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How to build a webview app on AppMySite?

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AppMySite is best known for enabling WordPress and WooCommerce users to build high-performance native mobile apps.

Native apps are the highest standard of mobile apps you can build. They are the best in terms of performance and load-times when compared to web view apps.

And yet, you might find yourself in a situation where you simply need to render your mobile website within an app environment. In simple words, you need to build a webview app.

AppMySite also enables you to build a webview app. In essence, you can create a WooCommerce or WordPress app that renders your mobile website in an app.

A step-by-step guide to building a webview app

The following section provides a guide on creating a webview app on AppMySite:

Step #1: Create an account on AppMySite

The first natural step is creating an account on AppMySite. Visit the signup page to create an account on AppMySite.

After creating an account, you will need to enter some basic details of your app. The following points highlight the details you will need to enter:

Click on Build app when you are done. Next, you’ll be redirected to your account dashboard.

Step #2: Design your icon, launch screen, and login screens

During the initial stages, you should design the key elements of your app. These elements include your app icon, launch screen, login & signup screens.

Step #3: Turn on webview for home screen

In the next step, you can turn on the webview for your home screen.

The home screen is the first screen your app users will see after logging in or signing up. By default, the screen is a native interface.

You can instead choose to render a webpage from your website on the home page.

Simply follow the steps below to render a mobile webpage on your home screen. You can alternatively watch this video:

Your home screen will now seamlessly display the page URL you entered.

Step #4: Connect your website and app

The next step is connecting your website and app. This is essentially to sync your website data with the app.

The following steps provide a guide on connecting your WordPress website and app:

Step #5: Turn on webview for all app screens

The next step is activating the webview interface for all screens within your app. You can accomplish this in the App Settings module.

Follow the steps below to activate the webview interface for all app screens. Alternatively, you can checkout the video:

Your app will now provide the complete web view experience.

Step #6: Preview your app

Preview for web view apps is only possible through the AppMySite demo app. The following steps describe the process in detail:

Step #7: Download your app

Finally, you can download your Android and iOS app build. Follow the steps below to download your Android and iOS app builds:

Once you download your app builds, you can proceed with submitting them to Google Play and App Store.

Keep in mind that the apps you build are carefully constructed to get approval from Google Play and App Store. However, if you choose to activate the webview interface, there is a chance your app might get rejected after submission.

In conclusion

AppMySite enables you to build an app in a matter of minutes. In this article, we learned the process of creating webview apps with your AppMySite account.

There are many reasons you might choose to render your mobile website within the app. You may have a very-well designed website and want to reflect the same aesthetic on your mobile app. The option to enable the webview interface can thus work well in such cases.

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