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What is a branded app?

A branded app in AppSheet is a native mobile app with your own branding that you can publish directly in an app store or distribute on your own. The installation and use of a branded app is similar to the millions of other apps in the app store.

To learn more about the different aspects of deploying your app, see Deploy.

What platforms are supported?

Both iOS and Android are supported for branded apps.

How does a branded app differ from my regular AppSheet app?

By default, your AppSheet app is hosted on a mobile device within an existing mobile host app. Since this mobile host app is already available in the app stores, you can create apps and use apps almost instantly.

When you create a branded version of your app, it's effectively a copy of the AppSheet host app, but it has your branding and only runs your app. You take on the extra time and effort needed to publish the app in the relevant app store. However, you gain the discoverability of apps in the app store, and your users will benefit from the familiarity of the app installation process.

The app will continue to function in exactly the same way as before. Updates to the app definition will be picked up automatically as usual. Once in awhile, if AppSheet releases any significant new functionality that requires a new version of the branded app (e.g., integration with push notifications), you'll need to regenerate and republish your branded app.

Branded app restrictions

While branding an app does remove most AppSheet branding, there are places where AppSheet will still be visible (during sign-in, and in error messages, for instance).

Any apps submitted to the Apple App Store will be reviewed by Apple. We can’t guarantee your app will pass review or become available in the App Store.

Similarly, publishing apps in the Google Play store requires approval by Google. We can't guarantee the app you submit will pass review or ever be available in the Google Play Store.

The use of the branded apps requires an AppSheet Core plan (10 licenses) or a Publisher Pro plan. Consult the AppSheet pricing page for more details.

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