Building And Publishing Restaurant App

This guide with walk you through the process of building and publishing an app for a local business such as a restaurant.

 

    Part 1: Adding Pages To Our Restaurant App

  1. Naming the app and basic settings.
  2. Generating the app icons. Icon Generator Script for GIMP (Note: You can now resize icons when uploading to the app builder)
  3. Adding the Large Button menu to tab 1.
  4. Changing the header image on tab1.
  5. Adding a Facebook page to tab2.
  6. Adding a game to tab3.
  7. Adding the Stripes menu to tab4.
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    Part 2: Editing And Configuring Our App

  9. Adding Google Maps with directions
  10. Adding Touch to Call
  11. Connecting menu buttons to pages
  12. Adding GPS Coupon page
  13. Adding QR Code Scanner and QR Code Organizer
  14. Changing button icons
  15. Updating Tab labels and icons
  16. Updating Stripes menu icons
  17. Adding About Us page
  18. Duplicating pages
  19. Adding Menu page
  20. Adding RSS local news feed
  21. Adding Youtube tag search based feed
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    Part 3: Preparing App To Publish And Publishing To Google Play

  23. Setting application as paid app. (No longer necessary, apps can now be added to your plan instantly)
  24. Upload icons and splash image.
  25. Setting general permissions.
  26. Setting version name, number and application package name.
  27. Google Play Developer registration information
  28. Upload .apk application package file to Google Play
  29. Getting app screen shots.
  30. Google Play Store Listing.
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    Setting Up Google Maps Android API v2 Key

  32. To get create your Google Maps Android API v2 key, please go to console.developers.google.com
  33. Next copy your Google Maps API key to your app's settings.
    Your App's Dashboard / App Settings / PLATFORM SPECIFIC OPTIONS - Google Maps Android API v2 Key
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    Adding a Loyalty Card to Your Application

  35. How To Setup In-App Loyalty Cards.
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    Part 4: Enabling Push Notifications And Publishing to Google Play

  37. Adding a Notifications Page to your apps.
  38. Enabling live update synchronization for pages and images in your app.
  39. Publishing and updating an app to Google Play
  40. Sending a push notification from the App's Dashboard
  41. Setting up an Access Code to give limited access to Push Notifications and Statistics.
  42. Using the Push Sender application to send Push Notifications to your apps. Push sender is no longer needed as it is now possible to send Push Notifications directly from the app previewer apps. It is now also posible to setup you own White Label App Manager on your own website for your clients to manage Push Notifications, Calendars, Geo Fencces and many other functions.
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    Part 5: Duplicating Android App As iOS App For Publishing to Apple App Store

  44. Direct linking to Google Maps using latlong://latitude,longitude format.
  45. Setting up a Tap tp Call button using tel:123456 format.
  46. Setting up Cutom Tabs as well as updating icons, selected icons, background and selected backgrounds.
  47. Setting Page Transitions such as Slide, Curl and Flip.
  48. Duplicating an Android app to an iPhone app.
  49. Creating iPhone icons and splash screen images.
  50. Using Review & Publishing option to publish to Apple's App Store.
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    Apple iOS Developer Account Signup

  52. To signup as an Apple iOS developer go to developer.apple.com
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    Apple iOS Distribution Certificate Setup

  54. Follow the instructions on this page to create your Apple iOS Distribution Certificate - bzzapps.com/certhelp.aspx
  55. Creating a new iOS App ID
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    Apple iOS Push Notification Setup

  57. Creating an APN certificate (Apple Push Notification certificate)
  58. Enabling Push Notification in your app.
  59. Building and Publishing your app.
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