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 Pronto Engine - Instant creation of Mobile Apps and websites

Create an App or Website instantly, no coding required. Publish and run immediately on all phone platforms and all browsers. Hosting is included in all packages and automatically enabled.

Everyone can do it.

Get started for FREE, today! Pronto Engine is already up and running. Updates with new features will be released as rapidly as we can make them.

About this project - Pronto Engine Instant Apps and Websites

With your support we will accelerate development and add many useful functions to Pronto Engine. Pronto Engine is already available today and you can start using it now and see for yourself how easy it is to use and create useful applications.

With Pronto Engine there is no need for programming at all. Both the User Interface and a lot of application logic are created by Pronto Engine, opening the product for use by nearly everybody.

With your help, we will add many new functions to Pronto Engine that will extend the platform to larger and much more complex applications and make it possible to use many phone functions natively on both Android and iOS without the need for any programming at all.

The idea

The idea for Pronto Engine was born out of a common need we noticed in many businesses and people around us. Everyone comes up with ideas, yet almost nobody is in a position to make it happen. Pronto Engine aims to close the gap by putting the power to create beautiful apps and websites in the hands of people with ideas who are no programmers.

By giving everyone the ability to create the infrastructure they need to bring their idea to market and show off their talents, we hope to level the playing field and allow everyone to follow their dreams.

Pronto Engine is possible thanks to a framework that was originally developed by members of our team as a platform to quickly build custom software for clients. This framework serves as the back-end for Pronto Engine and provides all of the powerful features used by the drag-and-drop interface.

What is Pronto Engine

Pronto Engine is the ultimate tool for anyone who wants to create beautiful apps and websites quickly and easily without any need for programming.

Pronto Engine creates websites and APPs instantly, truly, small ones, in minutes. Both websites and apps are installed with a single click and are immediately running. There is no hasell with the hosting of your site/Application - it is automatically hosted. Pronto Engine does not require any programing at all. No coding what so ever. No need for outside help. You become independent of website and app developers. 

Updates and changes to your site or your app are trivial and run instantly. Everything you create is installed in the cloud and the cost is low. Developing and testing as you go and it is free of charge. 

Everything you create on any platform (computer or mobile device) will run unchanged on all other platforms. (all common browsers, apple IOS and Android). Pronto engine allows you to use native phone specific functions (example: taking pictures and/or uploading them from your phone) as part of the creation process and these functions too, will work across all platforms. 

You do need to decide what you want, write your content and collect the pictures and other materials you want to use.

Pronto Engine is available now and it does what we say it does. You can check it out at www.prontoengine.com

Why you should use Pronto Engine

Mobile Apps & websites in minutes - its simple If you need an app or a website that provides information, show pictures and makes it nice to look at. Pronto Engine provides the path of least resistance. There's no coding or any web-design knowledge required. Simply drag and drop elements into each page you design, write your texts, upload pictures and you're good to go! 

Testing your app or website is as easy as finding the test option in the Builder menu. From there you take a look at your design in the form of a website.

 You can also download the "Pronto Engine Tester" app on iOS or Android to see your app in the flesh. Once you're happy with your design or just want to publish a first draft, you simply click-to- publish and your app is instantly ready to go on the web and as a mobile app. It is already hosted, complete with backup facilities and secured cloud facilities.

To find your website go to your-project-name.prontoengine.com To find your mobile app simply download the "Pronto Engine Live" app. and fill in the app name to activate.

Publishing to your own domain name, and creating your own developer account on iOS/Android requires some admin effort on the Apple and Google developer sites. Pronto Engine assists you with this and at a later stage, will provide a full service for users who want us to do it for them.

Create once run it everywhere

At the core of Pronto Engine is the concept of universal app creation. For our users this means that you only have to focus on being creative and making what you want. Pronto Engine then guarantees that your creation will run on any platform and device you can think of!

