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    Default Making Apps

    Hi Guys

    Mods i'm sure this is in the wrong section but couldn't find anywhere else specific for it so if it needs moving then please feel free.

    I know nothing about mobile Apps but have no money to have one made. I want to make one for work that my staff can have and I can send information and recieve updates from them on their training etc. I have seen a website called beezer which professes to make the process painless however it is a subscription service does anyone have any experience of beezer and is using a subscription service the only way that I can have an app that I can push messages etc on?

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    Default Re: Making Apps

    Looked into these subscription services myself and from research they all looked like shite.

    I downloaded Microsoft Visual Studio (community edition is free and good enough)
    There are a few plugins you need and tutorials on MS website.

    If you have any programming experience at all you should pick it up fairly quickly.

    You enable debugging in your phone and link it to an emulator so you can send the app to your mobile to test etc.

    I am referring to Android here.

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    Default Re: Making Apps

    cheers piggyzy

    sadly I don't have any programming experience beyond zx81 back in the day, but my dog could do that!
    I need it to work on iphone too as workforce is split between android/ios would that pose a problem if I managed to get started on it?

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    Default Re: Making Apps

    No you can do iOS in the setup above I just didnt go down that route.

    I suggest setting aside 2 or 3 hours to follow the MS tutorials using the above software. If after that time you think you are out of your depth then at least you havent spent a penny so to speak.

    I am by no means an APP developer, I mostly have done Web Apps and Windows Apps but feel free to post up any questions if you get stuck and if I can help I will. I need to setup my own environment again after a reinstall which I planned to do later in the week.

    From your description above it doesnt sound like an overly complicated app so Its worth investing some time researching.

    xdam Has a lot of web experience not sure if in Apps but might be worth an ask .

    Good luck

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    Default Re: Making Apps

    Not to be a twat but have you already look on the app stores for something that performs the functions your after? I've just had a quick look on Android (simply searching for "management") and there seems to be a fair few that would fulfill your needs.

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    You mean an app tp make an app or to do the things I want an app to do which I dont get how that would work. Ill take a look though! cheers!

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    Default Re: Making Apps

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyadi View Post
    You mean an app tp make an app or to do the things I want an app to do which I dont get how that would work. Ill take a look though! cheers!
    Think he means does an APP exist already made that does what you need in the App Store etc

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