Features

App Platforms

  • Mobile Web/ HTML5
  • Hybrid apps (iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry)

Development Tools

It’s a drag-and-drop software. No development experience, no coding knowledge is required. Users just drag and drop and have access to other DIY templates. Users are able to create good-looking apps with some amazing features. 

Location Services

  • GPS location tracking
  • iBeacon compatible

App Management

  • Photo gallery integration (Instagram, Flickr, Picasa, custom)
  • Blog integration (Wordpress, Blogger, Feedburner)
  • Audio & radio integration (Soundcloud, Beatport, Shoutcast)
  • eBook reader
  • Event listings (Facebook, EventBrite)

Integrations

mCommerce

  • Ads (iAds)
  • Ecommerce shopping cart
  • Food ordering
  • Paid content (monthly subscriptions, news stand compatability)

Vertical Features

  • Restaurants
    • Menu builder
  • Radio DJ
  • Religious Institutions
    • Sermon Coordinator
  • Professionals

Deployment

  • Real time app updates
  • App analytics via Google Analytics

Pricing

Basic info

 
Free version
 
$7 - $33/month
 

No minimum contract, free version.

 
Monthly subscription
Annual subscription
  • Free - Appy Pie runs ads on your apps
  • Basic - $7/month, HTML5 and Android platforms supported
  • Gold - $19/month, iOS, HTML5 and Android platforms supported
  • Platinum - $33/month, all platforms supported, No Ads

Reviews

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Client Interview
Jan 02 2015

m-Commerce Application for HS Cosmetics

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$250 - $1,000/yr. spend
 
Consumer Products
 
1-10 Employees
 
Houston, Texas
Founder, HS Cosmetics
Hongwei Shan
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations: 

The client is HS Cosmetics, a small cosmetics company that needed a mobile presence. This client wanted to highlight their available products and offer users the option to purchase and process payments using their mobile. HS Cosmetics utilized the Appy Pie software to architect a hybrid mobile app to support their desired mobile commerce. The client is highly satisfied with Appy Pie and points to their high level of software support as a reason for recommendation.  

BACKGROUND

Can you please provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

The app is for my cosmetics company called HS Cosmetics, and I’m the CEO.

What is the name of your application and what is its main purpose?

The app is also named HS Cosmetics, and the purpose of the app is to help display important information about my company. The second main purpose is to complete purchases and checkout. We’ve been able to integrate options to help our users process payments directly from the app.

Please describe your role in the initial app development process and your current engagement with app development or content updates?

I founded HS Cosmetics, and I knew exactly what kind of app I wanted to develop. I was looking for software that could help me to implement my ideas easily with drag-and-drop functionality. I served more of an app architect role and utilized Appy Pie’s programmers when needed. I was involved in the whole development process from head to toe.

How would you describe your app development skill level, such as beginner, some coding experience, expert, …?

I have coding experience, but for this particular app I took more of an architect role and utilized Appy Pie’s programmers for any detailed development I needed for my app. 

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that incited the need for a mobile application, and what was the business goal that you were hoping to accomplish?

Today, everything is about mobile, more specifically about mobile apps and mobile commerce. I wanted my app to display information about my cosmetics, but also needed to process payments. People can now order products and pay for them directly through the app. Our last goal was to access all of the social media platforms through our app. We have been able to integrate features to reach Facebook and Twitter.

What app platforms did you want to build an app for? Did it matter to your business whether the app was a hybrid or native app? 

I had a very clear vision with this app. My goal was to have the app available for every smartphone in the U.S. market, and Appy Pie delivered that. For each platform, we were able to develop a hybrid app that adhered to each platform’s guidelines and specific coding requirements. 

SOLUTION

Did your company have a formal selection process for deciding on a mobile app development software? Was your company considering other software or possibly a mobile app development service provider?

I did thorough research and looked through a list of top app development software. I had a clear goal of what I wanted accomplished, so it was easier for me to go through the selection process. I compared their strengths and weaknesses. I thought Appy Pie’s software was best tailored to what I needed.

Did you initially begin with the software’s free version or trial period? What pricing plan does your company currently utilize? Are there any plans to change?

