Build Native News Apps for your WordPress Site

Launch a world class mobile app for your news brand or blog in 2-4 weeks. Increase loyalty, engagement and maximize mobile advertising revenue.

We helped 1,000+ customers get their apps live on App Store and Google Play. Are you next?

Adam Griffiths

Chief Product Officer,

Foreign Policy Magazine

"If you’re set up on WordPress and you’re serious about WordPress, they really get WordPress. The app was shiny and new and we knew it would work reliably for anyone who installed it! We were able to hit the ground running really fast."

Offer loyal readers the best user experience on mobile

Your most loyal readers, those that come back every day, expect more than a responsive site. Give them a great experience and they’ll reward you with more engagement, loyalty and repeat visits.

Only native mobile apps offer the speed and convenience that readers expect on their mobile devices
Boost engagement with push notifications, infinite scrolling, swipe actions, content recommendations, native sharing, rich image galleries
A truly modern mobile experience. Finally answer readers asking “when will you build an app?”

Drive engagement, traffic and revenue

App users come back more often and consume more content. Chartbeat confirms app users are 6x more engaged vs visitors coming from platforms on the web.

“People who download our app visit much more frequently and consume 10 times more articles than people coming from the mobile web” – Jimmy Maymann, CEO of The Huffington Post

Optimize every part of the user experience to drive higher traffic, engagement and monetization
Create the perfect experience for loyal, returning readers, maximizing pageviews, time spent and pages per session.
Bring first load performance to less than a second, impress your readers with a great experience and build habits.

Native news apps at a fraction of the cost

With MobiLoud, apps are finally accessible to any publisher, with pricing starting at $200/month.

Built from scratch, the same apps would cost $80-300k, take months of development and thousands of dollars each month for maintenance.

Build on a proven platform 9 years in development, used by top publishers worldwide
Publish native apps on par with those from top international news publishers
Get your apps live in just a few weeks, built to your exact specification by our team

It syncs with your WordPress website, so there's nothing new to manage

Your apps will sync with your existing WordPress site. Don’t change anything in your publishing workflow, your app is always up to date with no effort on your end.

New content published on your site will be automatically pushed to the apps, saving you time and effort
Integrate any plugins or functionality from your site
Flexible functionality that can expand in line with your business in the future

Get a direct line to your audience with push notifications

Push notifications are unbeatable when it comes to connecting with your readers, with up to 90% open rates. We give you all you need to make the most of this powerful engagement channel.

Configure push notifications to go out automatically whenever you publish new content, or manually whenever it suits you
Every reader with your app installed will receive your message unlike social platforms that artificially restrict your reach
Manage notifications easily through your WordPress backend

Optimize advertising performance

MobiLoud allows you to monetize easily with advertising and subscriptions.

Our apps integrate out of the box the best mobile ad networks like Google Admob, Facebook Audience Network – you can also serve your own direct inventory from advertisers and sponsors.

No ad-blockers in apps means you monetize 100% of the traffic
All ad types supported like banner, video, interstitial, native and more.
Offer in-app purchase subscriptions to remove ads

Sell subscriptions

Loyalty is the key to converting subscribers and building a membership program. Apps drive loyalty and help you convert readers into subscribers.

"Readers who install an app are 60% more likely than the Times’ most active web readers to subscribe within the next 60 days." – Bryan Davis, Senior Manager Audience Marketing, NYTimes

Integrate any existing Membership or Paywall plugin
Restrict access to premium content, or offer a subscription in exchange for an ad-free experience

A team of experts by your side.

We take a hands on approach to customer support.

You’ll have a team of app and WordPress experts by your side to ensure your success. 

Done-for-you

We build amazing apps for you, completely custom and tailored to your brand. We handle the app submission and publishing process for you, so there's nothing new to figure out.

Exceptional support

We’re only ever a phone call away to discuss how we can improve and expand your app over time.

