How Do I Move my App from Another App Company?

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017 09:50AM PDT
If you'd like to move over to Bizness Apps from another app builder, we'd love to have you! Before you finalize your decision, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Note: Migrating your apps is possible for iOS, however Android puts restrictions on this. As a result, you will need to create a new Android app on our platform (see below for more information).


1. Apps must first be recreated on the Bizness Apps platform.

Because our app builder is different from other companies, it's not possible to simply migrate your existing app over to us as-is. You'll want to begin by creating an app on our site (which you can do for free). If you have multiple apps to migrate, we can also help you transfer these over. Email into support@biznessapps.com for more information. 


2. You need to own or have access to the Apple Developer account where your app is hosted.

Once you've recreated the app on the Bizness Apps platform, it's time to update over the existing version in the Apple Developer. In order to do this, we'll need the Developer account information so we can update the current version using the app you've created on our platform. If your app is hosted in a Developer account you don't have access to, see our tutorial on transferring apps between Developer accounts.


3. Once the update to your iOS app is released, the Bizness Apps version will take over.

This process is seamless for the end users, who will simply see an available update for the app and install the updated version on their iOS devices. Nowadays, most iOS users have auto-updates enabled, which makes it even more convenient. Once the update is installed, users will be using the Bizness Apps version.


4. We can't update over your existing Android apps.

Google places restrictions on app updates, so we unfortunately cannot replace your existing Android app with a new version created on our site. Instead, you'll need to upload the Bizness Apps version as a new app, then encourage users of your old app to migrate to the new version. Push notifications and in-app notices with links to the new Play Store listing are a good way to do this.