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*** See the app i created in this course in section 9***
Please note - you will learn how to publish the app for Android devices, and there is a documented tutorial about publishing it for Apple devices as well. A video tutorial about Apple will be added soon.
What will my app do?
There are so many features you can add to your app, and i will name a few here. Make sure to watch the free preview video which talks about those features as well:
(to name a few...)
How long will it take me to build the app?
The course is very straight to the point, i tried to keep out any smalltalks or unneeded information, so you can start working on your app immediately and publish it to the stores within a few days/weeks, depending on your schedule. I divided the steps into 8 days, each takes about 30-60 minutes to complete. You can follow the 8-days program, or work in your own pace depending on your free time.
Is this course for me?
This course is for you if:
Today, almost every business has a website - which is great, but it makes the competition harder and you have to get creative if you want to stand out in a crowd. The apps world is still at its first stages, and this is JUST the right time to offer your customers another way to reach you by downloading your app. Besides from making you look unique, an app is a GREAT idea if you run a personal blog too, as you can send notifications to your viewers when you publish a new post, and let them reach your content immediately!
Thanks to the platform you will work with in this course, a native app for your business or personal use is at the tip of your fingers. All you need is to carefully pay attention to all the steps, be willing to learn a new (and easy) skill and be motivated to get your first app up in the stores within a few days!
The platform you will work with is free to download and use. That being said, there are 2 services you *might* have to pay for, which are not related to the free platform:
You're going to enjoy creating your app!
After spending months looking for an easy to use, straightforward and inexpensive solution to building a native app, i have found an open source CMS that does exactly what i had hoped for - lets me create an app in a way that is almost as easy as creating a Wordpress website!
As a webmaster and a webdesigner, i've been working with Wordpress for the past 7 years and it's one of the things i most enjoy doing - creating websites. Lately, after realizing this world is getting too crowded and the competition becomes tougher everyday, i decided to dive into the apps world, so i can offer my customers a new service - building an app for them. Unfortunately, i was frustrated with what i found - app building services asked for a high monthly or one-time fee and most of the tools were too complicated to understand for a non-programmer like me. A second before giving up, i found the solution i had been looking for - a system that makes the process of creating an app as easy and fun as creating a website, and is open source and free too.
But i don't know how to create a website!
If you've never built a website before, or have no idea what Wordpress is - no worries as i show you exactly what to do in each step, so this course is great for whoever wants to create an app regardless to any prior experience.
The course will guide you through all the steps you have to take in order to get yourself a native app that people can download from the app stores.
The app you will create can be produced as an Andoid app as well as Apple one. I will show you how to get the app online in the Google Play store (Android) while a documented tutorial of how to get the app in the Apple store is available too (a video showing how to do that will follow soon).
In this course, you will watch me going through all the steps from A to Z, while some of the video lectures will be followed by PDF files for further guidance.
Course overview in short
Enroll today - to see your app in the stores within 8 days from now!
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Desktop, iOS and Android.
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|Section 1: Day 1: Ready to create your first app?|
Welcome to the course, here is some information about the program you will work with
What will your app do?Preview
|Lecture 3||2 pages|
The program itself is free, though you will have to create an account in a hosting company (if you already have one - you can probably skip this step without paying for another hosting account). In addition, every app owner must register as a developer in Google Playstore and/or Apple App store. Learn about those costs in this lecture.
Yes, you will start working from day 1! Let's begin with explaining what you will do in the upcoming steps, starting by downloading the program files
I will show you how to register to a hosting acocunt. You don't have tp register to the same company as in my example, and if you already have an account - you might be able to skip this step - all details inside.
|Section 2: Day 2: Let's get some things configured|
Creating a database
This is a very important lecture - as you will have to decide how and where to install the program files.
This step might take a while to complete, depending on your internet connection. This is why it wraps up the lectures for this day.
In just 2 days you've accomplished quite a lot - and while you upload the files to your server, you should watch a short summary of what you did so far. If you're stuck in one of the steps, check out the PDF file which explains exactly what is presented in the lectures up will now.
|Section 3: Day 3: It starts to get interesting - installing and designing your app!|
Installing the files - so you can finally start working on your app!
Creating a username for your app
Add some information about your app and/or company
The editor is where the magic happens - that's where you design your app and add the features!
