Convert Your Website into a Mobile App

Why is it important to turn your website into an app?

Websites are an important part of every business and institution. And when it comes to building your own, you only want the best.

What if you could build your own website with no coding knowledge and for a small amount of money?

With Shoutem’s website app builder, you can do it!

Take a look at the features and reasons to choose Shoutem website app builder.

How to turn a website into a mobile app in 3 easy steps

After you have made the preparations for your mobile application (market research, the concept of functionalities, etc.), you can start working on creating the application.

At Using Shoutem’s no-code generator, you can easily and effortlessly create website apps and mobile apps, without any coding knowledge. Let us guide you through 3 easy steps to create your own website application.

1. Enter the app builder

We know that registrations are not what users like the most, but it is something that has to be done. What we can promise is that it’s easy and fast.

After registering, choose a blank project that opens the application panel that looks like this.

app builder

2. Choose your app template and configure all the features

Shoutem offers a variety of templates for various types of apps. Popular options include news apps, event apps, travel apps, radio broadcast apps, to name just a few.

After choosing the type of website app you want to create, review the build to see what prebuilt features your app may have. Choose what you consider most important, which will reflect the purpose of your website application and design it according to your preferences. Take care to incorporate app design best practices and tips for creating an app logo

In this short video, see how to create a news app from scratch. You will easily learn how to navigate through the builder and how to configure the most important features of your application. https://www.youtube.com/embed/YocOaYeqQzw?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=https://shoutem.com

3. Publish Your Website Application

Before you hit the publish button, there are still a few things that need to be done. In the store metadata, you must enter the information necessary to publish your app in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Read the entire article and follow the instructions to prepare your app for publishing.

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When you’ve added all the features, you’re ready to hit the publish button and you’re done. done!

publish button

Important Integrations for Every Website App

Now that you have a feel for our builder, let’s go over some important extensions you can integrate into your website app.

RSS Feed

The news extension supports content as it includes any type of information such as news, blogs, articles, stories, fun facts, etc. The system imports relevant content from other web pages and includes it in the application of your web page. You can import the list of articles directly from the web page or add them manually.

The Support News RSS article explains the step-by-step process for adding the News RSS extension to your website.

An interesting feature worth noting is that News RSS allows you to send notifications to users as soon as the news is published. Also, you can promote local news and stories within your website app.

WordPress

By using the WordPress extension, you can display articles that are already on your WordPress-based on the site.

Important: WordPress version must be at least 4.4 for the integration to work. In case your WordPress is on version 4.4 to 4.7, please use this plugin before proceeding. All versions higher than 4.8 (+) do not need this plugin.

After installing the WordPress extension in your web application via screen option, insert the link URL of your web page The list of articles will appear and you can categorize them if that’s what you want.

WordPress Extension

To do this correctly, make sure you have assigned the category to each article. Check out our list of blogs to see the categories you can use.

WordPress allows several design templates that you can choose from. The layouts provide a feeling of customization to the user.

WordPress Layouts

Shopify

The Shopify extension gives you the ability to promote and showcase your products to buyers potential, but also to sell themFollow the procedure for creating product collections and obtaining Shopify tokens before proceeding.

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If you take care of that, you can proceed to install the Shopify extension in the builder by following the same steps as for the mentioned above.

Shopify Extension

Under To set up this extension, go to Settings (Extensions Settings) and then Shopify. Insert your Store URL and Store Access Token there. If you want, you can (but don’t have to) add a discount code.

This is a preview of what Shopify looks like on screen.

Events

This extension can be useful if your application runs on important dates. Inform your users by sending notifications directly to their phones, reminding them not to miss the event.

After installing the extension, press “add item” to insert the new event. This is the possible information you can provide to your users for each event.

  1. Name
  2. Description
  3. Image
  4. Time Start
  5. End Time
  6. Time Zone
  7. RSVP Link
  8. Location

This is what the events look like in your app.

You can also easily import a CSV list into your app. To learn more about the events extension, visit events extensions.

These are not all the extensions that Shoutem offers. We offer over 30 of them, so check out our Feature Support Blog for detailed instructions on all the extensions available in our app builder.

Exhibit: Shape Studio

Shapes Studio is a digital gym, wellness and pilates studio dedicated to achieving a healthy and lean body for its clients.

Gym owner, Paola Langella, states:

At Shapes, I want to help busy people like you design your ideal exercise program so you can train any time of day, anywhere in the world.

Shape Studio Web Page Application

Check out this amazing fitness app on Google Play and the App Store.

Our mobile app development experts (Shoutem Pro) built the app in Shoutem builder and this is just one of many successful apps built with Shoutem Pro. We are proud to feature several apps with a 4.0+ rating on app stores which is proof of the quality of work and effort of our talented and diligent developers.

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Features within your converted website app builder

App Integrations

For those website applications, it is essential these days to have third-party application integrations. With Shoutem, that’s easy to do.

Photo Gallery

People want photos. Shoutem website app builder has a photo gallery feature that allows users to view photos of your business, products, and more.

News

If you are a news website, your app must work correctly and quickly to toggle the news.

Push notifications

We have a built-in feature that allows you to send push notifications to your users whenever you want.

Why choose Shoutem to turn a website into a mobile app?

Easy to Use

Shoutem website app builder is easy to use with its user-friendly interface.

Drag and drop

To add features to your app, just drag and drop them.

Built-in Functions

Functions are prebuilt; all you have to do is choose between them.

No-Code Development

Creating your website has never been easier. Shoutem’s app builder doesn’t require any coding knowledge.

Out-of-the-Box Features

Out-of-the-box features and pre-built templates make building apps easy and fun .

Email Support

We’ll be there to help you via email throughout the app creation process.

Application Publishing Process

Sit back and leave the app publishing to us. We will also test the app before releasing it to the market to make sure everything is perfect.

Permanent Support

Our support team will always be available to you; before, during or after the creation of the application.

Let’s turn your website into an application

Everything good (good and bad) on the Internet began as an attempt to become a the best idea ever.

If you are not sure how to handle the technology, or just don’t have time to learn the dashboard and features etc., let us handle your application project. Our team will handle your app design and layout, as well as features and content import.

Contact our experts for free consultations on your idea. Whether you want to turn your website into an app or just create one similar.

Resources

How to Create a Mobile App: Complete Guide

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