How to Convert a WordPress Website to an App

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with someone who is pretty knowledgeable about the mobile application (app) world, and I thought I would share a couple of tips that I learned from this conversation. This article will discuss ways that you can take your WordPress website, blog, or niche website and turn it into a fully functional mobile app.

Learn About Mobile Technology

Doing business on your mobile phone isn’t just a fad – it’s the way of the future. With the popularity of smartphones and tablets increasing each year, more and more people are accessing the internet on the go. If you want to ensure that your website is user-friendly on all platforms (i.e. mobile, tablet, and computer), then you should learn a little bit about mobile technology. Fortunately, there are several resources available to teach you the basics of mobile development.

One of the best places to start is the Google Developers site. On this page, you will find a variety of helpful resources including tutorials, frameworks, and documentation on developing for various operating systems (OS). Google also offers free email support so if you’re looking for technical help, you can contact them directly via their website.

Get A Developer

Unless you’re willing to learn how to code yourself, you should consider getting a developer. A developer can take your original website or blog and turn it into a fully-functioning mobile app. A good developer should be able to guide you through the entire process, from designing and c­oding the app to submitting it to the app store (i.e. Google Play Store or Apple App Store)

Prepare For The App Store

If you’re planning on submitting your app to the app store, then you should prepare by reading the guidelines and getting approval from Apple or Google. Apple has a set of rules and regulations that developers have to follow (e.g. the Apple Developer Program License Agreement), and Google has a whole app store review process that you will have to go through (e.g. the Google Play Developer Agreement).

Additionally, each app store has different review guidelines and procedures that you have to follow. For example, Apple’s review guidelines state that your app needs to be certified as “App Store Ready” before it can be distributed via the App Store.

The Four Phases Of Building A Mobile App

Once you have a functional app (i.e. the foundation is laid and you can run the app), you can move onto the next phase, which is preparing it for release. This phase includes things like adding more features, fixing any major bugs, and optimizing the code for speed and reliability. Although each phase of mobile app development has its own separate timelines, they usually get completed within four months.

The Final Step

The last phase is the actual submission and approval of your app. This phase includes going through a checklist of requirements, filling out a lot of paperwork, and waiting for the app to be posted for download. As a mobile app developer, you will have to register with the app store, obtain a certificate, and upload a binary file.

If you want to learn more, the Google Developers page is a great place to start – you can learn a lot about mobile development without having to pay for a single course or developer. Additionally, if you’re looking for someone to help you with this process, you can contact a professional mobile app developer via their website or via their social media accounts. Alternatively, you can contact me directly (via the contact form on this website).

Good luck out there!