Turn WordPress Site into a Mobile App

5+ Best Plugins to Turn WordPress Site into a Mobile App 2020

The web trends are continually changing and according to studies, even way back in 2018 mobile traffic was set to surpass 60% of all the traffic that the Internet receives. In fact, according to newer studies, USA is already at over 70% and some countries, like Indonesia, are as high as 90%!

The web world is fast moving towards complete portability and the chances are that more and more traffic to your website will be mobile-driven.

Mobile Apps on the other hand provide a gateway to connect the website to the users with a high emphasis on customized feed than using a browser. Also, having a mobile app for the website can create a positive impact on its Google search ranking.

Even though, we all know the importance of mobile apps and its impact on the users, we don’t want to spend hundreds and thousands of dollars to create an app for your website.

The good news is that there are many WordPress plugins that will transform your website into a mobile app! And you will be able to transform your WordPress website into a mobile app. No need to learn coding or complex frameworks to create mobile apps for different platforms including iOS, Android and more.

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The most famous alternative of building phone apps is using PhoneGap framework, which utilize three basic technologies i.e. HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to build portable apps for Android, iOS, and Mac. PhoneGap is free, but not the iOS version as one need to register for an account to host the iOS app.

1. AppPresser

Build iOS Android mobile apps AppPresser

AppPresser is the leading app in WordPress market for converting any WordPress website into a mobile app.

Having a mobile app provides a competitive edge over the other websites that do not offer a mobile app for their website. The website can be from any niche, news, magazine, blog or e-commerce, there are endless possibilities with a mobile app.

The pricing of AppPresser is slightly on the higher side, with simple news/content website app starting from 249$(for 1 app) and more advanced mobile app going to $599.00(bonus app included).

To know more about the pricing, check the page here.

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2. Wapppress

There is not much difference between creating a website and a mobile app using the wapppress plugin. Once you make the website(responsive), the plugin can easily convert your plugin into a mobile app without wasting your time. It only take one-click to create your app. You also do not need to any programming languages or go to constructs.

With the help of wapppress, the plugin can create a native mobile applications for Android and iOS. However, the developer separates mobile platforms into two different plugins so you might need to buy both for full functionality.

The app supports fast and intuitive app interface. For those, who are looking to control specifics to the mobile app won’t be disappointed, as the app supports 3rd party script/coding works you can develop into your app.

The plugin also has useful features like push notifications, AdMob, custom launcher icon, and custom splash screen.

Android version / iOS version

3. Appmaker WP

If you are looking for a solution that will not cost you a kidney, then Appmaker WP is for you. The Appmaker WP plugin easily transform your blog into a native app.

The only cost that you have to bear for publishing your app on the respective iOS and Android marketplace is their iOS developer account($99/year) and a Google Developer Account($25) respectively.

The app supports multiple features for increased functionality, such as real-time UI Updation, push notification and social sharing. Supports both smartphones and tablet and the major Android and iOS operating system.

The core of the Appmaker WP app is the ability to easily customize WordPress layouts, which is a popular option for creating an interactive mobile app.

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4. Flink

Flink is another great competitor in converting your WordPress website into an Andoid mobile app without any programming language knowledge. The best part of using the plugin is the instant conversion of the website into a mobile app. But, there is a pre-requisite for conversion of website into mobile app, the website must be a responsive website. Without responsive support, your website won’t cut the bill.

The plugin’s features include push notifications with Firebase, multi-language support, AdMob, Facebook network advertisements, and several types of app screens. Everything is managed with a user-friendly material interface that is fully compliant with WordPress.

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5. MobiCloud

Mobile Apps WordPress mobiloud

MobiCloud is a premium Mobile app converter plugin that offers push notification and other native app features. MobiCloud is at par with AppPressor and provides tools to turn your WordPress website into native apps that can run flawlessly on Android and iOS.

