AppMySite Webinar & Transcription
What’s going on, Sumolings, thank you so much for joining us for another product walk-through webinar. I am Lindsay and today I am joined by the team over at AppMySite. This is a high-powered mobile app builder that lets you create high-quality customizable apps without writing a single line of code. It is available on at AppSumo right now for only thirty-nine dollars for a lifetime deal. I’m so excited to tell you all about this, but before we dove into the walkthrough, I just want to go through a few quick things.
We’re expecting a lot of you here, so I want to give everybody a second to trickle in and tell you the lay of the land. So first thing, if you want to tell us about your use case, tell us why you’re interested in at my site. We love to hear that. You can also say hi. We have a hello all if you want to say hi to us in the chat room. Go ahead. We love to hear from you.
If you have any questions, though, about the tool, the deal, how to get set up, any of those questions that you want to get answered, go ahead and throw those in the Q&A box. We are going to circle back to the walkthrough so we will get your questions answered soon. And last thing is that if you need to step out, there will be a replay of this available. So no worries this will be available for you and definitely.
All right. That is enough of me. Hey, Vicas, how are you doing? Good. How are you? I am doing very well. I am excited to have you. People are saying hi to us in the chat room. We got guys joining us today. We got Armondo from Michigan. We’re really excited to have you all here. So I’m going to pass this over to you for the walkthrough. Let me know when you’re ready for the Q&A.
Yeah. Hi, guys. And I’m very excited to be here. And thank you for thank you all for your time and taking time out to listen to us here. So what I’ll do is I’ll start shooting my screen and running through the software and we can go through questions at the end. Lindsey, can you see my screen now?
Yep, it looks good. OK, so I’m just going to quickly get into the website. And I will stop right here, I guess so at my site is essentially a Mobileye builder, as a lot of you already probably know and see that the the the the reason we built this software was a couple of years ago, we. We ran a digital agency and for a living, we built websites for four for customers, for family and friends. And the question we’d always get at the end of building an e-commerce website specifically is, is what’s involved in getting a mobile apps like Mobile App built?
And it was a very challenging question. There’s so many moving parts in building mobile apps, especially the two stores, two different kinds of technologies. And the various options that exist in terms of how to make apps and performance has always been something that’s very important to us as a team, which is why we took our time. And this is actually at my site 2.0. We had a manual version at my site where we wanted to judge the performance and feedback from the initial customers and the site that you have that we have life now and the system that is life is 2.0.
So what I’ll try to do is, is cover as much as possible over the next half an hour. Now, there is a lot to it. There’s a lot there’s a lot of options. And again, the options are are quite dependent on your website’s configuration as well and what you’d like. But but but this is green one. And what we’re going to do today is actually before I get started. So we set up a store and this is a simple WordPress we’ll cover store.
It’s called Daily Fashion Store to come. It’s got no theme. It’s got very little content. It’s got basic products, some variants, some simple. It’s got some blogs. It’s got some categories, some serious pages. But basic vanilla website and model quickly just do is also take you through the back end. And what I’d like you to look at is just the list of plugins we have on the site just to show you how simple the site is.
So nothing’s there at all. Basically Appetite’s plugin, which I probably will delete and bring you back here at the end. And Commerson stripe, so let’s keep that in there. OK, so the first step is the screen, obviously, where you where you enter your domain name.
So we’ll put in daily. Fashion store, dot com, it’s a WordPress site. Currently, we only support WordPress, but we do have other platforms. And what I’ll do also on this call is take you through as many of our product offerings that we have lined up in the future from our product roadmap. Just so you know what what we’re going to be working towards where we understand that we need to expand on. And we’ve heard a lot from similar things over the last couple of days.
And we want to incorporate as many of those features as possible. So will I will I will identify as many of those as I cannot call. This site is an e-commerce site with with blogs, and we’ll give it a name. So daily fashion store. This name, by the way, is what you’d like to show on the on the phone itself and on the app stores. This is simply the domain name of the site. So there we go.
Great. OK, so the first screen is actually the dashboard, but we’ll come back to that at the end once with once we’ve built the app itself, the app icon is the icon that appears on your on your phone. And there’s two ways to set it up. You can either create it through the the builder here. And I’ll quickly just run through a couple of these examples. Basically, you can select your colors. You can you can add abbreviations of your life, your brand name change, fonts and colors.
But the what we’re going to do for this example is and most of you will have logos to your to your brand. So we’ll just go with a simple JPEG file and save. And we have applicants on the right, you can see this is what your users or your or your subscribers users will see on their phones. So I’m going to hit next.
