SOURCE: Widgetbox


January 11, 2011 11:00 ET

Widgetbox Announces the Winners of the 5,000th Mobile App Development Giveaway

Over 100 Mobile Web Apps Built on Widgetbox's Mobile Platform Every Day

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - Widgetbox™, the leader in audience engagement through web and mobile technologies, today announced the winners of its 5,000th Mobile App Giveaway. DeAnna Bolling of Pin-Point Technologies was the Grand Prize Winner for her Pin-Point Mobile app, and David Bowers of Focal Press was the Runner-Up Winner for his Focal Press app. This marks the creation of over 5,000 mobile apps on the Widgetbox Mobile platform since its launch this past fall.

While mobile devices are becoming an increasingly important channel for businesses to reach consumers, creating a mobile app can seem like a daunting task for small organizations with limited resources. Widgetbox solves this problem with the Widgetbox Mobile platform, which allows anyone to easily create a mobile app for either the Android or iPhone in just minutes, without needing to learn to write code or hire a tech-savvy developer.

"When I discovered Widgetbox, I was in the midst of spending thousands of dollars to have a company develop a mobile app for me," said DeAnna Bolling, founder and CEO of Pin-Point Technologies. "I was amazed when I found Widgetbox and their mobile offerings. Widgetbox has allowed me to customize a professional looking mobile web app quickly, with the ability to distribute it right away via SMS, web, Twitter and Facebook. Widgetbox Mobile has saved us thousands of dollars, but most importantly, it has helped us increase the level of interactivity with our customers."

Businesses of all sizes are now using Widgetbox to mobilize their sites and content, running the gamut from realtors, to restaurants, schools, ad agencies and sporting venues. Sample apps that have been built on the Widgetbox platform include:

  • Los Angeles Fire Department Mobile: the app of the Los Angeles Fire Department alerts Angelenos about blazes and shares fire prevention and safety tips
  • Yoshi's Jazz Club: the popular San Francisco and Oakland venues' app shares an events calendar and allows patrons to make reservations
  • Forza Pescara: this app for Italian soccer club Delfino Pescara gives fans access to the latest video clips, scores and photo galleries from the team

"We created the Widgetbox Mobile app builder because we saw a glaring need for an easy-to-use, accessible and affordable tool for creating mobile apps that still have the same polished, rich look and feel of native web applications," said CEO Widgetbox Will Price. "With over 5,000 apps built in less than 60 days, we're creating a huge shift in the app ecosystem in allowing a whole new segment of businesses and consumers to build and share their own apps. It's clear that businesses and individuals have been searching for a tool of this kind."

Widgetbox mobile web apps are free to create, and cost as low as $25 per month to share with customers. Visit today to build a mobile app for your business.

About Widgetbox
Widgetbox™ is revolutionizing how companies deliver the latest Web innovations to their customers. Widgetbox's products are powered by the Widgetbox Engagement Platform, a cloud-based, highly scalable application development and deployment system. The world's top brands and publishers leverage Widgetbox to better serve their customers. Based in San Francisco, the company is backed by the world's leading venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, NCD Investors, and Harrison Metal.

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