I tried the free version but never launched the app that I built there. I utilized the free version to see what features Appy Pie had available. I played around with the software, and I liked it. The free version allows access to the database and the features they provide for their customers. I called to ask questions of the support team, and I was happy with the answers. Through the combination of the free trial and answers from the support team, I decided to go with the premium version. I’m a very technically savvy person, so I felt confident about my decision to go with Appy Pie.

When was the application published? Is the app still available in app stores?

The app has been published to Google Play and Amazon. It is currently under review by Apple. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any success, metrics, or results of your application since publication?

We just launched not too long ago so I really can’t give you numbers. I am going to be working with a company who publishes app reviews, to get more exposure. I haven’t done that yet because the iPhone version isn’t ready yet.

Overall, how satisfied are you with the usability of the app development software. Is there any general user feedback that you can share?

The responses I’m getting back from the people that have used it is that they really like the app and the idea.

Can you speak to the available development tools, such as templates and drag and drop? Were they intuitive and easy to use?

Yes. They were great. The drag-and-drop tool is great. You don’t need any coding experience or instructions. It explains itself.

Does your app utilize any of the location-based services? Are you satisfied with their functionality?

Yes. It has GPS functionality, I’ve tested it on Android and iPad, but I don’t want it to collect too much personal information as per our privacy policy. For people that like to use GPS functionality, it’s great.

Can you please speak to the content management system, how do you upload new data or make changes? Have you found the process simple and accessible?

Yes. It is very accessible.

Are you satisfied with the social media, push notifications, and gamification integration options available?

Yes. The social media part is great. I didn’t use any gamification integration options, so I can’t speak to that functionality.

Does your app utilize any monetization features? Are you satisfied with the options available?

Yes. Very much. Appy Pie helped me to develop a secure method for our mobile shopping cart. Users are able to process payments whether they have a strong or weak signal.

Were there any specific features related to your industry vertical that were a necessity to your finished mobile application?

For this app there were three key things that I wanted for my app. First is the shopping cart, second a coupon code, and the third thing is having access to all of the social media platforms. They gave me exactly what I was looking for.

Have you found it necessary to consult any of the company’s available support resources? If so, which ones? Was the support useful and accessible?

If I had any questions I could use the Appy Pie website to chat with their customer service team. If they couldn’t answer my question directly, they would send me to the developers who were more technically savvy and would easily answer my question.

Looking back on the development process, were there any software features and tools that you were really impressed by that potential buyers should be aware of?   

One of the things that really matters, and that separates Appy Pie apart from the rest of the technology companies, is its customer service. It shows in their attitude and effort. Appy Pie works very hard to make sure there are no technical errors present in the final product. Appy Pie helped me accomplish my goal. Their customer service and technical support are phenomenal.

Were there any areas of the software that you felt were not intuitive or that you feel could be improved upon?  

I would suggest Appy Pie develop another version with a larger focus on mobile commerce. The resolution for product images could be better and the design overall should be more editable.

We have a few quick questions and, for each question, we ask you to rate the software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What would you give the software for ease of use in the development process?

Five.

What would you give the software for quality of features available?

Five.

For support, as in responsiveness, communication, and resources available?

Five.

For cost, as in value for your money and the time dedicated to development?  

Five.

For overall usability and satisfaction with the software?

Five.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague?

Five. Highly recommended.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Jan 23 2015

Application Development Software - The Wedding Nanny

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$250 - $1,000/yr. spend
 
Business Services
 
1-10 Employees
 
Miami, FL
Owner, The Wedding Nanny
Diane Castro
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations: 

The client is the owner of The Wedding Nanny, a child care services company catered to child care during wedding ceremonies and receptions. This client needed to expand her business so that her clients could access business information through their mobile easily. This client developed an app using AppyPie that surpassed expectations. This client is extremely satisfied with AppyPie and comments that she is most impressed that she was able to reach live support staff whenever she needed technical help.

BACKGROUND

Can you please provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

I am the founder of a service called the Wedding Nanny. I founded it in 2008, and it’s done very well by word of mouth. Technology has grown, so I decided to create an app for it. I’m a Web developer by training with little knowledge of app development.

What is the name of your application, and what is its main purpose?

We provide a wedding nanny service, so we do child care services for weddings. We go to the venues on site, we make sure the kids are entertained through child-friendly activities. In the process, we’re keeping the children safe, the bride and groom happy, and the venues are protected from liability.

How would you describe your app development skill level, such as beginner, some coding experience, expert, and so on?

