Have you used my personal app “Porfapaga.me”? It’s made in appMakr.com a competitor to iSites. I made it almost a year ago, and it still brings my blog entries, twitter and facebook posts. My app is a free download and you get it here. The problem I have is updating. I have to pay the $999 fee once more. There is a free option just now however, but I don’t expect it to available to updates. So iSites seems a nice alternative. And it has a month-based service fee, so you can update it continuously. That’s way better.
TechCrunch by Leena Rao has looked at it here. Here is an abstract:
iSites, a service that allows web publishers to quickly build applications for the iPhone and Android platforms, has raised $1 million in funding led by Inventus Capital Partners withQuest Venture Partners, Dougery Ventures, Manish Chandra and other angel investors participating in the round. ISites, which launched in January, helps publishers create simple mobile apps with RSS feeds, logos, graphics, and more. The beauty of the service is that iSites handles the submission process, and also provides analytics on how your app is performing in the Android Market and App Store.
Today, iSites is also launching a new product, called Instant App, which allows publishers to easily create a mobile web-optimized app. The apps are built using HTML5, and Webtoolkit, and promise to provide a native experience.