Previewing My Apps and Mobile Website

We know how important it is to preview your mobile shop before you hand it out to your customers! That's why we're providing an easy way for you to download your preview apps and open your mobile website.

Get started

To get started, log into your Shopgate Admin and click Preview mobile shop.

You will see 4 different options:

Mobile Website Smartphone

This option will open the smartphone version of your mobile website.

Mobile Website Tablet

This option will open the tablet version of your mobile website.

iOS App

This option will open the Preview page in your Shopgate Admin.

  • If your app is already published in the App Store or the Google Play Store, click Install Live App 
  • Otherwise, click Install Preview App 
Android App

 

Preview your mobile shop

Mobile Website

Smartphone Website
 

Clicking the option "Mobile Website Smartphone" will open your mobile website. 

If your browser can't jump to your smartphone website, enter ?vua=mobile at the end of your shop's URL.

Tablet Website
 

Clicking the option "Mobile Website Tablet" will open your mobile website. 

If your browser can't jump to your smartphone website, enter ?vua=tablet at the end of your shop's URL.

 

Apps

Previewing your iOS app
1. In the section iOS app, click the Install Preview App button. If you will see a button Install Live App, click it instead to view your app in the iOS App Store.
Note: You cannot install a preview app if the app status is "not compiled". What should I do?
2. A pop-up will open. Enter your email address, click Send, then open the link in the email on your iPhone or iPad. Or click on Show QR Code to scan a code directly from your iOS device.
3. The download page will look like this. Click on the iOS tab, and click Install Preview App.
4. When asked, click Install to continue.
5. Now a preview version of your app should start to download. Check on your device's desktop to see the progress.
6. After the app has been installed, go to your device's Settings > General > Device Management. Click on Shopgate and trust Shopgate as a developer.

That's it! Now you can preview your app on your iOS devices.

 

Previewing your Android app
1. In the section Android App, click the Install Preview App button. If you will see a button Install Live App, click it instead to view your app in the Google Play store.
Note: You cannot install a preview app if the app status is "not compiled". What should I do?
2. A pop-up will open. Enter your email address, click Send, then open the link in the email on your Android phone or tablet. Or click on Show QR Code to scan a code directly from your Android device.

That's it! Now a preview version of your Android app should start to download. If you experience any issues, please contact support@shopgate.com. We can send your Android app in an email manually.

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

My preview app is "not compiled". What should I do?

You cannot install a preview app if the app status is "not compiled".

To trigger the compiling process, go to Settings → Native Apps and add an empty space (hit the "space" bar once) to your app name. Click save. You will be able to download a preview app after the compiling process is finished. Delete the empty space afterwards and save again.

 

Is my preview app compiled?

To check if your preview app has been compiled, follow the steps here:

  1. Log in to your Shopgate Admin page.
  2. Navigate to Integration → Test mobile shop.
  3. Scroll down to see the iOS app and Android app sections. Your preview app status is shown here.

 

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