I’ve done all the updates to the app myself. I have some coding experience because of my Web development training, but I don’t know much about app development.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that incited the need for a mobile application, and what was the business goal that you were hoping to accomplish?

We wanted to be able to communicate easily with the wedding parties and the venues all through a touch of their mobile. Everything is mobile now, everyone has a smartphone, and we all love apps. For me, this was the best way to get information out, increase credibility, and be more accessible.

For what app platforms did you want to build an app? Did it matter to your business whether the app was a hybrid or native app?

We’re in Google Play store now, and we’re in the approval process for the Apple App Store.

SOLUTION

Did your company have a formal selection process for deciding on a mobile app development software? Was your company considering other software or possibly a mobile app development service provider?

I researched other app software and tried to do some coding myself, but when I found AppyPie I was ecstatic. It was incredibly easy, it was amazing, and the results were overnight. Before AppyPie, I initially tried another popular do-it-yourself solution but they were impossible to reach via telephone or email, and I didn’t like that. After the first, I tried another company, but it was too hands-on and very time consuming. I didn’t want to take that much time away from my service. The third time was the charm, with AppyPie I was able to reach somebody on my first call, and they were very helpful.

Did you initially begin with the software’s free version or trial period? What pricing plan does your company currently utilize?  

I initially bought the gold value right from the start. At this point, I had tried two other do-it-yourself solutions and knew exactly what features I needed to be included in my package. I’ve recently updated my package because I am so happy with AppyPie that I wanted to take advantage of all that it has to offer.

About how long, in terms of hours, would you approximate it initially took to have an app ready for publication?

The AppyPie support team got me up and running on the Google Play Store in literally one day.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your application since publication?

My app is fairly new. I just launched it. My business has done very well without the app, but I’m hopeful that with the app it will help bring credibility, and show them I’m not just a babysitter. I think the app is going to bring me to that level of credibility.

Have you found it necessary to consult any of the company’s available support resources? Was the support useful and accessible?

I reached someone on my first call, and they were very helpful. I got feedback right away.

Looking back, were there any areas of the software that you felt were not intuitive or that you feel could be improved upon?

I want to be able to incorporate the concepts of GPS services into my business. I don’t believe the app is capable of doing that yet, but I imagine it will be coming down the line.

OVERVIEW

We have a few quick questions and, for each question, we ask you to rate the software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What you give the software for ease of use in the development process?

Five.

What would you give the software for quality of features available?

Five.

For support, as in responsiveness, communication, and resources available?

Five.

For cost, as in value for your money and the time dedicated to development?  

Five.

For overall usability and satisfaction with the software?

Five.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague?

Five. I already have.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Jan 28 2015

Application Development - ITG Diet Guide

5.0

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$250 - $1,000/yr. spend
 
Health, Wellness, and Fitness
 
1-10 Employees
 
St. Petersburg, Florida
Co-Founder, Slim Down Jupiter
Don Pearsall
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations: 

The client is a Slim Down Jupiter, a health and wellness company that provides their clients with a dieting regimen. This client needed an offering that allowed their clients to engage with their dieting methodology directly through their mobile. This client found that AppyPie was the right do-it-yourself mobile application development solution. The client recommends AppyPie for their available support team.

BACKGROUND

Can you please provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

I’ve been in private practice as a chiropractor for 35 years. I am now concentrating on Slim Down Jupiter, which is a weight-loss program using ITG protocol. I am the co-founder of Slim Down Jupiter along with my wife and manager.

What is the name of your application, and what is its main purpose?

The name of my app is Pocket ITG Diet Guide. Its main purpose is to help a dieter make intelligent decisions about what to eat for a healthier lifestyle. It’s an easy reference for questions pertaining to what you can and cannot eat on our weight-loss plan.

Please describe your role in the initial app development process and your current engagement with app development or content updates?

I knew nothing about app creation when I started this. I’ve been a technophile for a long time, but that doesn’t mean I’m proficient. I’m always learning about new marketing and social media techniques.

How would you describe your app development skill level, such as beginner, some coding experience, expert, and so on?

Beginner.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that incited the need for a mobile application, and what was the business goal that you were hoping to accomplish?

We needed a convenient platform to help our dieters make good food choices when they were grocery shopping. I looked around for an app that gave people an easy reference for these questions, and couldn’t find anything. I decided to go about trying to create one. So, I went about trying to find some way to facilitate that and found AppyPie.

