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BDK Native Apps - Build before you buy

Basically BDK works the same as in the browser. Hiding / Showing elements is definitely possible!

Maybe you try to create the project using a desktop device - and make sure to add a valid URL containing “https://www. …”

Also what you need to do (on Android) is to download the BDK Native App from the App Store and then launch your app from within the BDK App (not the bdk website)

Please disregard this. I forgot the BDK app needs to be downloaded/updated using TestFlight.

Once I updated BDK in TestFlight, everything is back to normal.

You should work for BDK because you have answered my questions clearly, something I have been waiting for, thank you! Ok, I just tried to create the project using a desktop device but I still get a blank page, kind of tired of BDK because it’s too difficult to get set up. Not sure if I should look elsewhere.

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Customer support never mentioned this to me?

I noticed that there are 2 separate pages to create:

  1. one for the preview &
  2. another for the build

To get the right one for the preview use the “Configure” button in the android app and try to enter “www.google.com” and see what happens when you launch that. (should open google)

If google appears then there is some problem with your bubble setting.

Thank you @maze that was a good idea to troubleshot. Unfortunately it didn’t work. I took a screenshot of my mobile phone (then emailed myself the image) so you can see below:

I clicked ‘save’ and when previewed it was the usual blank page. I’m going to test other services because, to be frank, I have been struggling for weeks with BDK, it never worked and the website is confusing. I really appreciate your help though. I am listing the different ‘website-to-app’ services on this page.

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It looks like you are hitting preview from inside the website? If yes, you need to do that obviously from within the BDK app.

@maze Yes you are correct. I added an update to my eaerlier post on this;

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nice service & nice support

Hello folks,

I have an app wrapped with BDK native on the App Store. The certificates were created by @gaurav and since it is nearly a year now, I got an email saying they will expire in less than 30 days. Has anyone else had their app on the App Store for a year? I’m trying to understand how to renew the certificates (primarily if I should do it or if BDK team will do it automatically)

BTW, I’ve been using the BDK for nearly a year and while I’ve not tried any other service, I can’t imagine a service getting better than this - both from price and functionality. It has been nearly seamless.

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Explore the app store’s regulations and steps to renew the certificates.

This must be done there.

Would like to know too about this, can we do it ourselves or BDK will support this (if requires coding)

Hello guys.

Before sending the app for Apple review I suggest reading my article. It describes 15 aspects that you should check and fix before review

I will be very happy if it helps publish at least 1 app :slightly_smiling_face:)

Hi @gaurav,

I’m using the BDK Native plugin and i’m having issues with the BN-Takephoto element. I’ve placed the element on the page and i’ve managed to summon the camera. Camera access is granted in settings however after taking the picture, nothing happens. No automatic upload takes place even with the checkbox checked, and no image ever gets captured (normal or base64) so i’m unable to save the image to the DB.

Is this a known issue or am i using the element wrong?

Thanks.

Hello bubble mobile builders :slight_smile:

Is there a way with BDK to launch mobile native pop up where you can see the last page behind like in the screenshot ?

Thank you,

Hello Bubblers :slight_smile:

Is it possible to share multiple images with BN Share Media ?
I tried to pass the URLs of the selected images to a custom state but it doesn’t work.
I also tried to get in another custom state a list of selected images + their url but it doesn’t work either.
Thank you for your feedback

Jerem

Is there an option for GPS tracking to work while the user’s phone is locked/screen off? I’m working on a vehicle tracking app but I can’t rely on the user’s phone to be on. Can the app continue to run with the screen off?

I’m not 100% sure, but I doubt it’d work if the screen is off

I checked with the Zeroqode guys and they said the same thing about their app wrapper. I’m no Android/iPhone dev but what is preventing it from the BDK/Zeroqodes apps from tracking all the time? I see this option for an app I have that requires tracking while screen is off.

Ahh, yup. It has to do with the fact that it’s a web app wrapper vs being a truly native mobile app. I bet with some research, you can find a way—I just don’t know myself. I’m a huge advocate of wrapping a Bubble app for iOS and Android, but there are definitely limitations.