Posted on 29. March 2021 by Jan Bunk
Like most software, apps we create need to use some open source code to work. Simply put, this code is published by other developers and allows anyone to use it, as long as they follow the license that applies to the code. Examples for such licenses are the MIT or BSD license. Many licenses include clauses that require the license to be contained in any software (in this case your app) that uses the code the license applies to.
Most of our app layouts include a settings screen, where the licenses can be viewed by users of your app. In that case, you don't need to do anything. Our basic layout, which displays just your website, can't do that though.
Simply add a link to https://webtoapp.design/apps/show_licenses somewhere on your website (e.g. in your website's footer or terms of service). Now when a user clicks this link in your app, it will show them the licenses.
A quick guide on how to send push notifications to users of apps created by turning websites into apps with webtoapp.design.
It can be a bit complex to differentiate between the various layouts you can choose for your app. In this article we clear up which parts of your app automatically update when you change your website, which changes you need to contact us for and when you will need to submit an update to the app stores.
Just like you might analyze your website visitors' behaviour, you can do the same for your app users. Filter for app users and get actionable insights on how to improve your website and app.
This website is operated by me, Jan, and my team. I have previously developed a bunch of apps for clients and my own projects. Back in 2019 I noticed that none of the existing website to app converters provide the kind of service I'd expect as a customer. That inspired me to develop a better solution - webtoapp.design. By now, the apps I've created with my team have already been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times from the app stores.