The splash screen is what shows up when you when you launched the app for the first time, again, we can choose an image. So this is a fashion app. This is our stock library. We can choose images of just choose random image there and we can add a tint to it. But again, for this example, I will upload. From my computer instead of using the library. There we go. So on the right hand side, also rid of that there.
And I think that looks decent, except that we all. OK, logon and sign up at the moment is only available for e-commerce users, but this is coming very soon for non commerce as well as on our product roadmap. So if you have this basic CMS website with a couple of pages or a blog and you’d like to add your login and sign up screens, this is coming very soon for all kinds of Web subscribers. Again, what we do is, is instead of going through the stock library, I have an image I’d like to upload in the background of the login screen.
And again, in case it hasn’t been obvious, on the right hand side, every change you make is is being previewed. Now, this isn’t an app itself. It’s an HTML version of what the app may look like. It’s just to give you an idea, it’s not really the app, but you can flip through the screens in terms of login and sign up and it gives you a good idea of what to expect instead of the the name of the app we will add or.
Logo, just to give it a nicer feel in terms of buttons, I think their buttons and color themes, I think they’re all set for now and we’ll get it next. So more branding and theming, we’ll just stick with the black and white theme for now and button closure, black with white text. Actually, Black said, we go, so we’re just going through the the process of adding some color to the app. Now, this is the home sweet.
The home screen is what your customers are going to see as soon as they launch the app for the first time. Like so I know some of you are or agencies and some of you will be using the the app yourself for your business. So I’ll try to be as clear as I can for both parties or both kinds of users so the home screen can be customized and you can scroll down on the right side to see all the elements.
Basically, you can toggle these on and off. There’s a lot of settings in here. While I won’t go through all of these, what I quickly just do is show you some of the some of these so we can set a better. Again, we’ll upload something that I have on my computer. And save. And done so, we have a banner on the right. We’ll get rid of the text now. A lot of you guys have requested multiple banners which are coming again very soon.
It’s on our product roadmap. And you can follow the task from there and you’ll get notified once it’s live anyway. And then you can choose which of these you’d like to show on your on your on your or the home screen of your app. And again, because I’ve chosen e-commerce with blogs for this example, I can see a lot of the the e-commerce modules. But if you’ve chosen a CMS only a blog only, then you won’t see some of these options.
So depending on what content you have on your site, you can you can modify this and you’ll see appropriate options. You can changes at any time. By the way, if you’ve chosen blogs, you can always come back and change it to blogs with e-commerce or vice versa. You will need to verify your app again, and we’ll come to that in a second once you make that change. What I will probably do is just go back to categories and there’s a lot of options here, especially for e-commerce customers, there’s a lot here that you you’d need to manage so you can choose how many categories you’d like to show.
So this is, for example, four in a row or three in a row within commerce, within categories, you have the option to add an image to each category. So once you add your images to your newcomer’s back backend, they will show on the home screen the app, or you can just choose to have a solid color instead of an image. You can choose to show the name or height, the names of shows and type the name there.
This is just the the shape of the category will stick with black color. And then there are three options in terms of what you’d like to show, in terms of which category, so you can choose to show only your L1 or apparent categories. You can choose to show your popular category. So sorted by most products, first, most number of products and a category first. Or you can just choose to select your your own which categories you’d like to show.
And I’ll have to save the screen before I get into that. So I think that pretty much sums up that section. But there’s a lot of options here and depending on your use case, you will want to modify those those settings. The connectivity screen basically tries to establish connectivity between your between the between your app, my site app account and your website. So there’s a quick there’s a shortcut here that basically allows you to directly go to the screen where you can find the rest API keys.
So going to click on create an API key. And I said at my site, API key to note there, do not delete, you might want to have that if you have multiple administrators just in case you want to avoid some of them, prevent them from deleting that that key. You want to give a right access. A lot of customers ask why reading and. Well, if you are in order for for someone to register, for example, we are writing back to your database, your WordPress database in order to submit an order we will need.
Right. Permissions, for example. So read and write. Both are important. We we do get to consumer key and secret, which we need to take back to our app, my site account from the commerce website and. That’s Mitt. What this has just done is as soon as we we get through this and it’s verified that we go to his website was successfully verified or at least attached. And the second step here is to install the plug in again.
Take me there. We’ll pull up a screen, which allows me to quickly just install this plugin. Step one was me deleting this at the start of the start of this webinar. But ideally, you will you will be installing it through the step here. Let me go side by side is now installed on the site and we’ve just verified it. Great. OK. And as soon as we do that, essentially the app is connected to the website and we’re now being prompted here.
