App Publishing
January 31, 2023

Will Apple approve my Webview app?

By 
Eamonn Gogan
Updated 
January 31, 2023
App Publishing
January 31, 2023

Will Apple approve my Webview app?

By 
Eamonn Gogan
Updated 
January 31, 2023
Will Apple approve my Webview app?

GoNative provides an end-to-end solution that enables you to deploy web-based applications as native iOS and Android apps. Learn more

App Publishing
  —  
January 31, 2023
Updated on 
January 31, 2023

Will Apple approve my Webview app?

By 
Eamonn Gogan
Updated 
January 31, 2023
Will Apple approve my Webview app?
Updated on 
January 31, 2023
App Publishing
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January 9, 2023
January 9, 2023

Will Apple approve my Webview app?

By 
Eamonn Gogan
Updated 

GoNative provides an end-to-end solution that enables you to deploy web-based applications as native iOS and Android apps. Learn more

We understand the anxiety that may arise from Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines and their App Review process. Let’s review Apple’s policies so that you can be certain your app will be approved. Need more help? Our Publishing Team publishes apps daily and knows the guidelines inside and out, as well as Apple’s current policies. With our App Store Publishing Service we also offer a 100% guarantee of App Store acceptance. 

Using GoNative you can build hybrid web+native apps that offer the best of both worlds: A web layer with content that is easily implemented and updated using any web development technology and a native layer that contains any required native functionality from push notifications to QR code scanning. If you want users to easily download your app on their iOS devices, then you’ll then need to publish it to the Apple App Store. Apps that include web content are welcome in the App Store, but only if they provide an elevated "app-like" experience to their users. If not, then Apple will not approve them. 

Given Apple’s requirements how do you ensure your app will be approved? What makes an app “app-like”? 

GoNative’s Publishing Guide provides specific recommendations to help you ensure that Apple approves your app. For example, to provide an “app-like” user experience we suggest you add features such as native navigation, remove any webpage footers, and design your web content so that it is scaled to display on a mobile device screen size. Including native plugins in your app is another way you can add native app features and ensure approval. Native plugins allow you to build a full-featured native app with a user experience that goes above and beyond displaying web content in a mobile browser. For instance, you can send push notifications directly to your app users even when the app is in the background. We have a comprehensive library of Native Plugins to add even more native functionality, such as Touch ID/Face ID login, Document Scanning, Twilio Video Calling, and much more. Our engineering team also takes on development projects to build custom native plugins that provide specific native functionality and that implement third-party vendor SDKs.

Check out our Publishing Guide for our complete list of recommendations and learn more about our App Store Publishing Service. With our help your app will be approved and live to the Apple App Store in no time!

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Eamonn Gogan
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