Price: $100

Online news sites like BBC and blogs like Perez Hilton have used this program to build their respective mobile apps. After running a search for your URL, AppMakr pulls your site media and automatically converts it to a generic app that can be customized immediately. While its high dependency on RSS and Atom news feeds might limit advanced developer practices, amateurs can still snag multiple news feeds from their Wordpress, YouTube, Twitter, and other media accounts. MP4 playback is supported as well. Finally, earn money by embedding ads from services like AdMob, DoubleClick, or Google Adsense into your app. Though it's the priciest of the bunch, you'll find yourself saving more than a Benjamin in long-term costs.