News : Durham App Developer Competes, Even Bests, Overseas Business App Options

Jul 28, 2014

Published on Seacoast Online 

Kyle Bonus
Green Alliance Writer

DURHAM – It may seem hard to believe, but there’s a shortage of mobile app developers in the United States. It’s a troubling fact for small business owners looking to create a mobile app for their company. The trouble starts with the need to satisfy a country with growing consumer demand, a lack of resources in IT departments and the large price tags domestic app developers charge. These limitations force many business owners to seek services outside the U.S. where app creation can be done cheaply.

SnAPPii's team of developers help businesses with smartphone app creation that is as green as it is effective.
In 2011 local entrepreneur Alex Bakman launched SnAPPii – a Durham-based company that has created a visual mobile app creation system – in hopes of helping small businesses make apps easily and affordably for iPhon

e, iPad and Android systems. SnAPPii offers a platform that can dramatically speed up mobile app creation and therefore lower the cost of custom apps.

“My motivation was to solve some of the problems of mobile app development. I realize that people need about a gazillion apps because, as the Apple commercial goes, ‘there is an app for that’— we now live in a world where there is a growing sense that each of us does indeed need an app for everything. Businesses that can meet this demand are finding handsome rewards in profits,” says Bakman.

SnAPPii provides customers with the ability to simply pick the needed features of their app and either SnAPPii or the client themselves will assemble the app visually using a drag and drop approach. Building apps with SnAPPii is done by simply “drawing” a picture of your app. SnAPPii then takes the picture and turns it into a native app for Android, iPad and iPhone.

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