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November 27, 2012

How To Customize Your Mobile App URL

November 27, 2012 | By | 4 Comments">4 Comments

Hey everyone, great news! For all you folks who are leaving your competition in the dust with your Heyo Mobile App, things just got a little bit sweeter.

Now, you can specify a custom domain name for your Mobile App built with Heyo!

If branding is important to you, you can’t miss this.

Read more to see exactly how to set up your custom Mobile App URL right now…

At Heyo, we are dedicated to helping your small business grow, no matter what stage of development you are in. Because of this, we help businesses build a beautiful and functional Mobile App written in the latest and greatest web language – HTML 5. But we know it’s important to keep your business’ branding consistent, so here’s a quick tutorial on how to setup your own custom Mobile App URL.

At first look, this may seem a little intimidating, but don’t worry! In just 3 easy steps, I will show you how to take your existing domain name, and link your Heyo Mobile App directly to it (note: this option is for whitelabel customers only).

I’ll be walking you through how to make your custom Mobile App URL in Heyo using Godaddy.com’s system. If you use another hosting service like Namecheap, Name.com, or Gandi – the process is very similar, so still follow along and you’ll see how you can do it for yourself (or click here for instructions).

How to make your custom Mobile App URL in Heyo

First, let’s use one example all the way through… (hint: click on the photos to enlarge them)

Our existing domain name is: http://www.davidageorge.me
We made our Mobile App  in Heyo and were given the URL: http://m.heyo.com/ohg9jr
BUT, the desired URL that you want the public to see is: http://mobile.davidageorge.me

Now let’s get started!

Step 1: Login to your Hosting provider (godaddy.com), select your domain name, and click Launch

how to customize your mobile app URL

Step 2: Next, launch the DNS Manager for your selected domain name

how to customize your mobile app URL

Step 3: Create your CNAME record

Don’t let the weird name scare you, it’s easier than it sounds and this is where you get to be creative!

First, locate the list of CNAME files in the DNS Manager, and add a new CNAME record (in Godaddy, click on the Quick Add button).

Under the “CNAME” column, enter the extension you want to be place at beginning of your domain name. For example, we want the URL http://mobile.davidageorge.me so we would put the word “mobile” in this column.

Next, we will want to fill in the “Points to” field. Simply take the webpage URL you were given in Heyo, and rearrange it by taking the end of the URL and placing it at the beginning. So, since our Heyo URL was http://m.heyo.com/ohg9jr, we will put “ohg9jr.m.heyo.com” in the “Points to” field.

Save your zone file, and you’re all done!

how to customize your mobile app URL

 

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David A. George is the Chief Content Creator at Heyo. I'm passionate about marketing, Android, being at the beach, and breathing underwater. I'd love to connect with you on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Or email me at dgeorge(at)heyo.com