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App.net

Website Builder for Mobile Apps


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Published 07/25/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

App.net is an application designed to help mobile developers with their web presence. Users can build an eye-catching, functional web space for their mobile applications in a few minutes. The app site can be used to market the product and entice internet visitors who may want to purchase and download the mobile product. App.net also allows users to create an SMS install link to their website as well as smart download buttons. The user can add widgets and links and track progress through built in App.net analytics. A number of apps use App.net, including Bump, Evernote, Sound Cloud, Workout Trainer, Work Ladder, Pic Plz, Rdio, Tiny Zoo, Color Schemer, Fashism, Sound Tracking, Mind Snacks and many others.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

App.net was launched in 2011 as a part of Mixed Media Labs. Mixed Media was founded by Bryan Berg and Dalton Caldwell in 2011. The current team includes CEO Caldwell, CTO Berg and Director Marc Andreessen as well as advisors and investors including SV Angel, Chris DiBona, Accel Partners, Zach Klein, Mike Volpi, Joshua Schachter, Y Combinator, Morgenthaler Ventures and Alex Zubilaga.

What are the differences to other apps?

App.net offers a very helpful service to mobile app developers and marketers. The application allows users to create a web presence for their mobile applications, which can help increase exposure and give customers more places to find information and support for their mobile applications.

How does the web app look and feel to use?

App.net users a colorful bright green and dark grey color scheme set against white headers and footers. The homepage has a very stylish, modern appearance with an expanding row of screenshots depicting examples of mobile app websites created u sing App.net. The site is very neatly laid out and user friendly with not clutter anywhere.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create an App.net account by clicking the green and white “Start Now” button found at the bottom, center of the homepage (inside the dark grey bar). The following page asks the user to select the green button that corresponds with their desired membership plan. After doing so, the user is asked to provide an optional organization name, the user’s name, email address and a password. A note at the bottom of the form advises the user that by submitting their information, they are automatically agreeing to the App.net site terms.

What does it cost to use the application?

App.net offers users one free and three paid membership plans. The free plan includes access for one mobile app, an App.net URL, Pro landing pages and premium statistics. The Standard plan costs around $12 per month and upgrades to include three mobile apps with all of the same features. The Pro plan costs under $25 per month and includes up to seven mobile apps while the XL plan costs around $50 per month and upgrades to access for 20 mobile apps. Users who would like to use App.net for more than 20 applications can contact App.net to discuss a custom quote.

Who would you recommend the application to?

App.net is intended specifically for developers of mobile applications. The site makes it much easier for users to build a mobile app website that cater to their mobile users. The application is easy to use and allows the user to build an eye-catching mobile app website.

  • Create a website for your mobile applications
  • Add an SMS download link
  • Create buttons and widgets
  • Choose a plan based on the number of mobile apps they have created
  • View premium website statistics


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App.net pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $12.00
(3 mobile apps)
Most expensive plan (per month) : $49.00
(20 mobile apps)

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