Brossard App Builder: A Cross-Platform Tool For Modern App Building

Many businesses, from small organizations to large enterprises, are getting their businesses online using Progressive Web Applications, Native Mobile Applications, or Hybrid Mobile Applications. This comes in the context of winning the race i.e getting the largest market share of the valuable online world. It is no surprise that mobile app development has proved its value for the business world proving to be a valuable asset aiding marketers to gain customers to sky-rocket their retention ratios.

As corporations become more aware of the benefits mobile apps have to offer and mobile app development getting more advanced and complex, the equation to penetrate the online world fast and effectively is getting harder as time goes on. Corporations are spending colossal sums to develop mobile apps for their target customer base and start harvesting those long-awaited benefits. But, things do not always go as planned.

In the mobile app development world, things could get out of control swiftly which could mean substantial financial loss for the company. Such events occur frequently and the end result is always disastrous. Whether you have your own internal IT department or outsourcing the job to an external mobile app development company things can south, sometimes for reasons that were not taken into account in your SWOT analysis. So, why take such a risk when there is a more sophisticated method?

Brossard App Builder is the all-in-one online development tool that allows you to build cross-platform mobile applications, deploy them and maintain them all without writing a single write of code. During the following part, we will dive into the details to explain the full functionalities of the Brossard App Builder and why it is the only tool you will need henceforth.

React Native Based Mobile Applications

There are three main categories of mobile applications. The first category is the native mobile app; we will get on the details shortly. The second category is the hybrid mobile apps. And, finally, the third category is cross-platform mobile apps.

Native mobile applications are mobile applications developed using certain development languages such as Objective C, Swift, Android or Kotlin. Native mobile apps use the phone’s resources such as the camera to perform certain actions. Also, these apps are expensive to build as the company is forced to build two versions (Android, iOS), sometimes even three (Android, iOS, Windows).

Hybrid mobile applications, simply put, are web applications that have been put into a native shell. The app’s code is rendered in a web view which gives the app the role of a web app. Hybrid apps use the best of both worlds i.e. giving the user an almost native experience using the web. For example, adding Instagram to your home your device’s home screen will load Instagram as a hybrid app. Try it for yourself to see what we have covered in the above lines.

Cross-platform mobile apps are mobile applications built to run on different operating systems. The backend of the said mobile apps is built to run on all the mobile operating systems while guaranteeing performance and sustainability with lower maintenance.

What can Brossard App Builder provide you with?

Brossard App Builder is an online tool that allows you to build React Mobile Apps without writing a single line of code. Whether you are looking to develop a simple mobile app or social media app, our app builder allows you to develop whatever you want. Our builder’s capacity is limitless, so get creative and worry not about all the heavy lifting. Another cool feature about our builder is the ability to develop apps for both iOS and Android without having to worry about compatibility issues.

Brossard App Builder is 100% free of charge. You can use our builder to build whatever app that comes to your mind and introduces the simplest features to the most complex ones. You can also publish your app on the Play Store as well as the App Store. We can also do the heavy lifting for you and all you need to do is send us a quick message. You will have our developers working on your advanced features to build them and perfect them according to market standards and your specifications. If you need to implement highly custom features and you do not know your way around it, we can do it for you as well. In any case, our tool is very powerful and allows you to develop cutting edge mobile applications ranging from chatbots to E-commerce mobile apps.

It’s our way of helping you focus on what matters to you the most. Furthermore, If you have any questions or complex implementation that you want to implement, our provided documentation will help guide you through whatever implementation process in which you are stuck. Again, there will be no need for coding or any prior knowledge of programming. Our app builder is very intuitive and its features are easily grasped which allows you to be very productive and focused and less distracted or preoccupied with wireframes.

It is worth mentioning however that Brossard App Builder does support building Progressive Web Applications. If such is your desire, you can always send us a message

As we aforementioned, our App Builder allows you to build mobile apps in 10 minutes; React Native Apps. Brossard App Builder permits you to develop mobile applications that are cross-platform. This means that any app developed with our builder will work on both Android as well as iOS platforms without any extra trouble. Native App Development on the hand, as discussed above, is different. You’d have to hire two teams, one for Android and one for iOS so they would build your app, separately, one each platform. This comes with extra cost, a long development cycle, and longer testing periods. Our App Builder saves you time, money as well as offers great flexibility for the app, but most importantly it allows you to hit the market before your competitors.

Another great feature of our Mobile App Builder is the low maintenance cost. Better yet, you can do the maintenance yourself. Everything has been built to allow you the ease of control over your mobile application. You may use plug-ins for this task however it can be done without having to use any. During the first 6 months, all maintenance and updates will be free of charge to help you build a strong presence in your niche and not bring you down with all financial charges.

We might have stepped some steps in the previous paragraph but all of it is true. When you are using Brossard App Builder, whether you are building a new mobile application or editing a new one, everything is handled smoothly to allow you to push updates to your existing customers without having to contact any developer.

That was a brief introduction to the limitless power of our Mobile App Builder Tool. For more information about the tool, you can always head to our FAQ Page.

Building your first mobile app with Brossard Design App Builder

In this section, we will guide you the different steps following which you will be able to create your first app on the builder and, later on if you choose so, publish it to the store. Later on in this article, we will also show you how to publish your app.

To start building your mobile app, head to our builder web page and create your account. After signing in, you will be directed to the home page of the builder where you can see all of your apps and manage them. Since this is the first app to be created, the screen should display New App.

