Oceanside CA— appsbar (www.appsbar.com), the site that empowers anyone to build their own free mobile app, has announced the winner of the ‘appsbar Small Business App Challenge’.
The winner of the $100,000 prize, the largest prize ever given for designing a DIY mobile app, was Kailani Surf Boards (www.klsurfboards.com ) of Oceanside, California. They use the app they created with appsbar extensively in their business and created an iPhone and Android version to sell surfboards directly to customers as well as to surf shops and for their agents to use. Where better to sell a surf board than on the beach via an app!
Scott Hirsch, CEO and Founder of appsbar, said: “appsbar is dedicated to helping small businesses and this app has helped Kailani Surf Boards grow as a company by giving them an opportunity to be part of the new app economy as well as providing them with an innovative and effective new tool for doing business. After many outstanding entries, we are delighted to give the $100,000 prize to Kailani Surf Boards to grow their business even further.”
“At Kailani Surfboards, we really try to stay first and foremost of the innovative side of doing business both in our daily business actions as well as in the design and technology of our surfboards,” Said Julio Nurse, co-owner of Kailani Surf Boards. “Naturally we saw that technology has been moving from websites to apps and we wanted to make sure that we were a part of this movement both for our customers as well as our sales reps and retails stores.”
Julio’s wife and business partner, Ashley, said: “at the time we didn’t have much money in our budget to pay a developer to create an app for us so we began searching around for free app building programs. After researching and reading the reviews of many different programs available we decided to go with appsbar for its easy platform and the amount of customization it allowed us to really create the app we had envisioned.”
“The prize money has come just at the right time when we are looking to expand our business. This will really help us move it to the future,” he said.
Appsbar is a do-it-yourself free mobile app builder, the first site of its kind based in Deerfield Beach, FL. The patented technology is 100% free to all app builders and app lovers. Apps have become the must-have tech accessory for many people, and a core part of forward-looking business marketing plans. However, not many people or small businesses have the know-how or means to create highly functional and individualized apps that are ready to be published in popular app stores. The over 1.5million users of appsbar are testament to the need for this technology to be available to the masses. Appsbar’s apps can be made for any operating systems such as Android, Apple, Black Berry and Windows.
About Kailani Surf Boards
Kailani Surf Boards is small family husband and wife business operated by Julio and Ashley Nurse. Julio Nurse is a professional surfer who shapes the boards while Ashley Nurse runs the office. Ashley built the app herself using appsbar.