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Converting mobile browser website to mobile app

I have a website rent4free.com, so for mobile app I converted mobile browser website to app using Itsapptoyou.com . Mobile app is created but it is effecting the CSS and other design in app. Photos are not uploading in our app only. But in web browser everything is fine. We are facing issues in app only.

I want to know whether it is a problem in our app or coding. Our front end is in PHP.

Post was last edited on June 2, 2017 3:49 AM PDT

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Re: mobile app

Since nobody here can see your coding, neither on the server nor in the app, I don't think anybody here can help. That's why I removed the links from your post.

I suggest finding a local web-/app development company to solve your issues or even make a new app with tools they know in stead of the tool selected by you.

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Reply : Kees_B

Thank you. Please suggest me the tools for developing mobile app. Here we are not doing any coding in mobile app . We are just converting our mobile browser website to app.

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No app required.

There are choices to be made when adding mobile (smart phone) support to a web site.

This is a well done topic with answers from SPAMMED apps to responsive design.

But I worry about your web master if they don't know how to use google to find these priors. I know some companies try to muddle along without a web master. You?

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Mobile app DEVELOPMENT

The problem is that you are not coding the app! Using tools to convert a website into an app is not a great choice. To develop a mobile app that would work perfect, you should know programming languages.
First, you should choose what mobile app you need: Android, iOS, Windows Phone or you want a Cross Platform app.
For a Native Android app, you will need Java, for iOS - Objective C or Swift and for Windows Phone - C# is the most popular language. For Cross Platform apps you can use React Native and Python or Ruby for the backend, and the front end can be written with React Native or JavaScript Framework.
I'd suggest you start with Android applications, there are more Android users in the world than any other OS. And it's much easier to develop.
If you don't know coding, just outsource this project. Yes, it will cost you money, but it will be better in quality and your users will definitely appreciate it.

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Converting and costing of an app

If you’re wondering how to turn your website into an app for Android and iPhone devices, you’re not alone.

Yes, customers have gone mobile and any small business without an on-the-go presence is missing out on business opportunities.

Not convinced? Here’s some food for thought: back in the mid-1990s, many business owners thought they didn’t need a website. However, having an effective website is considered to be a key factor in a small business’ success today.

Will the same be true for mobile apps? Count on it.

Commercial link removed by moderator.

Post was last edited on January 29, 2018 5:24 AM PST

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When someone asks me how to convert a website to an app
When someone asks me how to convert a website to an app, I always share my 3 golden recommendations:

Actually, these 3 tips are the shortest way to describe and highlight the most important things in the conversion process. Let me tell more about each.

Tip 1: Build a native app
If somebody tells you that you can turn your website into an app using some magical “converter”, well, don’t expect that you will be satisfied with the result. The simple truth: having a bad app is worse than having none. Only a native app can guarantee smoothness and fast speed of work as well as possibility to utilize specific features of the mobile platform.

Tip 2: Choose the right business strategy
Before you start converting your website to an app, you should already have a clear vision of the future product. What do I mean by a “clear vision”? At least, what set of features you would like to see in your app and what value it brings to users.

Therefore, there are 3 possible business strategies. You should choose one:

Build a clone-app of the website with totally the same functionality.
Distinguish core features, implement them, and enrich your app with additional ones (the most common approach).

Build an app with a set of specific features which your site may not even have (like FaceBook Messenger).

Tip 3: Pay attention to the differences between Mobile and Web
A mobile app isn’t just a “smaller version of the website” or something like this. We in storemotion team can definitely tell you that it’s totally different concepts! And many things - like common navigation patterns or specific fragmentation issues - aren’t the same or even similar. And, we’re coming back to the Tip 1 again - that’s why a native app is the best option for you.
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Converting mobile browser website to mobile app

I’ve been using a software called the Ultimate App Maker to convert all my web design clients websites into Android and iPhone Apps. It converts all responsive sites from html, Wordpress,
Joomla,
Wix,
Godaddy,
Shopify,
Magento,
Joomla,
Big Commerce,
and it even does Social Media pages - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube.

You can just copy and paste your website link into the software and it convert it automatically, it’s awesome.

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Re: app

Why would anyone install an app to view exactly the same responsive site as they can do in Chrome or Safari? Doesn't make much sense to me.

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It's not a good choice

Hi,

Most online tools that can ' transform' your website into App in 5 minutes uses a pre-built apps and uses your feeds to add your content but it's not a good idea.

If you use a php framework on your website with an sql database it will be simple to use the database ( for your stored data ) and build a native app.

If you are interested on android app the best choice i think will be android studio, if IOS it's XCODE.

Good Luck

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adaptive design

It's about adaptive design issue.
You have to make it fully correct for displaying your browser page in mobile version before you give a chance for users.

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