How to Get Your WebView App Accepted by the IOS App Store

So you built a WebView app. You paid all the fees went through all the struggles and than after days of waiting you get a message that says that your app was not accepted by the IOS App Store. Now you don’t know what to do, think you’ve wasted your time and money and after you’re done breaking your head over how to get your app accepted, you just give up on the IOS Store altogether and take that lesson.

But do not worry there is still one solution you may not have tried yet, that just might work. Before you dive deeper into this article, we can’t guarantee your app will be accepted after using this method. The reason for this is the fact that your website / app must contain useful content, best for a broad audience, not for a little niche that only can be useful for a couple of hundred people, for example, a local shop in a small town. The website that you want to turn into an app must also not contain any adult content and must be responsive, so it is user-friendly for mobile users. 

So if you got all that covered keep on reading and discover the way to build a WebView app that is more user-friendly and will be more likely to get accepted by the app store. Many WebView apps got accepted by the app store this way, click here for an example.

Getting Your WebView App Accepted

Offline Functionality

Apple finds it very important that your app works while the user is offline, with this solution your app will show a special screen, so the user can click a button to reload the app if they reconnect. So yeah the app kinda works, it asks you to reload to see the full content of your WebView app. This is a native function, Apple wants to see native functionalities in the apps that you submit to the app store, if it only has a WebView and nothing else, it most certainly will be rejected. If you want your app to be accepted, when the user is not connected you should make a screen appear that looks like the image below.

webview app offline

Native functionalities

Another important thing that can help to get your app accepted is adding some native functionalities, the offline screen above is one example of a native function, but it helps to have some more. So you may want to add push notifications that trigger at a given time of the day. Or when the user fires up the app for the first time you may want to thank them for installing. These functions that are very nice too.

User-friendly mobile website

So this is probably the most important thing you want. Most websites nowadays are responsive, but you could go even further and make your website function like an app with AJAX loading like this WordPress theme does.

But I don’t know how to code this, how do I do it?

Don’t know any code? No problem at all! There is a great product at Codecanyon, that has all the code ready, you just have to modify it so it suits your app. You can also order one of our plans in which we create the entire app for you, and if you take a subscription, we even publish the app for you to our developer accounts and give you all the support you need. Also, if you choose a subscription and your app isn’t accepted in the IOS App Store after numerous tries, we will give you your money back and downgrade you to the lower plan for the Android and Windows app. This way you don’t take any risk at all.


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