Drag-And-Drop Mobile App Builder Tiggzi Makes Building Native And Web Apps Easier, Adds SMS and mHealth Plugins

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We first wrote about Tiggzi, a DIY mobile app maker that gives you far more flexibility than most of its competitors, when it launched its public beta a few weeks ago. Since then, the service, which was developed by software engineering company Exadel, has added quite a few more features, making it even easier to develop relatively fully featured apps with its drag-and-drop interface. Among these new features are the ability to export native iOS binaries and to export Windows Phone source code (Tiggzi promises that the option to export the compiled binaries for Windows Phone is coming soon). Tiggzi also added support for AT&T’s text messaging and MHealth API. Starting later this month, Tiggzi will also launch its own database solution, Tiggzi DB.

The idea behind Tiggzi is to give developers as much flexibility as possible by letting them use virtually any REST API on the Internet in their own apps. Combined with the service’s drag-and-drop interface, this gives developers the flexibility to quickly create a prototype or even a working app for internal and external use, while still giving them the flexibility to use any API they like. Tiggzi also offers its own repository of plugins to make adding commonly used APIs easy.

You can read more about how the service works in detail in our previous post here.

Since its launch, the company added support for sending text messages through AT&T’s messaging API, as well as AT&T’s mHealth solution. Tiggzi also updated to the latest version of jQuery mobile and, as the company told us, now has one developer working full-time on this open-source project.

Due to its reliance on third-party APIs, Tiggzi doesn’t currently offer its own database service. Instead, it refers users to services like Parse or StackMob. Starting on June 21st, though, Tiggzi is launching a private beta of its own database service.

Starting next week, Tiggzi will also simplify the development process for those who need both native and HTML5 apps. Instead of making users create separate projects for each, the service will soon let its users choose a hybrid approach. Developers will be able to build just one app and then export it as an HTML5 app or as a native app (or both), depending on their needs.

Giveaway: 10 Free Tiggzi Pro Plans

To celebrate all these launches and help you get started with its service, Tiggzi is hosting a webinar tomorrow at 11am PDT/2pm EDT. Tiggzi is also randomly giving away 10 6-month pro plans worth $50/month to those who register for tomorrow’s webinar using this link.