Generic mobile apps, available in SkaDate Starter Solution, are a basic way to offer mobile app experience to users without actually owning mobile apps.
How it works
- Your users download an app called “Dating App” from the App Store, which has no references to your website;
- You instruct them to enter your URL when prompted (for example, http://mydatingsite.com);
- Now a user is logged in directly to your community and can enjoy all features SkaDate mobile apps have to offer.
We enable this by having our own app (the one you see in demo) under SkaDate developer account in the App stores. The customers of Starter Solution can use it for their websites.
It’s the fastest way to use a mobile app for your website with some trade-offs.
However, it also means that there are limitations in user experience and monetization:
- Branding: the app has a non-descript name and it won’t be named after your brand. You can’t also use your own logo, colors, themes;
- Site URL: There’s no workaround for making users enter your site URL in the app. This proves to be a bit confusing and you need to give clear instructions on your website how to do that;
- Marketing, advertising: Because of necessary login instructions and being unbranded, a generic app is not a great object for advertising and marketing efforts;
- Monetization: Generic apps are impossible to monetize since only dedicated apps can be configured to have in-app purchases to charge users directly or to add in-app advertising;
- Customization: Apart from branding, it’s also impossible to make any kinds of custom development, should you need it for your business. For that to be possible, dedicated apps are required.
Should you find it critical to overcome these limitations, we recommend you to consider our higher solutions, such as Complete and Advanced. SkaDate Solutions Overview
Generic apps FAQ
Can I turn generic apps into my own, dedicated ones?
Do generic apps offer the same features as in dedicated apps?
Yes, generic apps support all dedicated app features. The only exception is monetization.