Cabana: Build iPhone apps without knowing a line of code

Cabana: Build iPhone apps without knowing a line of code

Summary: The geniuses at Department of Behavior and Logic are working on one of the coolest projects I've seen in a while.Cabana is basically an app maker, built for designers, not coders.

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The geniuses at Department of Behavior and Logic are working on one of the coolest projects I've seen in a while.

Cabana is basically an app maker, built for designers, not coders. At the Launch conference in SF, they built a clone of Instagram in 5 minutes:

They are in the process of adding tons of partner APIs that you could drag and drop components from services like Twitter and Twilio.

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Topics: Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

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  • RE: Cabana: Build iPhone apps without knowing a line of code

    Hmm, didn't Google do this last year?
    slickjim
    • This is Apple crowd following Android's lead

      Like its been for two years now.

      It all started with Global Search, then Multitasking, then Folders (to accomodate widgets), then .. this that.. recently Apple has enabled hot spot, an Android innovation, and now it is trying to catch up with Voice Activated commands and Navigation.

      Which ever way you see it, Apple has been following Androids lead for a while now. But with the new announcements.. this trend will continue. I don't see Android following the retina display or facetime, as to use facetime you need an Android hot spot.. lol!
      Uralbas
      • RE: Cabana: Build iPhone apps without knowing a line of code

        @Uralbas Funny, i didnt know "wifi" means "android hot spot"
        nickswift498
      • RE: Cabana: Build iPhone apps without knowing a line of code

        @Uralbas
        Yeah but you can't make money with Google, Apple is where the money is... Apple goes for the rich people, they don't mind spending a dollar or two on an app. Android is geared for the chepos, techies, frugal people... they want free

        And ads? does anyone really click on ads these days...
        Hasam1991
    • Auto-coders only generate crapware

      @Peter Perry I haven't found a single tool that can auto generate usable code. All of them just generate a huge amount of garbage that compile into bloatware.
      wackoae
      • RE: Cabana: Build iPhone apps without knowing a line of code

        @wackoae Yeah. This sort of thing is not going to result in innovative apps. You actually need to know stuff to make that sort of thing.
        nickswift498
      • RE: Cabana: Build iPhone apps without knowing a line of code

        @wackoae ...and don't do what you want, and you can't make them do what you want. MS have been doing this for years, template code, autocomplete lines of code. People are impressed because it can spit out a program in 5 minutes. But then, because you don't have any systematic understanding of what's going on, you can't change it to do what you want it to.
        The Star King
    • RE: Cabana: Build iPhone apps without knowing a line of code

      @NonZ

      Programs like this have been in existence for decades. I used one called Matrix about 25 years ago.
      msalzberg
    • Apps without coding

      Hi,

      I juste want to bring my experience because i tried a lot of apps builder and no one get me satisfied.
      What i noticed is that i could not personalised my app as i wish.
      The best solution i found was the mobyview platform.

      Did you hear about such platform to personalise your apps?
      Diane Levy
  • This is NOT cool

    The idea you can write any sort of program without knowing programming is disingenuous to say the least. It's a very attractive idea for non-programmers but it just isn't true. We'd all like to be able to program without putting in the effort, just as we'd all like to be quantum physicists without studying at university, but it just isn't possible, some things can only be done through years of effort. We'll have apps without programmers the same day we have surgery without doctors or trials without lawyers.
    The Star King
  • RE: Cabana: Build iPhone apps without knowing a line of code

    Apple is all about the Dumbing-Down philosophy. Well designed applications don't exist for the iPhag anyway. You just can't have enough iPhart apps :)
    Puppie
  • i use these programs

    i use these programs and i didnt know anything about programing when i started.
    so yea you can create cool App's with almost Zero knowledge about Codes and programing.

    <a href="http://9d4d8k2f5ht56x7229nnqzlbzh.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=BlogsSm" target="_top">How To Create iPhone Apps With No Programming Experience</a>
    ron_brus@...
  • and these 2 are fine programs:

    <a href="http://2e31ckwg7awtho2ztbx6092v1w.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=BlogSm" target="_top">How To Make Apps For iPhone & iPad</a>

    this one is my #1 :)
    <a href="http://e12d8mvl5bx4km8yjn20jijr1d.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=BlogSm" target="_top">How to create an iPhone or iPad Apps and Games succeed in App Store!</a>
    ron_brus@...
  • RE: Cabana: Build iPhone apps without knowing a line of code

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  • RE: Cabana: Build iPhone apps without knowing a line of code

    There could be a better way to do all that lot. I never had to go in Xcode again since I started to <a href="http://seattleclouds.com">create iPone/iPod and iPad applications</a> at Seattle Clouds. This is an online editing system for iOS application.

    P.S. I hear Xcode 4 is buggy. Have a good time developing your applications!
    Optern
  • RE: Cabana: Build iPhone apps without knowing a line of code

    Great post. Here???s a tool to use to build your mobile apps in minutes without coding. Just point-and-click http://www.caspio.com/online-database/features/mobile.aspx
    lawtonterri
  • alysa

    This is what always seemed to help me with my apps http://howtofixstuff.blogspot.ca/2012/02/how-to-make-app.html
    marc van hoff
  • To create an mobile app without coding it's possible!

    Hi everyone,

    I just want to share my experience with you.
    I was looking for a tool to create my company's app but something "totally custom".
    After testing a lot of tools i found the mobyview platform, amazing!
    I did my app without knowing a line of code.
    That's new is that i can personalized everything.

    Diane
    Diane Levy
  • This is so in!

    This is a great article….i feel apps for disabled is the in thing. my friend recently developed one such app for blind people. he was awarded by numerous organisations. i think people new to developing should try out this one course…its really helpful… check out http://www.wiziq.com/course/13809-iphone-app-development-xcode-cocoa-framework-jquery-phonegap
    Richie Murphy