This is the app preview screen, which simulator’s of both Android and iOS allowing us to see what the app essentially looks like. Now, there’s a few things that you can’t do here, and there’s more information on that yellow exclamation mark up there. But I’ll come the second. So on the left with us and on the right we have Android and there we go. So that’s the battery, I added. Now I chose a setting which only had images added to two of the categories, and I’ll go back and change it to show you more.
But had we added images to all our categories, that would have shown up here. In fact, I’ll go back and change that. Our main menu from our website has also appeared again. You have full control of the main menu, but there are a few things that you can’t do here and there’s more information here. Basically, you can send push notifications to the preview. You can’t see monetization within the preview. You can’t test Social Lagoon’s in the preview, but you can when you do this on your phone and once you complete your build, we’ll come back to that.
So back to connectivity. There’s something I’d like to show you guys, which is very important. A lot of times we questions from our subscribers saying that the app is very slow, as I just showed you, the and in fact, I should probably add, the app is essentially a viewing device. Think of it like a front end to your to your WordPress database if your database is slow. The app is going to be slow as a company.
Our is maintain a zero point five second response time. So we’re only adding half of a second to the the to and fro between the app and your website. If it’s taking anything more than in fact whatever time it is taking, we’re only adding half a second in order to to process the requests and add this screen tells you more about the response times of your website. So we’re just waiting to and it also tells you if there’s any connectivity issues with the website.
So if your Web post is blocking certain APIs or your firewall or your CDN is blocking any requests, you will see that here. So as you can see, most of our APIs, so the there’s an API that checks whether the plugin is installed, there’s an API that checks. It’s the plug plugin is activated. Has it been able to connect to newcomer’s? Is the SSL off the website Belad? How is the permalink settings and so on and so forth.
And all of this responded within about a second. So the website’s fast. We hosted the engine and there’s more information in the performance section in terms of how we can help you get get onto the engine. And this is essentially what you should be working towards.
Moving on to settings, there’s, again, a lot of settings here, I’ll try to take you as many of these as I can and Lindsay do let me know when we’re when we’re over time. And I’ll probably summarize towards the end, but. Thanks so within the general screen, here’s where you can add more information about about your your business, which will show up in the app. So if you had a business email or a phone number, this will show up on the in the main menu of the app.
And customers are using the app, can simply just use the call button or the email button and it will pull up to the dialer or the native email client of the app. You can also enable the social sharing. I can actually not the social sharing I can. This is just the share I can and you can override it by by default. I believe it is the app’s default scheduling from the app stores, but that’s only once the app is published.
But you can also overwrite it with your website, Eurail or any other link you’d like to share. Within the app menu, we have quite a few settings, so by default, since we chose commerce, the categories show, the pages show and the blog show in that exact order in the main menu. And then we have control over what pages we’d like to show in the main menu. What you can also do is, is create a main menu within the back end of your WordPress website and and it will show here so quickly, just take you back to WordPress appearance and menus.
And we have a main menu here that shows up. The real it’s a primary and you can choose to show your your main venues will show up here and you can choose to use that main venue with an app users. There are quite a few settings here, Google and Apple were recently released as part of our latest release, at least, and you can choose to enable Loggins guest browsing. A nice feature to have is is always prompting users to log in as it is the app is launched, but that does get annoying.
If you’ve disabled registration again, that’s a commerce setting, you know, the app automatically adapts to that setting. So there’s some settings within your newcomer’s which won’t be overridden by the app. Within the products tab, there’s more more toggles that allow you to choose how you’d like to the product page to look. Would you like to show the additional information section? Would you like to show the attributes? Would you like to show a sale percentage instead of the badge?
Would you like to enable product search? So commerce related settings do show here?
You have some settings in terms of your checkout, so basically, would you allow it, would you like your your your customers to be able to update their details and check a box saying, look, I’ve updated my details, just update my profile as well with these details, and then we have pages and social pages as important. So there are two ways of showing your your pages within the app. Once a native view, which is turned off by default because of the because there are so many themes and there are so many customizations that a lot of our customers do or have on their websites, which is why the safest option is with you.
But I would highly recommend that you turn this off and you test to see if the app works well in a native you native user, faster web user simply loading HTML into the app. So for example, in an iPhone app, it’s the equivalent of loading a website in in Safari, in the app, obviously within Social can add all your social media links. And again, at the bottom of the app, this is just display these icons and your users can simply click on those links to follow you on on on social media.
We do have another update coming for this soon, and that is on a product roadmap. So that’s that’s basically settings. And we do have a lot planned for the section. We will keep adding more. We’ve heard a lot from schooling’s in terms of what they expect in terms of pages going back to the dashboard as well in terms of appearance. We have a new homepage builder coming soon. So there’s a lot of features we have we have coming in terms again, even app I can add on screen and we have a lot of updates that are lined up over the next couple of weeks and we do release every two weeks at least.
