Publishing as a Web App is currently the fastest way to publish your Thunkable app. This means that you can get user feedback in minutes instead of hours or days. One major advantage to publishing on the internet is that you don't need to pay additional fees to an app market place.
Mobile web apps are best experienced by opening the link directly on your phone. To make your mobile app feel more like a native app you can add it to the home screen directly from your mobile web browser.
If you preview a mobile web app on a desktop or laptop computer you will see a phone frame around the app. This is to give you a rough idea of its final proportions, but ultimately this will vary from device to device depending on factors such as screen size, aspect ratio, and pixel density.
To get an app that can respond to devices of any size, consider publishing as a Responsive Web App.
Publishing your app as a responsive web app means that it will scale according to the size of the device that it is being opened on.
If your app in designed only to be run on phones, consider publishing as a Mobile Web App.
Here's a 3 minute overview of how "Publish as a Web App" works.
Start by clicking on the Publish menu and choose the "Publish as Web App (PRO)" option at the bottom of the drop down menu
The first time you publish a new project you will have to click on the blue
Get link and publish button.
In the next modal you can:
open the app in a new tab
copy the app link
share your app through popular channels like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit
unpublish your app by clicking on
Disable published link text
🎉 Congratulations - your Thunkable project is now live on the internet a published web app.
Each time you press publish it’s similar to creating a new release of your app in one of stores. This means you can make changes and updates to your without worrying about users seeing a half-finished new feature that you’re still working on.
When you’re ready to release a new version, choose “Publish as a Web App” then click the blue “Publish current version” to update your app. The URL will remain the same, but the project that it links to will be updated.
If you host a webpage, you can embed your Thunkable web app in an iframe using the syntax
<iframe src="https://thunkable.site/w/K0XDxMqwl" title="Chop Down the Tree Thunkable App"></iframe>
You can read more about iframes here.
Not all components are supported on the web at this time so please see the list below of components that are not supported. Please note that some are
Supported but may not work as expectedso may not work consistently on every device. Others, such as AdMob
Can not be supportedbut may be replaced by an alternative in the future. While other are
Not supported yet but may be made available in future updates.
Bluetooth Low Energy