For what app platforms did you want to build an app? Did it matter to your business whether the app was a hybrid or native app?

I’m going to make them available on all platforms. I want it available everywhere. We’re close to getting the app published. I’m going to go live with the basic app, and the commerce side will come as soon as I can get my catalog together.

SOLUTION

Did you initially begin with the software’s free version or trial period? What pricing plan does your company currently utilize?  

I’m going with the platinum plan, which allows me to have a presence in all platforms.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your application since publication?

I’m thrilled with AppyPie so far. I haven’t seen it in practice so I have no metrics, but if my intuition is correct I think it will execute well. From my perspective, from the building side, it has been incredibly straightforward and easy. I’m really thrilled. I can’t believe everyone doesn’t do it. I’m amazed at how quickly I got something that looks like an app.

FEATURES

Have you found it necessary to consult any of the company’s available support resources? Was the support useful and accessible?

The support thus far has been stellar. I was assigned an account rep, who I have contact with personally if I need him, and I do at this stage. I’m a fairly quick study, but support has been great. The only barrier was a slight communication issue as their support team is located outside of the U.S.

Were there any software features or tools that you were really impressed by, of which potential buyers should be aware?

It’s been a joy. I really look forward to it, and I’m having fun with it. I think anybody with reasonable intelligence and understanding of Internet commerce can get through it fairly easily. I’m enthusiastic, and I look forward to a strong relationship with AppyPie.

OVERVIEW

We have a few quick questions, and for each question we ask you to rate the software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What you give the software for ease of use in the development process?

Five.

What would you give the software for quality of features available?

Four and a half.

For support, as in responsiveness, communication, and resources available?

Four and a half.

For cost, as in value for your money and the time dedicated to development?  

Five.

For overall usability and satisfaction with the software?

Five.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague?

Five.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 4.5 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Oct 30 2015

Online Radio Station Using App Builder

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Less than $250/yr. spend
 
Media
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, CA
Owner, Online Radio
Connor Flanagan
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations: 

The application creator is the owner of an Los Angeles-based online radio station and e-commerce platform. This creator already had a website in place for both of his businesses, but was exploring the possibility of an app that would allow his subscribers to access his businesses easily. The price tag that came along with custom app development was not worth the outcome for this user. This user came across multiple do-it-yourself app builders and decided that Appy Pie best fit his needs and budget. The user highly recommends Appy Pie and has been very impressed by their responsiveness and support team.

BACKGROUND

Can you provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

I own an online radio station that's also a clothing company. The app is very unique. Not only am I streaming audio through my radio station, but I've got an online store where I have an e-commerce platform setup. 

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that initiated the need for this platform?

My radio station has been going for a while, and I've been online broadcasting through our web page. I went to several app developers that make custom apps, some, were reasonably priced, but I still couldn't justify the cost. I stumbled on Appy Pie. I was reluctant to make my own. But, from their site, I could see there was a template that was already contrived. Appy Pie definitely helped. 

SOLUTION

How does your company implement this platform or software?

Appy Pie was great. I was able to consolidate both of my businesses. I didn't have experience building apps before Appy Pie, it was great that I was able to consolidate those into one. It's basically a commerce machine that I've gotten a lot of use out of already.

Was your company considering other platforms? Why this platform?

I did some research online. I looked at three of the five most popular app builders, and I compared them. Two other products came highly recommended over Appy Pie, but Appy Pie was much more reasonably priced than some of the competitors. I bought the Appy Pie package and have no regrets.

On an annual or monthly basis, how much does your company spend to utilize the platform?

I bought a year plan. I think I spent about $170 for a year. I'm already considering a lifetime subscription, which is more expensive, but the fact that it is unlimited development is such a great thing. I've already had a few other concepts that I'm ready to develop. 

RESULTS

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

I've had a ton of success. The beautiful thing is that people in the day of Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Spotify people don't see you as a legitimate radio station if you don't have an app or website. What this app has given me is that legitimacy. You can go to my website and stream through your phone. I can now tell them they can open the app and it streams automatically. It's a lot easier as far as a marketing tool. Instead of sending them to my Facebook or Twitter or even my website it's easier to tell them to go to the app. The app connects them to the website anyway so it's great.