 Creating a separate app for every platform used to be a very labour intensive proposition that is simply too expensive for most small businesses and users to consider. With Pronto Engine you don't have to worry about this anymore! You simply create and let us take care of the rest.

Instantaneous Updates 

Whenever you update your app you change what you want, click to publish, and the updated version instantly becomes available. The long wait for updates to go through the Apple store and the Google play store procedure, isn't necessary anymore. You can update your app a few times a day.

Every feature and capability of Pronto Engine has been developed to take all the tedious administrative work and complicated back-end management out of your hands and leave you to focus on the important things: Translating your creativity to a beautiful app, faster and easier than ever before!

Easy to Create

In our first tutorial we show how to create the most basic app in less than a minute. Take a look below.

Many types of apps and websites are really easy to build and instantly run. This is true for sites and apps used to provide information. These apps can include any number of pages. Obviously, the more pages you create, the more work you will have to create them.

For developers looking to use pronto engine for highly interactive websites and apps, Pronto Engine will soon deliver advanced features and pre-built options. 

Building a web store, news portal or even social media service is within reach for anyone.While Pronto Engine might seem like magic at times, it certainly is not. Use of the more advanced features is detailed in the documentation and in the tutorial videos, helping you get started.

Instant Deployment

Pronto Engine enables you to deploy any app or website you create and start using it immediately. You can always login to your account, add to your app, make changes, test the results and publish to the world in seconds. The cloud provides secure and powerful servers and large storage capacity. Pronto Engine keeps your apps backed up at all times to ensure that even a tornado hurling fireballs won't destroy your hard work.

 Pronto Engine is a low cost solution that will fit most users. Some users and companies may want to install their apps and websites on their own facilities. In these cases Pronto Engine can be moved to private servers under control of the owner.

Material Design

We use material design, created by Google to enable a streamlined experience across the web and in apps. As a result, Pronto Engine site and web apps are all responsive, adapt themselves to the size of the screen. 

Who can use Pronto Engine

Pronto Engine provides a powerful creation experience. It doesn't matter how much (or little) experience you have in creating apps or websites, Pronto Engine will make the process easier, faster and seamless from conception to production.

Whether you are a private person or you want to start a small business developing apps and websites Pronto Engine can drastically increase efficiency and allows your business to grow more quickly. 

Allowing people who know about the business to create what they need simplifies the process and so contributes to efficiency and growth. 

Enterprise Applications

Enterprises may have applications running that are more complex, use many data tables, stored in multiple databases, and connect to legacy software and data that must be integrated into new applications.

Such applications will always require tailor made software and sometimes a very large programming effort. Pronto engine can reduce development time even in the most complex environments where programming cannot be avoided.

With your help, we intend to extend Pronto engine to include easier methods of software development that will make it possible to integrate legacy software into new Pronto Engine applications and add database and application logic capabilities into the product.

Pronto Engine is available now

In its current form Pronto Engine is capable of building beautiful, responsive websites and apps. All required capabilities for building a layout for your app are already available and lots of functionality like, videos, audio, menus, imagery, etc are fully functional.

The building process is basically introducing you with a page and a toolbox with many features. By clicking and dragging elements from the toolbox to various areas on the page, you can build whatever you wish for.

Pronto Engine is a working product. The product website www.prontoengine.com allows you to build applications. The site includes a tutorial, several instruction videos and a user manual, describing the product functionality. You are invited to go to the site and check out the product.

Current Capabilities - App & Website Development Elements

Hosting

Everything you build and publish is automatically placed on cloud facilities.. The publishing functions take your application as you have just created and transforms it into a website and an App. There is no need for any additional procedure or manual intervention, the process is automatic and it is complete.

Pages and UI elements

 Pages are made up of elements that show up on the page and make it what it is. There are many types of elements you can use on the same page. Elements are placed in the page grid that serves as a container for other elements. 

