Why Is Converting Your Website Into an App Important?
Websites are an important part of every business and institution. And when it comes to building your own, you want only the best.
What if you could build your own website without the knowledge of coding and for a small amount of money?
With the Shoutem website app builder, you can!
Take a look at the features and reasons to choose the Shoutem website app builder.
How To Convert Website To Mobile App in 3 Easy Steps
After you have done preparations for your mobile app (market research, the concept of functionalities, etc.), you can start working on the app creation.
By using Shoutem no-code builder, you can create website apps and mobile apps easily and effortlessly, without any coding knowledge. Let us lead you through 3 easy steps to create your very own website app.
1. Get into the app builder
We know, sign-ups are not the user’s favorite thing, but it has to be done. What we can promise is that it is easy and fast.
After you sign up, choose a blank project which opens the app dashboard which looks like this.
2. Choose your app template and set up all features
Shoutem offers a variety of templates for several app types. The most popular choices include news app, events apps, travel apps, radio streaming apps, to just name a few.
After choosing the type of website app you want to build, go through the build to see what pre-made features your app can have. Choose what you find the most important, what will reflect your website app’s purpose, and design it according to your preferences. Be careful to incorporate the best app design practices and tips on creating an app logo
In this short video, see how to create News App from scratch. You will easily learn how to navigate through the builder and how to set up the most important features of your app.https://www.youtube.com/embed/YocOaYeqQzw?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=https://shoutem.com
3. Publish your website application
Before you press the publish button, there are still a few things that need to be done. In store metadata, you should enter the information necessary to publish your app to both iTunes and Google Play stores. Read the whole article and follow the instructions to prepare your app for publishing.
When you have added all the features, you’re all set to push the publish button and you’re done!
Important Integrations for Every Website App
Now that you got an idea of our builder, let’s go over some important extensions you can integrate into your website app.
News extension is content-friendly, bringing in any type of information such as news, blogs, articles, stories, fun facts, and so on. The system imports relevant content from other web pages and features them in your webpage app. You can import the list of articles directly from the webpage or add them manually.
A cool feature worth pointing out is that News RSS allows you to push notifications to users as soon as the news story is released. Also, you can push local stories and news promoting them within your website app.
By using the WordPress extension, you are able to display articles that are already on your WordPress-based site.
Important: The WordPress version must be at least 4.4 for integration to work. In case your WordPress is on version 4.4 to 4.7, use this plugin before continuing. All versions above 4.8 (+) don’t need this plugin.
After installing the WordPress extension into your web app through the screen option, insert the URL link of your web page. The list of articles will pop up and you’ll be able to categorize them if that is something you want.
To do this properly, make sure you have assigned the category to every single article. Go through our blog list to see the categories you can use.
WordPress allows multiple layout templates you can choose from. Layouts provide a sense of personalization to the user.
If that is taken care of, you can proceed to install the Shopify extension to the builder using the same steps as for the aforementioned.
In order to set this extension up, go to the Settings (Extensions settings) and then to Shopify. Insert there your Store URL and Storefront Access Token. If you wish, you can (but don’t have to) add a Discount code.
Here is the preview of what Shopify looks like on screen.
This extension might be useful if your app runs on important dates. Inform your users by pushing notifications directly to their phones, reminding them not to miss the event.
After installing the extension, press “add item” to insert the new event. These are the possible information you can provide to your users for every event.
Features Inside Your Converted Website App Builder
For website apps, it’s essential these days to have third-party app integrations. With Shoutem, that’s easy to make.
People want pictures. Shoutem website app builder has a photo gallery feature that allows users to view the photos of your business, products, and more.
If you’re a news website, your app needs to work properly and quickly to alternate the news.
We have a built-in feature that allows you to send push notifications to your users anytime you want.
Why Choose Shoutem App Builder?
Easy to Use
Shoutem website app builder is straightforward to use thanks to its user-friendly interface.
Drag and Drop
To add features to your app, simply drag and drop them.
Build In Features
Features are pre-made; all you have to do is choose between them.
Building your website has never been easier. Shoutem app builder doesn’t require any coding knowledge.
Ready-made features and pre-built templates make app-making easy and fun.
We’ll be there to support you via e-mail during the entire process of app-making.
Process Of Application Publishing
Relax and leave the app publishing to us. We’ll also test the app before putting it on the market to ensure everything is perfect.
Our support team will always be available for you; before, during, or after the app making.
Let’s Turn Your Website into an App
Everything good (well, and bad) on Internet started just as an attempt to become the greatest idea ever.
If you are not sure how to handle technology, or just don’t have time to learn the dashboard and features, etc., let us handle your app project. Our team will take care of your app design and layout, as well as the features and content import.
Contact our experts for free consultations regarding your idea. Whether you want to turn your website into an app, or just create a similar one.