FEATURES

Were there any software features that really impressed you?  

Appy Pie is easy. It's a true drag-and-drop system. I'm very familiar with that type of development. I've worked with website builders before like GoDaddy. It is very similar to those types of tools and maybe even easier. Any time I had a question, I wouldn't bother asking Apple because it was a half-hour hold. I could call up Appy Pie easily and somebody was there to answer every time. If they couldn't explain it to me thoroughly enough where I could do it myself usually they just offered to do it for me. I don't know if it was my charm or it was their behavior. It's just been a pleasant surprise. They've been awesome every step of the way.

Looking back, are there any areas of the software that you feel could be added or improved upon?

I've been with Appy Pie for about two and a half months, and it's been great. I'm still familiarizing myself with more of the features. I have yet to have a question or request that they don't already have. Everything that I've needed feature wise has been available. It's paramount. I need to stream audio, and I need to sell designer clothes. They've made it so easy for me to do both of those. It's amazing that people would pay for someone else to design their app with mine probably being a little more complicated than most people's apps. It has been awesome how available they've been. I can't think of one complaint.

OVERVIEW

We have a few quick questions and, for each question, we ask you to rate the software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What would you give the software for functionality of the features available?

Five. Appy Pie is very easy to work with.

What would you give the software for ease of use or ease of implementation into your business?

Four. 

For support, as in responsiveness of the team or helpfulness of the resources available?

Five.

For overall satisfaction with the platform?

Five. Appy Pie has been awesome.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague or similar business?

Five. I already have.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Features
  • 4.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Online Review
Mar 23 2016

Online Radio Application Using Appy Pie

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$251 - $1000/mo. spend
 
Media
 
1-10 Employees
 
Guyana
Managing Director, Omnia
Gershom Bacchus
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations: 

The user highly recommends Appy Pie and highlights the responsiveness of their support team. This user has had an overall positive experience with Appy Pie and appreciates the continued improvements. 

BACKGROUND

Can you please provide a brief description of your company?

Omnia is a marketing and public relations company located in Guyana, South America. Omnia uses two main marketing tools to reach clients which are GYDJS app, the app we built with Appy Pie, and our online radio presence which plays only Guyanese music 24/7.

What role do you play there?

I'm the managing director.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

Was there a business challenge your company was facing or problem that you were trying to solve with this platform?

There was not a specific business challenge, but we wanted an app and something that would be affordable. Appy Pie offered both of those things.

SOLUTION

How does your company implement this platform?

The app we've built with Appy Pie works as a radio directory and business directory for Guyana. We plan to continue to expand to other countries in the future.

Was your company considering other platforms? Why Appy Pie?

Appy Pie was my first choice because of their responsive team, and I haven't considered any other companies since I've started.

On an annual or monthly basis, how much does your company spend to utilize the platform?

The company is very affordable when it comes to payments, and it costs my team from $200 to $400 per month.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any success stories or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

We are pioneers in the fact that we are an online music channel that only plays Guyanese music 24/7, with the implementation of this app we are able to integrate our online music stream. It has started a movement in the country. We are the first to promote local artist worldwide and have been recognized by our Guyanese listeners.

FEATURES

Were there any software features or tools that impressed you?   

My overall experience so far has been impressive.

Are there any areas of the software that you feel could be added or improved upon?

Yes. But, as I see it, the company is still implementing new features, and so I'm happy with the continued improvements.

Have you had to interact with the platform's support team or reference their support resources?

Yes. Their support team has always been very helpful.

OVERVIEW

We have a few quick questions and, for each question, we ask you to rate the software on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What would you give the software for functionality of the features available?

Five.

What would you give the platform for ease of use?

Five.

For support, as in responsiveness of the team or helpfulness of the resources available?

Five.

How likely, out of five, are you to recommend the platform to a colleague or similar business?

Five.

For overall satisfaction with the platform?

Five.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Client Interview
Apr 04 2016

e-Book Mobile Distribution Using App Maker

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
$1,001 - $10,000/yr. spend
 
Publishing
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington DC
Publisher, Wild Side Press
John Betancourt
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations: 

This Appy Pie user highlights the dynamic updating process of the application development platform, but finds that the fee-based structure of the unlimited plan needs work.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Wildside Press is a publishing company, and we're using Appy Pie to sell e-books.

What is your position?

