App Factory FAQ

Web App Pack

Do users have to pay to install my app?

No, users do not have to pay to install your app. As long as you pay the annual fee, your users can access the app for free via install link or QR code.

How many users can install my app?

There is no limit to the amount of users that can install your app.

Can I edit my app (colours, logo, etc.) once it's finished?

Yes, you can make changes to your app at any time (for no charge). Any users who already have your app installed will have to re-install the app to get these changes, however.

When I try to enter my URL in the first step, I get an error message that reads: "There is no valid feed link for that URL. Please try another one." - why is this?

The App Factory creates apps based on RSS (or Atom) feeds. If your website does not have a valid feed URL, it will not work in the App Factory. For more information on RSS and how it works see Wikipedia RSS.

What is a QR code?

A QR code is a type of barcode which enables users to quickly and easily access your app. Using a QR code reader app (available on any smartphone), any user can scan your app's unique QR code and get taken directly to the app without having to type in a URL. For more information on QR codes and how they work see Wikipedia QR codes.

Why do I have to validate my feed before I can run advertising?

This is a security measure to ensure that you are the content owner, which we must verify before we can allow for monetization. If for whatever reason you are the content owner but can't publish the key into your feed, please get in touch with us at support@mippin.com.

Will I be able to see what my app will look like before I pay?

Yes, you can create your app and test it out in an emulator before paying anything.

Native Apps

What are the differences between purchasing a Web App Pack and a Native App?

Native Apps can be distributed through app stores (such as the Android Market or Apple App Store) whereas Web App Pack apps are only allowed for distribution via the install links and QR codes. The Native apps utilise the device's full potential with regards to functionality and design.

What app stores can I submit my Native App to?

You can submit your Native App into any app store that supports its operating system (i.e. Android Apps for the Android Market, iPhone Apps for the Apple App Store, etc. This also includes third-party app stores like Amazon's Appstore for Android.)