A New Tool for Building Your Own Newspaper App

By: E&P Staff

Publishers looking to create a mobile app for their newspapers have another option to consider in building it.

YAPPER (Your APP MakER ), a tool developed by Silicon Valley-based company SachManya, is an online self-service mobile application maker that allows anyone to build their own native iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry mobile application at a starting price of $299. There are no developer skills required, and the designer doesn’t have to enter a single line of code.

Palo Alto Online, the community site that includes the online version of the Palo Alto Weekly, and the West Seattle (Wash.) Herald have both developed their mobile applications using YAPPER, and are available for the iPhone and Android. Their YAPPER-built mobile apps include a review of news, photos and videos, among other interactive features.

“Building the app with YAPPER was very affordable, and we are planning to create more mobile apps for our other news properties,” Embarcadero Media President/CEO William S. Johnson said in a statement.
 
Check out the Palo Alto Online app for the iPhone here. To download the West Seattle Herald iPhone app, go here.

 

This story has been corrected from an earlier version which suggested incorrectly developer skills were needed to work with YAPPER.

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