Making Your Own Android App Has Never Been Easier Thanks To Appsbar


Ever wanted to build your very own Android (or iOS) app to show off to your friends and family just how tech savvy you are? Maybe you have a business or church and were wondering just how much know how it would take to make your own app. Well, today I came across this site called Appsbar.

Appsbar is a web service that allows you to build a multifunctional app for either Android or iOS. I’ve actually come across a few other sites that offer the similar services but none that offer as many features – and none that do it for FREE.

How in depth you want to get with your app is up to you. It supports all kinds of useful features like an event notifier for delivering real-time or scheduled notifications to users, support for RSS feeds, photos and videos. I know it may sound a little intimidating if you’re not too tech savvy (even I still consider myself a noob when it comes to “computer things”). Luckily enough Appsbar provided a video showing off just how easy it is to make an app and get that sucker published into the Android Market (or AppStore) in no time. Oh yeah, you may want to turn your speakers down before watching.

I’m going to tinker around with this as soon as I get off work and I already have a few good ideas for making a Mother’s Day app and even something fun for my church. If you guys get around to trying it out, please leave your feedback below. I would love to hear your experiences.

[Via IntoMobile]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. well, the app is sent over to some people somewhere, and they review it. it’s like an order form.

    1. Just to make sure you’re not making a pr0n app? Nice.

  2. It’s not bad. Very very easy to make extremely basic apps. Good for people who don’t know java (I don’t know too much). Sadly I feel like there may be even more soundboards coming into the android market (and we REALLY need those, right? /s)

  3. Not mac compatible

    1. really? It shows iphone in the video and its not mac compatible. how nice of them.

      1. It says mac Compatible in the website. Can’t see why it wouldn’t be, it’s not a stand alone app itself but done on the website.

  4. I think you could pay a high school kid to make this for $50. Android apps are the new web site

  5. Very interesting idea…. can’t wait to hear about the first person to come out with something that wows people and actually makes some money. If that is even possible.
    Cool find CC :-D

  6. It says it takes 10-14 days to bake the app. Yikes.

    1. i’ll see how long it actually does take, submitted something tonight.

    2. Are you kidding me?? yikes? if its quality free work then thats nothing to even complain about

      1. does it right away. This is a bit more sophisticated, but 14 days is not very convenient.

  7. More like ADSbar.

    Looks like a nice idea for people looking to get their feet wet making apps. As a teacher, I have been using Android App Inventor with my 6th-8th grade classes with a great deal of success…

    HOWEVER, unlike App Inventor, which allows you to publish your apps on the market instantly, as stated earlier, this will take 1-2 weeks and upon reading the fine print, during which time, Appsbar will load up your app with advertisements…(if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is).

    ALSO…According to Appsbar TOS:

    ” Attempt to decipher, disassemble, copy, modify, adapt, redistribute, decompile, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of any of the software comprising, creating, or in any way making up a part of the Service or any part thereof, unless this is expressly permitted or required by law, or unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by Appsbar, in writing (e.g., through an open source software license)”

    So in other words, if you’re looking to try it out and have some fun, Appsbar looks cool, but don’t touch this with a 10 foot pole if you’re looking to make money selling apps…

    The good news here, (as always) is competition…perhaps products like this will increase the upgrade frequency/quality of App Inventor, and we may soon see a quality WYSIWYG Android/IOS app cooker…I would certainly pay for a program like that.

    1. Um, apps created with App Inventor cannot be uploaded to the market. But they can be used on a phone instantly. Maybe that’s what you meant?

      1. They can be uploaded to the market by editing the xml file and making a few changes to the apk, unpacking it, repacking it, zipaligning it…there are guides…I have several apps on the market that were created with app inventor.

  8. People still go to church in 2011?

    1. Hahahahahaha

    2. That’s what I was wondering. I thought it was just old people.

    3. Yep, and I’m one of those people. Oh, and I always find it amusing when the comments never pertain to the article, bet you do too :-)

  9. What is the catch? Beside it needs 10 to 14 days to bake it, free to create apps, and free to publish apps.

  10. You read my mind about a app for my church. My church would love something neat. I’d like to try some stuff…

  11. These apps are too basic. Stores are better off just creating mobile websites.

  12. It looks cool but this is the most obnoxious song i’ve ever heard.

    1. Well you haven’t heard this then:

      1. That’s actually my ringtone. No joke.

  13. sounds like the best option here, it’s free and just about instant to get an apk or get your app on the market, and no ads, unless you put them there yourself to make money yourself

  14. So we can expect every cults to make apps for their churches? I love how the writer of this article couldn’t hold it inside that he goes to church. Articles like this remind me that some people still believe in some 2000 years old myths.

    1. ….. you’re a myth. o_O

      1. “Green” Maniac’s global warming is a myth.

