Mobile App Formula: Develop Apps Without Knowing Programming

This course will demonstrate how to develop and publish great looking and highly functional apps for iPhone and Android
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Published 10/2013 English

Course Description

Mobile App Formula: Develop Mobile Apps Without Knowing Programming is one of the easiest and most comprehensive courses that teaches almost anyone how to develop mobile apps for iPhone and Android.

Students of this course will have access to an app builder that allows for simplistic and easy development of great looking and highly functional apps. No need for programming.

This course is 99% Instructional Video with access to some PDF guides and Zip files.

The course is quite extensive as we break down the entire development process and every facet of the app builder. There are some sections that may seem redundant and that most students will be able to grasp quite quickly should they become familiar with the app builder's intuitive interface. However, we decided not to hold anything back and touch on everything from start to finish!

This course would appeal to almost anyone, but specifically to those interested in getting started in developing apps for their business, organization, restaurant, bar, church, band and much more. The mobile industry is massive and only getting bigger everyday. Having or developing apps is hot and only getting hotter everyday. Developing an app is a huge opportunity and we're making it possible for almost anyone to get started!

What are the requirements?

  • No Prerequisites other than access to a Mac or a PC

What am I going to get from this course?

  • The main goal and objective of this course is to learn to develop mobile apps for the iPhone as well as Android operating systems.
  • In this course you will learn to create tabs with varying functionalities for apps
  • You will learn to adjust the appearance of the app's background as well as other elements like the layout, headers, buttons and colors within the apps
  • By the end of this course you will have learned to add new content and a multitude of functional tabs, how to send push notifications, monitor app analytics, preview your app through the development process on an iPhone or Android emulator as well as through native preview apps
  • You will also learn how to publish your apps to Apple and Android
  • You will learn how to create images through a variety of DIY services and programs as well as outsource resources
  • You will also learn some basic techniques to market your applications

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in Developing Mobile Apps for iPhone or Android

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Mobile App Formula: Introduction
17:37

Welcome To Mobile App Formula. This video is an Introduction video that talks about the Landscape of 'Mobile' and thus the 'Opportunity' that mobile provides for businesses and would be App Developers.

Section 2: Access To The App Builder
02:32

In this section, we explain how you will gain access to our App Builder Software. It is explained here that the access to the builder is free to develop. A hosting fee will be required should you decide to publish your app the App Stores.

Section 3: Syllabus
05:34

This Video reviews the Syllabus for Mobile App Formula. This video mentions 'Modules' although we've included a series of other videos that may not follow the oder which is mentioned in this video. Please consider this more of an 'Overview' rather than an table of Contents or Index. That being mentioned expect to learn:

  • Setting Up Developer Accounts for Apple and Android
  • Adjusting Functionality (Adding and Deleting Tabs, Moving Tabs, Selecting Tab Icons etc)
  • Editing and Using Various Tabs (Types of Tabs)
  • Adjusting Appearance of Apps (Layouts, Headers, Buttons, Colors, Backgrounds)
  • Creating Images for Your Apps (Creating Images Yourself or Outsource Resources)
  • Using The Preview Function To Monitor Your App Development Progress
  • Publishing Your App (Descriptions, AppCodes.com, App Icon, Screen Shots, Splash Screen, Submission)
Section 4: Setting Up Developer Accounts WIth Apple and Android
07:31

In this section we'll discuss Developer Accounts. Specifically we'll demonstrate how to set up developer accounts with Apple and Android.

The cost for the Apple Developer account is $99.00/year (at the time of this publication)

The cost for Android Developer Account is a one time cost of $25.00 (at the time of this publication)

Section 5: Orientation To The App Development Platform
09:19

Welcome to Mobile App Formula! My name is Drew Griffin and I will be your instructor for the course. This video is an Introductory Video for the App Development Platform and App Builder we'll be utilizing throughout this course.

03:10

This video is an overview of the Functionality Section of the App Builder. In this section we'll demonstrate how to get started with the app builder and 'Starting From Scratch'.

In short, we are getting started with the orientation to the app builder. This orientation to the app builder will continue throughout this section.

