How to create your own iPhone App cheap!

Through one of my projects, Appmodo, I learned about a fairly new online service that allows you to design and then launch your own App for the App Store. They can run on the iPod Touch and iPhones, too. I checked it out and we not only created an App for Appmodo but for my TV show, Motorz, as well.

The service is called AppMakr, and it allows you to save hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars from contracting out and having an iPhone developer do this for you. The catch? It’s completely RSS driven, which is fine–and if anything, it makes your life easier. You already have RSS feeds (whether you know it or not) if you have a blog, a YouTube channel, a Twitter account, and even a Flickr account. It will accept just about any RSS feed that you have–and you can create new ones if you want.

Once you have your list of RSS feeds that you want, you just build your App using their friendly and easy-to-use interface. You can re-arrange the order of the buttons, change the icons on the buttons, set up your own images for the App’s icon, splash screen, header graphic, and more. It’s truly a no-brainer!

After you’ve configured everything, you can play with it right in your web browser, or if you have a developer account you can configure all of that non-sense and download the App right to your phone for testing. Once you’re satisfied, pay for the App and then AppMakr will send it off to Apple for approval in the App Store. This process can take days or weeks, depending on backed up they are.

I’m so sold on the concept that I’ve asked them if there’s a way I can offer the readers of my blog a discount, and of course they came back with a promo code for me to share!

So, for a limited time from now until April 30th, 2010 you can use the discount code “CHRISTHIS” at and obtain a 25% discount on your own App.

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