Yes, Canvas can create great cross platform mobile apps from virtually any website or web app built with any CMS or tech stack. Do you see people using your website as an app? Is your site mobile optimized? Then you can convert it with Canvas!
Yes, whatever your web app currently does, Canvas can recreate that same user experience and feature set within iOS and Android apps.
The Canvas platform itself is fully native and built from scratch in Swift, Java and Kotlin for the best user experience and performance. Canvas apps are not strictly native, but rather your existing site or web app running inside a native container that runs in every way like a native app, adds native navigation and features like push notifications. This allows you to recreate your web experience exactly, while adding the key features you need to improve user experience on mobile devices.
Ultimately, you could build a native app from scratch (very very expensive, complex – only for well funded companies where the app is a key part of the value prop), or use a template based solution (could be good but by definition it will be limiting), or use our approach, which gives you the benefits of a native app with the flexibility of the web.
A hybrid approach lets you have a mobile app with all the features of your website, in a very short time and very affordably, with the added benefit of not having to worry about constantly catching up with your site's development to add new features (i.e. if you add or change anything on the site, it changes in the app). You'll maintain a single code-base, your website's, for both site and app.
It's a huge saving in both time and money terms, and it gives you incredible flexibility compared to a situation where you have a web app or website and a native app alongside it.
Your app will look like a modern, professional native app designed with the latest mobile UX best practices. It will be branded for you, with your choice of color scheme and logo, and have a native tab menu to allow users to easily navigate through the apps. Check out how it looks like for other companies.
With our documentation and support, you will be able to configure the app on your own. We are there to help you out with any questions or guidance needed, and we can always just do it for you too!
The process starts with a consultation with one of our app experts. We go over your vision for the apps, the must-have features, and create a roadmap for bringing them live. Then we begin with the development work. You'll be in touch with us throughout the process, and will have plenty of opportunities for input and testing the apps along the way. After a couple of weeks (for projects with less complex customization and features), we'll be ready to go through the final testing of your app and prepare it for submission and publishing on the App Store and Google Play.