If you wish to create an app for your WordPress or WooCommerce website, you don’t need to hire an agency and invest a ton of resources. There are plenty of DIY tools that allow you to build a mobile app using your website.
AppMySite is one such tool that provides a no-code app development environment. You can build a mobile app for any type of website with AppMySite in minutes, without coding.
Within the platform, you can effectively build a premium in three simple steps and publish it to Google Play and App Store.
In this article, we discuss how to create a dynamic mobile app in three simple steps.
How does AppMySite work?
Getting started with AppMySite?
The no-code app creator enables you to build mobile apps in a few easy steps. Whether it’s designing your app or connecting it to your website, every step can be completed in a few simple clicks.
The following steps lay out the process of building a mobile app on AppMySite.
Step 1: Connect your site and app
The first step is connecting your website to your mobile app. Establishing connectivity will ensure your website’s content will be synced to a native app interface.
The exact process of connectivity depends on the CMS type you choose while setting up your app.
If you choose WordPress, you’ll be required to install the AppMySite plugin and authorize access via WordPress application passwords. Doing this will sync your website’s content to a native app interface. Any time you update your site’s content, the changes will be displayed in the app too.
If you choose ‘Other’ as your CMS type, you’re not required to do anything to connect your website. Simply entering your website URL will render it in an app interface.
Step 2: Personalize your app’s assets
Once your website and app are connected, you can start designing your app. Within AppMySite, you can personalize assets, screens, and menus with simple point-and-click features. Here are the elements and screens you can customize:
- App icon: Upload your own icon or use the design features available.
- Splash screen: Use the design features available to customize your splash screen or upload your own artwork and logo.
- Onboarding screens: Design the screens your users will see when they sign-up or log in to your app.
- Color theme: Customize how your app’s screens appear. Set the color of your header and buttons. Your choice will affect all your app screens.
- Home screen: Fully customize how your app’s home screen looks. Change the design of sections, manage their visibility & arrangement, design banners, select pages, and more.
- Bottom bar: Add a bottom bar to your app and make in-app navigation effortless. Add items, select icons, and choose the item types to set a destination for them.
- Menu: Create your app menu from scratch with simple point-and-click features. Preview the menu on the live screen as you build it.
Step 3: Configure settings and publish your app
AppMySite offers a number of setting options that allow you to customize how your app works.
From managing how users log in and sign up to your app, to screen display settings and social icons, take control of how your app works.
Once you’ve configured your app’s settings, you can test it on live emulators or a real smartphone device. AppMySite enables you to fully test your app and then publish it once it’s ready.
To publish your app, you can first download the app files from your AppMySite account and then proceed to app submission.
What makes AppMySite apps powerful?
The apps you build on AppMySite are powered by premium features that make your app user experience seamless. You can add these features to your app with a few simple clicks.
The following sections cover some of the premium features you can power your app with.
Website to app sync
Sync all your website data to the app with AppMySite. Once you connect your website and app, all content from your site will be reflected in the app.
This feature makes it easy for users to effortlessly manage their app content. All you need to do is maintain your website’s content, and your app will take care of itself.
Complete app testing
Once your apps are ready, you can start previewing them in your AppMySite account. You can find both Android and iOS emulators that will allow you to see how your app looks and works in real-time.
There are also options to test your app on smartphone devices as well. You can test the Android app on the AppMySite demo app and the iOS app on iOS Testflight.
Deep integration with WordPress and WooCommerce
Deep integration with WordPress and WooCommerce ensures your website is fully synced with a native app interface. Besides website sync, you can also get support for native WordPress and WooCommerce features like the user module, support for your website’s payment gateway & shipping methods, coupons, and more.
AppMySite also offers features unique to WordPress. Support for custom post types and taxonomies allows you to get support for third-party plugins and themes. You can sync content created via third-party plugins like courses, listings, and more and show them in your app.
Smart search and navigation
Discovering a post or product in your app should be seamless. AppMySite enables you to add smart search, sort, and filter to your app.
With these features, you can improve your app experience and make it easy for users to find the posts and products they’re looking for. You can also design the menus and home screen in a way that users are able to navigate to popular screens in the app.
White label your mobile app
If you choose the right plan, your app will be completely white-labeled and won’t contain any AppMySite branding.
AppMySite allows you to make sure that you can promote your own brand in the app. By default, every app comes with AppMySite branding in different parts of the app. Once you choose the right plan for your app, it will be white-labeled and the AppMySite branding will be removed automatically.
Customer chat support
Provide robust customer support to your users by integrating your website’s chat software with the app. AppMySite allows you to connect popular chat software with the app. If you don’t find your chat software listed, you can always enter its script directly.
Users on the app will be able to chat with you directly. This way, you can offer robust chat support and resolve customers’ issues and concerns swiftly.
Want to create a mobile app for your business?
AppMySite is the ideal solution for building a powerful native app. All you need to get started with the platform is a website. No matter which platform or web technology the website is built on, AppMySite will be able to support it.
This article covers how to develop a mobile app for your business without writing a single line of code.