Question: I already have a WordPress website but I’d like to have my own mobile app available so that people can place orders with my online store. Is there a cheaper alternative to building a fully custom app for both iOS and Android?
Answer: If your WordPress website is built so that it is responsive it should be available to both iOS and Android devices.
What Technology Tool do I use When? 4If you want the native app that would be available in the Apple app store or Android marketplace, have a look at AppPresser and their Reactor product. Both integrate with WooCommerce. It allows you to create a native app from your WordPress website.
You could check out Ionic and Appcellerator as well. There are dozens of hybrid app frameworks to choose from.  As for ecommerce, depends on if they want just online orders, or payments as well… And if you want point of sale (POS) integration or not. It can certainly be done for less than from scratch, but it’s far from a simple task.
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Tim Cimbura – CEO and Software Engineer

Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make businesses more effective, productive, and profitable. He specializes in rapid application development with FileMaker (certified in all versions) for macOS, Windows, iPad/iPhone and web app integration with WordPress. He also knows Apple technology inside and out.

Nick Ciske

Nick Ciske – CTO / CISO

Nick has a degree in Multimedia Design and over 20 years of experience working in web development and digital media. In his career he’s built or rebuilt just about every kind of website, including many content management systems (before WordPress), several custom e-commerce systems, and hundreds of websites.