Most membership business owners have thought about expanding their Memberpress membership site across smartphones and connected TVs at one time or another. Still, we've all heard the app development horror stories. Custom developing your own app can be costly, time-consuming, and risky. Not only that, once you've developed your app, it needs constant updates and maintenance due to Apple and Google releasing regular software updates and new handset models that can instantly stop an app from working. It's a lot to deal with, especially when you aren't the most tech-savvy individual.
Creating a good quality app would generally cost $25k-$100k upfront and then 30% of the upfront cost again each year just to maintain it. And don't forget about the high hourly rates for any new functionality and upgrades you'd like to make! This price simply isn't feasible for your typical small business owner.
This is where VidApp comes in! Vidapp is an awesome tool that assists you in publishing your membership site and content as your own iPhone, Android, Roku, or Apple TV app! And the best part? It won't cost you thousands of dollars to create!
What's different about VidApp?
Other App Builders exist but don't have the specialized functionality needed for a video course or membership site. VidApp has been developing and launching apps specifically designed for selling or delivering video since 2012 and now works with some of the biggest names in the yoga, fitness, and wellness space.
Rather than a high upfront cost and hourly rates, VidApp has pre-developed templates and functionality which they can set up for you for a low setup cost and then handle all the technical support and code updates based on how many app users you have! Their prices are designed to scale with you, and they work with clients from a few hundred members to tens of thousands.
What are the benefits of using VidApp?
Typically the apps can be customized and branded to create a unique look and feel and are integrated with your current WordPress site and Memberpress membership plugin to create a seamless web-to-mobile experience for users.
The most significant benefits of launching your own mobile app are:
- Increased revenue – The App Stores are a >$180B marketplace and app users are 30% more likely to sign-up for a free trial vs. website users
- Increased engagement – Stay top of mind every time your members look at their smartphone plus offer offline viewing and a simplified user experience
- Decreased churn – Mobile apps can reduce membership/subscriber churn by as much as 30%!
Members also have increased benefits from using your app:
- Mobile Push Notifications – stay top of mind at all times!
- Offline Access – Unlike websites, native apps can support secure downloads for offline viewing so your members can watch your videos offline without being able to copy and share the file.
- Easy and Convenient – A simplified user experience anywhere, anytime, both on ios and android.
How does VidApp Work?
VidApp has a team of experts who will guide you through the app-building process, from start to finish. Their designs and specialty integrations will make the process a piece of cake!
Step 1: Discovery Call – A quick call will be held to understand your current membership site and discuss the best app design and functionality.
Step 2: Integrate and Sync – The team will integrate with your WordPress site, plugins, and everything they need to sync your content into their VidApp Builder.
Step 3: Design and Build – The team will then get to work setting up and building your app for you inside the VidApp Builder, making it easy and fast!
Step 4: Launch and Manage – Once they've finished, your apps will be published successfully into the App Stores, and VidApp will handle all the technical heavy lifting with app user technical support and code updates. You're able to make content and design updates to your app any time via the VidApp Builder.
Following these steps, your membership site's app will be launched in no time!
The world has truly gone mobile, and your members are most likely demanding a better mobile experience, it's time to give them one! Get in touch with the team today to get started building an app for your membership program!
Have you ever considered building an app for your online business? Are you familiar with VidApp?