AppMySite’s mobile app creator makes it easy to convert your website into native mobile apps for Android and iOS. With AppMySite you don’t need to know how to program or write a single line of code. The easy-to-use app builder walks you through each step of the process, making it possible to turn your website into a native mobile application. In just ten minutes, you can set up your native app to connect to your website, design its look and feel, and send it to the app store of your choice.
Why use AppMySite?
The tech landscape has changed from desktops to laptops to the mobile devices we carry in our pockets. In the course of this evolution, the way we find and consume content has changed. Yes, the web is still an important part of everyday life, but mobile users tend to visit their mobile app store when they are looking for content or adding features to their devices. Big-box stores, banks, news organizations and many other organizations provide access to their content via mobile apps. With AppMySite you can do it too, without writing a single line of code!
Here are some of the features it offers:
No coding required
Using the AppMySite app builder, you don’t have to write any code to build and publish your native mobile application.
Personalization of the app
The AppMySite builder gives you complete control over the design and settings of your application.
Instant app delivery
Create your app in minutes, preview it, and seamlessly distribute it on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Simplified app testing
AppMySite’s advanced preview and troubleshooting features allow you to test your apps on multiple emulators and real mobile devices.
Seamless app management
Easily add new features, update settings, and create new app builds with AppMySite’s intuitive interface.
Analyze downloads and app usage to make informed business decisions.
Send unlimited push notifications to engage your users.
Use in-app ads in your apps to increase your revenue.
Try now, pay later
It costs nothing to create, customize and preview your app. Upgrade to a paid plan only when you’re ready to go live on the app stores.
How does it work
Getting started with AppMySite is easy and free. All you need is a website and an AppMySite account. Create an account and verify your email address, then you can create your first application.
Creating an application
Creating an app with AppMySite is very simple.
Enter your website URL (only HTTPS is supported) and name your application. From there, AppMySite’s app builder will guide you through the many options and design choices to customize your app to your needs.
The first thing you can configure is your app icon.
AppMySite’s icon designer allows you to customize your app icon to your liking, allowing you to choose the color, font and text; or you can upload your own icon if you wish. Throughout the design process, AppMySite shows you what each design element in your app will look like on iOS and Android devices.
The next step in the process is to design the app’s launch screen.
AppMySite has done a fantastic job in developing a consistent and easy to use user interface. The splash screen designer offers options similar to the icon designer, even allowing you to upload your own wallpaper or use an embedded image.
After following the same steps to design the login / registration screen and choosing the color theme, you can then design your app home screen.
With the AppMySite home screen designer, you can arrange your app home screen to your liking. If your WordPress site has the WooCommerce plugin, the home screen designer adds shopping-oriented sections, allowing you to design your home screen to maximize the visibility of your products.
Connect to your website
The app you build with AppMySite needs to connect to your website and interact with it. For the WordPress websites, used by this tutorial, this is a two step process. First, you need to install and activate the AppMySite plugin on your WordPress website.
A simple search for “AppMySite” on the Add Plugin page in the WordPress admin panel will show the plugin so that you can easily install and activate it.
After activating the plug-in, you need to verify that AppMySite can communicate with the plug-in. It’s easy to do – just click the Verify button in the AppMySite app builder.
The second part of the connection process grants read / write access for your app. This step is optional; however, it is recommended to do so to allow users to read posts, pages and products and to make comments, reviews and orders.
To allow this functionality, you need to create an application password in the WordPress admin panel. Go to Users> Profile for your administrator and create a new password for the application.
Make sure you copy your password immediately as you can’t recover it when you refresh the page or navigate to a different page.
Then, go back to AppMySite, provide your WordPress admin user and application password and verify the connection.
If the connection fails for any reason, AppMySite’s troubleshooter will help you pinpoint the problem so you can fix it.
After a successful connection, you can then preview your app in AppMySite’s iOS and Android emulators or you can test the app on a real device.
To publish your app on an app store, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid plan, and in doing so, you’ll have access to other features, such as analytics, monetization, app merging and logging.
AppMySite offers four plans and four payment types (monthly, yearly and lifetime) to suit everyone’s needs and budgets.
Preview—This plan allows you to experiment with the process of building your app and testing it on a real device.
Starter—You have it all in the Preview plan, plus the ability to publish an Android app, send push notifications, and monetize with in-app ads.
Pro—This plan includes everything in the Starter, plus an iOS app, Apple Login and Registration, and a user consent screen.
Premium—Get everything AppMySite has to offer, including the Pro plan, merging multiple sites and apps, language selection, analytics, auto publishing, and priority support.
Users want your native mobile application on their device. If your store or organization doesn’t have a native app, use AppMySite! It is a fantastic service that you can use to convert your website into a native application for iOS and Android. It’s easy to use and free to get started. So try AppMySite today!