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Build Native iOS and Android Apps With AppMySite

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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 transform your website into a native mobile application. In as little as ten minutes, you can configure your native app to connect to your website, design its look and feel, and submit it to your app store of choice.

Why Use AppMySite?

The technological landscape has changed from desktops to laptops to the mobile devices we carry in our pockets. Over 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 users of mobile devices tend to hit their mobile app store when looking for content or adding functionality to their devices. Big-box stores, banks, news outlets, and many other organizations provide access to their content via mobile apps. With AppMySite, you can too—without writing a single line of code!

Here are some of the features it offers:

No Coding Required

Using AppMySite’s app builder, you don’t have to write any code to make and publish your native mobile application.

App Customization

AppMySite’s builder gives you complete control over the design and settings of your application.

Instant App Delivery

Make your own app in minutes, preview it, and seamlessly deploy it to Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Simplified App Testing

AppMySite’s advanced preview and troubleshooting features enable you to test your apps in multiple emulators and on real mobile devices.

Seamless App Management

Effortlessly add new features, update settings, and create new app builds with AppMySite’s user-friendly interface.

Meaningful Analytics

Analyze app downloads and usage to make informed business decisions.

Push Notifications

Send unlimited push notifications to engage your users.

Monetization

Use in-app ads in your applications 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 are ready to go live on the app stores.

How It Works

Getting started with AppMySite is free and easy. All you need is a website and an AppMySite account. Create an account and verify your email address, and then you can create your first application.

Creating an Application

Creating an app with AppMySite is very easy.

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Enter your website’s URL (only HTTPS is supported) and give your application a name. From there, AppMySite’s app builder will guide you through the many options and design choices to customize your app for your needs.

The first thing you can configure is your app’s icon.

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AppMySite’s icon designer lets you customize your app’s icon to your liking, letting you choose the color, font, and text; or you can upload your own icon if you so choose. Throughout the design process, AppMySite shows you how each design element in your app will appear on iOS and Android devices.

The next step in the process is to design your app’s launch screen.

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AppMySite has done a fantastic job of developing a consistent and easy-to-use UI. The launch screen designer provides similar options to the icon designer, even allowing you to upload your own background or use a built-in image.

After following the same process for designing your login/sign-up screen and choosing your color theme, you then get to design your app’s Home screen.

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With AppMySite’s Home Screen designer, you can organize your app’s home screen to your liking. If your WordPress site has the WooCommerce plugin, the Home Screen designer adds shopping-oriented sections, letting you design your Home Screen to maximize your products’ visibility.

Connecting to Your Website

The app you create with AppMySite needs to connect to your website and interact with it. For WordPress websites, which this tutorial uses, this is a two-step process. First, you must install and activate the AppMySite plugin on your WordPress website.

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A simple search for “AppMySite” in the Add Plugins page in your WordPress admin panel will display the plugin so that you can easily install and activate it.

After the plugin is activated, you then need to verify that AppMySite can communicate with the plugin. It’s easy to do: just click the Verify button in the AppMySite app builder.

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The second part of the connection process is granting read/write access for your app. This step is optional; however, it is recommended that you 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 your WordPress admin panel. Go to Users > Profile for your admin and create a new application password.

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Be sure to immediately copy the password because you cannot retrieve it when you refresh the page or navigate to a different page.

Next, return to AppMySite, provide your WordPress administrator user and application password, and verify the connection.

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If the connection fails for any reason, AppMySite’s troubleshooter will help pinpoint the issue so that 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 an actual device.

Finishing Steps

To publish your app to an app store, you will need to upgrade to a paid plan, and in so doing, you gain access to other features, such as analytics, monetization, app merging, and logs.

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Pricing

AppMySite offers four plans and four payment types (monthly, yearly, and lifetime) to meet everyone’s needs and budgets.

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Preview—This plan lets you experience the process of building your app and testing it on a real device.

Starter—You get everything 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 & Signup, and a user consent screen.

Premium—Get everything AppMySite has to offer, including the Pro plan, multisite and app merging, language selection, analytics, auto-publish, and priority support.

Conclusion

Users want your native mobile application on their device. If your shop or organization doesn't have a native app, use AppMySite! It's a fantastic service you can use to convert your website into a native iOS and Android application. It's easy to use and free to get started. So try AppMySite today!

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