Did anybody tell you a secret? You can be an expert and full fledged Android app developer in no time. In fact, by the end of this post you will have become a great Android app maker! So, what’s the secret? The answer is “Andromo“.
Andromo is an online platform that can be used to create a wide varieties of Android Apps quickly and easily. Not everyone is a techie. They have kept this in mind. We are saying this because Andromo does not require you to have any programming skills to create Android apps. Besides this Andromo produces 100% pure native Android apps that are highly maintainable. With Andromo you can not only create fabulous apps for your websites and businesses but you can also promote and make money out of them on the fly.
One thing we loved the most about Andromo is its online User Interface to create Android apps. It’s quite simple and straight forward. From text color to body background you have everything under your control.
5 solid features of Andromo that we found pretty unique and interesting are:
- App creation with a few mouse clicks.
- Everything is within your control.
- Create an app quickly and easily.
- Simple to use User Interface.
- Don’t just make apps, make money too!
Step 1: App Info
This is the first step of your app development. It contains several fields which represent the common information about your application. You can give a name and version to your app, choose a category and write a description for the app. You can also upload an image that will serve as the icon for your app.
Step 2: Adding Activities
Activities are the things your app is supposed to do. For example, you can have 2 activities like a homepage and a contact us page. There is no limit on number of activities your app can have. Fortunately Andromo presents a set of widely used activities that are ready to be integrated with your app. For instance, people will generally use common activities like contact us, about us, gallery, facebook integration etc. You can click on an activity and Andromo will offer you several fields that describe that activity. Simply fill up the form and you are good to go!
Step 3: Time to style your app
This step is going to deal with the style of your app. You can select between darkness and lightness android base style. You can also define the color of back ground, primary text, secondary text, headings and dates. This is real quick and easy.
Step 4: Dashboard (Home)
This is the home of your application from where users will navigate to different features/activities of your app. You can set text and back ground color here. It’s also possible to upload a background image that will be displayed when your app is being displayed in portrait mode. You may optionally upload landscape image but Andromo takes care of everything if you just upload a portrait mode image. Additionally you can set alignment, margin and background texture which will give your app a more customized look .
Step 5: Adding Action Bar
Action bar is a bar that appears at the top of your app all the time. It has the name of your app and gives users ability to go to the dashboard of your app. Andromo provides an easy to use interface that creates and edits action bar according to your needs. You just need to specify what you need.
Step 6: Adding Advertising & Analytics Code
You have two ways of making money. With the help of Andromo you can either add your admob publisher id or turn off the ads completely and sell it on Google Play. You can also add your Google Analytics code to keep track of activities within your app.
Step 7: Build
So, this is the step we have been waiting for. By clicking on the Generate My App button the Android application will be created and upon completion of the process you will get an email from Andromo. From there you can download(.apk file) and test your app. Usually it takes 5-10 minutes to build an app. When we tested their service it just took 2 minutes to build the app. You just ask Andromo to build the app and it starts doing the task. Once the app is ready it’s delivered to your inbox. Isn’t that cool?
Step 8: Showcase
Once you have downloaded and tested your app you will probably upload it to Google Play. You can also come back to Andromo and showcase your Android app.
You can sign up for Andromo for free. But in order to build an app you must choose one of 3 subscription plans. The first one is a monthly plan that will cost you $25/month. The second one is a yearly plan that costs you $99/ year (limited time offer). This is a big $200 savings off of the $25/month plan. The third one is Professional plan that will cost you $499/year. You can check out their plans and pricing details here. Don’t worry, the investment is totally worth it.
To understand the whole process more precisely watch the video below. In this video we will quickly build a simple application containing 2 activities: RSS Reader and Facebook page integration. You will be surprised how elegantly Andromo handles the app creation, specially the addition of new activities!
Give Andromo a try if you really want to develop Android apps the quickest way. Moreover, you don’t have to be a coder at all to create apps with Andromo. Beware, you might really develop something interesting with this platform.