FAQ questions & answers
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EZCustomApps.com is an online service that provides an easy and affordable way to build, publish, and update a native iPhone/Android app or even tablet app that supports your own custom content, images, audio podcasts, videos, and much, much more. The best part...it's FREE to get started. Once you are completely satisfied with your app, you can publish the app through our platform for a very affordable monthly or annual subscription.
We built EZCustomApps because we believe membership driven organizations, businesses, and even individuals can benefit from using our easy-to-understand and affordable app builder. Your members or customers will enjoy all of our amazing customizable features with easy navigation and super quick load time. Creating your own app with EZCustomApps takes only a few minutes and is absolutely FREE to get started and see what your app will look like. Your constituents will be able to search for your name and icon in the App Store. They can then upload your app on their mobile device! Meanwhile, you will have a powerful content management system that allows you to push through updates immediately and send push notifications as often as you would like.
EZCustomApps exists for individuals, such as small business owners, pastors, executive directors, and others, to build their own mobile app for smartphones and tablets. No special knowledge or experience is required to build an app using our EZCustom system. You can visually design the way your app will look and add any custom content using our easy pre-defined features.
We designed our platform with all types of users in mind. Whether you are a seasoned app developer or a 5th grader working on a special project, our web-based system makes building your own app simple. We take you step by step through the app building process and offer email support to all of our subscribers that need assistance.
EZCutomApps believes in giving you the easiest and most affordable web-based platform to build and publish your app. We offer several things that you won't find on any other website:
1) We don't require you to have your own Apple or Google developer account! (Way too complicated. Many of our competitors require you to download an instruction manual just to get this done. It's not easy!)
2) We save you money! Other websites charge set up fees in the hundreds or even thousands to build an app. This is in addition to the subscription price and your own developer account annual fee.
3) We offer annual AND monthly billing options. We believe in giving our customers a price break if you prefer to pay annually. Alternatively, we have an extremely affordable monthly subscription fee for those who don't have hundreds to spend at once on a custom app.
4) Our system is EASY to use! If you can upload an image and write content, you can build your own app.
5) We offer the best customizable features on the market. Some websites use the phrase "custom" liberally...Each one of our features were built with a specific function in mind. Rather than giving you the option to just upload images and text for each page on your app, we have fully customizable modules that you can add and customize. Some of these include an app menu button to an external link, credit card payment/donation integration, podcast and streaming integration, directories, scheduling, and many more!
EZCustomApps is proud of the fact that our subscribers do not need an Apple or Google Developer Account. Many other app builder websites out there who boast an easy platform do require each user to get their own Apple and Google Developer account before publishing their app...We don't believe that is EASY for anybody!
There are several reasons why we spent a lot of time researching and coming up with a system that publishes your apps through our developer account:
- Hidden Cost - Getting your own Apple and Google Developer Account might not seem like a big deal, but if you plan on having your app published for at least the next 5 years, you are looking at spending well over $500 (And that doesn't include the app builder subscription fees and set up fees you would be paying to actually build and maintain your own app through a web-based system)
- It's Complicated - Apple and Google require several pieces of information and ask many questions during the application process that most are not able to answer without a considerable amount of research.
- It Takes More Time - Once an app is published by a reputable developer, it can take up to 14 days before it appears in the App store. However, if you don't have a developer account, it will take even longer to get approved. EZCustomApps pushes all of the apps through our approved account so you don't have to go through the hassle and extra expense of setting up your own Apple and Google developer account.
The vast majority of smatphones and tablets are compatible with our apps.
EZCustomApps publishes apps that work best on Apple devices running OS 4.3 or higher and Android Devices running 0S 2.3 or higher:
- iOS 4.3
- iOS 5.0
- iOS 5.1
- iOS 6.0
- iOS 6.1
- iOS 7.0
- iOS 8.3
- Android 2.2 Froyo
- Android 2.3 - 2.3.2 Gingerbread
- Android 2.3.3 - 2.3.7
- Android 3.1 - 3.2 Honeycomb
- Android 4.0.3 - 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Android 4.4 KitKat
If you would like to accept Credit Card payments or donations from your app, you will need to have your own 3rd party online merchant account such as Secure Give, Authorize.Net, Paypal, or another web-based company.
Within the app builder, you can select "Add New Page" and then add the "External Link" page. You can name this page whatever you like and add an icon for the homepage menu. Then you will need to copy and paste the link that goes to your online e-commerce/donation page. Users will be able to access online credit card payments directly from the homepage menu of your mobile app!
You will be surprised at how affordable building your own app through EZCustomApps is! To hire a developer could cost around $10,000 or more for a custom mobile app. We make it EASY to build an app for only $50 per month or save even more money by paying $480 annually. When you commit to one year billed monthly or pay annually, we also waive our setup fee of $399.
Many other websites that offer similar published rates charge you additional set up fees around $500, charge you extra for push notifications, and require you to have your own Apple and Google developer account (An extra $140 +)
EZCustomApps is the most cost effective way to build and publish your own app.
Absolutely! Once your app is published, you are able to login and make any changes to existing pages as well as add new content and features whenever you like. Once you save your work, changes should appear on your app almost immediately! Your members may need to close and reopen your app to see all updated content.
Good news...It is really easy to share Podcast audio or video with your community! Once you are inside the EZApp Builder, simply "Add New Page" and select "Podcast" or "Basic Page." The Podcast page will allow you to upload or choose an existing icon for the homepage menu. Title your new page and then paste a link to your Podcast and hit save! It really is that easy.
If you would like to share videos from youtube or another website, you can select "Basic Page" and copy and paste the video link. Once you hit save, your linked video should appear in the app preview window just as it will appear on a mobile device.
Currenlty, EZCustomApps provides email support to all of our subscribers. Please fill out our contact form with as much information as possible and include best method to contact. Also, you can send general inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org