Connections Business Directory Mobile App Manager Plugin

Description

This plugin let’s you create a native mobile app for iOS and Android using Connections Business Directory and WordPress. Converts your categories and listings to app pages. Native apps enable features just for mobile, for example, customers can bookmark their favorite items and places and you can send notifications to users that display on their home screen.

To get your app in the app store and publish your app, you will need a subscription to a TSL plan. Each Plan includes unlimited push notifications, marketing tools and app store metrics.

To get started, install and activate the Mobile App Manager plugin from Tiny Screen Labs The service allows you to design and preview your mobile app with your team and clients. The publishing service is a paid subscription to submit your mobile app to the stores and manage all updates for iOS and Android. Learn more about it at Tiny Screen Labs Help Center.

Mobile App Manager features:

  • App setup to create and customize your app
  • Push notifications to send or schedule messages to mobile devices
  • Metrics about installs
  • Badges to use on your website to link to the app store
  • Marketing tools to get new users
  • QR code generator for marketing campaigns in print or online
  • Publishing service (publishing to the app store requires subscription)

App Setup and design

  • You can customize and select icons from the TSL Library, which includes different icon designs.
  • Add up to 12 icon buttons that navigate to pages on the app. You can link to a Connections category to display a listing of all the posts that will link to each listing detail post. Other app pages can be added to the home page such as a map, bookmarked favorites, external website addresses and more. The home page includes a footer menu for social media profiles, a map, favorites and a website.

Showcase your sponsors

Do you have a sponsor paying for your mobile app? You can feature them on the mobile app home page, footer menu or logo.

Update your design whenever you like

Create designs to match seasons, holidays, local events or when you have new content to feature on the home page. You are not limited in the number of edits or design changes.

Push notifications

Send or schedule messages to users to keep them up to date on your business. Notifications can be linked to your app pages or you can send general updates.

Social media profiles too

Let users visit your social media profiles on Facebook, Google +, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and website.

Member Only Content Settings for Mobile Only

Member only content can be restricted on the app with member login. Mobile only settings allow you to manage content for the mobile app and website separately.

Get in the app store without a developer account

The publishing service is a paid subscription to submit your mobile app to the stores and manage all updates for iOS and Android.

Installation

  • Upload Connections Mobile App to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  • Upload Mobile App Manager to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  • Use the App Setup page to configure the app

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  • Upload Connections Mobile App to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  • Upload Mobile App Manager to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  • Use the App Setup page to configure the app
Where can I find Mobile App Manager documentation?

For help setting up and configuring your mobile app, please go to our help center. Tiny Screen Labs Help Center

What is your publishing service?

Mobile App Manager is a free app designer plugin that connects to the Tiny Screen Labs publishing service. This service makes it easy for non technical WordPress administrators to publish both website and mobile app for their organization. Plans start at $30 per month for up to 30 directory listings. Services include unlimited design changes, unlimited push notifications, QR code generator and campaign manager, publishing your submission to iOS and Android app stores and more. Learn more here. Tiny Screen Labs Pricing

Contributors & Developers

“Connections Business Directory Mobile App Manager Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.3.3

  • Current version
  • Minor bug fixes

1.3

  • Added support for Connections Business Directory Deals plugin

1.2

  • Minor bug fixes

1.0

  • Initial release