The toolbox library includes all the basic element you expect on a website page or elements you need on an App screen like Headers and their properties, texts, buttons and icons in many variations, images, cards, video and Audio but also: Prefab library of page structures ready for use. Images you can select or upload to a chosen location. Image carousels & tunable slide shows, your own picture galleries & shared galleries, Cards that are combinations of images, text and buttons. Inline Frames to import/integrate other application. Mail Functions, etc.

Also of course Page Navigation, Page Headers and Options.

Sidebars including: Headers, Options, Formatting Features and Sidebar sharing between pages.

Native Phone Functions

Pronto Engine allows you to drag and drop a photo uploading/sharing function from its toolbox and it will result in immediate inclusion of the function in your app, available on all platforms.

This is an example of how Pronto Engine allows you to integrate native phone functions into your apps without the need for even one line of code.

The phone camera can also be used as an App function.

In the current product, these functions were included to demonstrate the native phone functions capabilities. Many more such capabilities will be included in future developments.

Prefabs

Applications Pages, Calendars, Search Feature, Google Maps, HTML function (if you feel you must include some code, or existing code from another application). Social Media icons and links. Also available Forms for data entry and response. 

Chat Room 

The chat room is a predefined function that can be dragged from the toolbox, dropped onto a block on a page and will immediately become available as a chat room for users of your application.

Login and Multilevel Security Functions

The login feature makes it possible to add login security at multiple levels, to your applications without any need for programming. There are several options and many ways to implement the login function, varying from a default that will fit most applications, down to very detailed design of the login screen for those who need it. Neither option requires any coding. Login buttons, Sign Out buttons, Signup options, Change password options, and Admin subsystem - automatically generated inclusive membership management.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) support and metadata capabilities.

Application wide- or per page entry of: Header, keywords and descriptions. 

General Features and Capabilities

Powerful servers and reserve capabilities. Fail-over servers, Multiple secured storage devices, extensive ongoing frequent backup facilities on site and in a separate location Secured data center facilities.

There are several key areas where future capabilities will add to the usability and scope of Pronto Engine.

Future capabilities - Mobile Device Integration

Native Mobile functions usable as part of Pronto Engine functions (No coding required). 

The current product already allows users to upload pictures into (shared) picture galleries, using built-in native mobile device functionality. 

More will be added: 

Pronto Engine Store 
The Pronto Engine Store App will allow users to start any Pronto Engine app they wish. To access multiple apps simply add them to the pronto engine desktop and switch between them at will. This allows a creator to test apps before submitting to the app store(s) or manage multiple apps at once. Users will also be able to more easily manage and try out apps. 

GPS location Integrating
GPS location capabilities on mobile devices. Pronto Engine apps will seamlessly tap into the device GPS and enable the enhanced features. 

File up- and downloading
Platform independent uploading capabilities are great for sharing files between users or simply up- and downloading content to/from the app creator. This function will allow you to feature content uploaded by your users in any way you can think of. 

Notification Scheduling
This is a smartphone hardware feature that allows apps to schedule future events on the phone. These events do not rely on an app running in the background or having a data connection. The app creator gets the option to notify users of time sensitive information or provide automation features without impacting battery life of user’s devices. 

Vibration and ringtone trigger
Simple yet effective. This feature allows the app creator to tie vibrations or sounds to certain actions in the app, or combine this feature with the alarm scheduling feature. 

Multi Platform payment system
Payment systems for different platforms have always been a complicated mess. Pronto Engine will have the capability to add payments to your app/website on all platforms, without any coding required. In one simply action you can enable payments on iPhone, Android and any browser.

Ads on Mobile Apps
Earning money from advertising is not easy. Each platform has its own requirements. Pronto Engine makes it easy enough for anyone to simply say “I want to run ads” and does the rest for you. This will enable you to maximize advert coverage without the hassle. 

Blogging/Articles
A good article feed framework is essential for a lot of websites/apps and requires significant work to set up. Pronto Engine boils it down to a simple drag and drop unit to get started. 

Added UI features
This is a very wide area with many possible features that will be added at every stage in the development of pronto engine. 