We're your mobile partners committed to helping you to grow.

Updates included

Peace of mind with all future updates and maintenance handled by our team as part of our personalized full service.

Custom Development

Need more than a standard news app – more than comes out of the box?

Our team is available for customizations and integrations.

James Kosur

Founder, Hill Reporter

“We considered doing it in-house but then you have to worry about updates and paying thousands of dollars more if there's a major iOS update. It just made sense to go with them. Their track record speaks for itself”

We literally built every feature you need

We’ve been helping publishers, professional bloggers and media startups to go mobile-first for years. We’ve learned what features a news app really needs, and built them all into our platform.

Fully customizable

Make the apps yours with a custom color scheme, logo, and splash screen a myriad options for customization. Add your own styling or code and make your app completely unique.

Sell Subscriptions

Allow users to remove ads in exchange for a subscription purchase, or sell access to premium cotnent. Integrate your paywall or membership plugin.

Native advertising

Integrate mobile native ads from Google Admob, Facebook Audience Network or manage your ads with Google Ad Manager. We can integrate ads from any advertising provider.

Analytics

We integrate with Google Analytics and Firebase and can integrate any other tool you use so you can understand and analyze reader behavior.

Video and Audio Players

Embed any audio or video player within your app – we can embed third party players in your app at no additional cost.

Offline

Give your readers access to your content wherever they are! Your latest content will be cached in the app for offline use and fast access even with a poor connection. 

Configurable Menus

Make in-app navigation easy and fast. Choose Hamburger, tab, header navigation or completely customizable tab menus.

Native Sharing

Let your users share your content with their friends and family through any app or social network – with just a simple tap!

Push Settings

Boost engagement and trust by giving your readers control over which topics they’ll receive push notifications for.

Comments

Build a community and two-way dialogue with your most loyal readers. Encourage engagement, loyalty and return visits.

Rich Image Galleries

Fast native image galleries to give your readers a rich visual experience in all your articles.

Plugin integrations

All your content, embeds, and functionality from 3rd party plugins can be integrated in your article screens.

Content Recommendations

Encourage your audience to read on within your app by offering relevant recommendations in the article screen.

Native Search

Help your readers to find what they’re looking for with fast, accessible native search functionality within your app. 

Automatic Rating Prompts

Gently nudge your users to review your app after they’ve been using it for some time.

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Get your own mobile app fast and affordably  

To build your own apps from scratch through an agency or in house would cost $80k-$300k and drag on for months. With MobiLoud you can get to market in days and at a fraction of the cost!

Get to market in days

Forget about months to go live. Get your app built and published in 2-3 weeks.

Affordable monthly plans

The perfect solution for publishers of all sizes that want to maximize their ROI from launching mobile apps.

“The perfect solution! My website needed a mobile app, but we balked at the prices of private developers. We were about to give up. Enter Mobiloud. Pietro and his team have found the best solution for a WordPress-to-mobile app solution. Their plugin is very robust and I was very pleased with the pre-build options that I had control over. Pietro in particular went above and beyond in answering my pre-sales questions. I can’t recommend MobiLoud enough”

Jason Rollison, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Pirate Breakdown

Simple pricing plans, with all you need

All our plans include our team's technical support and ongoing maintenance app updates (new versions) released for your app, as required, for security, stability, performance issues and to ensure compatibility with the latest iOS and Android versions.

Startup

$200/month

or $170/mo paid annually

Native app for iOS & Android
Phones and tablets supported
Publish on your own accounts
Ongoing maintenance app updates (new versions) included
Hands-on technical support for your app and website integration
Send unlimited push notifications 
Google Analytics & Firebase integration 
Up to 2,000 active users
Email support

60 Days Money Back Guarantee

Growth

$300/month

or $255/mo paid annually

Everything in Startup, plus:

Up to 20,000 active users
No MobiLoud branding (white label)
Priority email support

60 Days Money Back Guarantee

Corporate

from $500/month

or $425/mo paid annually

Everything in Growth, plus:

Unlimited active users
Support for custom features and integrations
Dedicated account manager
Payment via invoice
Custom agreements
Priority email and phone support
Direct access to our developers and slack channel

60 Days Money Back Guarantee


60 Days Money Back Guarantee

All fees are fully refundable within 60 days from purchase if you're not happy with your app, or your app is not approved by Apple or Google.

