The mobile web is growing – and fast! Yet 80% of small businesses and most not-for-profits have *zero* mobile web presence. Unfortunately, current app development is expensive, technical, and out of reach for most individuals.
The App-Development Problem:
- 7+ Operating Systems (app versions)
- Thousands of different devices
- “Cheap” apps start at $25k+
The App-Distribution Problem:
- Asking every visitor to your site to go to the app store, download, install and start the app just to view content.
- Manage to get your programming team back together to create an update? Repeat the above app store cycle.
- An all too familiar conversation: “Sorry! We’re not compatibile with [your smart phone here].”
As web designers, we quickly recognized that our green business and community not-for-profit clients had no way to affordably participate on the mobile web. So we took a walk. We spent two days hiking on the Bruce Trail near Tobermory, Ontario, talking about the future of the web. We wanted to make the mobile/web more affordable, accessible, and democratic.
We returned home with a plan: Weever. In October 2010, we developed our first prototype – it worked! Realizing that we had the potential to change the mobile web in our hands, we began dedicating all of our energy and meagre financial resources into shaping Weever.
Why you will want to have Weever Apps:
- Weever Apps works across iPhone, Android, Blackberry Touch and iPad/tablets out of the box.
- No app store hoops! Weever works in the browser, but it can also be installed like any other app.
- Weever is accessible: A non-technical administrator can update the app at any time.
- Weever is affordable: Basic Apps
start at $30/yearare free.
Weever offers everybody – small businesses, not-for-profits, and individuals like you – the opportunity to get their site on to the mobile web easily and affordably. Weever is the next step in expanding the mobile web … for anyone who wants to use it.
But don’t just take it from us that Weever is awesome. Check out what Meredith MacLeod of the Hamilton Spectator (our hometown newspaper) had to say about us, the current mobile landscape, and Weever’s potential to change the shape of the web.
Join us in creating a true democratic web.
— Andrew J. Holden and Robert Porter, Weever Apps Founders