So we have you know, we’re adding as much as we can based on your feedback and and your wish list, essentially. So that’s that’s the setting section. We’ve already seen the preview. The download app screen essentially allows you to download your build for both Android and iOS simply clicking build, Apple will ask us to confirm a couple of details. Basically, once the app is built, you can’t you can’t change your app name your app icon and your launch screen.
And the reason is that the build itself contains these three assets in the app, in the app build itself. But you can always just just make the change and then upload another build if you need to make those changes. And as soon as I confirmed here, we have built configurations. Now these are optional.
So if you’d like to enable push notifications, this is through Firebase, through Google Firebase, and there are certain configuration files that you will need to to upload here if I actually just turn it on there. So there’s a few details that are required to set that up. And it’s the same with social logins and app monetization. App monetization is integrated with Google AdMob and I’ll come to that in a second as well. So this is where you’ll find your bills every time we release an update, you’ll see a note here letting you know what version you’re on versus what version is the latest.
And you go, you can always just come here and rebuild the app. It takes about seven to 10 minutes on and off to generate the build. And you can do that as many times as you like performance. Now, this is key going back to a lot of e-mails we received from a lot of our customers saying that the app is slow. You know, there are two services that we highly recommend, CloudFlare and WP Engine, and they both just help you get set up in terms of CD ends and and and basic caching and just good performance servers that really help the app as well as your website.
So it is a I wouldn’t underestimate the the importance of a fast app.
Push notifications are very straightforward. These are integrated through Google firebase at the moment. You can create a push notification, choose which device type you’d like to send it to and schedule it. But in the coming weeks, we do have a lot of segmentation lined up. But if you do need that urgently, what you can do is just log into your firebase account. And once the app is linked to Firebase, you can simply use the firebase interface to add as many customizations in terms of demographics, age, location, and they have a lot of filters there.
We may not bring all of them here, but if you need that feature urgently, you can always just log in to your firebase account and and send notifications very targeted to users. You’ll see a lot of stats there as well.
The next option is multisite, so a lot of our subscribers have either a multisite network or they have separately hosted WordPress or even e-commerce websites, this ad on simply allows you to have one app for for, let’s say, as many websites as you have. There’s there’s quite a few advantages. But the main one, I think, is if you have three different websites, it’s just a lot of work to to maintain the app and three different accounts or have three different bills up on the App Store.
So with three websites, we’re talking about three on Google Play and three on the Apple App Store. So instead of having to maintain six assets, you only have to maintain two. And it’s a very cool feature. This was this went like very recently, but within one app, you can link as many stores as you want and we get a lot of follow up questions as to how this can be used.
But, you know, our recommendation is going to be to to link every every site that you have, either subdomain or subfolder to country. And the reason behind that is the the the Apple App Store doesn’t or will not approve an app that looks like it’s an interface to other apps. So it needs to be in a structure which which aligns, let’s say, Amazon, for example, where where you’re only your this pop up, for example, you can see on my screen is allowing you to select different website, which is for a specific country.
So they all must look aligned and you can reach out to support if you have more questions on that. Monetization, again, is going back to Google AdMob. And there’s a lot of settings actually, there isn’t a lot of settings here at the moment, but we have a lot more coming soon. There are several kinds of ads that you can choose to display within the app. For now, we have a fixed amount of options, but we have a lot more or updates coming here as well.
This is for those who want to make some money out of the apps add ons. We get a lot of a lot of questions here as well. There are a few of these that are instant activations, such as white label, which is included for some Marling’s on, I think, tier two and above consent form. For example, if you are legally required to show notice like a liquor store, for example, is required to show up plus 18, there are similar pop up.
Consent form when the app launches, a lot of these are are are you add ons you can purchase that instantly activate on the app. But but some of these, like the the the mobile app design and the App Store design, are professional services. We will we will add indicator’s to the screen very soon in the coming days to to sort of highlight which is automated and which which is a professional service. But these are simply for those businesses that that that want to do.
Actually, it’s all subjective. But I mean, you can build great designs from the interfaces I showed you. But if you really need a professional designer to to design something that basically a builder can’t, then we’re here to help. Just going back to the App Store design, this is basically all the artwork you need to upload to the app stores. Both the app stores have very specific requirements in terms of what what banner sizes and images you need to upload.
But again, on a road map, we’re trying to automate that, to be honest with you. We’re trying to automate a lot of this. In fact, almost all of it, but not all of it can be done overnight. So you will see a lot of these features vanish over time and we will automate them. Language support is is an important one. Basically allows your your so typical use case. You don’t have a website that’s based on this year will come a story that’s based in English.
