Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tools, Gadgets, and Widgets - AppGuppy

Scan the QR Code with your smartphone to download my app
Have you ever been out and about your day away from your computer? Did you ever wish, "Gee, I wonder what CJ blogged about or tweeted today?" Well, wonder no more. There's an app for that. And you can make your own app, too!

I found out about AppGuppy from ArtsyShark. And you know me and widgets, I just had to play.

AppGuppy is an easy and free way to create a mobile app to promote your business or yourself. You don't need to know any fancy programming and in five minutes you'll have your own app. AppGuppy steps you through the process. There are several templates to choose from. Customize the content from your social media sites, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr. You can test the app using your browser or phone. When you're happy with how it looks, AppGuppy generates a QR Code and a URL so you can easily share your app with all your friends.  Go to http://CJKennedy.appguppy.com from your browser and you'll be given prompts to send my app to your phone. You can go to the URL from your phone and download the app directly. You can also share you app from Facebook and Twitter.

My app tabs include an RSS feed for my blog and Twitter (because I wouldn't want you to miss the scintillating things I blog or tweet about), Tumblr (I'll be uploading some of my work to be used as an electronic portfolio), a tab with my teaching schedule, and how to contact me. Wicked cool!

The app is very easy to use and tech support is just an email away. Excellent tech support, btw. There's a small bug with my About Page on Facebook, and my email was answered quickly to help resolve the problem.

So what are you waiting for? Go make your app! Don't forget to share it with me.

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