02:17

This section continues with the orientation to the app builder platform. Specifically, we discuss the Introduction to The Content Section of the App Builder

04:22

This section provides an overview of the Appearance Section of the App Builder. The Appearance Section of the App Builder is where adjust the 'look and feel' of the app. Again this is an overview of the Appearance Section and we will get into more detail in later sections of this course.This orientation to the app builder will continue throughout this section.

02:00

This section provides an overview of the Preview Section of the App Builder. The Preview Section is the area that you can use to preview how your app is progressing during development of your app.

05:58

This section provides an overview of the Publish Section of the App Builder. The Publish Section area of the App Builder is essentially the last step in the 'development' of your application. The Publish area is where you'll enter the information about your application like Keywords, Descriptions, Screen Shots, App Icons, Splash Screens etc prior to submitting to the App Stores.This orientation to the app builder will continue throughout this section.

01:39

This section provides an overview of the Main Dashboard of the App Builder. The Main Dashboard of the App Builder is where you'll be able to 'reset' and relaunch from a home base of the App Builder. It also contains other sections like the Messages, Analytics, Help and Account Tabs.This orientation to the app builder will continue throughout this section.

07:14

This section provides an overview of the Messages Tab of the App Builder. The Messages Tab of the App Builder is where you'll be able to send 'Push Notifications' to all or a segment the app's Downloaders. Push Notifications can be a particularly powerful marketing tool to reach all of the people who have downloaded your app with one message that is sent out to all of them either through a scheduled message or one that is sent immediate. There are other powerful features within the Messages area that provide even more value and benefits. This orientation to the app builder will continue throughout this section.

03:21

This section provides an overview of the Analytics Section of the App Builder. The Analytics Section of the App Builder is where you'll be able to monitor the progress statistically of your app in terms of number of downloads, number of downloads per device platform as well as the interaction. This is a great way to monitor an measure how your app is performing and the reach of your app. This orientation to the app builder will continue throughout this section.

02:22

This section provides an overview of the Help Section of the App Builder. The Help Section of the App Builder is where you'll be able to find answers to commonly asked questions about the App Builder and App Development related questions / topics. In the event that you can't find an answer to your questions within the course videos , you can always refer to this Help Section.This orientation to the app builder will continue throughout this section.

02:46

This section provides an overview of the Account Tab of the App Builder. The Account Tab of the App Builder is where you'll be able to adjust information about your App Code's Information, like your name, App Code Name, AdMob ID, App URL (once its published) as well as personal information, App Builder. We'll briefly review setting up an AdMob account which will help you integrate Ad Revenue through AdMob. For more information about AdMob, please visit http://www.admob.com .This orientation to the app builder will continue throughout this section.

03:11

This section provides an overview of the QR Code section of the dashboard within the App Builder. It is here where you can generate the QR (Quick Response) Codes for your apps once they are published to the App Stores. QR Codes can bring a marketing benefit to your campaign as more and more individuals with smartphones become aware and comfortable with scanning these codes to learn more about what is behind the codes!

Section 6: Tab Functionality
01:00

This section provides an introduction to the Functionality area of the app builder.

02:52

This section provides demonstration on how to Add A New Tab. Specifically, we'll review how to add a new tab, select its 'function', adding a tab icon that have been provided for you in the builder. In future videos we'll demonstrate how to add custom icons for your tabs.

02:30

This section provides demonstration of how to Select A Tab Icon. Specifically, we'll review how to select a tab icon.

02:35

This section provides demonstration of how to upload a Custom Tab Icon. The custom tab required size is 60px x 60px and should be a PNG file type.

01:53

This section provides demonstration of how to Delete a Tab with the App Builder.

01:45

This section provides demonstration of how to Edit a Tab Function with the App Builder.

02:30

This section provides demonstration of how to Move a Tab from one position or location to another with the App Builder.

Section 7: Tab Content
03:44

This section provides an Introduction to the Content Section of the App Builder. The following videos in the Tab Content Section will serve as a reference should you want to learn about the various tab functionalities and how to deploy and edit each of the tabs.

It is not necessary for you to watch all of these videos unless you think that the Tab Functionality is relevant to your app's needs. You are certainly welcome to check them all out for your awareness and education but its totally optional.

We will cover all of the specific Tab Functions within this section.

