Before you read the entire page, we want to make it very clear. We do NOT have any ready-made, magical converter that converts your Magento website into a mobile application. Read it again – we do NOT have any ready-made software or converter that converts your website into a mobile application. We do have a team of full-time, experienced Android and iOS developers, who will first understand your requirements, and then, turn your template-based or customized Magento website into a successful mobile application by building customized APIs and functionalities.
Top brands like Coca-Cola, Ford, Nike, and Nestle use Magento, an open-source eCommerce platform. And all these brands have a large number of web-based audience. But apart from the website, to generate higher ROI, most of the product-based companies are also focusing on the mobile application.
Now, if you have a Magento website, and wondering how to convert Magento website to mobile app then read this page carefully – word by word. By the end of this page, you will have a clear idea about what are the benefits of converting your website into a mobile application, how much time does it take, and how much money does it cost. However, before you begin, ask yourself – what is the purpose of converting your Magento website into an Android or iOS application?
Would you be impressed if we explain you why you should invest in a mobile application? Why should you convert your existing website into a mobile application? No. Of course, not. Because you already know it. You know it by yourself, don’t you? You know what are the benefits of having a mobile application to grow your business.
The first option – 51% of mobile commerce shoppers prefer mobile apps to mobile web for making purchases
Easy retention – 55% of app user, who engage with an app in the first week after download will be retained
Push notification – it’s easy to keep your users updated
Mobile application offers personalization based on customer’s interest
New marketing channel to increase your business
When you Google and try to find out top mobile app development companies which can convert template-based Magento website into a mobile application, you’ll find a bunch of them. Because it’s easy to convert a template-based website into a mobile application as the developers don’t have to invest their time developing customized APIs and Plugins. Now if these developers are just one search away, then why you should hire only Space-O Technologies.
Sure, your question is valid, why Space-O Technologies? Why should you hire dedicated mobile app developers from the Space-O Technologies? The answer is simple. Space-O, apart from converting template-based Magento website into mobile app, can also convert customized Magento website into a mobile application. Remember the word – customized. Not all the novice, self-claimed developers in the market can do it. This is why you need to be very selective here. And when you select Space-O Technologies to develop a mobile application for your website, you’ll have a team of experienced Android and iOS developers, who can build customized APIs to turn your Magento website into a mobile application.
In fact, recently we converted Inkdot, a customized Magento website, into an iOS application. And by converting his Magento website into an iOS application, our client has earned more than $1,20,000 within a short period of time. In fact, our full-time developers have developed more than 2000 Android and iOS applications. On UpWork, Space-O has 5-star average rating, based on more than 659 mobile app development projects. Our clients value the quality they deliver from the Space-O Technologies, that’s the only reason why we have 40% repeated clients. Anyway, let us answer the most important question to you.
Without being diplomatic, let us answer this question on the basis of numbers. We have already converted Magento website into an iOS application. And we know which module requires most of the time. Let us share this data with you. In the following table, we have mentioned development hours of the main features. However, please note that the final cost to turn your customized Magento website into a mobile application will also depend on the extra integrated features.
|Deliverables||Description||Estimated Man Hours|
|Development||Graphics Design||QC/Testing||Project Management||NEW TOTAL|
|(I) Native iOS Application – For IPhone|
|1. Business Analysis & Communication||4||0.4||0.8|
|2. Base Code & Architecture||4||0.4||0.8|
|3.1. Splash Screen||1||0.2||0.15||0.1||0.2|
|3.2. Login Screen||2||0.4||0.3||0.2||0.4|
|3.3. Retrieve Password||2||0.4||0.3||0.2||0.4|
|3.4. Create Account||6||1.2||0.9||0.6||1.2|
|3.5.1. Select Product Category||4||0.8||0.6||0.4||0.8|
|3.5.2. Product Detail||4||0.8||0.6||0.4||0.8|
|3.5.3. Select Size||8||1.6||1.2||0.8||1.6|
|3.5.4. Pick File||4||0.8||0.6||0.4||0.8|
|3.5.5. Crop Image||4||0.8||0.6||0.4||0.8|
|3.5.6. Edit Image||1||0.2||0.15||0.1||0.2|
|3.5.8. Delete Image||1||0.2||0.15||0.1||0.2|
|3.5.9. Add To Cart||12||2.4||1.8||1.2||2.4|
|3.5.10. Payments/Shipping and Tax||12||2.4||1.8||1.2||2.4|
|3.5.11. Shipping/Billing Address||6||1.2||0.9||0.6||1.2|
|3.6. My Account||1||0.2||0.15||0.1||0.2|
|3.6.3. Payment Details||4||0.8||0.6||0.4||0.8|
|3.7.3. Rate My App||1||0.2||0.15||0.1||0.2|
|4. Instagram API Integration||12||1.8||1.2||2.4|
|5. Brain Tree API Integration||16||2.4||1.6||3.2|
|6. Shipping API Integration||0||0||0||20|
|7. Magento (Web Services) Integration||16||2.4||1.6||3.2|
|8. Graphics Design Integration||4||0.4||0.8|
Converting ready-made, template-based Magento website into a mobile application is easy. It’s easy because it doesn’t require the application development from the scratch. There are some ready-made APIs that can reduce the development time. In short, converting simple Magento website into a mobile application requires approximately 1 and half month, depending on the additional features.
But, if your Magento website is customized, then the case will be totally, totally different. In this case, no ready-made APIs are available. So the iOS or Android developers have to first understand the customized functionalities of Magento website, and then manually build APIs from the scratch. This requires around 2-3 months for any full-stack developer.
Recently, we successfully converted customized Magento website into an iOS application for one of our regular clients. The name of the website is Inkdot. Converting Magento website into an iOS application required a lot of delicate efforts. That’s all because it requires the development of APIs from the scratch, manually, and by understanding the basic functionalities of Magento.
Though it was a bit complex project, our full stack iOS developer and a web developer converted this customized Magento website into iOS application within just 3 months. To know more about the full process, check out the portfolio. You’ll find which technologies did we use, what challenges did we face during the iOS development, and how our client is earning higher ROI after converting his custom Magento website into the iOS application.