Publish as a Web App
How to publish your project to the Internet as a Web App
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.
The "Publish as a Web App" component is a feature just for Thunkable creators with active Pro subscriptions. To upgrade your subscription please visit your membership page. If you cancel your Pro membership, your app will be unpublished once your Pro membership expires.
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.
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.
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 publishbutton.
In the next modal you can:
🎉 Congratulations - your Thunkable project is now live on the internet a published web app.
Publishing to a custom domain is available with the Thunkable Business or Team plan.
You need to configure your domain before you can publish your app to that domain. To do so, add the Thunkable IP address (18.104.22.168) to the A record of your domain which you can usually find in the DNS section of your domain provider.
Here are the instructions from some popular domain name providers:
DNS synchronization often takes less than an hour but may take up to 72 hours. If your domain is not connecting within 48 hours, we recommend the following troubleshooting steps:
- Confirm the IP address added to your A record is the correct IP (22.214.171.124).
- Ensure you are using
Note: The windows you see may look slightly different from the ones shown below. The windows and prompts vary based on whether or not you’ve published your app as a web app previously.
To publish your web app to a custom domain:
- 1.Click the Publish icon.
- 2.Select Publish Web app.
- 3.Add your custom domain in the provided field and click Add Domain. Note: this must be the domain and not the URL.
- 4.Click Check Status.
- 5.A green Connected tag will appear in the field when there is a successful connection.
- 6.Ensure the box next to Publish web app to this domain is checked.
- 7.Select a web app format (Mobile web app or Responsive web app).
- 8.Click Get link and publish or Publish current version.
- 9.Click Done.
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" height = 500 width = 500></iframe>
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 yetbut may be made available in future updates.