We help you with all the initial work required

More than just a software platform, MobiLoud is a complete service that includes everything you need to have your app launched and maintained for you.

App Submission (required)

$500

You configure your app. We do all the work to compile, test and submit your app to Apple and Google.

After you configure and customize your app, we take care of all the native app development, including compiling the app
We test your apps before submission, find and fix any issues before the apps are sent to Apple and Google – we then share it with you for your own testing
We generate keystore files, provisioning profiles, signing certificates, compiling installation packages (binaries) for iOS and Android, preparing your app's store pages and submitting it to App Store and Play Store for approval
We work directly with Apple and Google until your app is approved – if after several attempts your app still won't be approved, we'll refund all fees paid
Full Service Package (optional)

$1,350

Our team will configure and customize your app and take care of all the graphic design work required for a professional result.

Kick-off meeting with our Product Manager
Our team will configure your app on our platform, including small customizations and plugin integrations – just tell us what you want, we'll set it all up for you
Our designers will create professional icons, splash screens for your app, at all resolutions required
Custom, designed screenshots of your app to showcase of all the functionality your app provides

Monetization add-ons

In-app purchase Paywall

Sell subscriptions with in-app purchase to unlock protected content or access to the whole app.

Plugin or Paywall integration

Integrate with your membership plugin or external Paywall to allow existing paid members to access premium content in the app.

Remove ads with in-app purchase

Offer users the option to remove advertising by purchasing a recurring subscription with in-app purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

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 News app and prepare them for submission and publishing on the App Store and Google Play.

Will all my themes & plugins work?

Many of the common publisher WordPress plugins will work straight out of the box, and we can integrate whatever third party plugins you need for your ideal app with custom development. The app is a native mobile app and has a separate design from your theme, but you can customize it and integrate design elements from your site design – our team can take care of all customization and achieve a completely unique design for your app.

Will I need coding knowledge?

No coding knowledge is required. If you can work with WordPress, you can manage MobiLoud News apps. We provide full instructions for all you need to know – and our team are always on hand to help out if needed.

Will I have to update a dashboard whenever there’s new content?

No – the apps will update automatically whenever you publish anything new! There is little to add to your existing workflow, just keep doing what you're doing in WordPress and use our plugin to make small adjustments and manage push notifications.

Are MobiLoud News apps fully native?

MobiLoud News apps are native mobile apps, that are synced with your existing WordPress site. You get the advantages of fully native news apps – like speed and customizability – at 10% of the standard cost.

How can I make money from my app?

We support virtually any web and mobile ad network. You can also sell subscriptions within your app with in-app purchase, or offer users the ability to remove ads by paying for a subscription.

What are the key benefits of an app for my brand? 

A certain portion of your audience expect to use apps to connect with brands that they engage with regularly or habitually. Building apps let's you build deeper connections with these readers and grow deep engagement. Apps provide a home for your most loyal readers and an efficient means of reaching them through push notifications – they also help your brand to look more modern and professional.

Is this a DIY tool or a service?

News is not a DIY tool or app builder. It is a complete service for upgrading your mobile experience and optimizing your mobile advertising. We build, customize, publish, and maintain the apps for you – and we are your mobile partners going forwards helping you to grow and thrive on the App Stores.

Is this a fully custom app?

Yes – every app is completely unique and custom. For a start, News apps are built from your own unique site, completely branded for you, and customized according to your needs in terms of design and features! From your audience's perspective, they will be exactly like $100K+ custom apps.