That’s a true Spanish as your default WordPress language. As soon as your users download the app and launch it, the default language automatically set to Spanish. But the user has the option to change it to any language of their choice. And there’s, I think, 17 languages we currently support. We’re always adding languages. If you’d like to add a language, you can simply reach out to your support team and be happy to let you know how far we’ve gotten.
We’ve gotten with those languages that you need.
Yeah, the rest is pretty straightforward, again, if you have specific questions, you can reach out to us through support or we’ll take questions at the end of this. In fact, I think I’ve done Lindsay with going through the basics of the system, and I’d love to hear more questions.
All right, we do got some questions here. I’m going to do my best to get through as many of these as we can starting from the top. I have a few courses on separate WordPress sites with this to work for a course and WordPress as well. I’m sorry is the question, will this word work with WordPress and will Congress or work force?
Yes, it’s essentially a WordPress mobile builder, so it works with WordPress. And because they’re such a large, large e-commerce user user base, there’s about 70 million, I think, websites, sites. We’ve we’ve gone the extra mile to make sure it works well with out of the box setups. So, yes, works. It definitely works with WordPress and workups.
I’m sorry if I missed this. Aimen asks, tell us about the Apple published process for someone on Windows.
Great question. So there are certain areas of the publishing process that do require you to have a MacBook or an iMac. Certain certificates are required during the build process. So you have to be honest, like you will need my book in order to publish an app from the system to the Apple Apple store.
Having said that, however, if you don’t have in my book, there is the upload to app stores on where we upload both the apps for you, if you’d like, sort of go back, because we do realize and understand that a lot of our subscribers don’t have my book, so we’re happy to help you with that. But going back to what I said earlier, we are trying to automate that process completely and in due course that will happen.
But in the meanwhile, yes, you need a MacBook to to to upload your app to the App Store.
So I’m just at my site, generate puedes and do the apps work offline when there’s no Internet connection. Right.
OK, no, these aren’t PWI apps. These are native apps built as as they are, I should say, as they as they should be. But but these apps are designed for performance. What we’ve seen and again, just going back to phase 1.0 that I mentioned off my site where we didn’t have native apps, we noticed a lot of performance issues. So that so we moved completely to to native Android, which is so at the end of this process.
And I probably should have triggered this earlier. But as soon as you build your app, you will you will be able to download an app and an A B file, an app. So that’s an Android app bundle, which you can simply upload to the the Android sorry, the Google Play store. And for iOS you get an IPA, which again, both of these are native and these are not not PWI. It’s. Thank you. All right, are there any limitations in using other hosting providers besides Bitcoin?
No, look, look, I’ve been doing this for 15 years or so, and I’ve I’ve I’ve explored a lot of WordPress hosting providers. And I’m not that I’m not getting paid to say this, but engine just has by far one of the best interfaces I’ve seen. It just makes managing your WordPress website very easy and also, more importantly, the the specifications of there. I think they hosted Google on Google servers, but I can’t be certain that their servers are fast and they’re meant I mean, the engine is essentially a WordPress hosting company.
There are specialists in WordPress hosting. So you’re sort of protected and set up. Well, because they understand WordPress and you want that like as a customer, I expect my service provider, at least WordPress, to know WordPress, if not as well as we do, but better. And that’s and I haven’t seen that with a lot of other companies. So if you have a WordPress website, I highly recommend engine. I can you can find out more information in the performance section there.
Awesome, is it possible to upload a logo as a SPG, I presume?
The question is, is is about the applicant. Unfortunately, you know, the requirement, again, is. We don’t set the record yet, it’s it’s it’s a it’s a it’s an extension that I think works with both Android and iOS and the ingestion process. So you really need judges. And there’s a there’s more help available in our knowledge base in terms of file formats and image sizes. But, yeah, like the the objective here has always been to make sure that you don’t have to upload files differently for iOS and Android, which is why we’ve we’ve gone with common ground in this case.
All right. Integrations. Are there any plans to integrate with newer selling platforms? I know you touched on the roadmap. What can you tell us about maybe future integrations? I’m sure you’ve been hearing a lot of apps, similar tools over the last few days. And those are the ones that I have listed in front of me here. I’m looking at.
So and I love this question. So. Sixty five percent of all our websites or content websites or WordPress. So we’ve we’ve covered a majority of of these websites. We do have plans down the line to support that. The not so popular Seimas platforms such as Shopify, Wick’s and Magento and and.
You know, I can’t say for sure if we’ll do all of them. I’m not sure of the timelines. You can find out more on our on our product roadmap, but we do have a lot of integrations in terms of platforms planned, Zappia and so Flow is one of them. We’ve already recently integrated with Google AdMob firebase, so we’re always integrating. If you have something specific in mind, we’d love to hear more about that and you can reach out to us via support or again, the product roadmap.
