I only write about a few online services that are really impressive. This is quite an amazing service. If you like to control every little thing you can when creating a website or coding a program this may not be for you. However read on if you want a fast and affordable way to create an iPhone App with your website content.
Instant iPhone Application
If you want to have an iPhone application instantly with the content from your website you have to give WiziApp a try, their site is here at WiziApp.com. Take a look at the image to the right.
The application is easily customizable. You simply pick an application name, customize the menu bar and also include advertisements to potentially generate revenue. This will create an iPhone application that everyone can find in the App Store and download.
How does it Work?
There are three simple steps:
- (1) Download the WordPress Plugin – This step is free, you download and install the WordPress plugin. You then get to view what the iPhone app with your content would look like.
- (2) Create Your App – There is a step by step wizard that walks you through the various decisions to customize your app. Consider this a plug and play application, as you make the decisions by answering the wizards questions you see your app changing to reflect those changes in real time.
- (3) Publish to Appstore – You just give your app a description and they publish it to the App Store for you.
What from my WebSite is in the App?
All of your content can be delivered. The basics are your pages, posts, comments, categories, tags and links. They take it one step further and also include images, audio files and videos. All of the content is published in real time. In other words once it hits your website as a new post it will appear in the application itself instantly. You do not have to do anything, this is all taken care of for you by WiziApp. Also if you have ever had an application push information to you, you know how valuable this can be. I have a CNBC app that tells me when there are new hot stories with a pop up on my iPhone. The WiziApp can do this for you as well and you can push information to your audience.
I love statistics and analytics to understand how various things are working and making decisions with the information. WiziApp provides information on your application. You can see daily App store stat updates as well as visits and downloads. All this information is provided for in your website control panel just like site stats.
They Update for You
If the Applications need updating due to a new iPhone operating system or change, WiziApps makes that change for you.
Make Money with Your Application
You can choose to have advertisements included in the application. You can keep the application ad-free or you can include them. Advertisements are implemented by allowing you to use your own AdMob account. This is nice for a couple of reasons. First, the WiziApp company does not take any of the revenue you generate, in other words they do not have their hand in your pocket. Second, you continue your one to one relationship with AdMob and receive your payments from them directly as you normally would.
This service is not free. There is a setup fee and a monthly fee. Setups range from $200 to $500 and monthly costs range from $20 to $50. Now contrast that with what you would have to pay someone to create a custom application for you and then make modifications if an update is needed. This is a quick and comparatively inexpensive way to have an iPhone application for your site.
Here is the WiziApp.com link again.