BUSINESS: The Independent Eye: Biz Tactics BuildFire Can Help Independents With Apps and Digital Solutions By Staff Wednesday, July 31, 2019 8:00 AM NEW YORK—With over 10,000 apps built to date and some 10 million users, BuildFire describes its mission as "empowering the business professional to solve complex problems with elegant mobile solutions that are simple to build, easy to manage and available to everyone." A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that "does for mobile apps what WordPress did for websites" enables non-technical professionals to rapidly build mobile apps with a minimum of custom coding or development. Anyone can operate, manage and administer the applications, no special training needed. Organizations from Fortune 500 companies to neighborhood community associations have used BuildFire to develop, publish and maintain thousands of apps that reach millions of users every day. The company said it can build apps for communicating or offering services to consumers, for employee communications, for events and other purposes. Several tutorials and blogs can help beginners get started, while others can work for larger clients and broader needs for both Android and iOS platforms. BuildFire offers options for doing it yourself, having its team provide templates which can be customized, or having its service team help create a complete custom app. The San Diego based company has been honored with several awards.