    2. Learn how to speak and then we’ll talk…”2000 years old myths” haha.. troll

      1. the grammar police have saved us once moe. whoppsy. ize had me done dat typoo. you likey-likeNowZ?

  15. C’mon. Please. Why all the doggin on church. Maybe you should take your spiritual life more seriously…unless your sure of your plans after death. Oh wait…you probably don’t believe in life after death. Yea…hope that works out for you. Not all churches are bad you know. There are people that believe in Christ that are genuine. Not saying we’re perfect…just forgiven. Or maybe you just have a problem with Jesus himself…you know…with all that loving people and forgiving and healing and bringing peace and defeating death and such. Man…the nerve of that guy.

    1. You forgot to mention Mohammed, then dubiously exclaim that “not all churches are bad”. I respectfully disagree strongly with your assertion and your premise (J-dude himself).

      See, I have a friend like yourself, who is very proud of her blessed-blindfold. She wears it all around town all day long. And I mean ALL day long! She tells me that her blindfold is most comfortable, and I must admit, it is very pretty. But… all day long? Come on!

      Everyone else proceeding along without the all-day blindfold affectation do make allowances for her clumsiness due to her lack of full awareness and command of her surroundings, though it can be trying.

      Just crossing the lobby of our hotel, or hailing a cab, or myriad other tasks so simply accomplished by those of us living life fully, without their own precious all-day blindfold to hamper their progress throughout the day. Mainly she just slows down and inconveniences the rest of us.

      But we try to be kind. After all, she has just recently slowed her pathetic attempts to sell every one of the rest of us on the total awesomeness of wearing the all-day blindfold. Now she’ll only bring out the hard sell when she meets someone who is exhibiting wavering uncertainty about their ability to make it through another day without the total blindfold happiness she exhibits (most times with much too much volume).

      It is a degree of obscene that the current targets for her proselytization are children, drunks, and crackhead bums. You know, those relatively weak among us who tend to pee themselves all day. I can see that the drunks and the bums need something special to turn it all around, but the all-day blindfold remedy is not even close to a solution. Sure they exhibit new found strength to resist the drink and the rock, but they are clumsiness defined, stepping blindly on my toes (ouch) if I don’t jump clear in time.

      The children. They who should never be deprived of living life to the fullest, but are so cheated when coerced (no other word for it) into donning that crappy blindfold, usually for the rest of their lives. That’s so truly obscene.

      Did I mention that these blindfolds come in every color there is?
      All manner of shapes and sizes, too. But according to my friend, only the tan blindfolds with the glitter trim and three inch antennae with the googly-eyes attached will deliver the reward she claims to experience. I and others find it unseemly at best, when she professes that ALL other various blindfolds are just dooming the wearer to a life of stumbling around blindly.

      You’re claiming that not all all-day blindfolds are bad. Really. You don’t have any foundation for that. I can’t detail here the wars fought, the deaths dealt, and the outright misery rippling out from all of you all-day blindfold wearing fools and the trash you’ve come up with to justify/acquire top-dog, ultimate blindfold-wearer status. We get it. You love your blindfolds. But you really should rethink your earlier exclamation in defence of blindfolds. Great fellowship, though. Food’s great, too, I bet.

      Every single day we non-believers breathe life in deeply, eyes wide open, savouring every last moment. You people can’t darken our day, though you do try so hard. “Have a blessed day!”. Meaning, on some level you refuse to see, “My way or the highway!” The reasons to NOT put on the blindfold are many, and your comment nailed not even one of them. You want to share, then know who you’re addressing first. Don’t ask your priest about non-believers, ask a non-believer.

      In conclusion, is this where I wish you a blind, darkened day? Or maybe you’d prefer others wish you a blessed day. Nope, I just hope you and yours have a good day. I mean that. I understand fully where you are, and you just need to show true and unconditional compassion for “the other”, which is not your strength, clodhopper.


      Thanks author, nice app/tool tip. Checking it out now.

      Plus, author, don’t be so touchy. It is modern day myth, every flavor available. Excepting your flavor, of course. ;)

      Plus more, Phandroid’s Terms Of Service link is very broken, so I have no idea of the boundaries here. Admins, please let me know if I need to adjust my commenting attitude. Thx in advance.

  16. Hmmm. After looking at it, seems to me to be more a website builder than an app builder?. Am I missing something. Isn’t ‘Dog Walker’ is just a glorified webpage?

    1. Yeah, that was exactly my thought too. Not that this would not be useful, but try making an app that, say, changes your wallpaper or something. You cannot do it with this product. It will only do basic web-page type stuff.

  17. That so wierd cos I was just looking about for things to make a app and things but god seems to find you every where dosnt he:-)

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