Convertify helps businesses create quick native apps using just a website URL. If you already have a responsive website, we wrap it and deliver your app in less than 24hrs so you can submit it to the Play Store and App Store.
Seems like a nice idea.Cons:
Rejected by the app store
Rejected by the App Store
”Guideline 4.2 - Design - Minimum Functionality
Your app provides a limited user experience as it is not sufficiently different from a mobile browsing experience. As such, the experience it provides is similar to the general experience of using Safari. Including iOS features such as push notifications, Core Location, and sharing do not provide a robust enough experience to be appropriate for the App Store.”
So ..... kind of defeats the point of convertify doesn’t it ?
So I heard back from the team at Convertify, and they did offer some help.
Loading the app into Xcode was straight forward, and following the video to.
If it's your first time doing this you may come across some issues, i did.
Various errors stopping the archive from completing, which I ended up finding the answers to on google. I had to change a few settings in Xcode to get the archive to complete. ( I had an "Apple Mach-0 Linker" error)
After this, only one more issue: IDFA.
App store connects asks if you are using the advertising framework, and provides a tick box, yes or no.
So I asked convertify.
After a while , convertify answered my question about the IDFA usage, and said the app does not use it.
So I clicked no and apple replied " Your app does use IDFA so you must select this in the tick box", and the upload failed.
So I clicked yes to IDFA and the app went through, it's now being reviewed by Apple.
This has potential convertify, it really does, but it needs to be smoother with more support for errors along the way, and maybe some pointers towards changing the launch screen and app icons etc.
Your product is great for people who don't know much about Xcode or swift, so you need to support the product for these people, like me.
Anyone who does know Xcode and swift, will just build this themselves.
OLD REVIEW .............................
Made a payment to Convertify on thursday afternoon, it's now monday afternoon.
No confirmation, no email, I've attempted contact via email and on twitter.. no response.
Poor show guys, please get in contact so we can discuss, or issue a refund.
Cheersecho - Rent Everything has used this product for one week.