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A native app is a software application that is designed to work on a specific platform, either Android or iOS.

Nope! nandbox doesn’t require any programming knowledge.

You don’t need to download anything! Just sign up and start building your app online!

About nandbox

nandbox Inc. is a Canadian company founded in 2016 as a digital platform that provides a reliable cloud service that distinguishes itself with ultimate security, scalability, and a guaranteed uptime of 99.999%. The digital platform of nandbox empowers businesses, communities, and individuals with multi-tier solutions to facilitate communications at all levels. Its centralized architecture enables solid integrations with back-end systems, payment and API gateways, and external applications.

For IOS, we use Objective C and Swift, for Android, we use Java. All apps produced by nandbox are native apps.

No, we will take care of the hosting, so you can focus on your app’s success.

Unfortunately, that’s not possible, since you have to pay charges to the payment gateway, that your app is integrated with, in case you are selling physical goods. And if you’re selling digital products, you also have to pay a percentage of your sales to the Google Play/App store, which is known as the transaction fees on the in-app purchases.

Our packages do not include the store fees, however, you can contact us at [email protected] and we can help you in publishing your app for a flat fee.

Sign-up & Registration

Yes, in five clicks, nandbox users can build mobile apps with features that mimic those of the most popular mobile apps.

Yes, nandbox users can leverage the expert mode of nandbox App Builder to create mobile apps with no coding in five major steps:
  1. Brand your App
  2. Set up the Home Menu
  3. Compose the Side Menu
  4. Configure your App Settings
  5. Build & Publish like a pro!
Yes, during your 14-day free trial period, which starts after subscribing to one of nandbox pricing plans, you will be able to customize your app and test it once you’re done

nandbox App Builder

It is a no-code, mobile app builder which enables everyone to make mobile apps with no coding, no hosting, nor upfront costs needed completely for free, instead you can build your app and enjoy a lifetime app support. With nandbox App Builder, you can build personalized, native, hosted-ready mobile apps using a simple drag-and-drop approach. nandbox guarantees the best-in-class capabilities in your app.

nandbox enables everyone to create native mobile apps for Schools, Communities, Sporting Clubs, TV and Media Channels, and small and medium e-Businesses.

nandbox provides four pricing options, depending on the number of registered users, storage, and data transfer, including a completely FREE option. Once you subscribe to the following plans: Professional, Growing, or Pay As You Go your 14-day free trial will start, wherein you can build and launch your app. You can check out our packages here.

nandbox app builder contains dozens of features that you can integrate into your app such as Instant Messaging, Voice & Video Calls, Map Tracking, Mobile Store, Booking & Events Management, Mobile Payment, and much more!

Yes, nandbox supports integrations with world-class payment providers like Stripe and PayPal.

nandbox app builder operates using a simple drag-and-drop mechanism, without any technical knowledge, you can create a full functioning application in five simple steps. Check out our definitive guides here.

Absolutely. Please get in touch with [email protected] and we will help you create your app.

You can build your app in just a couple of hours, get started now!

nandbox offers you a set of ready-made features that can be easily included in your app in a simple drag-and-drop platform, while it may take months and thousands of dollars to build your app, with nandbox app builder, you can build your app in hours for a fraction of the cost. nandbox also offers you maintenance after your app is published to make sure your app is always available to be downloaded without any issues.

Subscription Cancellation

Your app will remain in the store but will not function. Any data within our platform will be kept for a grace period and then removed.

Please send us an email at [email protected] and we will cancel your subscription.

Messaging Apps

Yes, you can create a full-featured messenger that supports features similar to nandbox Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram.

Yes, messaging apps created by nandbox App Builder support seamless voice and video calling—the best-in-class feature that is also included in nandbox Messenger.

Support

Of course! You can send us your questions on [email protected] and we’ll get back to you right away! Don’t forget to ask about the “Build It For Me” service where we can build your entire app for you for a cost-effective price!

Of course! You can find all our tutorials on our youtube channel. And as you navigate the app, you will find a tutorial video when you click on any module. You can also find the documentation here.

Yes! If you have any questions or inquiries you can email us at [email protected].

If you have any questions on how to navigate the app, you can send them to [email protected], we also offer the “Build It For Me” service where we can build your entire app for you for a cost-effective price!

Monetization

Yes, you can! Aside from your app business, you can integrate ads into your app.

Through Google AdMob, you can integrate ads into your app.

New iOS apps will not show Google ads until they’re listed in the apple app store, please make sure that you publish your app on the App store, click here for more information.

Posts Module

With the post-module, you can post messages, images, videos, GIFs, and files to different channels and groups, you can also add segments and tags to your audience for targeted posts, check out the full features here.

Groups Module

Yes, and even better! Massive chat groups of up to 50,000 members are available to have in your messaging app created with nandbox App Builder.

