In BiznessApps, you will be exposed to various terms, some of which you may not know. This article provides a Glossary of terms and acronyms that will help you understand what these terms refer to.
|API (Application Program Interface)||APIs allow us to integrate the functionalities of other apps or software with our software. For example, the YouTube API enables us to display and play videos.|
|APK (Android Application Package)||The file you will receive when you publish for Android. This file needs to be uploaded to the Google Play Store to make the app live in the store or to update the live app.|
|AAB (Android App Bundle)||This is the new format file one will receive when publishing for Android. This file needs to be uploaded to the Google Play Store to publish the app in the store or to update the app. For further details refer to App Bundle.|
|App/Site Design Service||A service provided by our design team (for a fee) for partners who would like to take advantage of our App Design Service or Website Design Service. This is an excellent resource for people in the early stages of the Reseller program who need to focus on sales. You MUST have a website to build the app.|
|App Code||A unique identifier that we use to locate an app or that partners will use when previewing an app on the Preview app. We recommend making the code something you are sure you will remember. It must only be comprised of numbers and letters without any spaces and consist of 5-12 characters (this is not a fixed rule, but it will be easier for Customer Service to locate your app).|
|Apple Developer Program||A program where all partners MUST be signed up for this program to publish their apps in the iTunes Connect store. There is a $99 annual fee for an account. For more information, refer to the Creating an Apple Developer Account article.|
|App Rejection||When an app store deems that an app is not within their guidelines and does not allow it to go live in the app store. Check out the Apple Guidelines and Rejection Fixes article for assistance.|
|Client Panel||All partners have a white-labeled app-builder, where their clients log in to view and edit their app’s content and design. Logos and images are customizable, and client access can be limited to specific steps.|
|CMS (Content Management System)||This is another term for our Bizness Apps platform, and any other system, which allows content organization and publishing.|
|CNAME||A Canonical Name or CNAME record is a type of DNS record that maps an alias name to a true or canonical domain name. CNAME records are typically used to map a subdomain such as www or mail to the domain hosting that subdomain’s content. For example, a CNAME record can map the web address www.example.com to the actual website for the domain example.com.|
This is where apps are uploaded. Partners must have their own Apple and Android Developer accounts to publish their apps.
Each account has a subscription fee:
|DNS (Domain Name System)||The hierarchical and decentralized naming system used to identify computers, services, and other resources reachable through the internet or other Internet Protocol (IP) networks. The resource records contained in the DNS associate domain names with other forms of information. These are most commonly used to map human-friendly domain names to the numerical IP addresses computers need to locate services and devices using the underlying network protocols but have been extended over time to perform many other functions as well.|
|Duplicating apps||You can duplicate apps, then edit them according to the new client. This is useful if you are building many apps in the same vertical|
|Features||A specific feature available in our apps. You can build your app by adding a variety of functional features.|
|Geofenced Push Notification||
Push notes that are automatically sent to users when they enter a pre-specified area. The user must have the app downloaded and allow push notes to receive the push note when entering the geofence.
A company that offers tools to build professional websites, including domain registry and web hosting.
The account in which all your Android apps are hosted. Partners are responsible for managing their own Google Developer accounts and for all Android uploads and updates.
|Google Play Store||
The site where app users can search and download their Android apps.
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application layer protocol in the Internet protocol suite model for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is an extension of HTTP, used for secure communication over a computer network, and is widely used on the Internet. In HTTPS, the communication protocol is encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS) or, formerly, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
The operating system used for all iOS mobile products.
The website where our upload team submits apps to Apple for the iTunes store. This is also where partners can check their app upload status and iOS app download analytics.
The site where app users can search and download their iOS apps.
A feature that was developed using native code for both iOS and Android, as opposed to being a web-based feature. For more information, refer to the Features Supported on iOS, Android, and Web App article.
Operating System (generally used in reference to Android products).
You! A partner is a white label reseller.
An app solely developed for previewing other apps. We have a branded and white label option for iOS and Android. Users plug in their app code, and it loads their app as if it were installed on their device.
|Private App Store||
iPhone apps that are not published in the app store and are distributed via email. These are only available as add-on features and are white-labeled.
The act of taking your app from demo to live. When partners publish their apps, we receive an upload request. We upload iOS apps, whereas partners upload their own Android apps.
Pop-up messages sent via apps that are received in the user’s notification center. Ours have options like linked tabs and URLs, templates, geofencing, subscription, grouping, and scheduling.
|Progressive Web application (PWA)||
The removal of a company’s logo, name, and documented connection to a product. Our platform is “rebranded” for our White Label clients.
Changes made to an app may require you to republish the app (i.e., when a client wants the app to use new source code or makes changes to the Publish step in the dashboard). We charge $25 for an iOS update. For more information, refer to these articles:
Where a partner can manage their client panel and apps in one place. Only their apps will show here.
The domain of the highest level in any domain name system. The root domain of the Internet (sometimes called the zero-level domain) is serviced by the root servers of the domain name system, which are located in different countries around the world.
An app’s source code is the code on which it operates. We update the source code regularly to add features and improvements. You must update your apps to access the new source code and its features. All of the latest updates can be found on Release Notes pages.
URLs that have a prefix before the domain name (i.e., login.myappcompany.com). Our partners set up subdomains, which act as their login page for their client panels. Users input their credentials to access it. Check out the article on Setting Up a Subdomain for more information.
Updating apps is the same process as the initial publish. You republish the app to update the source code. You need to update for changes in the metadata (publish step) and to access new features on updated source codes.
The process of uploading apps to be published to the app stores. We will upload your iOS apps for you, and you will upload your Android apps. Check out the Android and iOS App Upload and Approval Process KB article for more information.
Your clients will never know our name. All our apps and client panels are 100% white label so that you can rebrand everything with your logo and company name.