Something important about the platform version
Here you will learn how to choose a layout and a template for your app. Plus, you will see how to create a background image by using a free online photo editor.
You can control on almost every color in the app - here's how.
|Section 4: Day 4: Adding features - that's where the magic happens!|
Add a newswall - to publish news messages to your users
Create a discount that only your app users will be abale to validate
Show your products and services by creating a catalogue
Running a restaurant? Show your menu in the app
Let your app users feel unique by creating a loyalty card!
You can even run a contest
Add Custom pages - with text, images, videos and more - just like in a website
Add an RSS feed page to show articles from any website supporting RSS
Create a photo gallery by adding your own photos or using third-party services
Add a video gallery from your computer, Youtube or Vimeo
|Section 5: Day 5: Adding more features|
Add an interactive contact page where your users can contact you instantly
How to add the Push notifications feature
Create a booking system and let your customers set appointments with you
Add links to your external website or any other website
Running a Wordpress website? Show your posts inside the app in a beautiful way
Create folders and make your app menu much easier to navigate
Add as many forms as you want, with various field types
Create a calendar of events and connect it with your Google or Facebook events!
Connect your Facebook page to the app and let your users interact with it
Lock some of the app features to create a VIP membership club
|Section 6: Day 6: Your app is almost ready! Just a few more steps to go|
APIs - connect your app with services like Instagram, Youtube and faceboook
You already know how to add the Push feature - it's now time to configure it so you can send notifications once the app is published.
Create and upload your app icons
|Section 7: Day 7: Before publishing your app|
Once your app is ready - download the source files to your computer and get it ready to productions
Before producing the app final file and uploading it to the stores - you can see how your app looks like in your own device
It might take a few hours until you're done registering as a developer. Finish this step and move on to the next day.
|Section 8: Day 8: Woohoo! It's time to publish your app!!!|
Feeling overwhelmed? Here's some help!
Downloading and installing Android Studio
Producing the app APK file
Uploading your app to Google Playstore!
|Section 9: Watch this while waiting for your app to be published|
See the app i created in this course on my mobile device!Preview
Watch how i send a push notification!
|Section 10: Updating your app|
What to update and how
|Section 11: Starting an app business - how to do it with the platform you just worked with|
Starting an online app building BUSINESS!
|Section 12: Summary and thank yous|
What an amazing journey we've had!Preview
Where to get support
|Section 13: Show off your apps!|
How to show the app you created
Hi, i'm Maya.
I've been building websites since i was 15. What started as a hobby, turned to be my profession 10 years later.
I mostly work with Wordpress, and besides creating websites for customers, i've started giving lectures about this system a few years ago as well.
When i found out about Udemy and the opportunity to teach online, i was thrilled - as i love teaching, and Udemy gives me the option to reach students beyond the boundaries of my country.
After years of bulding websites with Wordpress, i decided to dive into the mobile world and found it to be mysterious and totally different from what i knew up to that point.
Unfortunately i realized that since this niche is quite new, creating mobile apps was far more complicated and expensive than what i was used to with Wordpress. Most softwares and tools available today are very expensive or complicated to understand and require many hours of studying. A moment before giving up, I found a platform that does exactly what I wanted - lets me create an app in a similar way to building a WordPress website! The platform is easy to understand, easy to operate and most importantly - very enjoyable to work with!
I decided to create a course that teaches how to work with this platform, it's called "Create a Native App in 8 Days – Easy as Creating a Website!".
If you don't have the time to learn how to create a full native app, you can take the "WordPress to App – Turn Your Website Into an Android App" which will teach you how to turn your current website into a native Android app which will act as a mirror to your website. This is a flash course, easy to complete. You'll be able to see your app in the store by tomorrow...!
Other than that, you can take my thirdcourse and learn how to create beautiful, professional video montages. This course is FREE.
My moto in the courses is KISS (Keep It Simple, Student!); in my everyday life, i try to find ways how NOT to spend hours over hours of learning how to code and program, by finding the "shortcuts" that people already created, like Wordpress. Then, i take what i learn and pass it over to my students, so you can create amazing things too.
I hope you will find the knowledge you were hoping to gain here, and show me examples of what you have created with the help of my courses - that's what would satisfy me the most!
See you on the screen,