Menu Element Separation
Independently customizable navigation menu’s. This will allow the creator to make multiple navigation menu preset elements and attach them to one or multiple pages. This significantly reduces the work required to upgrade or completely change your app/website. 

Alternative navigation options like for example a horizontal tab menu. Fully customizable, similar to the sidebar menu. 

Embedding audio from 3rd party sources like Spotify, soundcloud, etc 

More Galleries and extended Picture Features More types of galleries, more layouts and extended flexibility in the showing of pictures and visual materials. 

Extended Cloud backup Solution
Pronto Engine currently already has automated backup functionality. In future builds Pronto Engine will offload and enhance the backup features to a cloud infrastructure. This will further enhance data safety. Backups are part of the basic Pronto Engine package and will keep improving over time. 

APP management 
Domain names and registration 

By default Pronto Engine apps run on the Pronto Engine domain. If you already own a domain, Pronto Engine can easily and automatically connect your app/website to it. This feature is already available. 

If you don’t own a domain yet, Pronto Engine can automate the registration of a domain and manage its use for you. 

Submitting Apps to the Google Play store and Apple Store
Pronto Engine will provide extensive support for users who want to submit their apps to the Google store, generating the APK executables ready for submission and supporting the entire process required by Google when publishing an APP into the play store. 

 For those who want to submit their APPs into the Apple store, Pronto engine will automatically create the archive required for submission and support the entire process of submitting APPs into the Apple store. 

Repositories
Pronto engine will add a repository of user created combination blocks/elements that can then be used by others and included into their own applications. This will include a public repository of user created combination blocks/elements and custom app-wide menu that is created separately and can be used in any page. 


Moving Applications between Users 

An easy way to move or share applications and repository elements between users. 

Social Media
Extended social media features, Like buttons and Like boxes. 

Analytics Capabilities
Adding functions that will report on traffic to the application, both for mobile devices and websites. Downloading reports of web statistics. Allowing references to Google analytics from each page in APPs and websites. 

Timing on the market

As with most software development projects, the biggest risk and challenge is inevitably shipping on time. To be as transparent as possible, we'll be setting up a clear road map for feature release dates and sending out regular updates to our backers. The more backing we can acquire, the faster we'll be able to progress.

Even if the kickstarter goal isn't met, potential backers will get the opportunity to get in on the ground floor and support our project.

Marketing

Products good or bad, succeed or fail with their marketing effort. Marketing in general is a great challenge and requires funds to do it right. This is a major challenge also for Pronto Engine.

A part of the contributions to the project will be used to put Pronto Engine on the market and to create visibility and acceptance.

As with many new products, this is essential and will determine the success of the project.

The Business Model

If development and testing are for free, how do we get revenue out of Pronto Engine.

Once you are finished with the development, you have tested it, updated and improved your work and you are ready for deployment, you use pronto engine to deploy your work.

You application (website or app) will be deployed to the cloud and it will reside there.

Every application (A website or an app) you deploy will require a fee of $ 5 per month ($ 15 per quarter). This is true for all of the small and midsize applications you will develop.

In the future, with many new features, higher end applications and apps, databases, business applications for larger users, the monthly cost will increase and also depend on the amount of storage used, and the intensity of use.

Risks and challenges

The market for easy (no-coding) app development is in its infancy, but we fully expect it to expand rapidly as people become aware of the option to easily and quickly create apps themselves or develop for others as a business.

There are several large players in the market for easy building of websites and they have a large customer base.
These players might be pressured to extend their products and make them easier to use also in the APP development market.

We expect this market to grow fast, provide many opportunities and attract more players, especially in the low end of APP creation..

Pronto Engine will have to move fast and complete the product, including its high end features to achieve market share.
The addition of database functions and application logic both for website/web applications and mobile application is a major business opportunity.

Successful funding will enable us to accelerate the development of Pronto Engine and rapidly expand the available features.

While the process has been and will remain challenging, we have full confidence in our road map and the timeline we set for the future.

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