How To Convert or Turn A Website Into An App : Aalpha

In today’s digital world mobile phones have become a lifeline for individuals. People are using cell phones for almost three hours each day. Mobile phones provide convenience to users in all areas of life. Moreover, nowadays mobile phones are not only used for making calls or SMS but they are accessible for everything such as booking tickets, shopping, entertainment, and other businesses. Some years ago every business from small to large was used to make a website to promote their business online. As the use of mobile increases, these websites are building into a mobile responsive. As time grows mobile apps took the place of websites.

Mobile apps provide many advantages to small and large scale businesses. More importantly, it increases the potential customers and opens up a new market. Moreover, mobile apps are considering as an easy and convenient platform for the promotion of your business.

The mobile apps are a very useful and fast conversation tool for business owners. The business owners could use push notifications to boost the publicity of their business. The businesses with a proactive approach are usually more successful than their competitors. Some things like easing tasks, increasing work productivity, building connections with customers will improve by using a mobile business app.

More importantly, there are several techniques to convert a website into an app. By using these techniques you can create an app with which users can directly interact without putting URL in web browsers. Moreover, you can compare possible cost, speed, and the quality of the final product by using different methods of converting a website into an app.

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Here are some of the techniques to convert a website into an App

* Converters:

By using the converter technique you can take essential material from the website and put it into the application. This technique allows you to use pre-made templates by using a simple drag and drop feature. It is the most simple and cost-efficient technique to convert a website into an app. There are different platforms available in the market that offer a cheap package from $30 to $2000 to convert the website into the app by using this technique. The cost to convert depends on different factors such as the time it will take to create an app and the features used in the app. Some of the fastest and reliable platforms used converters technique are BuildFire, Como, and DWNLD.

There are also some drawbacks to using this technique. You can only use this technique if your website is built with CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. The app created through this technique may also lack in features and lagging in performance. You cannot transform your app into a high-grade product in the future.

* Progressive Web App:

By using the progressive web app techniques you can wrap the website into an app. The app created through this technique is not a fully functional application. This method is created by Google, it allows you to add a website to the home screen of your mobile phone and it also works offline. More importantly, the process of converting a website into an app is quite simple. You only need to add a home screen icon and a web application manifest. The service worker is required to enable the site to work offline.

The progressive web apps also able to send push notifications. Moreover, you can download a progressive web app on your cell phone. It will turn the website into an app icon on your cell phone. Technically, the app created through this method is a website but it works as an app. So far this method can be used only for android app development and not fully support iOS app development. The performance, animations, and features of the apps created through the technique are not up to mark.

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* Apache Cordova:

Apache Cordova technique allows you to convert websites into the app by using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. This technique works on both android and iOS devices. More importantly, the apps created through the Apache Cordova technique can get access to different device functionalities such as camera, Geolocation, and so on. The performance of the app created through this technique is not as smooth as the app built from scratch. The app created through the Apache Cordova technique doesn’t work offline.

* React Native:

The app created through the react-native technique can use native features of your device such as input, native buttons, and so on. This technique is more cost and time-efficient than all other techniques. The app created through the React Native technique works both on android and iOS devices. Some notable apps created through this technique are Facebook, Skype, Instagram, and Airbnb, etc. More importantly, the React native is considering as the most popular framework for hybrid app development. The native apps allow you to add custom features along with built-in characteristics. You can also alter the design of the app at any stage of development by using the native app development technique.

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Originally published at on October 19, 2020.



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