I'm the publisher.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Appy Pie?

We wanted to reach mobile users with our e-books.

SOLUTION

How did you come to work with Appy Pie?

I reviewed several different vendors and picked Appy Pie because their platform did everything we needed it to do. We were looking for the ability to accept different online payments and be able to enter all the various app platforms simultaneously with the same software.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

Since we've purchased the lifetime unlimited option, we don't really have a monthly budget.

FEATURES

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Appy Pie has met our needs and expectations.

What are the features or tools of the platform that have most impressed you?

I like how it dynamically updates the apps on readers' devices when they open the app.

Are there any areas of the software upon which could be added or improved?

Appy Pie seems to add as many little fees as they can. I think once you pay for a lifetime subscription, it should be lifetime and not have new things trying to be added on.

Have you had a positive or negative experience utilizing the platform's support resources?

They tend to respond quickly. They're not always the most user-friendly tech people, but the managers are certainly available and can interpret for the tech people as necessary.

OVERVIEW

We have a few quick questions, and for each question, we ask you to rate Appy Pie on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. What would you give Appy Pie for functionality of the features available?

Five.

What would you give Appy Pie for ease of use or ease of implementation into your business?

Four.

For support, as in responsiveness of the team or helpfulness of the resources available?

Three and a half.

How likely are you to recommend Appy Pie to a colleague or similar business?

Four and a half.

For overall satisfaction with Appy Pie?

Five.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Features
  • 4.0 Ease of Use
  • 3.5 Support
  • 4.5 Willing to Refer
 
Online Review
Jul 21 2016

Mexican Security Firm Application Development

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$51 - $250/mo. spend
 
Home Security
 
2-10 Employees
 
Mexico
CEO, Multicom Sistemas
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations: 

The client is extremely satisfied with the work delivered by Appy Pie. They are very responsive and offer a great development platform. The only minor complaint is that they should add a better text messaging function into the app platform. Appy Pie is highly recommended to others.

**Due to a change in scoring methodology, the scores in the Support, Features, and Ease of Use fields have been averaged to represent the client's overall experience because these questions were not posed at the time of the interview. These ratings are an approximation of the satisfaction of the client, and should not be compared directly to the ratings of newer reviews.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

I have a small 24-hour central alarm system company. I live in Mexico, very close to Arizona. Most of my customers come from Arizona and have a beach house in Mexico.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the owner.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Appy Pie?

I developed some software with a database so my customers could get information about the status of their alarm systems while they were gone. There would be circumstances when somebody, like their friends or the cleaning people, got in. I made a website where they could access the information.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

My business wasn’t as successful as before because I just had a website to monitor the alarm system. Consumers were all switching to mobile devices to surf the Internet. I looked into how to build an application. I went to numerous websites until I found Appy Pie and found the solution to my problem. Thanks to Appy Pie and their technical support, I have another way to earn income. That’s how I got into website applications. I sell the mobile app service as an extra option.

I used to work in the IT [information technology] department of a hotel, and I have a few projects to build applications for hotels and businesses locally. I will be working with Appy Pie for those applications as well.

What was your process for selecting Appy Pie with which to work?

I did a lot of online research trying to find the simplest tool to develop my own application. I wanted to save money and take care of the bulk of the work because of my IT background. They also fit well into my budget range.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

Appy Pie invoices me on a monthly basis. I spend about $40 a month. Next month, I'll be able to pay for my application on a yearly basis. I'll also have two more businesses that I will have on a yearly basis. I will develop 12 to 15 applications with them, in the range of $300 a year total.

I was able to start a business relationship with Appy Pie for just $40. I used their platform and did most of the development myself. I had a few technical questions, and they were great to help me.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

The applications work and my business is successful. I don’t have formal metrics.

How is Appy Pie's overall performance?

I am very satisfied. Every time I need technical assistance, they reply by email and solve the problem. I didn't need to ask for help because they have an FAQ page, and everything was there. When I need support, they have someone online all the time for customers to ask questions. The technical support team responds to everything in a very nice way. They don't care if you don’t know much about computers and applications. They give you a precise answer. I’m very happy with Appy Pie.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

I tried working with several companies to build applications. Most of them try to take you to the point that they want you to build a mobile website, not an application. They have a good platform, but by the time you want to publish it on Google Play and the App Store, they tell me I don’t have to do that. They wanted me to send a link to my customers, and they can download the application on their phone. I wanted to publish the app.

