Let's say you run a small business. I don't really know you, so I'm going to assume that you're in the business of making and selling small hats for dogs. Regardless of the naysayers, your tiny hat company has taken off. You’ve found customers near and far, and your Facebook Fan Page is followed by literally dozens of canine headpiece enthusiasts. The next step, clearly: You need a mobile app. The problem? You don’t know a thing about making mobile apps. That’s where Cabana's new Facebook Fan Page Mobilizer comes in. With the push of a few buttons, it converts your Facebook Fan Page into a rather solid (albeit not native) mobile app for the always-welcome price of free.
Mobile development startup Cabana is launching a new product today called Fan Page Mobilizer aimed at small businesses who want to bring their Facebook presence to smartphones. There have been a lot of startups promising easy-to-use mobile app-building tools, to the point where my eyes can glaze over when I hear about a new one. However, Cabana has attracted the backing of impressive investors, including First Round Capital, Lerer Ventures, SVAngel, Gary Vaynerchuk, Shervin Pishevar, Kevin Rose, Chris Sacca, Dave Morin, Philip Kaplan, Tyler Crowley, Mark Silva, Jack Andrys, Bill Warner, and Alex Elenski.