If you have an upcoming event you want to publicize, there’s now a free way you can make an app and instantly put it out there for both Apple and Android smart phone users.
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Yapp.us is a new startup that allows you to create and publish a mobile application in just minutes at no cost to you. The company operates under a freemium model, offering basic functionality for free and an upgraded user experience for a $5 annual fee. (Yes, just $5!)
Making an app on Yapp is ideal for gatherings like weddings, conferences, reunions, classes, book clubs, fundraisers, parties, and more.
Here’s how you might use these sites: My high school reunion is coming up and I’m on the organizing committee. We were talking about how to use social media to drive people to the reunion. By setting up a Yapp with reminders, pictures, and updates, it will probably increase the attendance.
A couple of years ago, I asked one of my web producers, Kate, to set up a Yapp for Clark’s Christmas Kids, my annual toy drive for foster children. She was able to do it in 7 minutes.
To view and download the app, type in or click this link: http://my.yapp.us/GBH2CQ, or scan the QR code to the left with your mobile phone’s barcode reader.
That’s the beauty of Yapp. It’s essentially like using a blank template that you just pop your own text and images into. My Christmas Kids app had a schedule of all the events, it connects to my Twitter feed, it has a gallery where we can load different pictures from the events, and so on. All in a very simple, artistically pleasing interface.