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Web developers offer apps to startup businesses at bargain prices

Posted at 4:30 AM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 07:43:29-04

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Developing apps costs a lot of money, but one local developer has come up with a way to create apps for less. When Just Hire Me CEO Lawrence Jones first started looking for a developer to create an app for his business, the costs were out of his range.

"The highest quote we received was around $100,000," Jones said.

Apps are a popular way for companies to do business, but most startups don't have a five-to-six figure budget to pay for it.

"It's been cost-prohibitive is the real reason why most businesses don't have an Android or iPhone app," Primary Hosting CEO Christopher Brock said.

That's why Brock and Jones will host AppFest Saturday in Northern Kentucky. The event will teach even the technologically challenged basic steps to creating an app for their own business, according to its Facebook page.

"We're going to have seven modules and the modules will go through each part of the set-up for the app," Brock said.

AppFest coincides with Cincinnati Startup Week, giving entrepreneurs the chance to find even more technology for their businesses. Jones said he sees the event as an "exclamation point" at the end of Startup Week.