The amount of people who consume content on mobile over desktop is constantly rising. This doesn’t mean you should ditch your website, but it might be interesting to try and create an app out of it. The good thing? With Bravo Studio you can do this fast and without writing a single line of code. Let’s see how to build your app for Android and iOS out of your website.
One of the main reasons that companies and brands may want to turn their websites into apps is push notifications. Push notifications are pop-ups or drop-downs that come from the top of your mobile device from your different apps. It’s a really powerful tool because you can send out these messages to your users and make sure they come back to your app and look at your content. Without an app, you might post something on social media or send out a few emails saying this promotion or event is going on but it implies an extra step for users. With an app, everything stays on their phone in their notification center.
Mobile apps improve your conversion stream to a greater level as they help customers understand your offerings better, and allow them to connect with you instantly. Moreover, an app with unique features and beautiful design also dramatically improves the user engagement. According to Statista, 78% of users prefer accessing a store via a mobile app rather than a mobile site. Plus, ecommerce apps drive 3x higher conversion rates compared to mobile sites.
By building mobile apps you’ll give your users a home and make sure they stay on the loop for any news. This will allow them to have a more enclosed experience with your brand or company and will allow you to deepen the relationship with them.
You can monetize the apps through in-app advertising, eCommerce sales, subscriptions and in-app purchases. You could make a subscriber-only app and package it as part of a membership plan, create an ad-free version that users can pay a monthly fee to use, or put together a rewards plan with points and prizes that only works via the app to make users eager to use it.
A mobile app can help you stay connected with your customers 24/7, from anywhere, with any kind of connectivity, and through any device. Plus, you’ll be able to offer a more inclusive and accessible experience.
A mobile app will improve and strengthen your brand. Built-in features will allow you to connect with your customers and show them everything about your products or services in new creative ways.
The main thing you should take into consideration is that your website should be responsive. We’ll dive into the tutorial but you need to check that your site looks good on a mobile phone and, ideally, on mobile phones with different screen sizes.
The first thing you’ll need to do is jump into Figma or Adobe XD to work on your design. Create the file you need to display your website in a mobile app. Bear in mind that you’ll need to add some specific screens such as splash screens or intro screens for users to enable push notifications or give the app-specific permissions.
While still in Figma or Adobe XD you’ll need to start connecting the design to Bravo. You’ll do this by using Bravo tags. For example, if you add a splash screen, you’ll need to add [asset:splash] to the Frame name so that Bravo knows what to do with it..
You can check this tutorial (https://youtu.be/cIBO-IUz_pc) if you have any doubts about how Bravo tags work.
Once your Figma or Adobe XD file is ready, you can jump into Bravo and import it. In the notifications tab you’ll be able to test them. Make sure to check this tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzJPqLRfc2c) if you want to explore more about notifications.
Once you have imported your design to Bravo Studio and it’s almost ready to go, you might want to run a couple of tests with a couple of brief meetings with users that belong to your target audience. You can easily do this by sharing your app via Bravo Vision previewer app.This will help you gain fresh feedback and go through one last iteration. Define a series of tasks your users need to complete and record the meetings. Then go over them and work on relevant changes.
Please follow the guides carefully so that you don't miss any step. This process might seem complex the first time you face it, but we have you covered. Remember that you can go to the Bravo community if you get stuck or need any help.
Bravo allows you to publish your app both in Google Play and Apple's App Store. You can find specific guides for each of the stores: iOS publication, Android publication.
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