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How are bubblers turning their web app into ios and android apps?

dropsource supports offline capabilities, I haven’t tried it yet. configureit supports sql lite with api connector configuration. I hope the bubble will support Android devices in the future

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is it true that apple wont accept phonegap apps in the store in 2019?

From what I understand, Apple wants the web wrapper apps to be differentiated from a website in some way (can’t cite a specific source on this). The way most people are doing this is by adding push notifications to their app with a 3rd party like https://onesignal.com/

Update: See 4.2 https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/#minimum-functionality

4.2 Minimum Functionality

Your app should include features, content, and UI that elevate it beyond a repackaged website. If your app is not particularly useful, unique, or “app-like,” it doesn’t belong on the App Store. If your App doesn’t provide some sort of lasting entertainment value, or is just plain creepy, it may not be accepted. Apps that are simply a song or movie should be submitted to the iTunes Store. Apps that are simply a book or game guide should be submitted to the iBooks Store.

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That’s the secret sauce, haha nothing as such it the development team behind that I guess. Even am waiting for official updates over this.

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Maybe you could try using webview with flutter.

This was just released…

Might be worth a look

JB

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If you are looking the easy and fast way I recommend nativator.io
1/ build your web app on bubble (responsive)
2/ convert it into a mobile app

Only android so far but works like a charm and it’s google play ready.

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What is the price of the service?

13usd one time payment.
Free upgrades.

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I see, do they add a loading icon or offline notifier? I’m wondering if this is important to getting accepted in the app store.

All my apps were accepted so far.
Nativator creates a native splash with your icon then shows a native loader.
Loader will hide as soon as webview if fullly loaded for a smooth user experience.

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That’s incredible. I’m gonna get started with this.

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The best way to create iOS and Android apps for free :smiley:

10 min. to create a FREE native app with Bubble > iOS :large_blue_diamond: Android

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Now it says that they build the iOS as well

Bubblers are doing their best in their services but if you want to convert website to mobile app then it will be profitable for your business.

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Hi @oliviamarie389

The article says

Mobile apps are downloadable via app stores. They are native to the device they are built for, hence offer faster load time and operational speed. Additionally, mobile apps can function offline which allows users to open and use the application without an internet connection.

With Bubble, if you design in a responsive way, you get a 3-in-1. Web, PWA and apps (Apple and Google). Once the page is loaded, the speed is fast. Offline is possible, but I still do not see in which case, because everything is connected to a real live database. :slight_smile:

Responsive web design is not a replacement for native apps.

Yes, imo :wink:

Second, do you work for Cubix? It’s indirect advertising.

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I launched https://apps.apple.com/us/app/recipegenie/id1502026716?ls=1 using https://www.thebdk.com/native

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Great looking app. Well done on the execution.

Have you had enough installs yet to gauge performance? Assuming you are on the personal plan?

I’m going with BDK for a fitness app so just trying to anticipate performance and capacity etc.

So far all good on the performance as I moved most ‘heavy’ workflows (and API calls) to the backend, so the user don’t has to wait for it to finish to continue doing stuff in the front end. But only had about 100 downloads so far, so no issues yet.

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Regarding performance… There are several apps built on bubble + bdk native that have thousands of mobile installs, with the largest being 6k native users. Never faced a single issue on performance on native side. Ofcourse this assumes you have a bubble app & plan which can handle those many users, irrespective of web / native.

If you’d like to check out a few apps, here’s the gallery

The bdk native app itself is on personal plan btw. The bubble page for that is at https://www.thebdk.com/native

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