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1Sweb Apps

Quickly create iPhone apps using a number of pre-built buttons and functionalities, including buttons that will send users directly to the business’ Facebook or Twitter page through the application. Initial design starts at $299, with an additional $25 per month hosting fee and a $10 per month AppTracker fee to measure how many times the application is downloaded through the iTunes Store.www.swebapps.com

2Mobile Roadie

Designed originally for bands and performers looking to create custom applications that offer a way to share photos, videos, music, news and show dates with fans, this iPhone and Google Android compatible DIY app platform service could also be used by businesses to share custom content with customers. Set up starts at $499, with a $29 per month hosting fee.www.mobileroadie.com

3Canvas

Why reinvent the wheel? If your organization is considering developing some internal tools for in-the-field staffers such as sales personnel or auditors, it might be worthwhile to hit up the Canvas mobile app store for businesses before you hire a consultant. Canvas offers a panoply of B2B mobile apps that suit a wide variety of industry and functional needs. The service is $20 per month for unlimited applications on a single device. www.gocanvas.com

4dotMobi Instant Mobilizer

More focused on mobile websites than applications, dotMobi enables small businesses to affordable use their existing online content on various mobile web platforms. The dotMobi Instant Mobilizer product transforms PC-based websites into mobile-ready websites meant to be consumed on the small screen. The service is currently available for free from a number of dotMobi domain reseller partners. www.instantmobilizer.com

5BuildAnApp

Headed up by the former product manager for Microsoft’s bCentral small business portal, BuildAnApp allows user to quickly create mobile apps using a variety of standard templates and a six-step wizard. The platform then creates an app and pushes it out to multiple device types: iPhone, Android, RIM, and Windows Mobile. Still in beta, BuildAnApp offers a 30-day free trial, charges $19.99 for submissions to the Apple App Store and $14.99 per month for unlimited updates to customer apps.www.buildanapp.com