Will managing the app add much to my team’s workflow? 

As the News apps sync completely with your WordPress site, there isn't a lot of extra work for your team at all. The apps will update automatically with any new content or changes to your site, and the essential features of the apps can be managed through our WordPress plugin with zero coding required. Any major updates, maintenance or customization will be handled by our team of developers.

Does it only work with WordPress based sites? 

News is built specifically for WordPress based news publishers and content sites. That said, if your News site is built on another type of CMS it may be possible to build you apps based on a custom instance of WordPress that acts as an intermediary between your main site and the apps. It is possible to get an excellent result with this method, speak to one of our team to find out more.

Can I integrate my favourite WordPress plugin, subscription tool, or third party software platform?

We are able to integrate any WordPress plugin or third party platform (as long as they provide an SDK). Most common WordPress publisher plugins will work out of the box, and we have prebuilt integrations with many of the major paywall providers and publisher platforms like Piano. As each project is custom, and we have a vast experience creating complex News apps, our developers will be able to bring your vision into reality.

Can I make my app subscriber only?

Yes you can! Several of our customers, like Foreign Policy, have subscriber only News apps. Others like Simple Flying offer app users the ability to remove ads from the apps for a monthly subscription fee.

Can I automate push notifications for new content?

Yes – you will have the freedom to set up both manual and automatic notifications. Many of our publisher clients use notifications to automatically drive traffic to new content. Your app audience will also be able to choose which topics they are most interested in and personalise their push notification preferences.

Can the app support embedded content like videos and audio in my articles?

Yes, you can embed any video or audio player into the apps!

What would require custom development?

Generally if your site has unusual or highly custom functionality, or relies on a third party platform that must be integrated with the apps, this will require custom development from our team. This is unneccessary for most of our customers, but we have experience building almost every imaginable kind of custom functionality in News apps so chances are we have a way to get you what you need!

Can it integrate a paywall for premium content?

Yes, we can integrate whatever paywall you currently use on your site.

Can my users subscribe to a membership plan?

Yes you can sell subscriptions through the apps. The issue here is the cut that Apple and Google take, which is the same story for all apps. We can still set it up for you no problem, but we can also advise you on alternative strategies that can keep more of your subscription revenue in your own pocket.

Can the app work offline?

Yes, your readers will have the option to download content from the apps that will then be available to them offline.

Can we load any links and banners from advertisers in the app?

Yes – the apps will have an internal browser that can open whatever web pages are neccessary for your advertising strategy.

Can it support multiple languages?

Our mobile apps are multi language and support RTL for Arabic and Hebrew. We add languages all the time, get in touch to inquire about support for your own language. Languages currently supported include: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Chinese (Si.), Chinese (Tr.), Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian (Bo.), Portuguese (Br.), Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish and more.

Does it support RTL text?

Yes, News apps support RTL text and it is simple to set up.

Arand van der Berg

MD, Business Insider NL


“We have been MobiLoud customers for years. As a major, reputable news source, we run a large website that needed a sleek, well-designed mobile app. MobiLoud provided that for us with easy-to-use software and personalised support."

Why MobiLoud?

We make building native mobile apps truly easy and affordable with our native app platforms and our publishing and development services.

Fast native apps

Unlike PWAs, you get native apps in the stores, an improved UX, push notifications across iOS and Android.

Fully customizable

Build a white label app, customized with your own brand, style and content and any functionality you need.

Integrated with WordPress

Posts, custom post types, themes and plugins, your app will play nicely with your WordPress site. Manage it directly from WordPress.

Custom Development

Need something custom? We can introduce you to our partner agencies to implement any custom functionality or design.

Done for you

We can help with the whole setup and configuration and always take care of submitting your app to App Store and Google Play, on your own accounts.

Exceptional support

Our team of app experts will answer your requests within a few hours and never leave your side. We're very hands-on and will help you get exactly what you want done!

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