Groups can hold up to 50,000 members, which is the most in any messaging app!

Group list shows you the list of all groups that are available on the app, the chat group is a specific group that you can choose as your main group for your app, user groups are the list of the groups that the user joined.

nandbox stands out for being the only platform with chat groups that can reach up to 50,000 members! You can invite users, assign admins, and add a splash screen for new users when they join, users can also join the group by scanning its QR code, check out the full features here.

Channel Module

Yes, through nandbox app builder, you can have channels of unlimited subscribers that are easy to have in your messaging app with a simple drag-and-drop approach.

Channel list is the list of all channels that are available on the app, user channels show the channels that the user is subscribed to, active channels show the channels that the user is active on.

Entertain your audience with interactive content and keep them posted with the latest updates while receiving their feedback privately. Channels allow you to post messages, images, videos, and files, with the option of targeting and segmentation, check out the full features here.

Splash Screens

A splash screen is an introductory graphical screen that shows a welcome message when you first install an app, it can also be displayed when a user first joins a group or a channel.

Yes! You can include splash screens whenever a new user downloads your app or when they join a group or a channel. Splash screens can be modified to include a certain image, description for the group or channel, and a welcome message.

Bots

Yes, you can! Through our API, you will be able to link your bot to carry out different functions, while having full administration for the bot, controlling what they can receive, listen to, and how they interact in groups or individually, check out the bots’ documentation here.

Publishing Your App

The app ID or the package ID is a unique identifier for your app URL link on Google Play Store and App Store.

To change the app ID, refer to this link.

Note that this ID cannot be changed once you released a new version on the app builder.

If you already released a version of your app on nandbox app builder and wish to change your app ID, please send us an email at [email protected]

Your app is now ready to be downloaded by thousands of users!

Please make sure that you only have one trusted phone number, so you can receive the authentication code on it.

Yes, you can. The 14-day trial period gives you the option to build and publish your app.

nandbox will finish all the technical aspects of publishing leaving you to configure the app logo and the description so that your app will be ready to go live!

After you’re done building your app, you can generate an APK from the nandbox app builder and install it on your device using file manager.

Android application package (APK) is the package file format used on Android operating systems, it is the final format of your app that is used to publish your app.

Android App Bundle is essentially a set of APKs that allows Google Play to generate and serve optimized APKs for each user’s device when you publish your app. The Android App Bundle is the recommended publishing format on Google Play.

Google Play Store & App Store

It can take up to two days for the Google Play Store to review and approve your app while it can take up to 10-15 days for the App Store.

Make sure your app icon is (1024 x 1024) with PNG Format, and your notifications icon is (1024 x 1024) in white color with PNG Format.

nandbox ensures that there are no technical rejections, most rejections come from a mistake in the privacy policy of the app, and we exclusively offer our clients the option to copy our privacy policy and paste it into their app.

Also, make sure that you choose the right configuration when you publish your app, always publish some content on your app before you publish it so it can be properly reviewed.

If you need any additional assistance, reach out to us at [email protected] and we will publish the app for you for a cost-effective fee.

Make sure that your app store logo is (1024 x 1024) in JPG Format.

Please follow the steps in this article here.

Please follow the steps in this article here.

Please follow the steps in this article here.

Android 10, covering almost 96% of the Android versions, and iOS 13.

For your Android App, customers can download its APK file directly from your website. However, they will receive notifications warning them to download the app because it might be of an unknown source and therefore might be insecure; since it’s not downloaded from Google Play, which is the valid source.

As for an iOS App, it’s not possible to have your App downloadable permanently without being published on the App Store. It will then be only available as a beta version and will expire after around 90 days.

For Google Play, you need to pay a one-time registration fee of $25 when you first open up your Google Developer Account. As for the App Store, you will have to pay an annual registration fee of $99, for creating an account on Apple Developer Program, which enables you to publish your App on the App Store.

Modules & Features

A module is a set of features that functions to serve a certain purpose, for example, the text & media messenger module allows users to chat with each other and contains features such as last seen, emojis, contact list, view profile, and many more.

You can use as many as you want, as long as it fits your app’s idea and its purpose.

Yes, the posts/feed module, loyalty program module, and the digital ID module can only be added to the home menu and not the side menu.

Nope! All modules and features are free on the app, you can use as many as you want.

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Yes! We can design your feature for you for a cost-effective fee. Reach out to us at [email protected]

Yes! With the web view feature, you can include the link of your website and users can access your website from your app.

The digital ID module allows you to create membership cards for your customers that can be used for several purposes.

Yes! By adding a search feature, you will be able to search for anything in your app.

Users

Click on the users tab from the admin, and you’ll be able to access the details of your users.

Yes, you can. With the segmentation feature, you can target and divide users into specific segments and even give them a tag for future targeting, check out how to configure it here.

