AppMachine supports iOS (the Apple iPhone platform) and Android (the Google platform). So you get native apps for the iPhone, the iPod Touch and the iPad using iOS version 5.0 and higher as well as for every variety of Android smartphone or tablet. In this way, we cover the majority of the app market.
You build the app, you add the content, and you’re responsible for that content. You can choose to submit the app under AppMachine's developer licenses (iOS and Google Play) or your own. Using your own account allows you to charge money for the app. AppMachine does not provide you with the source code for your app.
Of course! We offer e-mail and chat support to all users. Send us your queries and we can help you decide what kind of expertise you need — whether that be programming or design help. We’d be happy to introduce you to one of our partners.
AppMachine’s Analytics page shows you how often your app has been downloaded from the various app stores. You can see your app’s ranking and the ratings that users have given it. What’s more, we monitor the use within the app. You can find out more about all the Analytics possibilities by clicking here.
If you have thought up other features that you’d like to have in your app, a good developer can probably bring your idea to life. If you don’t have a developer nearby, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll introduce you to one of our partners.
That will be no problem for a good developer. If you don’t have a developer nearby, get in touch with us. We’ll introduce you to one of our partners. You can reach us at email@example.com.
To share your app with the rest of the world, you have to publish it to the app stores. You can request a developer’s license from Apple, or use AppMachine's license. AppMachine sees to it that your app gets published. We’ll take care of the whole technical to-do for you. We’ll let you know just as soon as your app is available in the stores.
You must register as an Apple developer through this registration page. You can then register with the iOS Developer Program for US$99 per year. Fill in your personal data and password during the Publishing process.
Apple assesses your app according to a set of technical, content, and design criteria to make sure it works as it should and does not contain any objectionable language or material. This can take about two weeks. AppMachine submits the app and sees the process through to its approval. As soon as the app is approved, AppMachine ensures that it is placed in the App Store. You can tell AppMachine what date you would like to see the app appear.
AppMachine will submit your app for approval at Apple. Apple assesses your app according to a set of technical, content, and design criteria to make sure it works as it should and does not contain any objectionable content. Apple’s rules and regulations are very strict and it’s important to follow them closely. You can read here what Apple has to say. An app can be rejected for any number of reasons, but pay good attention to the following.If the title contains the word ‘marketing’ the app will most likely be rejected. Apps that are created specifically for the marketing and advertising industry are an absolute ‘no-go’ for Apple. What is more, Appstra will not upload apps of this kind for you. They conflict with two of Apple’s golden rules:
If your app is rejected, we will send you an email to let you know.
To submit your app to the Google Play app store (for the Android platform) you must submit accompanying texts and screenshots. Android apps do not have to be approved. Very often, apps are available at Google Play in just a few hours.
You only have to pay for an app when you’re ready to submit it to the app stores.
You can pay us by credit card: MasterCard, Visa, or Amex. (In the Netherlands you can pay with iDeal.)
Apple’s App Store has hundreds of thousands of apps. If you want people to find your app, you'll have to point it out to them in the real world.
Place a QR code on your business cards, your receipts, your website, or in your printed matter. That way, your customers can download your app straight from their app store. Be sure to use AppMachine’s app site. It’s important that people know you have an interesting app.
Of course, you’ll want to keep your app up to date with the latest news, offers, photos, or agenda items. It’s easy to do using Appmachine’s CMS. After you check your app with Previewer, you can make your changes immediately visible in the app. You don’t have to issue an update in the app stores for:
If there are changes in the store’s information, you must publish a new version of the app. These include: