Get Started Login. Buzz Map. Submitted by: GoNorthWest. Submitted by: David buzztouch.
|Published (Last):||3 April 2014|
|PDF File Size:||11.63 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||15.87 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Comment 1. The other day I stumbled on a Make Use Of article about buzztouch , a "iPhone, iPad, Android app builder and content management system. The app-building interface prompts you to create certain items, like a launcher icon for the app, a banner image for the home screen, and an "info" page for the app, but you choose what other content you wish to provide from a drop-down list of different components.
There are components for pulling in remote content such as web pages, YouTube pages, streaming audio and video files, and RSS feeds. One component lets you pinpoint one or more locations on a Google Map with brief location information that a user of the app can then use to get driving directions to those locations from their current position.
Even though I was casually playing with the system, I was able to create an app using several of these components in under two hours.
The source code comes in a. It only took me a few minutes to create an Android app from the source code, and it only took me that long because I had to provide a Google Maps API key to enable the mapping component I'd added the readme provided exact instructions on the changes I need to make it the code to use the key.
The resulting app on the Android platform looked a little rough simply because of the generic design elements, but the IOS version looked pitch-perfect. The first time you access any component or screen in the mobile app, there is a pause as the app retrieves the content or content instructions from buzztouch then caches it for local use.
So the app owner doesn't need to recompile and update the app through the App Store or the Android Market in order to make content changes. If the mobile device doesn't have a network connection, then the cached content is used.
So what's my overall take on buzztouch? I think that if you need to build a mostly informational mobile app, something that serves the same purpose as a mobile-optimized website, then buzztouch is a compelling option because of how easy it is to create the app and then update the content.
Even if your long-term strategy is to redesign an existing "desktop"-optimized website to be mobile-friendly as well, a buzztouch app could fill the void until that goal was reached. If you need to build a mobile app that's more interactive, one where the user can send and receive custom data, then buzztouch is at best an incomplete solution. There are no buzztouch components for collecting data though the app itself will capture GPS info from the device in order to map where the app has been used, which is both useful and slightly disturbing , but you could probably use the Custom HTML component to create a web form that transmitted data via a regular form submit or via AJAX.
And there are as yet no components that let you access device-specific functions like the camera or accelerometer. So overall, I'm impressed with what buzztouch has done so far with the direction they've taken, and I hope they continue to improve on the platform. See the original article here. Over a million developers have joined DZone.
Let's be friends:. DZone 's Guide to. Free Resource. Like 0. Join the DZone community and get the full member experience. Join For Free. Like This Article? DZone Article. Free DZone Refcard. Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own. Mobile Partner Resources.
An Overview of buzztouch, A Mobile App CMS for Non-Programmers
Posted By Udhay on Mar 23, 0 comments. With the demand of mobile apps on the rise for quite some time, developers have been resorting to various tools and techniques, which can ease the development process for them. These low-code alternatives to the traditional app development are a must, given the fact that app development process often takes a lot of time for completion. As a consequence of this, the app may take a longer duration to reach the end-users.
4 Low-Code Developer Tools You Can’t Ignore
Airpush Tutorial - Buzztouch. Recommend Documents. An overview of Apple's Push Notifications. On the Mac with Keychain Access utility. Compiling Your Android Application v1. Tutorial SolidWorks Motion Analysis allows you to study two major types of problems relating to the motion of
Airpush Tutorial - Buzztouch