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Appful – WordPress to Native iOS/Android App in 5 Minutes

Appful – WordPress to Native iOS/Android App in 5 Minutes


Why is appful different?
– 100% Native Apps
– 10 years of experience
– Focus on companies and businesses
– 24/7 personal support
– Free Test App before buying

If you are interested in using appful or need support, please contact us via email at mail[ätt]appful.io or just visit us at appful.io

Think of a premium app agency building super sleek and great performing apps. And then think of the same agency costing not 50,000 USD but starting at only a few hundred USD per month. This is exactly what our goal at Appful® is!

While other App Builders use Web Apps with the typical old-fashioned designs, Appful® is the premium plugin targeting companies, small businesses and individuals with a sense for design and great user experience. This is why Appful Apps are 100% native. This means, we are using the technology provided by Apple and Google to make apps blazing fast and smooth on both the iPhone, iPad and Android phones. Your users will feel the difference and never believe that your app was built on a simple plugin.

But we did not stop there: Apart from our personal support, Appful clients get access to our Dashboard, where they can change or update their apps 24/7 and for free. Appful Dashboard also provides you statistics, manual push notifications and the ability to create new app betas with just a fingertip.

Get in touch today, or simply download Appful® and create your own fully functional beta app for free!

Core Features of our native mobile Apps
100% Native Design on iOS (SwiftUI) & Android (Kotlin)
Personal support: talk to our developers & designers anytime
Free Beta: Test your app on iOS & Android before buying
Full-Service: Upload, Updates and unlimited support for your app
LIVE Editing: change and update your app live and for free
24/7 Online Dashboard: for updates and marketing tools
Push Notifications: Set automations or manually trigger pushes
UNLIMITED performance: no cap on users and push messages
Blazing Fast: Thanks to Appful® Caching Technology
Offline Reading & Read Later
WordPress Login, Users and Comments
– Native In-App Purchases
– Integrations for 10,000s+ WordPress Plugins
– Set your CI-Colors and company logo natively
– Support for Google Ads and custom ad banners
– Custom Design & Features possible
– Support for iPhone, iPad, Android Phones & Tablets

Top Use Cases for Appful®:
Magazines & Newspapers attract more traffic
Digital Corporate Publishing
Content Marketing
Sell Content or Products
Number 1 channel for Premium Content Distribution
Companies build strong & direct customer relationships
Big Companies communicate with their employees

What our customers say about us

“We searched for a possibility to create an own mobile app for a long time. Appful Native Apps are faster and smoother than everything we tried. The support was excellent. Love it!”

Hina Strüver – Greenpeace

“Within such a short period of time, we are able to set up a good-looking and affordable app for our business. That is incredible. We had no problems as the support helped us with anything App Store related and with all the guidelines you have to keep in mind.”

Manfred Meinl, VAUDE

“My company was looking for a quick solution for launching a native mobile app for our WordPress site. We chose Appful because they offered the most beautiful app themes I found across the web. […] The team has been extremely helpful and responsive in walking us through the process to get our app into the app store. […] They truly go above and beyond to help you create a great app.”

Jordan Lejuwaan – futurism.com

WordPress App Builder: what problem do we solve?
As soon as publisher decide on setting up a mobile app, they face the choice between monotonous low-quality “mobile app builders” lacking the opportunity to create custom designs, because they will never have a chance against mobile apps from professional mobile app agencies. However, agencies and freelancer are slow, changes can be implemented only by the developer and are tremendously expensive. We are a solution to this problem.

WordPress website into app: Our solution

We combine all advantages of mobile app builders, freelancers and agencies and additionally clear up all disadvantages. Sounds great, but let us explain how we achieve this: We offer a sophisticated system allowing publishers to create their very own top-notch native mobile app for their WordPress blog or YouTube channel for iOS and android. In addition to that, we only charge a small monthly fee and take over the hosting and general technical care. Furthermore, if requested, we develop a completely distinct and exclusive own custom mobile app design hand in hand with our customers – the same applies to specific desired functions. Appful represents the golden mean between mobile app builders and agencies.

