Businesses and entrepreneurs can now make Android apps that include interactive maps and navigation features using Andromo App Maker for Android. Andromo is a free web-based service for creating professional Android apps without programming. The service, owned by Indigo Rose Software Corporation, allows anyone to make an app and reach an audience of millions.
Until now, entrepreneurs wanting to create an app have come up against the barriers of expensive development fees or the need to learn how to program. Andromo addresses both issues. With over 700,000 Android devices being activated each day, having an app is no longer a luxury but a necessity for businesses wanting to stay competitive.
Andromo’s interactive map feature is ideal for companies looking to use apps for advertising and promotional purposes. For instance, a neighborhood coffee shop owner could mark the shop’s location on a map, and direct app users to their location from wherever they might be. Chain businesses, including retailers and restaurants, can also benefit since there is no limit to the number of addresses that can be plotted on the map.
Andromo users can add interactive maps to their apps by simply adding this feature from a list and then typing in their location’s full address. With a few mouse clicks, users can also personalize the appearance of their app and add other advanced features such as RSS feeds (Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Blogger etc), websites, photos and more. Andromo then generates a customized, professional Android app that can be shared with their customers.
“People love the high-quality app they’re able to make with Andromo,” says Andromo founder Colin Adams. “Quality is especially important to the small business owners who use our service. They don’t want a generic app that is just ‘okay’ and makes them look amateur. They want a slick app that represents exactly who they are and allows them to effectively communicate news to their customers.”
While still in beta release, 21,285 Andromo members have already started work on 18,638 Android apps. The free service is producing market-tested apps for businesses of all sizes – today.