18:34

This video section provides demonstration and instruction on how to edit the contents of the Home Tab. Specifically, I cover how to edit the 'Business Details', like name and address information, Start and End Times for Business and an in-depth demonstration of creating Background Images for your app for Mobile, iPhone and Tablets.

***Note*** Background Image Sizes:

Mobile: 640x920 pixels

iPhone5: 640x1096 pixels

Tablet: 960x1380 pixels

07:35

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Around Us Tab with the App Builder

03:22

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Call Us Tab with the App Builder

03:58

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Car Finder Tab with the App Builder

03:39

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Contact Tab with the App Builder

04:30

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Direction View Tab with the App Builder

06:07

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Email Form Tab with the App Builder

04:41

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Email Photo Tab with the App Builder

08:51

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Events v2 Tab with the App Builder

05:25

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Fan Wall Tab with the App Builder

07:45

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Food Ordering Tab with the App Builder

05:28

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the GPS Coupons Tab with the App Builder

06:52

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Image Gallery Tab with the App Builder

08:50

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Info Tab (1-Tier) with the App Builder

08:20

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Info Tab (2-Tier) with the App Builder

09:47

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Info Tab (3-Tier) with the App Builder

05:44

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Loyalty Tab with the App Builder

06:35

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Mailing List Tab with the App Builder

04:43

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Membership Tab with the App Builder

09:06

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Menu Tab with the App Builder

12:29

This section provides demonstration on how to create and deploy a Merchandise Tab. this is ideal if you wish to implement a Mobile Commerce solution within your app so that downloaders can remotely order and pay for your products and services within the app.

07:05

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Messages Tab with the App Builder

04:23

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Mortgage Calculator Tab with the App Builder

07:49

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Music Tab with the App Builder

04:24

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the News Tab with the App Builder

04:22

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Notepad Tab with the App Builder

08:24

This section demonstrates how to create and deploy the PDF Tab with this app builder. This is ideal if you have Menu's or Documents already available in PDF formats

10:46

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Podcast Tab with the App Builder.

A great resource to help you find the RSS Feed for the POdcast URL is:

http://itunes.so-nik.com/

05:55

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the QR Coupon Tab with the App Builder

03:56

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the QR Scanner Tab with the App Builder

07:23

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Reservations Tab with the App Builder

07:38

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Sports Stats Tab with the App Builder

07:41

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Tell A Friend Tab with the App Builder

05:04

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Tip Calculator Tab with the App Builder. This would be an ideal Tab for those who might need a little help figuring out what to Tip at the end of a meal at a restaurant.

06:32

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Voice Record Tab with the App Builder

06:17

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the Website Tab with the App Builder

08:59

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the WuFoo Tab with the App Builder

06:52

This section provides demonstration on how to deploy and edit the YouTube Tab with the App Builder

Section 8: Appearance
05:31

This Introduction video will provide an overview of the Appearance Section of the App Builder. We'll be covering how to adjust the Layout of the App, The Header, Buttons, Colors, Background Images and Sliders among other specifics in the Appearance Section of the App Builder.

10:19

This video will provide demonstration of how to adjust the Layout of the App within the App Builder.

05:49

This video will provide demonstration of how to adjust the Appearance of the Buttons you'll be using in the App within the App Builder.

05:14

This video will provide demonstration of how to adjust the Headers within the app using the App Builder.

If you decide to upload a Custom Header the correct and required file size / type is: 320x44 pixels PNG

07:55

This video will provide demonstration of how to adjust the Colors within the app using the App Builder.

04:03

This video will provide demonstration of how to adjust the Background Images within the app using the App Builder.

02:03

This section provides demonstration on how to dadjust the App Layout from within the Appearance Section of the App Builder

05:37

This video will provide demonstration of how to adjust or use Slider Images within the app using the App Builder.

Section 9: Preview Your App
04:33

This Introduction video within this section will provide an overview of the Preview area as well as review resources to preview your app on an external browser, native app for iPhone or iPad as well as a native app for Android.

03:49

This video will provide demonstration of how to utilize the Preview area / function within the app builder to view the progress of your app development.

04:29

This video will provide a resource to preview your apps using a native iPhone / iPad Preview App as well as a native app for Android Devices.

