FAQ

What changes are you making to AppFurnace?

The AppFurnace website will be shutting down on the 30th of September 2018. The player app will also be removed soon after this date. Once this is done all user details, app content and configuration will be permanently deleted, including backups. After this date neither AppFurnace or Calvium will be able to help you access any content or information currently on AppFurnace. You can however download your content between now and then via the AppFurnace website.

Does this affect Calvium?

No. Calvium, the company that made AppFurnace, continues to grow and flourish. If you want to get in contact about Calvium’s services please go here: calvium.com

Why are you shutting down AppFurnace?

Our original hope for AppFurnace was that it would become a very widely-used system for creating lots of fantastic mobile apps available on app stores, and a profitable business for Calvium. Well, things didn’t quite work out that way, but we have been happy to continue to offer AppFurnace as a service to those few people who did publish apps and the many more who used it to experiment with personal app development. Now, changes in the requirements for mobile apps submitted to both Apple and Android stores, and some of the ramifications for mobile apps of GDPR, mean a very significant investment would be needed to update AppFurnace that we just cannot justify. So, regrettably, it’s time to acknowledge that AppFurnace has run its course and it is time to move on.

How do I log in to AppFurnace?

Until AppFurnace has shut down, you can still log into your account at the.appfurnace.com.

Can I still publish my app?

We will do what we can to facilitate publishing apps, until the 1st of August 2018. After that the Android Play store will no longer accept new apps made with AppFurnace. Due to the significant increase in work needed to publish with Apple’s new guidelines we may need to increased our publishing cost.

If you want to publish your app before the 1st of August then you need to have emailed us at support@appfurnace.com and told us about it and have the app ready for publishing by Monday the 23rd of July.

Can I update my app?

After AppFurnace has shut down on the 30th of September 2018 you will no longer be able to update your app. Due to the significant increase in work needed to publish with Apple’s new guidelines we may need to increased our updating cost.

What can I use instead?

Unfortunately we don’t currently know of any alternatives to AppFurnace that offer similar functionality. If you know of one please let us know at support@appfurnace.com and we’ll update this.

What will happen to my published apps?

Any published apps will not be affected by AppFurnace shutting down. The apps will stay on the app store and continue to run as before without AppFurnace. But you will no longer be able to update or modify them.

Can I have my content back?

Yes. If you log in to AppFurnace, there is a new download button that enables you to download individual apps you have made as a zip file.

What can I do with my content?

If you log into AppFurnace you will now be able to download your apps as a zip file. This zip contains all of your content, code, screens and geo-regions. Your content will be in the original formats that you uploaded it and will be easy for you to reuse in other projects or systems. The geo-regions are in the geoJSON format and you can still view them by copying and pasting the content of the features.json file in to geojson.io or any number of other geoJSON readers. Unfortunately there will not be much that you can do with the screens file after AppFurnace shuts down. The code will be exactly as you typed it and might be a useful reference if you want to implement something similar but, without the rest of AppFurnace around it, your code won’t work anymore.

I have more questions

Please send any additional questions to to support @appfurnace.com and we will do what we can to help.