Publish & Export Your App

You can publish or export your application with your own branding: there is no more mention of PandaSuite. Discover all available formats.

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Publish a web app/PWA

🤷 Accessible from all browsers (Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer...) and from all devices, the web app / PWA is accessible from a personalized URL, no need to install it. Developed in a web language (Javascript and HTML), it is hosted on a remote server and distributed on the Internet.

In terms of hosting, you have the choice of keeping the PandaSuite servers or exporting your application in ZIP format ( Web export). With PandaSuite hosting, you can publish your updates instantly, customize the domain name and access the consultation statistics. 
With the activation of service workers, you can transform your web app into a Progressive Web App (PWA) and benefit from the following features:
  • Accessible offline thanks to caching
  • Possibility to create a shortcut from the home screen
👉 To publish a web app, you need the Web plan.

Export an iOS & Android application

🤷  The native application is downloaded on the mobile device or tablet of your users and can be consulted offline. Developed in the language of each platform (Objective-C for iOS, Java for Android), it allows you to make the most of the native features of the devices (accelerometer, GPS, etc...).

👉 To export a native app, you need a Single, Multi or Full plan. The choice depends on the device type (mobile and/or tablet) and whether you want to distribute multiple projects within the same app.

There are several ways to deploy your native app.

Export the IPA & APK file

You can export the IPA file and the APK file of your application from the dashboard.

💡 The IPA file is the package that contains all the files in iOS format, the APK file the one that contains the Android files. These files are essential to download your application on a device.

All you have to do is customize the appearance (name, icon, loading screen) and sign these files. To sign the application on your behalf, you must have an Apple Developer and Google Play Developer account. 

Publish to Apple App Store and Play Store

You can publish your application on the Apple App Store and Play Store. These two download platforms gather official iOS and Android applications. 
It is the ideal place to publish your application for the largest number of people. 

Other distribution methods

There are other options to distribute an application outside the app stores. 
Here are the options for an iOS application: 
  • Ad Hoc distribution: this distribution method is proposed by Apple to limit the distribution to a fleet of registered devices (up to 100 devices).
  • In House Deployment via the Apple Developer Enterprise Program: this allows you to distribute your iOS application within your company.
  • Private hub: distribute your native app via a private iOS hub (PandaHub or Sales Hub). Only users who have the access link can download this content.
Here are the options for an Android app:
  • Deploy an app from an unknown source: it is possible to directly install any signed APK file on an Android device. 
  • Private hub: distribute your native app via a private Android hub (PandaHub or Sales Hub). Only users who have the access link can download this content.

Export an app for Windows & MacOS

You can export your application in EXE and DMG format for Windows and MacOS devices. 

Export for a LMS

You can export your interactive content to an existing e-learning platform (LMS). Simply export your app as a .zip file and indicate the launch file: index.html 
When you create your module in PandaSuite Studio, remember to connect your actions to the SCORM module to ensure the traceability of the user's actions to the LMS platform: feedback on progress, time spent, scores and statistics within the same platform.
PandaSuite is compatible with SCORM versions 1.2 and 2004.
👉 To export for an LMS, you need the annual  Web plan.

Publishing services

Hosting

By default your application is hosted on PandaSuite servers. It is possible to export in a ZIP format or to make your application autonomous.

Updates

You can update your application instantly after deployment. Save your changes in PandaSuite Studio and publish the latest version in one click. Users will receive an update notification if their device is connected to the Internet. 
If you release a native application (iOS, Android, Windows) and your update corresponds to the addition of a new feature of PandaSuite Studio or a bug fix, it is necessary to export the application file again. Users will have to install this new file to replace the old one. If your application is published on the Apple App Store and/or Google Play, you must submit a new version of your application. 

iOS & Android Push Notifications 

You can send push notifications to users of your iOS & Android app.  A push notification (or push message) is a message sent directly to your users' iOS or Android device, even if the app is not open.
Type your message and send it instantly from your PandaSuite dashboard. 

Analytics

Statistics allow you to understand the behavior of your users and monitor the performance of your application. By connecting your application to a statistics tool, you have all the resources you need to analyze your data and draw relevant insights.
You can connect to Google Analytics, Firebase Analytics and Mixpanel. 

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