Self-service mobile apps development platform lets businesses create apps that tap the power of social media with a simple click
BOSTON, August 31, 2011 (PRESS RELEASE) – MobiFlex, a leading maker of cloud-based, self-service mobile app development platforms, today announced that its flagship visual mobile app development tool, ViziApps, has introduced an array of new features with its version 1.96, most notably a Facebook sharing capability. This added level of functionality significantly increases the ability of ViziApps users to build engagement and community for their businesses.
“MobiFlex is committed to bringing the power of community engagement to our customers – small-businesses and departments within larger organizations,” said MobiFlex CEO George Adams. “By providing our users direct integration with Facebook, ViziApps gives them the ability to leverage this major marketing vehicle for their businesses. It’s the latest example of MobiFlex’s ongoing efforts to offer our users an easy-to-use online solution to rapidly create mobile apps visually, while also building community among customers, employees, and partners.”
By adding the new Message Sharing action to ViziApps, users have the ability to share text and media files — including images, videos, and audio — via Facebook, as well as via SMS and e-mail. Users simply select the Share action in the property sheets of buttons, image buttons, tables, and switches.
Other new features introduced with MobiFlex 1.96 include a Select action for tables that enables multiple table rows to be selected and counted; and a Go to Previous Page action, which allows users to improve their app’s user experience and seamlessly link from their app to external resources, such as help documentation, with the tap of the back button.
By using a proprietary system of drag-and-drop wizards, selection tools, widgets, and graphic interface features, the ViziApps App Studio eliminates the need for coding in the development of custom apps, including integration of backend data with Google docs Spreadsheets, databases, and web services, across the Internet. The system allows users to create apps that leverage native device resources such as cameras, GPS, contacts, and calendars. Applications developed on the ViziApps platform can function on multiple operating systems, including iOS for iPhones and iPads and Google Android smartphones and tablets.
About MobiFlex’s ViziApps
MobiFlex’s ViziApps is a SaaS portal that enables SMBs and departments in larger companies to create native mobile apps with backend data access for smartphones visually, without coding, in 1/10th time and for 1/10th the cost of comparable custom-developed apps. Finished apps are downloaded wirelessly into smartphones and run instantly for testing and demos. ViziApps has fully integrated the use of Google docs spreadsheets as an easy-to-use backend data resource for smartphones and tablets. ViziApps currently supports Android phones and iPhones, with support for iPads, Android Tablets, and other platforms coming soon. ViziApps is the first mobile application creation service available in the Google Apps Marketplace. For more information, visit www.viziapps.com.
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