First, and foremost, we can take any website and turn
it into any (or all) of the 3 mobile solutions below this screenshot...
becomes 1 or more of these...
Img 1 - Mobile Website
Img 2 - Web App
Img 3 - App Wrapr / Mobile App
We’ve thought of everything - from App Install Banners (Img 1)
to Push Notification Managers & more.
Click here to learn more about how we do it
How We Do It
Image 1 (The Mobile Website)
Any responsive (ie. mobile-friendly) website typically will look like Image 1.
If your website isn’t responsive (ie. mobile-friendly; ie. a mobile website), then no worries,
we can take care of that. However, if your website is mobile-friendly then we can do a quick
(optional) upgrade/optimization to turn it into Image 2 (ie. a fully functioning Web App).
Image 2 (Web App Optimization)
Mostly what we’ll do to optimize your website (or mobile website):
Add small amount of cushion to your mobile website’s top header, so when your website is
opened inside a mobile app, the phone’s battery info and time don’t run into your logo, etc.
Make sure all your links stay inside of the Web App and App (ie. something most good developers don’t
even know is possible).
Make external links bust outside of the App (otherwise the user could get trapped with no way to get back).
Note: We have some premium upgrades that give you your own custom browser (sort of like Facebook) where when
your users open an external link, they can simply hit the X to close it and still be right on the same page
in your App.
And, last, but certainly not least - we make your mobile website - full screen! Meaning it'll take up the
entire phone’s screen. Notice how in Image 1, there’s a top browser/URL bar - and a
short-cut/bookmarks bar. All of these things take away from the immersive experience - not to mention valuable screen real estate when
your users are using your website.
Image 3 (Native Mobile App)
Finally, once your website or mobile website is web-app optimized and capable we can then open any of your
web pages inside your custom, mobile app (Image 3) and they’ll look and feel just like they were
built inside the App to begin with! (and of course for extra, we can even make your mobile website style
identical to your mobile app, so no one can tell the difference!)
The best part is the optimization process to your website (or mobile site) is super fast (usually about
30 minutes on average) and optional; And, the rest of the App Wrapr design, compile and submission process
usually takes less than 24 hrs (depending on our current orders/load; and not including App Store Approval
Times, which are about another 48 hours on average).
Another interesting thing is - we don’t even need access to your website to wrap it IN an Λpp
Wrapr. We just need to know the URL(s) of the pages you want to show inside your App.
So if you have an existing web developer you can’t get in touch with - it doesn’t even
We are constantly adding upgrades & new versions, which we refer to as
“generations” (ie. Gen1, Gen2, etc.)
App Wrapr Gen0
App Wrapr Gen0 - $299
A 1 page App for both Apple iOS and Android, which contains a splash page/image, your logo, text, 1 custom
link (or button; your choice) and allows people to "enter" your website/mobile website while still inside the App.
It's full screen, fast loading, has a page loader spinner and caching.
Note: You actually get 1 button + 2 links to 3 different pages
within your website with both packages (re: Img 3).
Same technology as above, except this one is designed with App Tabs, which is basically a 4-page Slider. These
are what the popular Apps most commonly tend to use and are great for creating cool, How It Works intros, etc. (Tip:
Press F11 to go full screen)
ThinΛppStand-alone Mobile Apps
App Wrapr Gen2
R E C O M M E N D E D
App Wrapr Gen2 (ThinΛpp Fully Native, Stand-alone Mobile App) -
See pricing »
Moving right along, our goal is to keep adding all the features people need - and want. We’ve added
a slide-out left Menu (with see through transparency; that can be any color you like), a super cool Gallery
...click for more »
The Gallery page has a touch zoom feature to enlarge images - and a cool, flip animation to quickly scroll through
all the images in their zoomed/enlarged state. Plus, we’ve also added some basic Content Pages (you can add any additional
pages in this format; ie. image at top, text/content below) and a super sleek, fast scrollable
Categories page that can have any background/button images, text and links you want. So, you can use these to
link to various sections of your App, mobile-website, Blog, Shop, Portfolio, etc.