Pricing of MobiCloud is starter app that is $199/mo, which features one platform, email supports, etc. The other package that MobiCloud offers for their customers is a professional app that will cost up to $499 per month. The professional package supports both the iOS and Android apps.

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6. WPMobile.App

WiziApp WordPress iPhone App Plugin

WPMobile.App is a freemium mobile app converter. The native Android and iOS app needs buying and can be brought from their website.

The plugin can turn your WordPress website into a mobile app without writing a code. And it also supports other features such as customization, animated navigation, cross mobile browser support, multi-menus and more.

Native Android app will cost you around 79€ whereas iPhone and iOS apps will also cost you a 79€.

If you are looking for a free demo, then WPMobile.App is a great choice as it offers free test with the android and iOS demo app. Install the plugin and the app will start processing the mobile version of the website.

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Wrap Up

Mobile Apps are the future; they are fast, intuitive and adds value to the business and if you are looking to make your business blossom, then creating an app is a great idea.

AppPresser, Appmaker WP and wapppress are the best of all of them, but I will ask you to go through all of them carefully and decide for yourself.

Think I missed something? Comment below and let me know!

*last updated 11/26/2019

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16 Comments
  • Mobapper
    Posted at 06:37h, 28 April Reply

    Thank you Nitish for covering us (www.mobapper.com)

    • Brian H
      Posted at 16:58h, 10 July Reply

      You are most welcome, awesome product 🙂

  • Bt
    Posted at 19:06h, 10 May Reply

    Do any of these methods permit the app to function with the device completely offline?

    • Brian H
      Posted at 09:16h, 17 May Reply

      Hi Bt,

      I know that Mobapper and Mobiloud allow your users to view content offline, but I am not sure with the others. I will double check wit Nitish and report back here if I have missed any out.

  • Anna Kosieradzka
    Posted at 14:40h, 18 May Reply

    Kinetise is another option you might find interesting. The WordPress plugin is only one of its many features – you can get and send data, including pictures or GPS coordinates, use maps, videos, web pages… You can make fully functional apps without writing a single line of code, and they are purely native. You can try the editor without even registering, so give it a try. 😉

    • Brian H
      Posted at 14:41h, 20 May Reply

      Hi Anna,

      Thank you for your recommendation, I will have a closer look at it and consider adding it to this collection.
      Have you used it yourself? if yes what is your thoughts?

  • Hospity
    Posted at 08:33h, 01 July Reply

    This is great wonderful mobile app development ideas.. great Thanks..

    • Brian H
      Posted at 12:39h, 25 September Reply

      Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts 🙂

  • puzzlersworld
    Posted at 10:27h, 04 August Reply

    We are using this wordpress plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/androapp/
    it only gives android app though, but it is natively built, using json calls rather than the heavy html calls and does not need any extra responsive theme, it is super fast.

    Comes with Push notifications for every new post, it sends push notifications automatically, there are many more features which you can see at @ androapp.mobi

    Best part is that, you can get your app in minutes without any credit card, and its free for 1st year and a nominal charge of $50/year from next year onwards.

    • Brian H
      Posted at 12:38h, 25 September Reply

      My honest opinion is that it looks a little spammy. Judging by the screenshots you provided.

  • qq1877
    Posted at 15:12h, 05 August Reply

    What are the downside of deploying apps made through this manner to end users?

    • Brian H
      Posted at 12:36h, 25 September Reply

      I personally can not think of any as most this plugin simply allows the users to read the lastest blog posts.

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  • BUCKHORN
    Posted at 08:08h, 30 October Reply

    Great round up Nitish, Thanks!

  • Rishav Puri
    Posted at 06:44h, 09 May Reply

    Thanks Nitish

  • Ranvir
    Posted at 09:24h, 06 June Reply

    I am also an app developer and I can develop any type of android and ios app but have never used the plugins which you have give here to turn wordpress sites into mobile apps. but I am sure that it can be lucrative for me so I will definitely use some of these tools.

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