You have the option to have the app verify every user by sending them a verification code via SMS or email, you also have the option to disable the verification feature.

Kindly note that you get charged 16 cents per new user if you use the SMS verification method.

App Functionality

You can send a request to delete your app from your registered email address to [email protected] including your contact information, and we will get back to you with the procedures.

You can make all the updates that you want using the app builder and then release a new version of your app on the App Store/Google Play Store for the updates to take effect.

You can send a request to make a clone from your registered email address including your contact information and we will get back to you.

You can create one app per subscription, however, if you wish to create more than one, you can send us an email at [email protected]

nandbox will be aligned with the guidelines and updates of both stores. Make sure that you regularly update your app and release new versions in both stores.

The notification icon is the icon that is displayed when a user receives a notification from your app.

The format should be PNG with a minimum size of (1024 x 1024) for Google Play Store and (1024 x 1024) with JPG Format for the App Store.

Bulk Upload

Yes, you can! You can upload bulk data in groups, channels, events, bookings, and much more!

Pipe separator allows you to upload your bulk data using TXT format while comma separator uses CSV format.

Data Hosting, Security, and Privacy

You own the app. nandbox is only the host and developer of the app.

Yes, you can. Send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you with the pricing list.

Yes. Your data is fully encrypted in compliance with our privacy policy. We use SSL technology to ensure that all your data is protected.

No, nandbox hosts the App for you.

nandbox uses an extensive IBM Cloud infrastructure over 6 global locations.

There is also an option for mega projects to set up their own infrastructure, but it involves different licensing fees, and a different setup cost (with each service/feature used, having at least 1 dedicated server).

Please contact us at [email protected] if you want to investigate this option further.

Yes, nandbox applies SSL Encryption over communication channels. We don’t save messages in the server except for the undelivered messages — and even the undelivered messages are kept for a grace period and then deleted.

Your Subscription

Yes, you can! At any point, you can migrate from one plan to another. Check out all the plans here.

You can have multiple admins with different privileges in the app, but you are the sole owner of the app.

Yes, you can! Just send us a request from your registered email address along with your contact information and we’ll get back to you.

Booking & Tickets Module

Yes, you can! With nandbox app builder, you can create, manage and pitch your event with its GPS location, and with social media sharing options, you can create a booking feature that syncs with Google calendars where users can book appointments and events and get reminded of the date through Google calendar.

Through the ticket validation module, users will be able to validate their booked tickets, and you can also include the ticket redeem module for users to redeem their tickets, for more details, check out the documentation on the booking and tickets module here.

Mobile Store

Yes, you can create a world-class shopping app with multiple mobile stores and reliable payment integrations including Stripe, PayPal, PayTabs, and Accept, click here for the step-by-step guide to creating a mobile store.

Manage your store

Follow payment orders, segment your customers for promotional campaigns, and update your product listings from your nandbox dashboard wherever and whenever you want.

Offer multiple payment options

nandbox App Builder is ready with multiple payment gateways. You only need to drag and drop the payment gateway of your choice, set your credentials, and enjoy tracking your profit.

Deliver Seamless Experience

Include an in-app messenger, broadcasting channels, and build a whole community around your brand. Your customers can share reviews on your products and promote your brand among their friends.

Yes, you can integrate your Stripe account with your Shopping app instantly, in four steps.

Yes, you can integrate your Papal account with your Shopping app instantly, by drag-and-drop and simple data insertion.

A bundle is a group of products that are bought together as one product.

This feature allows you to add extra items to a product, think of a pizza as a product and extra olives as the item.

A multi-tiered plan gives your user to choose from multiple pre-selected items, think of small, medium, and large t-shirt sizes and the user gets to choose their size.

You check the status of each order made, the date of the transaction, the name of the user who made the order, how much they paid, and the method of payment.

Once you publish your app, your customers will be able to download the app and buy your products right away.

Page Builder

Yes! You can build a customized page on your app that can include an image slider, videos, location, and even your youtube channel and playlists! Click here for the step-by-step guide to creating a page.

You will be able to fully customize the layout of the page by drag-and-drop.

Miscellaneous

When you install an APK on an Android device for testing, it will display this message because it is not downloaded from the Google Play Store which is the trusted source for apps. 

It is recommended to upload the APK/bundle on the Google Play Store and install your app, even for testing purposes.

Your app will have a unique QR code that will redirect users to download your app from the Google Play Store and the App Store, you can also send a link to the stores.

Yes, you can! You can include the RSS feed reader bot in your app and it will monitor RSS feeds, and send messages when new posts are available.

Yes, you can! With nanbox app builder, you will be able to include a loyalty program to lure your users to collect points in a digital wallet to redeem later with coupons or free products.

The home menu is the page displayed when your users open the app, while the side menu is the page displayed when they click on the 3 dots on the right side of the page.

Yes! You have the option to choose from 6 different themes in the app builder.