DEERFIELD, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Appsbar, the leading free app maker service that allows anyone to create and publish their own apps, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent directed to mobile application development systems that allow anyone, especially non-technical users, to easily build their own apps via Appsbar’s propriety set of tools and services. The patent was issued as U.S. Patent No. 8,261,231 B1 and will have a major impact on the relatively new industry of websites that allow consumers to build their own mobile apps via online tools. Appsbar plans to enforce this patent where companies using similar systems (that infringe on their Patent) will be required to license the technology and pay a royalty fee, or potentially be sent a letter to cease and desist.
The patent covers systems for allowing users to develop mobile applications that can be made to run on a variety of mobile operating systems such as iOS and Android. This patented technology allows a user build and customize a mobile application through a web-based interface by selecting certain properties that the user would like to include in the application. The system determines and presents to the user a variety of customizable components pertaining to functionality, design and content of the mobile application based on the received user selections.
“We are proud that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recognizes the innovative and proprietary set of features offered by Appsbar and we plan on strictly enforcing our patent with other companies that currently provide similar types of services,” said Scott Hirsch, founder and CEO, Appsbar. “Until Appsbar, novice tech users, small businesses, general consumers and more had to rely on an entire internal design and software team or hire a costly agency for the design, creation and publication of apps.”
Hirsch continued, “This is unrealistic for those with tight budgets or limited technology skills. Now, businesses large or small, in addition to consumers from around the globe, can create unique apps with the same functionality and crisp features of specialty apps.”
Appsbar, which has seen over 12.5 million downloads of apps developed by its 215,000 strong community of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) app creators, was designed to fill the gap between over-simplified apps and costly, professionally-produced apps. With a myriad of personalization opportunities, a unique interface that guides creators through the entire process – from creation, to editing, to publication - with visual and textual clues at each step. Depending on the type of app being created, additional features may also be added. For a list of recommendations on additional features based on types of apps, visit www.appsbar.com/how-to-make-an-app.
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Appsbar.com is an online resource for anyone to build and publish free apps. Launched in 2011, Appsbar fills the gap between over-simplified apps and costly, professionally-produced ones. Developed by Scott Hirsch and Appsbar Inc., it has grown into a community of over 215,000 everyday app developers, has seen over 36,000 apps published in app markets around the world, and has opened the way for businesses and people to easily engage with friends and brands online. For company information and partnership opportunities, visit www.appsbar.com.