And and we’ll try to accommodate as many platforms as we can. But but each of these do take their own time. So the bigger ones first.
All right. We do have some question about does at my site work with and then other tools. So this one is with custom post types such as metabolics, which is something that is in the store right now, and then push notifications like Gravity, which is another app, Silverdale. Right. I do know the answer to the first one there, so we definitely will be supporting custom taxonomies and post very soon. That is something we’ve already started working on.
So I’d say a couple of days, maybe a couple of weeks, and that’s definitely happening. So if you have a plug in or a theme that that requires or uses or creates custom post types, our entire platform will support that in the days to come. In terms of push notifications, again, we’d love to see again. We’d love to hear more about what these platforms are. And and we can look at the integrations. But but something like a zap years old flow will allow you to integrate two systems, even if we haven’t directly integrated integrated with them.
That’s the whole objective of doing a platform like Zappia. So, yeah, that’s that I have another related question, Armondo, I have plant sites using plugins such as glorious foods for food ordering and cooking programs in the name of a couple. Well, these plug ins carry over in at my site.
So as soon as we export custom taxonomies and posts a lot of these plug ins and there’s about fifty thousand, I think, plug ins and plug ins, we’re very confident a majority of these plug ins will be supported in terms of content being displayed in the app.
All right. Is this a complete app builder or do we need to have a website to build it?
At the moment, you will need a WordPress website. But again, on a product roadmap, we do have something planned that that basically will work without a website. And you can create your your app on the fly in the system here. But again, this is this is scheduled for for for later this year. But at the moment, you do need a website. Well, how does the user load the app on their phone? You’d have to publish your app, so just going back to the download app screen, once you’ve downloaded your app and published them on the app stores, your users can simply download the app from the app stores for your own testing.
You can you can download the app from the download up screen and tested yourself, or you can download the app to see how it works. But but for your your subscribers, to your clients, to to be able to access your app, it will have to go through the App Store. But having said that, sorry, there’s there’s a lot of ways to make your app or your Android app available by simply uploading to the downloadable file on your website.
And there’s a lot of other stores besides the Android App Store, which I wouldn’t be able to comment on. But but there yet there’s a there’s a lot of ways for your users to to access the apps.
If you upload a new bill each time to the App Store with this effect, any ratings people do or does it simply show us a revision update?
It shows us the revision. And the more frequently you do that, the the the better it seems. I know for a fact that a lot of our our clients who haven’t updated their apps in a long while, they do get notices from the App Store, especially the Apple App Store, because they’re they’re advancing quite rapidly and they want the apps to also comply with all the regulations. So any time we know there’s a guideline change on either of the two stores, we we culminate that.
So we recommend that you guys submit releases at least once a quarter at a minimum. But but if you’d like to do it more than that, the the more the better.
I would like to know if it works with multi vendor marketplaces.
Again, that’s like that’s a that’s a plugin related question. I’d wait to see if if if it works after we support custom posts and taxonomies. But but feel free to sign up for free account and see if it works out. The preview is is available for free for everyone. So even if you you haven’t purchased an account yet, you can simply test to see if your plugin or theme works.
Awesome. Hi. I have a question in relation to the amount of websites that could be published, what will be considered a website? Is it published? Apps can be deleted after public and have my credit restored or will it be counted once it’s published? I bought the ninety nine. OK, so we’re using the word, I think, at least on the plan, page the word website and app interchangeably. So every app essentially means one website. And so depending on the plan that you’ve purchased, you can create as many apps.
And each app is connected to one website. So, for example, the smallest one, I think has three websites. That means you can create three apps and once you delete one of those those apps, you still have a total of three you can create. So I think that the total number of apps in your account is how the quarter works. So you can create three delete through your back to zero and then you can create three more. But keep in mind, if you publish your app and then you delete your your app, it’s going to stop working.
Yes, that’s right. And David has the plan that gives you 10 websites, 10 apps. It’s a work, but lot of apps developer. Does the app builder work with other. Sorry. Will this be optimized for tablet screens as well?
We already have iPad support in the download app screen, so it’s somewhere on the build app screen for iOS. We definitely have an option somewhere for iPad. Again, I’m not sure where that is, but it’s somewhere here. Back here. Probably not the best thing to do would be to reach out to support and we’ll get back to you in terms of public support. But but but just keep in mind, there’s about two percent of all users and we see a lot of stats, website and app usage.
There’s about two percent user base sitting on iPads and tablets. So you’ve got to I mean, if it’s really important to you guys, then that it can just reach out. I know we do tablets as well as the iPhone app is supported on tablets, but I’m just not aware of the location that’s setting and how to set it up. But but it definitely is there.