Any of the AppWraprs above can be
customized to your needs - colors, fonts, order, background images, etc.
App Wrapr Gen3+ Custom ThinΛpp - Call/Email for pricing/quote
1/11/2017 - We are somewhere between Gen4-6 right now and growing so fast that we have not decided how to
group every version beyond Gen2 yet and are handling those orders as custom orders. Most of our improvements
have been performance related, like real-time editing (from a web based admin), etc. Please contact us for more info.
Get started with 3 easy options:
these apply to any/all versions
1. Do It Yourself
If you’re a graphic designer or just someone who like more control, you’ll
love our easy to use Online Design Manager (ODM).
If you’d like to test out our ThinΛpp Native App Wrapr (ie. Apple App Store App),
enter your email below & we’ll send you an invite to install a Live Demo App.
Want to test a live Demo?
Visit ThinApp.co and login with
email: firstname.lastname@example.org password: demo
Still on the fence?
Allow us to remove any remaining doubt.
Not only do we offer all kinds of flexible payment options & plans, but we also have a killer new service
where you can pitch in (ala Kickstarter style) with others to get premium App features created ASAP - saving
you thousands of dollars in custom, mobile App development!
We make it a point to know all of our competition, as well as the various global technology markets
very well. That means Agencies all the way down to 3rd world countries where people hire lower
cost developers. We also understand all the various frameworks, practices, “in” things
to do, etc.
Every now and then we do a sort of stealth survey for RFPs (Requests for Proposals) where we’ll
show Agencies or Freelancers a Mobile App or Website (ie. something we made, but we don’t
tell them that). We let them think we’re a client who “just wants something similar”.
And, then we get bids (and timelines) from them.
From these bids, we essentially know that anywhere on earth it would take any team, group of individuals
or company about $5M+ (and god knows how much actual time) to re-create our entire IP Portfolio.
And, by the time they actually did, it would all be obsolete - and we’d already
have the next wave of technology developed.
Who We Are
We’re a Chicago-based Technology Solutions company -
that specializes in creating high quality Native Mobile Apps, Responsive Websites, Web Apps, Software,
APIs, Frameworks, SDKs (software development kits for apps), etc.
We’ve been creating solutions for 20+ years and in that time we’ve
amassed a heck of a lot of technology, expertise, best practices, etc.
Our current digital IP Portfolio
is worth about $5M+. IP = Intellectual Property. That means all the
stuff we make that’s unique that can be used to create mobile apps, websites, etc. How do we know it’s
worth $5M+? Good question. Here’s that answer »
Yes, we’ve tried the VC-route and it wasted more valuable time than it helped. And, since we’re typically
2-5 years ahead of everybody, which has secured us some very big partnerships, we figured it was about time
we tried a different approach.
What Is A Fractional Partner?
To elaborate - just about everyone these days has a variety of side gigs, jobs and hustles.
So, it doesn’t make sense asking for any sort of major commitment in an effort to build something bigger.
So we came up with the idea of “fractional” partners.
Keep doing what you do - that, makes you valuable and connected. Then, if all the Partners simply give 5% of their
time - together we can create traction, opportunities and economies of scale that generate more value
and return for that 5% than we would’ve been able to do otherwise. Simple.
It’s really no different than what VCs are doing these days with pool investments. We’re just doing
it with effort, time, sweat equity, a few bucks a month, existing clients, etc.
Getting Started Is Easy
We want this program to be really easy and even fun for our Partners. Mostly, just keep doing what you
do - just also keep Pre-Order in mind as you go through the course of your normal week.
We believe Apps already effect everybody. Just look at the world around you. We also believe our Apps can
help just about any businesses or person imaginable because they have so many features already built-in.
So here's a list of suggestions for you:
1. Simply mention it to your clients, customers or just people in general
2. Do they already use Square?
Take note of what a business, cafe or restaurant uses for payments (Square is really recognizable
and if they already use it, then it makes them an easy target).
3. Share our Media Kits!
We've created 2 super cool PDF Media Kits for clients, customers, etc. One if for the Apps, the other
is for Branding & Design. Now, if you do design, then obviously don't share that one! We don't
want to take business from you! We want YOU to use these Apps to boost your business and demand!
