Content Modules Overview
Modules comprise the content for your app. Skybuilder has 62 unique modules, and many of these are multiple-use modules, meaning you may have more than one of the modules in your app to customize in its own uniqueness. In the Select Modules section you will choose the features you want your app to have by selecting modules. After you select the modules you may customize them to suit your app’s purpose.
Note: if you are building a small business (SMB) app, and have selected to use a template, you will see preselected modules when you click on Select Modules. You may change these, as desired.
Also, if you used Facebook Configure, you will see preselected and customized modules.
How many modules is a matter of personal choice (yours or the SMB owner), and is usually based on the type of app you are building. You may select all modules – or as few as three visible modules, however, keep in mind that an app with too little content will not have good user experience. If you select a module and, upon continuing to the customize section, decide you do not want that module, you may remove it from your app.
Note: some modules will not “appear” on the user end until a certain event happens (such as push notifications).
The following broad Module choices are available:
Small Business Content,
Tools and Custom Pages,
Additional WYSIWYG Tabs (what you see is what you get)
Under each of the first 7 of these categories there are several choices. Simply click on the little gray “plus” sign to view and select the modules you’d like to use in your app.
Skybuilder is very versatile in that you may select content modules that best fit your niche of business. The options are limited only by your imagination!
To Select a Module, simply click on the module icon and it will change from grayed out icon to one that has color.
Clicking the little “i” will provide information about the module, including the app platforms it will work on and the module name. Clicking on the little “plus” sign will add the module to your app, where you may customize it.
Okay, now that we see how it works, let’s take a closer look at the broad categories and the sub categories under each.
About Us, Location, Contact Forms, Opening Hours, Testimonials, and Google Calendar.
These are WYSIWYG modules (except for Google Calendar) that you may design and rename with the appropriate information.
The Contact module also has form elements that may be customized as the name suggests, or used as a submission form for other types of information as desired.
Primarily used for niche apps. Choose from AdMob Mediation, Amazon Ads, Amazon Mobile Associates, Everbadge, Leadbolt, and RevMob and promote your own monetization through Android and iOS Push Notifications. Keep in mind that we are constantly on the lookout for proven monetization modules , and these will change from time to time.
Caveat: be aware of the marketplace requirements for any advertising feature you promote.
For best results, don’t “over-monetize” your niche apps, as this will cause people to delete your app and give you a bad review. Instead of trying to put so many ads in one app, create multiple apps and put one or two monetization ads in each app. This will give your users a better experience, and in the long run, make even more money for you as your app portfolio grows.
This section comprises the bulk of your app and includes in-app content.
The bulk of the tools may be utilized for Niche and SMB apps. However, for the most part, you would use the Beacon, GPS Coupons, Loyalty Card modules in SMB apps rather than niche apps.
The other modules will provide great content for both SMB and Niche apps.
With eight Social Media modules to choose from you can provide your app users a good experience. Choose from multiple RSS feeds, Facebook and Facebook Photos, Instagram, Photo Gallery (Flickr), Twitter, and Youtube (user account) to populate your mobile app.
The Social Media accounts are accessed via a username instead of a keyword (as do the Niche modules), which enables to choose specific content where appropriate.
If you (or the SMB Client) has a blogging platform, you may pull that content into the app via RSS feeds, thus increasing readership on the website as well. This is a great way to link back to a website and provide app content at the same time.
All of these modules except the RSS feeds, will require a username (or page name) in order to access the content. Youtube, Flickr and Instagram also require an API key.
Countdown Timer, Email Photo, Push Notifications & Push History, Quiz, Rate Reminder, Share, Sweepstakes and Upsell Popup are great modules to get users involved with the app.
Why Choose User Engagement Modules? To provide a good “user experience.” People enjoy “using” their apps to access information, and sometimes that content is best presented with an interactive module where they must *do something* in order to access the desired results.
Another reason you will want to use User Engagement modules – especially in iOS apps – is that Apple requires it. They will reject apps that do not have a good user experience.
Offer your users Local Deals, Events and News based on user location. It is so easy you will be amazed.
Content is pulled into the app from Twitter, YouTube, Flicker, News and Events based on Keywords.
You may choose to include as little or as much information as possible by selecting any of these modules.
After you have made your selections, click to Save and Continue to customize your modules.