To download the iPhone / iPad Preview App: Please click or visit: http://www.mobileappslabs.com/iphonepreviewapp

To download the Android Preview App: Please click or visit:

http://www.mobileappslabs.com/AndroidPreviewApp

04:37

This video will provide a resource to preview your apps using an external URL so your potential or prospective clients can view the apps that you are developing.

Simply use: http://www.PreviewYourApp.com

Section 10: Publish Tab
03:26

This Introduction Video provides an Overview of The Publish Section of The App Builder. We'll be discussing a few aspects of this section in more depth throughout the video including:

  • App Description and Keywords (App Store SEO)
  • AppCodes.com
  • App Icon
  • Screen Shots
  • Splash Screen
06:02

This section will provide some more information about the importance of doing a little research as well as entering information about your app into the App Description area. This section is very important when it comes to people finding your app. Using the best or best performing Keywords can make or break your app so its worth considering and taking some time here to get it right. In the next section we'll discuss a resource that is worth investigating or investing in to help optimize your app's performance in the app store (AppCodes.com)

05:27

This section demonstrates how to create and upload your App Icon prior to submission to the App Store. In this video I discuss the required Icon Size and Type (1024 x 1024 PNG). This may be one of the most important aspects of your app development. Having an eye-catching App Icon can make or break your potential downloads. So don't cut corners on this step.

13:22

In this section we discuss AppCodes.com and its relevance to the App Development process. Although this is a premium product, I highly recommend utilizing it to help get your app started on the right foot prior to publication. This tool and service is great for optimizing your listing in the app store by getting some inside information on competitor apps or apps in your category that are performing well.

05:38

This section provides more demonstration on how to get your Screen Shots for your App ready for submission. Apple and Android require Screen Shots of your app for the App Stores. This is a great marketing opportunity to show off your app for prospective downloaders. You have an the ability to upload 5 Screen Shots for each Device...so make them count!

04:30

Woohoo! This is the last step!

Submitting your app is essentially the last step in the process.

Once your app is complete and ready for submission, simply email us at mobileappformula@gmail.com and let us know your app is ready to for submission. We'll give it a look over and prepare the file for upload to Apple and Android.

We'll need your Developer Information or listed within your Developer Account as part of your development team so we can upload your files to Apple and Android.

Section 11: Creating Images
06:08

This video section will provide an overview of how to create or outsource your image creation requirements for your apps.

05:33

This section will provide information on how to create images for your apps utilizing a program called Pixelmator

03:47

This section will provide information on how to create images for your apps utilizing a program called Pixlr

02:34

In this section I refer to an additional resource that you can use to create images. Its a completely Free and Open Source piece of software that is cross platform capable and its called Gimp. You can learn more about Gimp in the video or visiting and downloading it from http://www.Gimp.org

02:11

This section will provide information on how to create images for your apps utilizing a program called Photoshop. Photoshop can be quite pricey but they do have an online version that you can use for editing.

04:48

This section will provide information on how to create images for your apps by outsourcing their creation on a site called Fiverr.com

I should caution you as Fiverr.com can be quite addictive and entertaining. Just kidding! Its a lot of fun to check out the various projects and resources available for you to leverage there! Proceed with caution! (again joking)

03:33

This section will provide information on how to create images for your apps by outsourcing their creation on a site called Logonerds.com

04:28

This section will provide information on how to create images for your apps by outsourcing their creation on a site called 99Designs.com

03:06

This section will provide information on how to create images for your apps by outsourcing their creation on a site called 48HoursLogo.com

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Instructor Biography

Drew Griffin, App Developer, Author, Speaker

Founder of Apps Labs and publisher of Install Magazine

Drew democratizes and leverages emerging technologies and platforms, to help individuals, businesses and organizations develop leads, better and more intimate relationships with their customers and clients by delivering awesome value through Social Media, Video, Mobile App Development and Mobile Marketing.

Drew has been National and Public speaker at S.C.O.R.E. events, Local Chambers of Commerce, and National Conferences like Podcamp and Traffic Geyser’s Main Street Fusion on topics related to Internet, Video and Mobile Marketing. Drew specializes in Mobile App Development (iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle) for individuals, organizations and businesses.

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