Yappli, a mobile app development platform, will launch internationally next year, following the announcement its parent company — Fast Media — received $2.7m in new funding at the beginning of September.
The platform is designed to be used by people without any technical knowledge to build mobile apps, all by using a simple drag-and-drop menu system, and no code at all. There are several templates, alternative designs, and various built-in functions to help non-technical staff make usable apps.
Yappli makes it easy to build mobile apps without knowing any coding
Yappli is suitable for making both Android and iOS apps, and once complete, they can be uploaded to the iTunes App Store or Google Play directly, without the need to leave the Yappli platform.
Available only in Japan at the moment, the company says it already has 5,000 registered users signed up to the free trial, including some big name businesses such as Yahoo Japan and L’Oreal.
At a startup presentation day in Tokyo, the team revealed it has seen 78% growth in the last quarter, and expects a 300% revenue increase compared to last year. An international version of Yappli is on track for launch in 2016, and you can sign up for more details through its website here.