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Hi Chris. We have noticed three types of people use Kinetise, with three skillsets:
tech-savvy project managers.
Non-coders can build and deploy simple apps, for displaying and collecting data, building up some nice layouts and navigation.
Techies create apps, that connect to data, delivered from their private/company backend servers via RESTful API, often secured and parametrised.
Web developers code-in backend logic and are able to singlehandedly create even whole platforms, e.g. social platforms: backend+iOS app+Android app. One good web developer could create a solid custom social platform in a matter of days.
The concept of putting so many types of users onto one product is nothing new. Take... Excel. Every computer user can launch Excel and set up simple calculations. Tech-savvy people are fluently using even very complex formulas. And developers write Macros to get even more out of tools capabilities.
However, what is most rewarding to watch is what... non-coders do. How they learn-by-doing. Try things. Check the tutorials. Getting to the tech-savvy level step-by-step.
Let me tell you a story. Some time ago we worked with a female designer. Her designs were brilliant, and she couldn't code at all. One time when she first built an app with Kinetise, deployed it and saw it work on her personal phone, she shouted with excitement: "Yeah, I'm a developer now!" Such moments are worth building for.
Also, let me rephrase:
If you only need a clickable prototype, presenting look & feel and navigation - you'll probably not use Kinetise, there are plenty of tools, that can do that
If you don't know how or don't want to code or don't have time to code, but still you need a mobile app - let me repeat invitation to check out Kinetise.
Or if you want a prototype, that shows not only look & feel and navigation, but also connection to data and actual data changing upon user actions - then feel invited as well. At some point you'll realize, you have not created only the prototype, but... the real app itself, and perhaps you don't need any further engineering work because you can just launch it.
Hey Blagoja, thank you for your kind words. I replied with some app examples to another comment, can you check that out? I don't wanna trash this section with duplicates...
As for the creative freedom. I'd say the freedom is similar to the one digital artist has - you can parametrize each object with margins, paddings, width, height, alignment settings, radiuses, background, borders, etc. And you can insert objects one into another, therefore creating layered structures, dynamically fed with data.
The layouting algorithm is similar to RWD. Thanks to it, you can design your app only once and it will look (and work) good on both platforms, and on various screen resolutions.
You can also add screen transitions.
Sure thing. Here are some examples, which can be found on appstores:
Sooting Dental - these guys run dental clinic in San Francisco. The mood they create makes dental visits painless :) They created an app to handle appointments with patients: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1079784530https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.doxi.wwwsoothingddscom
OpinioPro is a Dutch research company. They deliver personalised content through the app and conduct surveys, only to registered users (authenticated via LinkedIn Login) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/opiniopro/id1184921763?mt=8https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kinetise.app2f75e1955849e0f69e594bed1bafe490&hl=en
Tidy Up! is an uber-like startup operating only in Poland so far. They are about cleaning services. Two user roles are handled in the app (cleaners and clients), as well as payments via credit cards. Also, this app uses KinetiseCMS - backend solution bundled with Kinetise. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tidy-up!/id1095594751?mt=8https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kinetise.app56d6b3bd9ba04ff3ac9e024bac140183&hl=en
Polish Press Agency (state-owned) - this app serves premium content to Agency’s paying customers. Content is served directly from Agency’s news servers, as well as personalised Push Notifications. Users can define which sections they want to have in application menu, which stock reports they want to receive and more. The app is bilingual. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/serwis-ekonomiczny-pap/id1052207543?mt=8https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kinetise.papbiznes&hl=en
Unfortunately I cannot disclose what apps are built by our banking clients or the likes of IBM. These are mostly internal enterprise apps, which will never make it to iTunes or Google Play.
Hey Skye, thank you for your comment.
So far I didn't come across any DIY tool allowing to build as advanced native mobile apps as Kinetise does. With dynamic connection to data sources, ability to handle offline scenarios, user authentication with OAuth 2.0, complex data structures, live GPS tracking, user roles and more - and all this without coding.
Performance? You can optimise it yourself by deciding on content refreshing policies object by object. Then, test it out on the device without even installing Xcode/Android Studio for compilation.
The basic concept here is to NOT follow the templates, but to build up your app from scratch brick by brick with the flexibility iOS/Android developers have.
Thank you for this comment Alberto. You can send your feedback by email to email@example.com, and if you want to quickly watch the details of the functionality, we can have a demo call.
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