Appy Pie helped me publish it on the various application stores. I don’t have a license for Windows or BlackBerry, but I will get one and they’ll help me obtain that. That is the main difference between Appy Pie and other companies. They help you build your application to the last level, which is publishing it. The other companies don’t seem to want to help you with that. That is the main difference.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

I couldn’t figure out how to make the application send a text message alert. For my alarm business, you can arm or disarm the alarm systems by sending a text message. There are some important features that require a text message, and I didn’t see that. That would be a great help to my business if they could add it. Other than that small feature, their platform is great.

We ask you to rate Appy Pie on a scale of one to five, with five being the top score. What would you give them out of five for the quality of their work?

Five.

For schedule, as in being on time and meeting deadlines?

Five.

For cost, as in value for your money and sticking with the original estimates?

Five.

For the overall score?

Five. I'm very happy with Appy Pie.

How likely are you to recommend Appy Pie to a colleague, out of five?

Five. I would definitely recommend them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Online Review
Jul 21 2016

Freelancer Mobile Application Consulting

4.0

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
$51 - $250/mo. spend
 
Information Technology and Service
 
Freelancer
 
Puerto Rico
Freelancer, IT Professional
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations: 

The client is very satisfied with the work delivered by Appy Pie. They make publishing an application simple and easy for beginners. There are no complaints to report. Appy Pie is recommended to others.

**Due to a change in scoring methodology, the scores in the Support, Features, and Ease of Use fields have been averaged to represent the client's overall experience because these questions were not posed at the time of the interview. These ratings are an approximation of the satisfaction of the client, and should not be compared directly to the ratings of newer reviews.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your business and your role.

I don’t have my own business. I wanted to do something different. I have computer and IT skills, so I decided to make three apps.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was your goal for the work with Appy Pie?

I didn’t need a lot of help to develop the app. I wanted to find a simple and easy platform to help me publish my app myself. They didn’t provide a lot of work for me.

SOLUTION

Can you describe their scope of work?

When you buy an app form on their website, you can select the format that you want to use for your app, and you take it from there. They just gave me some advice and helped me publish the apps.

What was your process for selecting Appy Pie for the project?

I checked out five or six different options online. I’m new to building apps so I decided to select them because it was easy and cost effective. I didn’t have any preferences going into the selection process. I didn’t have any knowledge or experience with these types of firms, so I decided to go with them and got lucky.

When was the last app completed with Appy Pie?

I think it was April of 2014.

Can you provide a sense of the size of the initiative with a general cost range?

It was under $10,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Are you satisfied with Appy Pie’s performance?

It’s a basic platform for a beginner to use their platform and develop their apps. They delivered what they promised, and it really was simple. I produced a couple of good apps with no issues.

What is unique or special about Appy Pie that makes them stand out compared to some of the other companies?

I can’t answer that question. I didn’t try any other companies. I just picked one. If it didn’t work, then I was going to change to other companies. So, I just went with them. I think it’s a basic platform that helps beginners to develop their apps. It was a minor decision for me, so I didn’t spend too much time in the selection process.

Looking back on the projects, is there anything that you think Appy Pie could improve upon or something you might do differently?

No, everything is fine. Sometimes researching and looking through apps, they have the option that you can call and talk to the developers. They can give you guidance, but Appy Pie doesn’t always offer that. That would be more helpful.

We ask you to rate your experience with Appy Pie for a few factors from one to five. Five is the best score. How about for quality of work?

Five.

How about for schedule as in being on time and meeting deadlines?

I’ll go with four.

For cost as in value for your money and sticking with the original estimates?

Five.

For the overall score?

I’ll go with four.

How likely are you to recommend Appy Pie to a colleague out of five?

I’ll go with five.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Features
  • 4.5 Ease of Use
  • 4.5 Support
  • 4.0 Willing to Refer
 
Online Review
Jul 21 2016

Multinational Corporation Mobile Application Consulting

4.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
$51 - $250/mo. spend
 
Machinery
 
51-200 Employees
 
Toronto Metro Area
North American Sales Manager, Aermec Corporation
Jim Chaters
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations: 

The client is extremely satisfied with the work delivered by Appy Pie. Their advice and platform is easy to use and faster than many other competitors. There are no complaints to report. Appy Pie is recommended to others. 

