How to Turn Shift into a Mobile App
You can do that?
You can convert any WordPress site into an app that syncs with your site. That means your content gets updated on the app automatically as you publish on your site.
Why have a responsive site AND an app?
Many readers prefer apps and hardly ever use a computer.
Strange, but true.
With an app published on the Apple App Store, you can maximize the audience you reach. Not to mention, they’ll get convenient push notifications when you publish new content.
The problem is, making an app, let alone publishing it on the App Store, is an ordeal. I’ve published a few games for fun and getting a developer account just to allow me to submit apps took weeks (and $99). That’s where PressPad News can help.
How to create a mobile app
PressPad got their start in 2011 by helping magazines and print publishers create a digital presence. As people put down the paper and picked up their iPads, they published apps to meet the demand. Now after “earning their stripes” in the magazine industry, they’re bringing their talents to WordPress.
Thanks to WordPress, your content is already highly structured in WP’s database. PPN’s tools know exactly where to find it, so they can convert your site into a synced app way faster (and cheaper) than any regular (or extraordinary) developer can. In fact, the process is incredibly swift. Here’s how it works:
1. Name the app
First, you name the app and enter your site’s URL.
2. Customize the app
Next, you customize the app with your brand colors, upload an icon, and choose a cover image.
3. Add social accounts
Lastly, you’ll enter the URLs of your social accounts.
Once complete, the PressPad News team gets started ASAP on your app submission. How cool is that?
5 days and 5 minutes
The whole process takes just a few minutes of your time. Then Apple will review the app about five days later, and you'll have an app published in the App Store.
Shift is already responsive and works wonderfully on mobile devices, but if you want to expand your reach in the mobile market, this is the easiest and most affordable way to do so.
- Shift WordPress Theme
Download a copy of the latest version of Shift.
- Support forum
Ask questions and find existing solutions in the support forum.
Review recent and past updates to Shift.
- Shift on Github
Review Shift's commit history and project files on Github.
- WordPress Resources
Check our recommended resources to find great plugins and solutions for your site.
We can help you with minor changes on your site, but if you need a highly customized version of Shift, we recommend finding help through Codeable.
- WordPress Tutorials
We've published nearly 100 tutorials for using WordPress. Head over to the blog and search for any WP-related topic you need help with.
- Create Your Site
If you've never made a WordPress site before, follow along with our step-by-step guide for creating, customizing, and launching your first website.