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This project was successfully funded on May 30, 2014.

Create mobile applications for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone without any coding required.

Baltimore, MD Software
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About this project

 Creating mobile applications shouldn’t take months to learn. It should be easy, intuitive, and a joy to create.

…And That’s Why We Created MAGE

MAGE, or Mobile Application Generation Environment, is an easy-to-use product that allows anyone to create a mobile application without any programming simply by loading MAGE in their browser. MAGE is perfect for experienced application creators and beginners alike. Load the creation panel; select a template or work from scratch; load your website or drag and drop content and images; select features and build.

MAGE allows anyone to create gorgeous mobile applications without sacrificing functionality.

The mobile creation environment allows anyone to quickly and easily create a gorgeous mobile application with superior functionality. MAGE allows a user to drag and drop content and images as well as incorporate lists, tables, and menus. MAGE also allows an application creator to integrate dynamic content, analytics, and push notifications into their applications by using an online control panel for each created application.

Create Unlimited Apps

There is no limit to the number of apps that you can create using MAGE.

The Goal

The end goal of MAGE is to create an environment that brings all mobile application creation options and outside features under one roof. There are many amazing extra features to complement mobile applications that developers do not add because of the time it takes to add them. MAGE makes this extremely simple, but don’t forget that MAGE’s primary goal is to enable mobile application creation to the highest extent.

The funds provided by you, our backers, will be used to fund the development of MAGE and to pay for the servers to run it after it is completed.

How It Works

If you have a website, not a problem if you don't, the first option will be to enter in your address. MAGE can then pull content (such as images and text) from your website and generate a starter application for you to modify. The application creation panel then allows an application creator numerous options to add text, images, buttons, menus, dynamic content modules, and dozens of other features. Choose from our pre-designed templates to build off of, load your website, or build an application from scratch. The choice is yours.

Templates

MAGE users will have the option of choosing from a set of templates to help them get started creating their mobile application. These templates will be for businesses and individuals alike.

Creating Games with MAGE

A lot of feedback we have gotten is for the ability to create games with MAGE. We are happy to respond to these requests with a very positive YES! You will be able to create games with MAGE. Using our games pack and provided templates you will be able to create games. These games will be limited to the templates we provide, but our goal is to continually be providing new templates for our users as MAGE continues to develop and evolve.

Mobile Control Panel

Each application built using MAGE also gets a mobile control panel that is generated by MAGE. Application creators can access the control panel and use it to change content on the application, push out updates, send push notifications, and monitor analytics.

Dynamic Content

Our dynamic content option allows for an application creator to set a specific area on an application for dynamic content and then set this content through the mobile control panel. This content can be changed at any time from the control panel, and it is instantly reflected across all installed applications.

Analytics

MAGE has two levels of analytics: basic and advanced. Basic analytics keep track of page views and installs of your applications. Advanced analytics break this data down into much more detailed information, such as time period of views, location of installs, and other useful information.

Push Notifications

MAGE offers push notifications for all applications. The mobile control panel has a scheduling and grouping plug-in built in that allows administrators to schedule when notifications are to be sent as well as whom to send notifications to.

Publishing Your App

Many app creators don't realize the extra work and effort required to submit their app to their chosen platform's app store. MAGE takes care of this as well for application creators. We will build your application binary, certify it, and submit it for review. The Google Play Store publishes application within several hours, Apple's App Store usually takes some time due to their extensive review process, and Windows Phone usually takes some time as well to review the submitted application.

Wireframes

Below are wireframe images of the application creation panel and the mobile control panel.

Our Story

The Demski Group is a company focused on innovation and helping to improve businesses and individuals. MAGE was conceived out of the idea of an easier way to create mobile applications without having to pay high prices or sacrificing functionality. Among us, we have a rather extensive background in designing, building, and publishing mobile applications, and it has brought us joy to see our users discover what we have built and use it. We wish to bring that same joy in creating to everyone.

