A long time ago in 2002 there were a bunch of website builders. They made slow, ugly websites that all looked the same. Many claimed they were free but once you built your site they would find a way to make you pay for hosting. Millions of people used these services, for no reason other than that they didn’t have a better option. If you told someone you worked for one of these companies, they might look at you with disgust.
In the past twelve years website builders have become a heck of a lot better. They make great sites that compete with anything that is professionally designed, and they’re open for anyone to improve. In hindsight the shift was inevitable. It’s hard to believe that there was a point when services like WordPress didn’t exist, and services like GeoCities and AngelFire were thriving.
Right now the app-making industry is in its pre-WordPress phase. There are lots of app builders with crummy products that make false claims. They are not native, and they are not free. Many of them run advertisements, and if your app gets enough downloads they’ll start charging you to host it (if they don’t charge hosting up front). They aren’t open to anyone to improve with their own components.
It stands to reason that a native app builder will come along that will get people excited about building apps. The recent launch of Windows App Studio by Microsoft demonstrates the high demand. Windows App Studio was released in August 2013 exclusively for the Windows Phone platform. Like Rheti, Windows App Studio was the first for its platform to build real native apps without charging hosting fees.
The company saw 30,000 projects within the first 48 hours of launch, and more than 55,000 within two weeks. Microsoft was so surprised that it had to throttle its servers. This is on a platform with 3.7 percent of total market share, while Android has nearly 80 percent of total global market share.
So what does this mean for Rheti? It means we’re meeting a real need that a lot of people have. Great website builders have made a lot of things better, and we will do the same for apps.
Founded in 2012, Rheti’s Android application is proving that any person can build a great mobile application. Rheti requires no previous programming knowledge and leverages a catalog of hundreds of features, third party APIs, and pre-built app templates to create native Android apps using touch commands. Customers who build apps using Rheti get to market 90% faster and can quickly customize their apps to make them unique in both functionality and design. Users interested in learning how to program are also able to use Rheti’s blockly interface to understand the methodologies behind scripting. Rheti is available for free in the Google Play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rheti.appcreator.
Please visit http://www.rheti.com for more information.