App Builder Home Page Screen

The next step to be taken is clicking on the create app button which will prompt you to a new screen displaying all the app templates the app builder has. You just have to choose one template, name your projects, and finally choose the layout.

For the purpose of this tutorial, we will proceed with a night club application. At this point your screen ought to look like this:

App Builder Screen showing the created application

After reaching this stage, you can start customizing your app and manage several other parameters in the application itself.

When clicking on the Manage App, you will be taken to the app setup menu where you can edit, add and delete app sections. We will dive more into details later. The app sections are, by default created, for you. If you want to change their order, all that is required to do is to simply drag and drop them into the position of your preference.

Some app sections will have a database and and folder icons which refer to the admin section of the application. All the app sections have a settings section which allows you to control the side nav, colours and other aesthetics of the app.

In the design navigation bar, you can control the overall feel and design of the application. This menu section allows you to control the colours, the backgrounds, the icons design and colors and so on.

The preview section of the menu allows you to preview your application using the Expo App. Click on the preview menu app, to preview your application. You can do so following these steps:

  1. Choose which device you would want to preview your application on
  2. Click on the screen device screen and wait for the application to load
  3. Enter the application’s unique ID which can be found on the top left hand corner
  4. Wait for the the app to load after entering the app id
  5. Start the test to see how the app functions and feels

App Builder Screen showing the preview screen

The menu also has two additional sections which are the push notifications as well as the orders sections. The latter allows you to see all the orders conducted on your applications like the purchase of tickets, or online orders. The former allows you to control how and when the notifications are sent to your customers. This is very important to check as push notifications are an essential touch point for your customers and it might affect their experience when interacting with your brand.

Publishing the mobile app is possible through the submit app menu button. Clicking on the button will prompt you to a new screen that will allow you to submit your application for publication. First you have to download your application, review the final design and then submit the APK to the store for publishing.

In conclusion, we will leave you with the 8 most common mistakes to avoid if you want to launch your app successfully.

  1. Insufficient Market Research Data
  2. Understanding your target market is the most essential key to successful market commercialization. The competition in the app market has been showing no sign of slowing down. If you want your app to be successful, market research should be a priority on the tasks list. There are multiple resources you can use to help you conduct market research like Google Surveys. These will help you keep up to date with ongoing market trends, conduct surveys within your target markets, and accept datasets.

  3. Ignoring App Store Optimization
  4. App Store Optimisation, commonly referred to as ASO, is how you increase your app’s visibility in the app store but it is overlooked by developers and this can lead to an otherwise commercially viable app not succeeding, most of the time. A strong ASO strategy will boost the app’s visibility and make sure it can easily found in-store with just a keyword as input in the search field. If your ASO strategy was well implemented it can help your app to increase traffic. It is important to note that App Store Optimization is a continuous process and not a one time task to be done and forgotten.

  5. Weak or Non-Existent Marketing Strategy
  6. When creating your marketing strategy, it is worth focusing on platforms that can deliver great performance while respecting a certain budget. Social media platforms are a great example. Since they became very popular platforms, social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter became an invaluable advertising tool. Essentially, these platforms can rapidly increase your exposure and user base remaining while being cost-effective. There are fantastic tools for improving your content marketing plan. These services provide professional content writing and can easily be deployed to improve the quality of your market plan.

  7. Defective User Interface
  8. Your app should always be customer-centric. The main objective of developing an app is to offer the user a solution that is better than the existing ones, so excluding the user from your app’s design or main core functions is excluding your app for the users’ phones. One way to avoid such a situation is creating a user interface that is user-friendly. Ideally, the optimal user interface would allow the users to seamlessly surf the app as they are using it without facing any glitches or errors. This makes perfect sense if you think about it. A user-friendly UI will help your users navigate the app with extreme ease while getting the service they need as quickly and efficiently as possible. This, in turn, will lead to higher conversions and traffic which will lead to your app to stand out from the competition.

  9. No Beta Version
  10. No matter how skilled your internal developers are or how big the developing agency is, some errors will only be brought into light through the actual active usage of the app. One way to ensure getting feedback and active usage data are letting your customers sign up for a beta version of your app. This will help you gain usage statistics and gain insights that your developers could not figure out. Moreover, a beta version release serves as advertising for your app for you as you will be relying on the effectiveness of word of mouth.

  11. Reviews & Ratings
  12. There is a general belief that reviews and ratings will appear as users start using your app. As more people use your app, you will eventually start to get reviewed. While you can sit and wait for reviews and ratings to roll in, the reality is that they’re both an important part of app store ranking algorithms and they give users social proof. You can start asking the beta version testers of your app to put add comments and ratings for your app on the stores and start getting average ratings (you will need this is at least 5 stars).

  13. Forgetting about your web presence
  14. When you are optimizing your app store traffic and getting attention from the users, you must not forget about your web presence. While the importance of a landing page or a microsite can not be reiterated enough, once your app is live you’ll want to include a Call To Action or smart redirect banner to move visitors to the app store. But don’t stop there – your app promotion strategy should also include other forms of content marketing. You also use other content marketing strategies by using social media platforms for advertising.

  15. Ignoring App Store Profile Creatives
  16. Most of the developers will ignore important details such as the app’s screenshots as well as the preview video of the app. While it is true that the app’s logo and icons can give an idea about your app to the user, it is the screenshots and the video that do the actual selling, we shall say. So, you need to take some time to run some A/B split test and then run the version you find the most performing.