"WE JUST NEED A DEVELOPER": It’s a common refrain uttered among entrepreneurial communities at colleges and universities today. Students across campus have ideas for apps, but that doesn’t meant they have the skills to build them.
Phenom Apps, a DIY app-development platform, now offers students free access to its tools (which usually cost $59 per month). The company’s platform allows students to build apps for their own needs or for other businesses using a white-label offering. Students get access to Apple and Google Developer account hosting, email support, and online resources about app building and marketing. In the last few months, about 20,000 students have registered to use Phenom Apps, and the company has formed partnerships with about 25 university entrepreneurship departments, TechCrunch reports.
Wayne Flint founded Phenom Apps in 2010 while a student @ the International Academy of Design & Technology in San Antonio,TX. He says this experience, and the desire to inspire more students to pursue entrepreneurship, is the core factor behind the company’s initiative for students. In the company’s announcement, Flint said he “hope[s] to encourage student entrepreneurs to build out their MVP of their mobile app ideas to help them pitch investors, demonstrate their ideas at business competitions on campus, and help find technical co-founders to accelerate their startup.”
Any student with a .edu email address can register to get free access to Phenom Apps’ tools without an expiration date. But the free registration closes September 1, 2016, so get building!
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