We've learned from experience the Media Kits basically do all the heavy lifting for you, so you
don't even have to explain or know the product that well in the beginning.
You can think of it (if you want) as sort of just referring or relaying potential customers over
to us. You line em up, we'll knock em out! Then, send you a check (or technically a deposit or
4. Ask people if they want a free demo.
This is such a simple thing, but we've found that it's the
single most powerful thing that gets people to try our service. When they can hold an App in their
hands that has their logo and branding and their services or products - it's really jaw-dropping for
most people and instantly shifts their perspective to what it would be like to really have an App. It
sort of "sells" itself.
"Rich" Push Notifications
"Rich" Push Notifications are extremely powerful, built-in notifications that are even more advanced than
regular push notifications and almost no one outside of various multi-billion dollar companies has or
is offering them, yet alone offers them by default in an App.
Most businesses pay for the ability to send SMS Text Messages - we offer those AND Rich Push Notifications
for free - by default - already built in.
"Rich" Push Notifications allow you to embed video or images, plus
clickable website links. So just imagine the marketing power.
For example: You could behaviorially target Customers, then show them an image or video of their
favorite menu item, retail product or service, then put a clickable link at the end of the push
notification text that takes them directly to a special landing page that you've already built
analytics tracking into.
First and foremost, we’re almost like an extinct species. We make “Native”
Mobile Apps, whereas SO much of the tech industry centers around “Hybrid” Cross-Platforms.
Simply put - those are stupid. But, only because we exist and what we do is proof that it’s
Native - means, native to the environment of the devices that the App is made for. ie.
XCode (the platform) and Swift (the language)
are Apple's native App ecosystem. And, Android Studio and Java are Google's.
Basically, in a nutshell - a hybrid platform attempts to create mobile apps as one body of code, which
is supposed to make it easier to maintain, update and all of that (vs 2 separate ones). When in reality
it ends up costing
way more than just making 2 separate apps on each respective platform (ie. Apple and Google Play Android),
taking way longer and being way less stable.
For the most part, famous brands don't do that. They make Native Apps - but yeah, they have more money.
But if hybrids were so great, why don't famous brands do it more? And do you actually know of any famous
apps that ARE hybrid apps?
Think about it - you're trying to make one code base for 2 very distinctly different platforms owned by
2 very competitive behemoths (Apple and Google). That doesn't sound very smart.
We used to do it. And, we found out fast - it's murky. You're muddying the waters and chasing a moving
No matter how smart all these geniuses who support this madness are or claim to be - you know who they
aren't smarter than? Both Apple and Google. THEY have hundreds, if not thousands of the most talented
engineers on earth - and in case you missed it, they are BOTH device companies now.
In Apple's case, that's
the primary thing that's making them billions. So they are constantly working on new chipsets and hardware
to keep their phones (and tablets) fresh, so they can get people to buy or upgrade to the new ones.
And everytime they change
the insides of those phones, it sends a ripple effect down their ecosystem. And, do you know what's last
in the totem pole? Apps.
That whole device thing makes Apps a nightmare to keep updated and working, which
is precisely why it's stupid to even try to do it with hybrids.
Who can keep up with Apple and Google? They can't even keep up with
themselves, which is precisely why they release new phones and then constantly have to come out with OS
updates to fix stuff for months after a new phone releases.
The wiser thing to do, that is way more sustainable, way less expensive, way faster, etc. is to just
follow the damn rules that both Apple and Google layout for THEIR App systems. Simple. If they tell you
to do something a certain way, do it. Not because you're a follower or something. It doesn't mean you're
not talented and independent. It just means you acknowledge that THEY are the ones who control that platform
and it's inevitable that in 6 months (that's about how often they both release primary versions + S versions of
their phones and devices, right?) those App coding functions, logic and rules are going to change.
So when you go hybrid what you have to do is wait for some team to update THEIR platform to reflect Apple
and Google's recent changes, THEN update your App(s) vs just getting right now to updating your App(s)