How the magic works

1. Install and activate the Appful plugin

The plugin enables us to import your blog content into your mobile app. Moreover, the mobile blog plugin of us makes it possible that changes to your content sync live with your mobile app.

2. Sign up at appful.io and create your mobile app

From your dashboard you can create your first mobile app for ios and android, choose a beautiful design and upload your logo to customise your mobile app. You\’ll be able to add an icon and launch image later on in the process.

3. Preview & Test your mobile app

As soon as you are finished with your mobile app, you can download our appful-App from the App Store or Play Store in order to test your mobile app on your own mobile devices (iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets).

4. Choose one of our plans and go live!

Finally, you click Test & Publish at the top of our Dashboard. Follow the final mobile app setup, choose one of our plans and place the order. In a matter of days we’ll submit your mobile app to App Store and Google Play Store.

Mobile Native App for iOS and Android

In addition, we provide you with an own Appful test-app. The mobile app for iOS and Android allows you to preview your just created mobile app on your own device. So use this opportunity to test your mobile app. You can adjust every detail and preview it right on your phone. This way, before you submit your mobile app into the store, you can make sure that everything works exactly like you want it to – no surprises. In addition to that, we provide exact statistics on the use of your mobile app to create the highest transparency. Our aim is to make both our customers and their readers happy. Your mobile app will build brand cognizance. A mobile app for your business can greatly contribute to your brand vigilance.

About Appful – Turn WordPress into Native App

8 years ago, one of our founding members ran a company and was desperately looking for somebody that would develop him a mobile app for his blog. For the same reasons mentioned above, he insisted on trying a mobile app in the form of an iOS and android app because he was sure that a mobile app makes a huge difference in comparison to browsers. At first, he did not find anybody who was able to develop his mobile app as an android app until he found the developer of our current team. We developed the mobile app together and it had tremendous success. We were so proud of our work and discovered a whole new world and everything that was possible in it – the world of mobile apps. What started as a little idea soon became a passion. We planned to build a company that provides the tools for bloggers to do the same. Appful has been in development for almost one decade now and we are now very close friends. The love to mobile apps for iOS and android and our passion is what keeps the company running. The times when you have to go to an agency and pay thousands of dollars to get a middle-class looking mobile app for iOS and android are over. We provide you with a very affordable, stunning app for android and iOS that can easily keep up with competitors – more over, your chances are good to get a very successful mobile app. We only take little fees to keep your app updated and running. Our mobile app company is now based in Germany and has a great success. We are very proud of what we already accomplished and looking forward to seeing what is going to follow. Be part of our story and try us free and get your own mobile app for your blog!

Differences between mobile apps and mobile sites

Did you know that we spend more than 80% in native mobile apps when we use our android and iOS devices? As a result, less than 20% of our smartphone use time is spent in browsers where people read your blog, and the trend is growing towards a mobile app.
In every area of our lives, we recognize the trend to mobiles devices and smartphones. Mobile Devices (Android Apps and iOS Apps) are everywhere, and they are talking over task by task. We use a mobile app for communication, a mobile app for entertainment, a mobile app for booking, a mobile app for eating, a mobile app photos, a mobile app for meeting new people and especially a mobile app for getting information and news on both android and ios. A mobile app accommodate many functions: they can provide general info, contact prices, reserve forms, search engines, utilizer accounts, heralds, news victuals, events, special deals and even more. Thanks to push notifications, you can get even more proximate and directly interact from your mobile app to your client. Make it facile for your readers or customers to contact you – your mobile app plugin will avail you to build better customer cognitions. Having a mobile app for is still quite recherché, this can give you a leap to advance against your competition. Mobile App vs. mobile Web App vs. mobile site.

