Everything you need to know about building with Appspotr
How long are your contracts?
We offer flexible plans to fit your specific needs, you pay monthly or annually.
What is a PWA?
A progressive web application (PWA) is a type of application software delivered through the web. Functionality includes working offline, push notifications (not all web browsers support push notifications), and device hardware access, allowing the creation of user experiences similar to native applications on desktop and mobile devices.
Can I publish PWA on my own subdomain?
That’s a yes. If you don’t have a subdomain you can publish your PWA using an Appspotr subdomain.
Can I publish apps on my own Apple and Google account?
Yeah, that’s where we will publish the app for you.
Do I need a credit card to publish my app?
Yes and no. Before you get your license to build and publish apps you must first pay your license fee invoice. Soon be able to pay with your credit card straight through the app.
Where can I find analytics for my app?
You’ll find them under the Analytics menu option within the platform.
Do I have to republish the app after updating it?
It depends on what changes you’re making. New styles, views, datasets, logic and so on will be applied automatically, but if you want to change the app’s metadata (name, icon, description, etc) you’ll have to go through the entire publishing process again.
Do you develop custom-made apps?
Nope. The idea behind Appspotr is to provide you with the necessary tools to build the app yourself. It’s less expensive and much more fun that way – plus it ensures you have full control over your app. If you’d still prefer to seek professional help with this, check out our expert partners at appspotr.com/partners.
How do I learn how to use Appspotr?
Our mission is to make app building available to everyone. As such, Appspotr is built to be intuitive and easy to learn with information and guidance inside the platform from the second you start using it. That being said, it can still take a couple of hours to get yourself familiar with the menus and features. The more advanced stuff may require some help and practice to master. You can always turn to our trusty Help Center for support and check out tutorial videos featured there and on YouTube.
Where is Appspotr hosted?
Appspotr is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
What happens if Amazon servers are down?
This is an extremely rare occurrence, but if it does happen your apps will still function properly. You may not be able to make changes or send push notifications during this time, however.
How do I know when my app is published?
You will receive an email once the app is published on App Store or Google Play store. PWA apps are published instantly.
Are there any Appspotr Ads in the apps once published?
Are you GDPR-compliant?
Yup, we sure are.
Are you compliant with the European accessibility act of 2021?
Yes, but it’s your responsibility to make sure your app’s content is.
Who owns the app and the source code?
We grant you a license to use and modify the app however you see fit. You build, design, add content and publish your creation under your own license on the Apple App Store and Google Play. But as your app cannot operate without the Appspotr backend, which is our intellectual property, you cannot own or move the source code.
Can I become a reseller for Appspotr?
If you can dream it you can do it. Contact us to find out how.
Can I have my own white-label version of the platform?
Yes, contact us for more information on becoming a partner.
Are there any third-party costs?
Is anything ever truly free in this world? Philosophical pondering aside, you do need your own developer account to publish apps to Apple App Store and Google Play and that comes with a fee.
Can I add a third-party SDK to my app?
Appspotr does not allow third-party SDKs to be included in our apps. But if you want to see new functionality added on our platform, you can always send us a feature request.
Yeah, just click “Copy” on the app you want to clone in your app list. After the cloning is complete you can re-style and re-assemble your creation in Patchwork to build a new app based on the old one.
What is Patchwork?
The Patchwork is where you get a visual overview of the whole structure and workflow of your app. Here you can drag and drop all of the different blocks for menu, dataset, views and logic, link them together (with what is called a “Patch”) and customize the navigation, rules, logic and structure of your apps. So in short, the Patchwork is the heart of the platform and where you get full control of your app.
Can I send push notifications to the app from my phone?
You can. This is done via the extra menu option made available to users with admin permission. The same menu also lets you update content in the app.
Can I have a login to the app?
Yes. You can build a login in Patchwork by using the intended pre-made logic blocks.
Does the platform have any API?
Yes, the platform has a REST API that works with any modern API.
Does Appspotr support container apps?
Does the app work offline?
Yes, it does. The app caches the data when connected to the internet. When using the app offline, the cached version will be displayed. You will not be able to send push notifications or update your app while offline.
Is there an SDK available?
Not right now. Although in the future we may release an SDK to let you build custom components for our platform.