We’re getting a lot of questions about integrations and other functionalities. We got some people asking about Buddy Press. Have you seen know? Yeah.
So again, Buddy Press works off custom posts and so does Beeby, press, custom post and custom taxonomy. So going back to that hold off until that’s life and a significant portion of the plugin will be will be integrated and and will work off the bat. But just just just going back to some of the important integrations and the larger plugins like TV, Presson and Buddy Press, we do intend on releasing fully integrated solutions like we did for WordPress plugin in the months to come.
So that’s on our product roadmap as well. Alex says, my blog content is in Spanish buttons of the app, be in Spanish or English on tier one.
On Tier one. I believe tier one does not include the multi lingual add on and so everything will be English. I understand that your content might be in Spanish. So the product name, the product description might be in Spanish, but there’s a lot of text around the app, such as the the the login screen, the forgot password, the buttons, the header, the terms and conditions links. And there’s so much more in the app that’s that’s all English.
So you will want to buy the add on or just upgrade your even better upgrade your apps and Matear to get that add on.
And then why am I wrong in assuming that language support is when they get that multilingual.
So that’s yes, that’s correct. So tier three onwards, the language support or multilingual abilities are included and then all your strings are automatically translated in addition to your your content being that native language.
Would you recommend using a subdomain for the app design or using the main website with a separate app menu? It depends what you’re trying to do.
If you’re happy with your website’s menu and you’d like to be displayed as it is into the app, then then then feel free to use your existing menu and your existing website if you have the need to to show completely different content perhaps, or pages or categories or menus that aren’t on your public website or your main website, then you might go for a subdomain. But but more often than not, we’ve seen you wouldn’t need to do that. You can manage it through a different main menu or a completely different domain.
But it’s just it’s just difficult managing two different websites. So I’d I’d recommend the main menu option. Eamon asks, Can you talk about themes so. OK, that’s a great question, actually, that should be covered under I think use probably is there. But so the themes are essentially skins to your WordPress website. And the way up my site works is if you were there when we started the webinar, we integrate with your database directly through the rest API.
And specifically this is this is for for all comers, but also applicable to WordPress, where we’re getting data into the app with the help of the rest API, which is essentially where your database. So whatever posts or pages and menus and payment gateways and categories you have in your database, that’s what’s showing in the app. The theme doesn’t really matter because, you know, the theme is essentially on your site to provide a look in terms of access and HTML layouts, colors.
That’s that’s what the theme is doing. So any theme that you have. Shouldn’t be a problem, so we support all themes, is what we say, but occasionally we’ve come across some themes that do tamper with the core functionalities of the rest. And that may be an exception. But but but but we have a lot of customers using themes like elementary and divi, which is why by how they can themes and we haven’t heard any of any problems.
You can even have a custom theme if you if you have a developer who’s built one and and you shouldn’t have any problems because again, the theme is only meant to provide the UI for the website and certain other settings. Maybe, but but yeah, the app doesn’t get affected by the scheme.
All right. Tier five, can we use the tool to publish an app for our clients on their own dev accounts? Sorry, I missed that.
You said that again. Yeah. Can we use the tool to publish an app for our clients on their own dev account?
Yes, that is what we what we recommend. There’s actually, again, so there’s a lot going on with Apple and they frequently change their guidelines. And one of the latest guidelines that we came across was that the the the app must be published in the owners account. So whoever Witwer the app is being billed for, the app must be uploaded to their account. So if you have clients where you’re doing this for the wiser thing to do would be to have them create their account or you can create that account for them and host their app in their account.
Does white label allow you to brand each app uniquely or is it via one per agency type of thing?
So the white label at the moment simply just removes the app by, say, branding from the app. We’ve we’ve heard a lot from apps, from siblings. And there’s a there’s a very popular request that you’d like to change that from that point site to your own brand. So that’s coming soon as well. But at the moment, the app, the white label, I don’t simply removes the app, the branding from the app.
That’s a very similar thing to excuse me, the app handle a website with multiple pages. Can you select which pages you want to send publish in the app.
Yes, and there’s a couple of ways of doing that, going back to to the first one, which is having a dedicated menu for the for the pages you’d like to display. The other option is within, I believe, appearance homescreen. So if we scroll down, there’s a there’s a module for pages and you can select which pages you’d like to show on the home screen in addition to that. So at the moment it’s selected to show all I can turn that off and I can select which pages I’d like to show within the on the home page of the app, but also.
