AppFurnace provides everything you need to transform your cool designs into hot apps!
You get your own set of online, easy to use tools that will inspire you to design, build, test and publish mobile apps yourself.
Powerful App Design
The Layout tool makes it easy to take a sketch and turn it into a great demo and then on to a working app.
- You have total control on how it looks
- Quickly add features using an extensive library of UI widgets such as video, QR code readers, Twitter feeds and much more
- You can design your own screen flow and navigation
- It is easy to use your own images, video and audio
Create once, run on iPhone and Android
AppFurnace makes it easy to do both iPhone and Android app development at the same time.
- See how your app looks using the live online preview for the most common phones
- Try your app on a real phone using the AppFurnace Player app in seconds
- Extensive help is provided for designing your apps for the multiple Android screen sizes
- Standard JQuery-like ajax functions to connect back to your servers, feeds and CMS just like a web page
- An extensive library of examples
- Detailed API documentation
- Debug your work right in the browser
Add Location and QR codes
AppFurnace makes it easy to trigger actions based on your user's location or the scanning of a QR code.
- A dedicated map-based tool for adding location triggers to your app
- An integrated QR reader and QR code generator
- Test location triggers and QR codes from your desk with AppFurnace Preview
Test on a real phone in seconds
Use the AppFurnace Player App - available for iPhone and Android - to try your app on a real phone.
- Easily show your friends, colleagues and clients your work in progress on a real phone
- Get users to test your app on their own phones before you publish
Publish your App
Once your app is perfect, publish it to the Apple AppStore and Android Market.
- You can submit the app using your company name. We will supply you with your app ready for publication Or
- AppFurnace publishes it for you. No need to register with Apple and Google, AppFurnace can handle everything for you
Sign up to AppFurnace now, you only pay when you publish an app on the App store.
Simple Drag-and-Drop Interface
The AppFurnace layout tool gives you total control over how you want your app to look. It has a simple drag and drop interface for adding buttons, images, text and other custom widgets to your page layout.
Total Design Control
Every widget has a set of properties that make it easy for you to change things like colors, fonts, borders and background images.
Create Custom Styles
When your widget is pixel perfect you can save it as a custom style so that it is easy to use throughout your app.
Prototype Quickly and Easily
AppFurnace's powerful widgets and the simplicity of the drag and drop interface means that you can rapidly turn wireframe designs into working prototypes.
Graphics, text, video and audio files can be quickly and easily uploaded and used in your app. You can easily re-use media that you may already have created for a web or print campaign.
Track the size of your app
Keep track of your estimated app size to make sure your app is quick and easy for your users to download.
Customize Your App
Powerful and Extensive API
AppFurnace's extensive and fully documented API gives you complete control over your widgets while the app is running, allowing you to add new and unique features to your app.
Connect to your content and CMS
Using JQuery-like ajax you can easily connect your app to your existing online content and CMS. For example you can have live headlines on your app from a wordpress RSS feed or have a form within the app add users to your database. We have also included plenty of code examples within the help that you can simply copy and paste to make this easier.
Easily Add Location to your Apps
You can easily add location to your apps with AppFurnace, using your user's phones built-in GPS to trigger sounds, videos and whatever you want.
Get Started with Tutorials & Help
Have a look at the growing AppFurnace Help & FAQ to give you an idea of the number of different things you can do with functions such as reading data from external web sites, displaying RSS feeds and much much more.
Preview Your App
Preview your App Online
See how your app looks using the live online preview for the most common phones. Test location triggers and QR codes from your desk with AppFurnace Preview.
Design for iPhone and Android
AppFurnace helps you design for the most common iPhone and Android devices, including extensive help on designing your apps for the multiple Android screen sizes.
Test on Real Phones
Try your app on a real phone using the AppFurnace Player app in seconds. Try out your app while you are working on it. Easily show your friends, colleagues and clients your work in progress on a real phone. Get users to test your app on their own phones before you publish.
Publish Your App
With AppFurnace, you only pay when you're ready to publish.
Once your app is perfect, publish it to the Apple AppStore and Android Market. You have two choices for publishing:
Publish with your own account
You can submit the app using your company name. We will supply you with your app ready for publication. This gives you a direct connection to Apple and Google and lets you get the download data directly from the stores.
If you don't want to register as a developer we can publish it for you. We'll handle all the relationships with Apple and Google and submit the app on your behalf. This is quicker than having to register with your own developer accounts and uses our expertise in the managing the submission process.