Google and Apple Stores Guidelines
Before we start building the app, I would like to explain the importance of Google and Apple Stores guidelines.
- I heard a lot of things over the years that say Google and Apple do not approve web apps and web view and all those things. THIS IS NOT TRUE.
- Google and Apple have their own guidelines, and we all need to respect them. They don’t want to be billboards, or, to be a place with millions of unusable apps, junk apps, and things like people that want to make affiliate and advertisement.
- This is not the purpose of the App Store. the app store’s purpose is to give usability for the users. For example, if you look at Apple developer guidelines, design section 4 point 2 is the minimum functionality.
- That means, that your app doesn’t have any functionality for the user.
- It’s just exactly like your website. for example, if you have a law office, there is no reason that you will convert your brand site into apps. What people will do with this app, and why do they will save it on their devices. There is no usability here. if you will add something useful, for example, an online consulting firm, some special calculators, or a personal area that people can enter and use the app.
- Then, there is usability. when you build your app, think about how to make it useful for the user, and ask yourself, if you, as a user, will save this app on your device. Almost every website can generate usability. For example, if you have a store website, you don’t need to put your homepage, because the user already know who you are.
- They download your app, and they see it on the store before downloading. So, you can add our bottom tab bar menu with special categories for the users of the app.
- You can create categories on your website, don’t show them on the site, and just put the categories in the tab bar. categories tabs also supply a fast way to buy on the app. Remember, the ground rule, before you create an app, MAKE THE APP USEFUL!