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Turn Your Blog And Twitter Into An iPhone Application

As you may have noticed there are lot of companies launching dedicated iPhone applications for their businesses. Audi, FCBmobile, CocaCola, just to name afew.

Wouldn’t it be a great idea to build an iPhone application being able to deliver the content of your blog or twitter account? Sure it may be.

Well, in order to do that you need to be able to deal with a little bit of Cocoa and build it by yourself or hire some freelance to do the dirty job for you. In both cases you need time, in the firs case, and you need money, if you choose the second option.

Ok, now you can get your won application for free thanks to the services offered by MotherApp.

What do you need to get the job done?

Very few things:

  • your blog RSS URL.
  • your twitter screen name.
  • a description of your blog.
  • a couple of pictures that will be used on the iPhone and on the AppStore.

That’s it!

MotherApp will take care of submitting your application to the AppStore and get it approved by Apple on your behalf.

The most interesting thing is that you can choose to display advertising on your mobile application. In that case the process of application creation, submission and publishing is completely free of charge and you will revenue share 50%/50% the revenues coming out of advertising from your application. When you will reach the 200 USD target you will get paid.

On the other side you may choose to pay 99 USD per year to have your application ad free.

From a technical standpoint there is not a great magic behind this. Actually it is quite simple to automate most of the process but it is definitely a great idea.

The company we site stated that they are going to release the same service on Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and Symbian during 2010.

[EDIT Friday 22, 2010]

I have noticed that there is also another service offering pretty much the same service. From a very quick it seems that you can get a little bit more customization on your application. The company is called iSites and you may want to check it out.

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    • Thank you Lars.

      I just noticed that there so many of those out there.

      In the past few hours I was just wondering how difficult that would be to automate and I have to say that with a few scripting on the Xcode side it is quite simple to get the whole process fully automated.

      I have not extended the proof of concept up to the submission to Apple for approval but I think it should be easy as well (some very basic web navigation automation).

      Anyway, thank you for stopping by.

  1. Thank you Lars.

    I just noticed that there so many of those out there.

    In the past few hours I was just wondering how difficult that would be to automate and I have to say that with a few scripting on the Xcode side it is quite simple to get the whole process fully automated.

    I have not extended the proof of concept up to the submission to Apple for approval but I think it should be easy as well (some very basic web navigation automation).

    Anyway, thank you for stopping by.

  2. I am windows mobile user and waiting for the time when they launch these services for windows mobiles. Anyone have any idea about its launching date? If anyone knows then please share with us.

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