The idea for MAGE originally stemmed from the questions of how to get more individuals and businesses exciting about mobile applications and how they can use them to address their needs. Our first thought was to go to more events and trade shows and directly interact with potential customers there; however we didn't think that a few phones and slides would be all that interesting. Our next idea was to allow individuals to create a mobile application right there on the spot using a laptop or tablet. From this idea, MAGE was born.

Development Timeline

So far we have built, tested, and implemented the back-end framework for the control panel that includes dynamic content, analytics, and push notifications. Several applications are already using these features with excellent results.

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges faced by the team are minimal. We have already built, tested, and developed the fundamental back-end of MAGE that allows the platform to add in features such as dynamic content, analytics, and push notifications. However, the front-end and synchronized building on multiple platforms still needs to be developed. This could prove to be more challenging and time-consuming than originally anticipated. Our team is experienced with encountering and defeating obstacles and we take each challenge on with vigor.

Fulfillment: As each platform capability is completed and added to MAGE we will send out notifications to each backer so that they can logon and start building their application.

Thank you again, to our wonderful Kickstarter supporters!

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FAQ

  • Yes, this option does allow the creation of applications and games on all three platforms.

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  • No! We do not charge our backers for how many apps they create. App creators are free to develop as many as they can.

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  • Yes! We offer a games pack that will allow you to create games as well as regular apps.

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  • Yes you can. The games package includes access to each of the other environments as well so that you can create games and applications.

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  • An application template is a set of predefined layouts that allow an app creator to just fill in the blanks with information and create an app much faster than usual. Templates do not in any way affect your ability to create apps they just make it easier, but overall if an app you wish to create does not have a template then that doesn't mean you can't create it. You can still create whatever app you need to from scratch using our API's.

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  • We are always expanding the list of application templates but the current list is as follows:
    - Personal Profile
    - Social Media
    - Hotel
    - Lawyer
    - Locksmith
    - Photographer
    - Pizza
    - Auto Service
    - Car Rental
    - Dentist
    - Fitness Center
    - Hair Salon
    - Plumber
    - Real Estate
    - Restaurant
    - Spa
    - Taxi
    - Generic Template

    This is an initial list and one that we will continue to expand as we add more templates. If you don't see a template that you want let us know!

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Rewards

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    53 backers

    Hall of Fame: You'll receive all of our updates on advancements and releases. Your name and website will be placed on our website in the Hall of Fame as a massive thank you for believing in us!

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    5 backers Limited (245 left of 250)

    Enthusiasts: Support the idea of anyone building applications without coding. Receive a MAGE t-shirt showing the MAGE logo and a mural of enthusiast backers' names. Shipping not included.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $99 or more

    50 backers

    Android App Creator: This level is for those who want to create mobile applications for Android devices without coding. Get access to MAGE for Android devices and start creating intuitive applications!

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    Pledge $199 or more

    1 backer

    Windows App Creator: This level is for those who want to create mobile applications for Windows Phone devices without any coding. Get access to MAGE for Windows Phone devices and start creating intuitive applications!

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    Pledge $299 or more

    6 backers

    iOS App Creator: This level is for those who want to create iOS mobile applications without any coding required. Get access to MAGE for iOS devices and start creating intuitive applications!

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    Pledge $399 or more

    19 backers

    Elite App Creator: This level is for app creators who want to create applications for all three types of devices. Get access to MAGE for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. This is a $198 savings!

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    Pledge $499 or more

    20 backers

    Game Creator: This level is for app creators who wish to build games for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Using the templates we provide creators will have the ability to build their very own games using our games pack.

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    Pledge $999 or more

    0 backers

    Business Package: This level is for companies or teams that wish to create applications collaboratively. Multiple users can create multiple apps at a time or work together on a project. Includes access to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone creation environments.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more

    2 backers

    Custom App Creator: Our team of professional application developers will work with you to design a complete custom application for your business or personal needs. We are highly skilled and will add in dynamic content modules, analytics, and push notifications along with access to a mobile control panel for your application.

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Funding period

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