Build Your Own App: Part 2

Becky Odajima & Mark Montgomery
TLA Annual Conference
April 15, 2015, 4:00 pm



App Presentation: Part 2

Determine the App Type right for you

Determine your App Needs/Purpose

Create an App for your school

Types of Apps

HTML 5 (Web Apps)

PROS: Universal for Any Device,

Cost Effective,

Easy to Build

CONS: No Access to Device Specific Functions,

Dependent on Internet Connection

Native Apps

PROS: Lightning Fast,

Access to Specific Device Functionalities,

Looks and Responds Great

CONS: More costly,

Only for Single Device

Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon

Planning and Creating your App

Purpose/Audience for your App

Time and Cost

App Building Sites

lots of choices, many step by step tutorials included

Sources of Content

electronic calendar (facebook, google, eventful, eventbrite)

social network accounts (twitter, pinterest, facebook, instagram)

web links

email, phone, contact info

welcome information page

app description

pdf documents uploaded to web

pictures or videos

Platform and Developer account needed

Apple - $99 (annually)

Google - $25 (one time)

Amazon - free

Web App - No developer account needed

Graphic editor for logos, splash screens, icons

App Building Sites

Free Service Providers



Appy Pie

Paid Service Providers


Shout Em

Appy Pie



App Factory

Build Your Own App

Demonstration App AppyPie

Demostration App Como

Demonstration App Appmakr

Additional Resources