app creators who are not self-identified as developers, and are primarily motivated by something other than “desire to learn the web”. We expect their motivations will range from creative satisfaction of ‘having made a thing that looks & feels real’ to a desire to have an app to send to clients of a small neighborhood offline service business.
The grand goal of AppMaker is for millions of people to be able to create apps that give them utility or joy. It need not be through the use of our software, although we expect that we’ll have to build or assemble parts of that whole product experience, partner for parts of it, and work with many, many people to both get input into both what the product should be, how our stuff does or doesn’t meet the needs of real people, and how to get the software in front of the right users.
To explore AppMaker, open a Firefox browser window and visit: http://appmaker.mozillalabs.com
To track AppMaker development, visit the GitHub repository: https://github.com/mozilla/appmaker
To learn more about building apps, begin with the following resources:
- How To Build An App: 36 Great Tutorials (Future, August 27, 2013)
- How To Make An App With Zero Experience (The Huffington Post, June 18, 2013)
- Build Your Own Apps: 3 DIY App Builders for Non-programmers (Idea to Appster, March 26, 2013)
Experienced developers may download software development kits for Apple and Android platforms using the below links: