Chris is a founding partner of Lift UX, a user experience design & second screen app development company. He's a designer and developer with experience in WordPress development, leading a small virtual team, building software with a remote team, responsive design, developing for high-traffic websites and more. His team has built award-winning and Emmy-nominated products, constantly pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation. Chris has a wide range of experience designing and building websites for household names like Enterprise Rent-A-Car, AMC tv (The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad), WE tv, IFC, The Next Web, eBay and more. Chris has experience with growing and selling web properties with multiple verticals: upthemes.com, 365psd.com, designmoo.com, and mylibros.com. Topics: managing remote teams, WordPress development, web-based software development, process design, user experience design, branding, second screen app development.
Most definitely! There is a WordPress plugin called AppPresser which connects WordPress to PhoneGap, making it easy to access native device features and create an application that feels less like a wrapper. One of the challenges mentioned above is offline access, however, that is currently being worked on. Currently, there are a number of extensions to enable native device features as well as adding e-commerce functionality via Woocommerce.
AppPresser requires an app-specific theme to work (you can always build your own) but fortunately, there is the AppTheme provided by the makers of AppPresser, which offers an optimized app-style theme that is more likely to be approved by Apple's review team.
You can see AppPresser in action (there are a few apps available now using it) by checking out their website: http://apppresser.com.