Disclaimer: This is a guest post by Junaid Ali Qureshi.
Junaid Ali Qureshi is a digital marketing specialist who has helped several businesses gain traffic, outperform competition and generate profitable leads. His current ventures include Elephantation, eLabelz, Smart Leads.ae, Progos Tech and eCig.
Many webmasters these days opt for mobile-first and responsive websites, but there is also a more proficient and professional option – creating a native mobile app.
Building a mobile app from a WordPress website is a complicated process, which cannot be accomplished automatically, rather requires plugin that serves this purpose.
The most reasonable and cost effective solution used by a renowned branding agency, Dubai based is WordApp. WordApp is a free plugin for WordPress. It doesn’t require any programming whiz-kid. This easy-to-follow and simple building process operates entirely on the WordPress website. You can easily convert your WordPress into a mobile app and can easily publish your app on all three platforms: HTML5 & Windows, iOS, and Android.
Following are some of the features of WordApp:
- Real-Time updates
- Full video training
- Push notifications
- Beacon integration
- Works with most WP plugins
- Native Features – such as: QR code, social share, etc.
WordApp is easy to use and it takes a little than one hour to have an app up and running. With the help of WordApp, you can create your own mobile application for iOS and Android platform. Follow these simple steps to get the job done:
1. Install the plugin
WordApp can be installed just as any other WordPress plugin. Go to the Plugins > Add New section of your WordPress dashboard, and then search for WordApp plugin. Install and activate it.
A new menu item named as WordApp will appear in your dashboard.
2. Customize your app
Customize your app by clicking on the App Builder tab under the WordApp menu. App Builder lets you upload logos and icons, choose a theme (customize colors, images, and structure), modify menus, and so on. WordApp’s interface is simple, intuitive and user-friendly, so you won’t have any problems with figuring it out.
3. Publish it
Once you are done with customizing your app, hit the blue Publish App button. WordApp plugin requires the following fields to be filled out before publishing the mobile app:
Shortly after you press Publish Android App!, the WordApp support team will contact you and you will receive detailed instructions and a download link on how to publish your app on Google Play and App Store.
Now you can easily create a mobile app from your WordPress website. Although there are tons of ways to build an app, and they may seem intimidating at first glance, but the above method make it incredibly simple. Just make sure you have a good mobile website to start with. Feel free to leave your feedback below.