Why not just develop a native app from scratch?
Well of course you could do that. But first of all, it would take you much, much longer to build an app. The average amount of time it takes to build a mobile app from scratch is 1440 hours. Plus, you would have to build two separate apps, one for Apple iOS and one for Google Android, which will be double the work. And creating mobile apps from scratch would costs you tens of thousands of dollars.
With AppSprout you can easily and rapidly build high quality mobile apps for both Apple iOS and Google Android. In fact, you can have a mobile app created and ready to be published to the App Stores within 24 hours. And it will only cost you a fraction of the price as our plans start at just $97/mo.
Do I need to have coding or tech experience?
No you do not. Although the AppSprout app builder is super robust and powerful, it is also very simple and straight forward to use. Inside your app builder dashboard you will have access to an interactive version of your mobile app where you can easily click on content and features to make changes and updates. We also give you access to the AppSprout Academy training portal to help you launch your app and make it a major success.
Can I start building my mobile app for free?
AppSprout provides access to the platform to build out your mobile app for just $1 for a full 14 days. You will have access to our platform, features, functionality and chat support to build your mobile app. When you’d like to publish your app to Google Play or the Apple App Store, you will need to upgrade your trial to a premium plan that suits your needs. Plans start at $97/mo and can be canceled any time.
If I cancel, will my apps be taken down too?
In order for app to maintain an active status with our servers and systems that power it and therefore function properly, you must maintain an active subscription. Not convinced? See the question “Why do I have to pay every month?" for more information on what your subscription goes toward.
Can I publish apps on the trial plan?
In order to get your apps live on the App Store and Google Play, you will need to sign up for one of our paid plans. Not only will our publishing team handle the submissions for you, but our development team also handles a ton on the front end (the cool features you do see) and the back end (all of the necessary features you don’t see) for you.
Can I host multiple apps with one subscription?
You can have unlimited apps under one account, however, each app will require its own subscription to be submitted to the App Store and Google Play and to function properly. As soon as one of your apps is ready to be published to the App Stores, that's when you will pay a subscription to AppSprout. If you need a multi-app management system, contact our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org or learn more about our enterprise solutions.
What happens when I hit the maximum limits?
If you’re hitting your maximum user limits, push notifications limits, download limits etc. that means you’re doing something right. We make it easy for you to be successful. If you do hit your max numbers, instead of halting your service, you will simply be automatically upgraded to the plan that will accommodate your needs based on your usage.
Why do I have to pay every month/year?
There’s a myth out there that goes something like, “If I custom code an app, I can pay once and it will work forever.” What custom developers won’t tell you though is that even if you custom code an app, there will still be monthly costs for upkeep, server space, app cloud hosting, maintenance, content changes, and more. With AppSprout, however, we’ve not only built many of the features you’ll need right out of the box which reduces your upfront cost, but we also handle all of your servers, CDNs, push notification systems, user login/authentication, OS updates, design updates, the ability to change content, and more with one low monthly investment based on the features you need.
Are there any additional costs besides my plan?
In order to publish apps live on the App Store and Google Play, both Apple and Google require that you have your own Apple and Google developer accounts, respectively. To date, Google is a one time fee of $25 and Apple is a yearly fee of $99 for access to their developer programs and App Stores. You can use these accounts to publish multiple apps, not just one. If you are a non-profit organization, government entity, or educational institution, you may be eligible to get a free standard account.
Can I cancel my subscription any time?
Yes. Our subscriptions are based on either monthly or annual terms. Please note, however, if you cancel your service, your app will no longer function and will be removed from the App Store and Google Play per our terms.