HOW TO: Launch an iPhone App for Your Nonprofit for $25 a Month [Offer Extended to July 31, 2010]
In October 2009, I wrote about a build-it-yourself iPhone App development service called SwebApps that was waving set-up fees (normally $400-800) for nonprofits until 12/31/2009. I personally took advantage of the offer and built an App for Nonprofit Tech 2.0. The App was recently approved by Apple and now I am making some last minute changes at SwebApps, and plan to launch the App next week.
In the meantime, and thanks to an article by CNBC yesterday called Your Smartphone Can Change the World, One Dollar at a Time, SwebApps has extended the free set-up offer to nonprofits to 7/31/2010. After you build your App, all you need to do is pay the $25 a month hosting fee. The cool thing about this service is that the App background and App buttons are completely customizable. With just a little graphic design help, you can easily brand the App yourself.
So, here’s the original article:
HOW TO: Launch an iPhone App for Your Nonprofit for $25 a Month
Have some fun with it! As I have said many times before, early adoption is key when it comes to new trends in the nonprofit sector. Those nonprofits that create iPhone Apps first will get the most downloads and the most buzz. We saw that with social media in 2008 and 2009, and the same will be true of mobile technology in 2010.