There is another place where we show patriots, so, again, depending on the kind of website you have or the type of your building there are wherever you see pages, actually even in the main menu. So let’s go back to apneas. I think I can I did show this before so you can select which pages you’d like to show in the opening so you can either build your own up menu, you can select pages from from the menu you already have and you can select which pages you like on the page.
We only have time for a few more questions and mark them off here, one question related to this is, is there a page moment? Is there a max number of pages?
No, there isn’t a little fun. All right. Will the content get updated on the app? It’s the website.
Content is updated just so the app essentially doesn’t store any data. Every time the app launches, we are connecting to your Web site’s database and looking at what’s changed. So if you make any changes to the to the website in terms of page content, blogs or categories, projects, project categories, posts, products, any changes you make, even payment gateways settings, essentially anything that the app has, it’s coming from your website. So if you make a change with, you wouldn’t need to rebuild or even republish the app.
All those changes are automatically pulled into the app except a few. The few the three things I mentioned at the start of the app, which was app names, splash and App Icon, everything else is pulled into the app via the.
Can we create an app template so we can use it with different websites at the moment we do not have the option.
But again, that’s something that we’ve heard a lot about from you guys in terms of requests. So that is that is going to be added to our product roadmap. Essentially, we’re going to be building a homepage builder very soon. And we will if we get enough requests, we will add the option for you to copy that that theme or that homepage set up to other apps.
How do you send a push notification?
So going back through the steps that I went through earlier so you’d have to first set up your AdMob account. Once you’ve set up your AdMob account, you will add the details to the build configuration. So essentially, when you set up your AdMob account, you get an app ID and you simply have to insert that AdMob up into here. Once the app is built, the you know, the the AdMob account is automatically connected to the app. And then you simply have to go into app monetization and you can turn on which pages you’d like to show the ad on.
Just just confirming that the question was on app monetization or. Push notifications, oh, sorry, I heard. I’m sorry about that. Yes, we’re going back to push notification. So going back to download app, there is a section within the building configuration that asks you to upload your Google firebase information. So you’d have to set up a Google firebase account, add information here, and then you can simply navigate to the push notification screen and send you a push notification.
All right. Darrel’s being a little bit of a buzzkill this morning, but we love Daryle. So we’re going to ask this question. What happens to our published app if at my site goes out of business? Is our publisher tied to at my site?
And anyway, once it’s published, so there’s no easy way to answer that question. But but you do you do need us. What we’re doing is we’re acting as an aggregator between your website and the app. So if if we were to shut down, which is very unlikely to happen, the app would stop working. So they’re not going to say, but also you can’t expect everything for free and them to stay in business, so make sure you help them out to be possible with my friends.
All right. Just a couple more questions here.
We’re going to wrap it up related to themes, right? How about Oxygen Builder and and things like that that completely bypass the theme system of WordPress?
I wouldn’t be able to comment on that because I haven’t come across it. But again, you can reach out to support and and one of our engineers probably has come across it and we can tell you more. But but again, going back to themes there, unless a theme is tampering with the functionality of WordPress, you shouldn’t have a problem.
All right. Cindy wants to know how complicated is the process to upload to the app stores?
It depends what it depends, I’d say, on whether you’ve worked with the the Google Play store or the Android App Store before. There’s a lot of documentation available in terms of our knowledge base. And we’re also working on videos that we can we will be adding to the knowledge base very soon and we’ll walk you through every step. I don’t think it’s obviously very complicated, but but if it’s the first time you’re doing this and you don’t have a lot of experience with the app stores or the app, you may struggle.
But but again, once those videos are out there on a knowledge base, you’ll just have to follow through with those videos and you can publish your opinion. That’s related, I’ve just two more questions that first one is where can people get some more support and information if they if they need it?
So we have a very extensive knowledge base. We are working on launching a form on our website as well for for for customers to discuss their issues and for moderators to help moderators to help them out. You can also just simply reach out to support. So there’s a question mark on the tougher inside. I think you click on email support and and provide more details about your build your environment, what what specifically the issue is. And or this will reach our support team and we’ll help you out.
And the last question, what will happen or be shown if a plug in is not yet supported? You wouldn’t see any errors. So the best way to is I’m just thinking, so, yeah, you wouldn’t see any errors if your plugin isn’t supported, so it’s not about being supported. So as I’ve said repeatedly, we up my side essentially integrates with the rest. API is WordPress and Commerce. If you’re plugins author has added functionality to WordPress and they’ve gone beyond the interface of of WordPress itself.
And they have added support for APIs, which is what they should have done. The the app will work out of the box, but if if they haven’t added SDK support, you simply won’t see the data in the app. But once we support and it seems a lot of questions are based around custom post types and taxonomies, as soon as we add support for that, you should be able to see that content within your client portal first and then within your app as well.
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