I believe that one of the bigger challenges for Bubblers can be to turn your mobile platform into an actual mobile app. To me and my partner @timon this was also problematic at first, and we almost went for the easy (but expensive) GoNative-option. Fortunately, we found a very easy way to create a mobile app, and it costs almost nothing.
Our solution: for both Android and iOS, buy a webview-template through CodeCanyon, tweak this to your preferences, and upload this to the App- and Playstore.
To start off with the two templates we used:
Both of these templates work well, and the support of the teams behind it is great. What you do is the following: you buy and download the template, import the projects into Android Studio and XCode, and then you replace the default webview-link with a link to your mobile app (the page of your Bubble-project that has mobile settings). The documentation provided with these templates is quite good, so you don’t have to figure out everything by yourself.
Then, after you inserted the link to your mobile app, you are basically ready to export the project already and start testing it on your phone/emulator. What you will have is a fully functional app, that can be exported and posted to both AppStores (we already did this without much trouble), and the costs of this is around 40 dollars (excluding the fees you have to pay to register for the Google- and Apple Developer Accounts).
The only true problem we encountered along the way was the fact that our camera-upload didn’t work well for our Android App, but this was solved by replacing a line of code (replace the relevant line with this https://pastebin.com/UTRQrtwB). I do not think the user can at any point notice that our app is just a simple webview-app: we are very happy with the result.
I hope this helps, to us it was quite a surprise that the solution was this simple in the end!