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WordPress as a mobile app dev tool
very cool
lorax




msg:4634896
 8:19 pm on Jan 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

So while I've been reading up on the WP Mobile team's work I've also been reading up on some new tools on the market - tools that turn your WordPress site into a native mobile app - downloadable from Google Play and Apple stores.

The basic concept is these tools act as a wrapper/portal around your WordPress site. The data is pulled from your site. It's not a mobile site but follows the same styling rules because it's displayed on mobile devices.

Why do this instead of a responsive design? Well, think more creatively. Think of specialized sites that focus on a particular target audience. I'm thinking of BuddyPress sites and other ways I can pull content into WordPress that gets ported to the app. eCommerce, discussion forums - anything you can do with WordPress (which is pretty much anything) you can turn into an app pretty quickly without having to learn new programming languages - unless you want to.

 

henry0




msg:4635316
 6:01 pm on Jan 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

This is very interesting, even though it does not seem to be something I have a need for, unless adding value from an SEO point of view which I doubt (again in my own case); out of curiosity could you point us toward search terms or links if you have any. Thanks

lorax




msg:4635373
 11:21 pm on Jan 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

[google.com...]

You'll find a mix of results in those SERPs - WordPress for mobile devices - as an interface to work with your site. You'll also find results for using WordPress as a mobile application dev tool.

henry0




msg:4635386
 12:54 am on Jan 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

Thanks! Even on a Sunday!

lorax




msg:4635496
 12:56 pm on Jan 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

Yeah... but don't count on it. ;)

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