FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What is ThinApp?

ThinApp is a pre-built web-app that has been optimized and designed to be a Website, WebApp and Native Add - all in one (ie one version does all 3). 

What makes ThinApp different than all those website builders out there?

Unlike those builders, ThinApp is already built. All you have to do is login and start updating your logo, icons and content.

Can I customize ThinApp?

Yes, to a degree. Because ThinApp is essentially an already built website (and web app and native app) there's not much to customize structurally, which saves you a lot of time. However, we have built in Website Settings that allow you to customize all the logos, background images, text, icons, etc. essentially making your ThinApp 100% brandable to your name, idea, product or company.

Do I need a domain to use ThinApp?

No. It is recommended, but if you want to use ThinApp in some prototype capacity or as a redirect page then you can simply enter a subdomain name when you choose a plan, like coolidea and we'll make your ThinApp at coolidea.thinapp.com

Where do I get a domain?

You can buy a domain at a lot of places (typically referred to as "Registrars"), but we recommend GoDaddy. They have a super easy system that allows you to manage your domain, email, etc. Plus, we know how to help you get $0.99 domains from them with Promo Codes. You buy your domain and then simply update 1 setting (called an @record) to our IP address.

Do I need my own hosting?

No. We provide the hosting for your ThinApp. We mostly do this to protect our technology (from being copied, duplicated and pirated). However, this in no way makes us like all the other website builders out there. ThinApp is a stand-alone website, which means if you have 3rd party scripts, code libraries, etc then those can be installed courtesy of our Techs (2 courtesy installs per month), if you are a monthly Subscriber or Annual pre-paid Member. Note: We haven't set a price yet for script assistance outside of your 2 complimentary ones per month, but it'll probably be around $5. Our goal isn't to gauge our users with add-on prices, but to make a minimum service available with the possibility to add things if you need/want them.

Can I use ThinApp if I already have a website?

Yes. In fact, if you do already have a website, we recommend having a ThinApp too – it’s sort of like a quick, super optimized, ultra mobile-friendly representation of you, your brand, your website or your idea. You can have ThinApp on any main domain (ie. yoursite.com), sub-domain (ie. mobile.yoursite.com) or even a sub-directory (ie. yoursite.com/mobile).

Can I use ThinApp on an existing website?

Yes, but currently only on a subdomain, like intro.yourwebsite.com

Is ThinApp a Website Builder?

No. ThinApp is a fully custom, stand-alone website with full Web App capabilities and a Native App version (ie. meaning it can be downloaded from the App Store). ThinApp is based on a simple, elegant, fluid MVC framework – on a 12-grid, responsive Bootstrap with an HTML front-end and a PHP back-end. MySQL is the database that drives ThinApp. Basically, we made it with the most optimal combination of languages, libraries and options imaginable. We’re self-funded Tech Entrepreneurs who routinely make $100,000+ websites with revolutionary features, so basically ThinApp is like us copying one of those and giving it to you.

Is ThinApp SEO-friendly?

ThinApp is not only SEO friendly, but it has been built by a team of Entrepreneurs and Engineers that build 6-figure Tech Startup Websites for themselves and clients across the country. Our core staff learned SEO from one of the most highly regarded SEO pioneers in the world – someone that is considered a top 10 expert and has authored a famous plugin and SEO Modeling environment with over 1,000,000 users.

Does ThinApp work on all devices (ie. cross compatible)?

Yes - and not only that, but ThinApp also has a built-in Web App - or rather, it is a webapp already. Both Android and Apple devices have been doing some major upgrades for Web App capabilies and technology. If you don't already know, Web Apps are basically just like Native Apps except they're written in regular web-based code like HTML, PHP, Javascript and JQuery. 

The entire design is geared towards mobile-first, but the desktop experience has been carefully considered as well – so when looking at your ThinApp on a laptop or desktop, users will essentially see a full-screen experience that’s equally as visually stunning as the mobile-version, Web App and Native App.