**Due to a change in scoring methodology, the scores in the Support, Features, and Ease of Use fields have been averaged to represent the client's overall experience because these questions were not posed at the time of the interview. These ratings are an approximation of the satisfaction of the client, and should not be compared directly to the ratings of newer reviews.  

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

We import heating and air conditioning products from many different sources. I’m in charge of a product from Italy. We distribute it across North America to different partners.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the sales manager for North America.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Appy Pie?

Our goal was to allow our partners to have an app that would make life easier for them when they’re in the field dealing with engineers or to ask them questions. The app would allow them to look at specifications without memorizing all the products. They could look on their phone and look up data, find out information, request information from us, and answer questions. This is for the salespeople and engineers.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

In addition to publishing the app, they answered some of our questions. We handled the design and development.

What was your process for selecting Appy Pie with which to work?

I went through many companies. I’m not a programmer, and they seemed to be one of the easiest to use to make an app. With many of the others, you have to know coding, even though they said you didn’t.

When was the project completed?

The project was completed in August of 2013, but I’ve been updating it lately myself.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

It was very small. It took minutes for the short consulting work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

It was successful. It did exactly what I thought it would. It worked out. It wasn’t successful in being used. It wasn’t used very much at all, but that's my problem. My idea wasn’t as good as I thought it was. Now I’m changing it to see if we can get more use out of it.

We were 90 percent satisfied with the advice Appy Pie offered.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

Ease of use is unique and much better than competitors. Ease of getting online and getting it done quickly also stands out. It's easy to change yourself, and it updates quickly.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

When I first started working with them, they had forums with other members like myself who had questions that had been answered. The forums are gone now. They were very good because it involved users helping other users. I would like the forums back.

We ask you to rate Appy Pie on a scale of one to five, with five being the top score. What would you give them out of five for the quality of their work?

Four.

For schedule, as in being on time and meeting deadlines?

Five.

For cost, as in value for your money and sticking with the original estimates?

Five.

For the overall score?

Four and a half.

How likely are you to recommend Appy Pie to a colleague, out of five?

Four.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Features
  • 4.0 Ease of Use
  • 4.0 Support
  • 4.0 Willing to Refer
 
Online Review
Jul 21 2016

Mobile Messaging Platform Application Publishing

4.5

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$51 - $250/mo. spend
 
Software
 
2-10 Employees
 
Atlanta Metro Area
Founder, Miyou
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations: 

The client is extremely satisfied with the work delivered by Appy Pie. They are very responsive and make sure the project is finished successfully. The only complaint is that their communication could improve. Appy Pie is highly recommended to others.

**Due to a change in scoring methodology, the scores in the Support, Features, and Ease of Use fields have been averaged to represent the client's overall experience because these questions were not posed at the time of the interview. These ratings are an approximation of the satisfaction of the client, and should not be compared directly to the ratings of newer reviews.  

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

Miyou is an instant messaging app that allows business users and customers to exchange messages with each other in real time.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the CEO and the founder.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Appy Pie?

Our goal was to have the app accepted into the App Store and Google Play store.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

Appy Pie published the app on the App Store and Google Play. I did most of the development myself. The app was developed for iOS and Android.

What was your process for selecting Appy Pie to work with?

I found them through an online search. I think it was a tech blog. Then, I gave them a call and liked what I heard.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

It was a large engagement. More than $10,000.

When was the project completed?

The app was published in December of 2013.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

The results were positive, and I am satisfied.

Are you satisfied with Appy Pie's performance?

Yes. I am with Appy Pie and the way they operate. They were great.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

I was able to put my apps into the different stores, so I am satisfied. That was my only simple goal, and they accomplished what they promised.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

Sometimes. Different issues with their platform were hard to understand. Communication was difficult at times. If they had more resources in the U.S., it would be a lot easier.

We ask you to rate Appy Pie on a scale of one to five, with five being the top score. What would you give them out of five for the quality of their work?

Five.

For schedule, as in being on time and meeting deadlines?

Five.

For cost, as in value for your money and sticking with the original estimates?

Four.

For the overall score?

Four and a half.

How likely are you to recommend Appy Pie to a colleague out of five?

Five. I have recommended them before.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Features
  • 4.5 Ease of Use
  • 4.5 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer