Today we will take a look at two emerging websites and new forms of Application building. AppsGeyser and Infinite Monkeys are a new flock of websites were users who don’t know how to build applications or don’t have the funds to pay an application company like Skeleton Labs can go to have a basic website version put into an app.
Both sites are pretty simple to use. I was able to sit down with AppsGeyser and 2 minutes later had a full working app of my blog site:
However as you can see you don’t have a very functional application at all, just the website put into an app. While this could be useful to one or two people I honestly don’t see the point in this, you rather should go to the website its self rather then building this. While reviews for AppsGeyser keep mentioning how great and easy it is to use, none of them even mention why anyone would want to have this done. I know I’m supposed to just give news and information but i can’t honestly figure out why any one would want to have this made for their website. If you where able to edit things and how things work then maybe but no, its just “your” website made into an app.
Infinite Monkeys I haven’t been able to play with yet as you need to let them know the area of interest for your application, what devices you’d like to see it on(yet they only let you pick ONE, I don’t get either) and the preferred type of application(html, text,mobile). Then you have to request to be let into their beta program. Thats as far as you can go with theirs.
Either way, if you are interested in having an application made, my opinion would be either learn Java, find a friend that knows it to build you a real application, or save up and pay a company to build it for you. Especially if you want to put this into any of the respected markets do it right, not half ass it like these sites do for you.
About the writer. Brent F is our west coast editor. In addition he used to own his own website. Brent F is the founder of a new app development company called Skeleton Labs