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Rheti makes it possible to create your own Android app even if you don't know how to code

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Rheti makes it possible to create your own Android app even if you don't know how to code
Have you ever had the feeling you have that million dollar idea, but you just don’t have the resources to make it a reality? Have you been dreaming about building an app, but did not know how to code and generally felt scared of programming and technology? You are not alone - we can imagine millions of doctors, teachers, and all sorts of professionals with a brilliant app idea but lacking any idea how to code it and turn it into reality.

Rheti makes that possible. It is an app that lets anyone make a full-fledged and functional native Android app without ever having to code a line. You can then instantly share the app not just with your friends, but to the Google Play store to millions if not billions of people.

Rheti, short from “rhetorical app making,” emerged as an idea to allow people using voice commands to build an app without coding. Creators Juan Porras and Ralph Tavarez, however, were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options that are possible in app creation and eventually decided to keep the idea, but not limit it to just a few options and went without using voice commands.

Rheti works in a very simple and straightforward way. It’s a visual tool that allows you to place buttons and fields by just tapping on the screen of your mobile device. Tap again to edit and connect those components using a list of events you select from. Once again, it’s all visual and simple, but does not lack any of the power a programmer would put into the app as the same components are there - it’s just that you don’t need to hand code them, just select them. You can thus have a full-fledged app running in minutes.

Rheti is a first of a kind. There have been other integrated development environment (IDE) apps (like AIDE), but those are nothing but mobile-optimized IDEs requiring you to write the code. There are simpler visual tools, but they are limited to HTML5 and are not native. This makes apps created with those tools much slower to run. Rheti in contrast is both visual and native.

Best of all, Rheti will be a completely free app when it launches on the Google Play store (coming soon). You can buy themes and other premium features via in-app purchases, but those are not required - they are an extra. Finally, Rheti has now entered a private beta and is gearing up for an upcoming release on the Play store. You can get early access by joining a Google group and you can read more on this right at the source below.


source: Rheti via Reddit

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posted on 10 Dec 2013, 07:50 8

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Wow that's a really wonderful app.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 07:56 9

2. Gaurav008 (Posts: 265; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Now that's an awesome idea. Best of all, it's supposed to be free.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 14:15

7. ihavenoname (Posts: 954; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I can't wait... :)

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 08:43 9

3. Vish_i_was (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


The power of little green bot!!! I can't be more satisfied

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 08:50 2

4. turborob082 (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


Does anyone know if this will let you integrate APIs to enhance the apps functionality? IT would be great if it was simple but would laso be helpful if i could make a general app and then add functionality by coding certain sections. Info is much appreciated!

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 09:01 3

5. Victor.H (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 May 2011)


The app is not yet out, but I've reached out to beta test and will update you once I know.

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 01:19

12. Victor.H (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 May 2011)


So the answer seems to be yes, but the number of APIs is a bit limited right now. Keep in mind that the app is still in private beta and I expect this to improve in the final version.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 11:20

6. turborob082 (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


thanks victor

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 14:29

8. zmz.muazzammullahgmail.com (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


generally all those automatic app creators will somewhere in line not be able to do some or the other feature or options
therefore coding actually does this making apps for android better

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 14:30

9. zmz.muazzammullahgmail.com (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Dec 2013)


but i must say rheti looks good but will fail in making some apps

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 16:18

10. livyatan (Posts: 559; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Awesome!!

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 20:13

11. taikucing (unregistered)


can only make simple apps

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 08:59

13. dnjuan03 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Great app! I just built a feed from my google docs integration for my pricing page, integrated Parse to build a form, paypal to buy some of my products, and am now experimenting with their Picasa, twitter, and Facebook features. Definitely understand they're in private Beta but this app has the most potential I have seen based solely on how I'm building my features. Will be an AMAAAZING if they can pull it off! So far, I'm super excited

posted on 11 Dec 2013, 10:54

14. jroc74 (Posts: 3952; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


This reminds me of when I first used Front Page to make a website and auction for Ebay. You had the option to either see code or what the page would look like in real time or both. Drag n drop a pic, and see it instead of typing in the location of the pic.

I am a visual person, so if I had to do it code only I would constantly be checking to see how it looked. Now to see if I can make millions of dollars with an Android app....

posted on 12 Dec 2013, 03:01

15. sdomene (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


This app sounds great. I can't wait to try it out. Can I join the beta?

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