Frequently Asked Questions
What is APP.NET?
APP.NET is an Application Continuous Integration System. It's a store to shop for apps, find the software you need and deploy it. We provide necessary tools to help you maintain, develop, publish and promote your app. We provide necessary backend infrastructure for your app (GIT Source Code Repositories, Push Notifications Backend, Email Communication Backend, Cloud Storage and Content Delivery Network).
How is APP.NET different from other mobile App Building platforms?
APP.NET is simpler and easier to use than other platforms. APP.NET allows you to get into the code to create custom features. If you’re looking for a specific feature you need, you'll be able to make it on app.net! With APP.NET’s open development architecture you can meet these uniques needs. No other platform combines the simplicity of the click-and-edit experience with the ability to write custom code.
APP.NET or custom development?
APP.NET == CUSTOM DEVELOPMENT. Just at a fraction of the cost. It is custom development made easy. "out-of-the box" functionality and solutions are very powerful and highly flexible. However, there are times when the specifics of your unique situation requires a more customized code. This is where the power of the APP.NET stands out. The ability to combine out-of-the-box features with custom code enables you to create a custom mobile app in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional development. With the help of our software engineering development HUB you can create custom proprietary code. Use your team or have the APP.NET team do it for you. In addition, with APP.NET, you get an application that is easy to update and maintain; no need to keep expensive developers on stack. APP.NET handles all support, deployment, updates, Apple App Store and Google Play Store submissions
Alternatively, custom development will generally run 18 to 25 weeks and cost anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000. Thereafter, you need an infrastructure to support and maintain the app. If you are considering a custom solution, consider APP.NET first; the savings in time and money will be significant. Instead of $10-50K your cost will be $3-15K. You'll save on average 2/3 of your budget. Schedule a call back or contact us for more information on your potential savings.
Why not just develop a native app from scratch?
Why not? Go re-invent the wheel. It will just cost you a lot more. We've done it already. And we offer it to you at a tine fraction of what it would cost you to build it from scratch. We take care of standard features needed for most apps like login, analytics, push notifications, binary build, etc., while you focus on the core business functionality unique to your app.
Another big reason to develop with APP.NET is the ongoing support burden associated with developing from scratch. Once you develop an app from scratch, you own the ongoing burden of maintenance, support, app store submissions, updates, etc. Develop on APP.NET and we handle all this for you. At a reasonable cost.
What do I get when I start development on APP.NET?
You get a GIT Repository for each block of your app. One repository for iOS, one for Android and one for Backend. Your repositories are forked from ours, we'll send you Pull Requests when we update our code base.
You get a project for iOS written in Swift and a project for Android written in Kotlin
You get one or multiple Resource Bundles hosted in Cloud and served via CDN (Extremely Fast Content Delivery Network)
You get build machines always available to generate an AdHoc or a Distribution build for your app and help you install it on your devices for test or deploy to App Store for release.
You get a task tracking system allowing you to assign tasks to your team and track their completion.
You get a set of tools allowing you to conveniently configure the features you have without diving deep into source code
You get infrastructure for Push Notifications, In-App Purchase, User tracking, Login/Register, Analytics
If I want to create custom features, do I need to find a developer?
No. APP.NET will do it for you at a reasonable cost. However, if you want to do it yourself, you have administrative access to source code repositories and you can use GIT to Pull or Push changes into source code. You own your app full source code. If you don't want to pay us to build your custom feature for a reasonable price, you can do it yourself or hire a buddy developer, give him contributor access to your project and repositories and have him use GIT to Pull and Push source code changes to your repositories. Your choice. Hire APP.NET, use your own developer or do it yourself.
Do I need Apple and Google Developer accounts?
Yes. Apple and Google do require that you open your own developer accounts. However, our publishing team will handle the process of submitting your apps to the App Store and Google Play.
Can I make changes to my app after it is published?
Yes, anytime and as much as you need to. Most updates are automatically and immediately pushed to everyone that has the app on their phone. Some updates will require a version update and submission to the store. You can do both types of updates yourself.
Is it easy to maintain and update my app?
Yes, this is one of the reasons we created APP.NET. If you can use a computer, you can build and maintain your app with APP.NET. You maintain the content and APP.NET will do the rest; from app submissions, to hosting, maintenance, bug fixes, upgrades, enhancement, etc. It all included in the basic subscription plan.
What’s the difference between apps built on APP.NET and Native app development?
Native apps are apps developed using XCode/SWIFT for iOS and Android Studio/KOTLIN for Android. Same tools you'll use writing/editing code on APP.NET.
APP.NET is not a Hybrid solution used by most online builders on the net where you use a shared source code repository and only receive an binary build. On APP.NET you OWN 2 separate projects with full source code repositories. One for iOS and one for Android.