How to Convert Website to Mobile App for Android, iOS

Learn How to Convert Responsive Website to Android, iOS Mobile App

If you’re looking for idea how to convert website to Android and iOS Mobile App, you’re in the right place. The one-click website into mobile app converter for iOS and Android pulls the content from your website after you type in the URL

Convert Website to iOS and Android Mobile App

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iBuildApp is an automated drag ‘n’ drop website to mobile app converter

20 years ago, the world was dominated by PCs and over the last 10 years, a website became a must-have for any business – 50% of all l businesses in the US have a website today. Use of tablets and smart phones are growing 8X’s faster than PC (9% PC vs. 72% mobile devices). As a result, iBuildApp believes that businesses will require a mobile app in addition to their website over the next few years.

iBuildApp is a very easy to use mobile app creation, hosting and management platform. The platform allows businesses to create and publish iPhone and Android app in a matter of minutes. The web interface is solution-based with widgets for location/contact us, coupons, video, audio, pictures, RSS, Twitter/Facebook etc. The design and widgets marketplace offers graphic designers and developers a place to sell mobile templates and custom modules for businesses and individuals to drag ‘n’ drop right into their app. The widgets are built with iBuildApp specifications and can be installed in any app with one-click of the mouse

How to Convert Website to Android, iOS Mobile App in 1 click

The biggest difference between a desktop computer and a mobile device is screen size. To convert a website to mobile you need to change how the website looks on small screen sizes. You want to trim some content, by showing to your mobile users only the most important parts of the website. You also want to make your images smaller in order to increase the speed of your website (since a lot of mobile phones do not always have a fast internet connection).

You can choose one of two ways to convert a website to mobile android and iPhone app

Start with a responsive layout design. Use modification of your existing site to support different screen sizes, smaller images and display fewer content. The website will “change” its look depending on the size of the screen that it’s currently viewed on.

Create a separate website specifically for mobile users. This is an entirely separate website and users are redirected to it if they are using a mobile device.

What’s the purpose of this new feature? Businesses with website can now reuse their existing website content without any design or programming work. You can use this page as a quick standalone app, connecting with people through their mobile phones and giving them a chance to understand what your business is all about.

This would work particularly well for companies who use website to share deals. You can market the app as a way for people to get exclusive deals, and they can access it on their computers or phones.

Another way to use the website into app converter feature is by linking it to your current business mobile app. Let’s say you have a band, and your website is linked to your current app. Is your website mobile optimized or has responsive design? Most websites still very often a bit clunky in terms of being mobile friendly and responsive design, so this gives you a chance to create a sleek, user-friendly mobile version of your website.

To get started Converting Website to Android and iOS Mobile App go here.

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Once you did Convert Your website Into a Mobile App for iOS and Android you have all the options that come along with creating a mobile app from scratch on iBuildApp. You can select a background to make it look more branded, manage the navigation to remove items you don’t use on your Facebook page and edit your logo for further branding capabilities.

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After that, feel free to add a splash screen or manage your content if you want to change some widgets or add different items.

Responsive Web Design Mobile friendly sites vs. Apps for iOS and Android

It’s important to note that we’re not talking about responsive web design here. Responsive web design is an approach wherein your website is coded and designed to “respond” by rearranging and re-sizing itself depending on the type of device on which it’s being viewed. Responsive design makes your website look and operate better (think “user-friendly”) on mobile devices.

A few years ago, when flexible layouts were almost a “luxury” for websites, the only things that were flexible in a design were the layout columns (structural elements) and the text. Images could easily break layouts, and even flexible structural elements broke a layout’s form when pushed enough. Flexible designs weren’t really that flexible; they could give or take a few hundred pixels, but they often couldn’t adjust from a large computer screen to a netbook. Now we can make things more flexible. Images can be automatically adjusted

A mobile app on the other hand, is a software application that you download from either Google Play (Android devices) or the App Store (iOS devices). Apps are fully functioning entities that exist separately from, but can be integrated with, your website. So, why create a mobile app if your website is already responsive? An app is “native” to the device on which it’s designed to run so it loads and operates faster than a responsive website on the same device. Additionally, an app doesn’t need an Internet connection to work, which means your mobile app can always be opened and used. This is handy when a customer is not connected and wants a critical piece of business info like your phone number.

Let us know in the comments section if you did Convert Website to Android, iOS Mobile App yet. Let us know if you have any questions about the whole process, and share your thoughts on how else this cool new feature might help your company.