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Caspio

Online Database Creation Application


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Published 08/25/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Caspio provides several services to users, the ability to create online databases, web applications and web forms. The main selling point of Caspio services is that it requires no programming to develop these solutions. Caspio provides the means for users to simply create their applications and databases in an online format from a design point of view rather than a technical point of view, eliminating the technical hurdles and pitfalls that may arise from traditional database development and web-app creation.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

In 2000, Caspio was founded by Frank Zamani. Mr. Zamani aimed to offer a simple and cost-effective solution for information management and sharing. Caspio services are used by organizations of all sizes, including Toyota, Equifax, Whirlpool and the American Red Cross. Caspio ensures that their customers are given all of the tools required to achieve their goals, and simplifies the process to a simple matter of design.

What are the differences to other apps?

Unlike traditional development efforts, Caspio’s solutions are created entirely without the need for lengthy coding and UI development. Users can create scalable online databases easily using a simple interface, as well as create web forms and applications in mere minutes. Applications and databases developed using Caspio are easily deployed to any website, are search engine friendly, and employ SSL encryption to ensure information is kept safe.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Caspio homepage contains a great deal of information, and at first glance, it may be difficult for users to easily identify the information they are seeking about the products and services offered by Caspio. There is simply a great deal of information on the front page of the site; however, most questions users may have can be answered by clicking on the tabs at the top of the page, each leading to a page regarding the specifics that one would need to consider when making the decision whether or not to use Caspio’s services for their organization. The color scheme is simple, professional and elegant and barring the homepage, the information is laid out in an easy to decipher and logical manner.

How does the registration process work?

Signing up for Caspio, a user wishing to evaluate the services offered can participate in the 14 day free trial. Simply click the orange “Free 14-day Trial” button on the home page (or located on most other pages of the site). Enter an account ID, first name, last name, title/position, company, company size, phone number, country and business email. Optionally the user can enter a website URL and industry. After completing a simple word verification check and deciding whether or not to subscribe to the newsletter, the user can click “Sign Up Now!.” They will receive an email containing the login page URL, confirmation of the account ID as well as a temporary password. In the email, click “Log In Now” to be taken to the Caspio website which includes a video describing the service. Click “Login Now” and then enter the username and password.

What does it cost to use the application?

Caspio is free to try for 14 days, afterwards users can choose one of several different pricing plans, the Value plan runs between $35 and $40 per month, the Plus plan costs between $75 and $80, the Professional plan which is between $185 and $190 per month, and finally the corporate plan which runs between $345 and $400 per month. Each upgrade approximately doubles the limits of the prior plan.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Small to large business who wish to quickly develop and deploy web applications and databases without the need for coding and extensive development efforts will find Caspio has what they’re looking for. This service allows convenient access as well as a price that is more affordable for a smaller organization.

  • Create and publish searchable databases, giving users access to up to date information
  • Conversion from MS Access
  • Users can convert their data from Excel spreadsheets into the Caspio database system
  • Users can easily develop geocoding applications
  • Data syndication enables users to change the data once and have it propagate throughout all syndications or even update widgets


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Caspio pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $39.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $1,499.00

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