Appful for Publishers

If you are a publisher with a large audience and do not have a mobile app yet, your readers have no possibility to be up-to-date with your news. Only through a native mobile app, you can unfiltered reach your target group through push notifications. In addition to that, a native mobile app creates a whole different feeling when using it. It can use the core advantages of native software and access powerful frameworks and offer tremendous features.
Since you are on our page, chances are that you have already tried out different mobile app builder solutions. You may have also noticed that a vast majority of mobile app builders are complex to use, look unprofessional and unclean and are very limited in both function and design. Furthermore, they are very expensive and often require a developer account that also costs more than 320$/year. On top of that, they limit push notifications for your mobile app.
We are bloggers ourselves and also discovered these issues when trying to create a mobile app. You can either use an overpriced mobile app builder or offer a professional agency that takes very long and is very expensive as well.
So we thought there has to be a better way, and we invented appful – the golden mean between mobile app builders and agencies for an android app and an iOS app. We offer a strong background system, take care of the whole process of publishing, managing and updating your mobile app for iOS and android and offer affordable prices. Furthermore, we enable you to better monetize your mobile app for android and iOS and earn more money. We do not limit push notifications. Once set up, you never have to worry about your mobile app again. Push notifications are sent completely automatically – no action required. In our strong analytics system, you can watch your mobile app growing.
The best thing is that we want you to be happy with your app, so we decided not to charge any money until you are 100% satisfied and decide to release your mobile app for ios to the app store and your android app to the play store. You can try and experiment with every function and design your mobile app as long as you like for free and test your android app and iOS app on your devices.
Once you are content with your mobile app, you can hand it over to us, and we will take care of the remaining process. We will hand your iOS App over to Apple and your Android App to Google and offer strong servers that process the content of your mobile app. Your site does not have to struggle with an extra amount of traffic.


Setting up a mobile App with Appful is surprisingly simple – trust us!

  1. Sign up at appful.io
  2. Download and install the Appful plugin
  3. Move to the “Appful” section in the WordPress menu
  4. Login in with your Appful user information
  5. Navigate to your Appful Dashboard, and create a new app with your blog


Where can I find more information about your native mobile Apps?

At appful.io you will find more information about our plans and our features.

The mobile App are runs on iOS and Android?

Yes, our mobile App run on all iOS and Android Devices.

Is your service really free?

You can create and test your mobile app for iOS and android as long as you want completely free. Only if you are 100% content and you intend to share your mobile app with your audience you need to upgrade to a low-priced paid solution that offers you the best performance.

Are your mobile apps native?

Yes, we put a great focus on quality, performance and user experience. Our specialists developed many distinct stunning templates you can choose from. That way we can make sure that you only get the best out of your mobile app that is possible.

How is your mobile app service different from other app builders?

Unlike other mobile app builders, we made our service from the perspective of a blogger. Every template and every feature was specially designed to fit your all your needs. Our technology is in no way comparable to low-quality mobile app builders.

How long does it take to publish a mobile app with Appful?

From the day you submit your order it takes about 7 days for Apple to review your mobile app, for the Android App in the Google Play Store that is about 1-2 days until your mobile app is public.

Do I need an developer account?

No, we take care of the whole publishing process of your mobile app for both iOS and Android. Unlike on other mobile app services, you do not need an developer account which is 100$/year. However, if you are a company and intend to use your own account, that is possible of course. Just contact us in advance.

Where is your company based?

Our company is based in Germany.

What languages do you support?

An Appful mobile app currently supports english, italian and german for system texts. However, if you need any other language to be integrated, that is no problem – just go ahead and ask us.

I have some more questions about creating a native mobile App with your service…

Then please get in touch!


సెప్టెంబర్ 4, 2023
Appful’s WordPress plugin turned my blog into an app in no time. The setup was a breeze and the customization options are robust but easy to use. My readers love the app, and it’s a game-changer for reader engagement. If you’re a blogger looking to go mobile, I can highly recommend Appful.
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