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Migrating Legacy Apps to Responsive

You can migrate legacy apps to the new Responsive App Builder, with a few limitations.

Before You Begin

  • You will need a Legacy app to migrate
  • Ensure you have read how to Copy an App​
  • Note that Responsive Apps cannot be migrated or copied into a Legacy App

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Walkthrough

  1. 1.
    Go to the Legacy App you wish to migrate to a Responsive App.
  2. 2.
    Go to the left panel in the Adalo Builder, in the Settings section.
  3. 3.
    Go to Copy/Delete sub-section and select Copy app
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  4. 4.
    Give your new app copy a name and select the toggle for "Copy as a Responsive App"
    • NOTE: As the warning states, you will need to adjust the Layout settings for each component in your app to ensure Responsiveness. Migrated apps are not automatically made responsive.
  5. 5.
    Choose whether you want to Copy the Database structure or Share the same Database as the original Legacy App.
    • More than likely you will want to share the same Database so that when you publish the new Responsive build of your app, your app users still on a Legacy build of your app still have access to the any new app data created after the new Responsive App goes live.
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    • Optionally, choose the team you wish to copy the app to, then click Copy.
      • Note: If sharing a database, the app must remain on the same team as the app whose database it's sharing.
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  6. 6.
    Once you create a new app, you would need to go to each component and setup the responsive layout settings for each screen. Check out the Layout Setup Guide for more information on this!
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Once you have migrated your app to responsive and are ready to publish, you can see our Publishing Guides for more information:
  • ​Publishing your app to the Apple App Store would be as straightforward as adding the right information to your iOS Export Settings.
  • ​Publishing to the Google Play store would need a one-time intervention from your end to update some critical information.
    • Please add your package name, Frontend google-services.json and Service Account Key google-services.json from your existing Firebase Project used in the original app to your new app.
    • Publish a new build.
    • Reach out to our team to request we update the Version Code of your app. This can be found in your Google Developer Account. Alternatively, provide the link for both the New App and Original App and our team can look this up for you!

Learn More

  • Check out the Changelog Post for more info!
  • You cannot migrate Responsive Apps to a Legacy App.
  • Remember, that migrated apps are not automatically responsive. You should adjust the layout settings of your screens and components after migrating.

Help

If you need additional help with transitioning your app to Adalo 2.0, you can always ask in our community forum or hire an Expert to help!
Do you have a tutorial or help doc request? Let us know!​