Getting an app built for your website without having adequate knowledge about the same can do more damage than you may imagine. In the first part of this series, we answered some basic questions on the process of converting your website to a mobile app. Let’s dig in a little deeper and answer a few more questions about how to convert a website into an app:
Q. How much time does it take to convert a website to mobile app?
If you hire a team of independent designers and developers to build an app for your website from scratch, it might take a few months for them to deliver a native and fully-functional app to your satisfaction. You will have to give them dedicated time at every step of the way to ensure that your vision is implemented by them, and the entire process is likely to burn a hole in your pocket as well. That is an expensive and laborious way of converting a website to mobile app. At the other end of the spectrum are instant and free drag-and-drop app builders that offer hastily-made apps with limited functionality and bugs. However, with dedicated app-builders like App My Site, you can get a premium, native, and fully-functional app within a week, that too, at a fraction of the cost!
Q. How are apps published on various App Stores?
After you convert your website to mobile app, it needs to be made available for download and installation on app stores. In order to get (publish) your app on various app stores (like the Google Play Store or iTunes Store), Developer Accounts are required. These accounts are usually obtained by paying a small one-time or recurring fee. In case you design the app yourself, you will be needing developer accounts on such stores in order to submit them for publication. However, with App My Site, you need not worry about owning or creating developer accounts anywhere. App My Site operates developer accounts on leading app stores, and your mobile app will be submitted for publication through the same.
Q. How do I update or make changes to the app?
Apart from security patches and removal of bugs, in case you need to make changes in your app or simply revamp the categories or layout of the same, you usually need to go back to the drawing board. Even with free DIY app makers, you will have to make certain changes to the design and basic construct of the app. On the other hand, apps developed with App My Site are in-sync with your website. In other words, any changes made to the backend of your website will instantaneously reflect in your app. You will also be able to change the position of sections and elements in your app effortlessly.
That should take care of almost all the basic information you need to know about how to convert website to mobile app. Did we miss a question that you want an answer to? Get in touch with App My Site and know more about building an app for your website.