It is actually one of my dreams plans to create an Android app for this blog. However, every time I think about it, it just makes me feel sad because I know that it’s not that easy and cheap to build one. But my thinking was totally wrong! After doing some research, I found out that there’s a great tool that can help me create an Android app from any RSS/Atom web content. I’ll reveal it after the break!
AppYet is extremely easy to use! Just go to their site, create an account, click Create App, and complete the application form. Once done, click Create App. You’ll be receiving an email with your newly created application attached. All of these steps can be done in less than 5 minutes!
* After creating the app, you can further enhance it by adding your own application icon and changing the version, etc.
After installing the app on my phone, I was really amazed with the result and I couldn’t imagine that there’s a very simple way like this one to create such apps and mind you guys, it’s free of charge! You’ll notice that it’s just like an ordinary RSS reader but exclusive for the website or blog you love.
AppYet has 4 menus: All, Latest, Unread, and Starred items. It’s also your choice if you want to include Podcast, and/or Source on the menu. In addition, there’s also this scrolling feeds that appear just above the task bar when an article is opened. It’s a convenient way to transfer to other feed items without the need to go back to the main menu.
What I also love about AppYet is that it’s very customizable and you can control almost every aspect of the app from the display preferences, article updates, storage, notifications, backup/restore, etc.
I don’t have anything bad to say against AppYet because as I said earlier, creating such app could have been very difficult and time-consuming but with AppYet, it’s just a piece of cake! After creating your app, you’re free to submit it to the Android Market but you can not sell it nor add your own Ads unless you upgrade to the Pro version. With just a one-time fee of $49, you can run your own Admob Ads, sell it on Market, and let users try your app first before purchasing it (trial mode).
NOTE: Lite or free version comes with AppYet ads. If you don’t like it, upgrade to Pro.
Do you want to try the app we created using AppYet? Download The Heat Web app for your Android phone.