Appdev – Mobile App Showcase WordPress Theme


WordPress 6.2 Compatible. Last Update on: 30 May 2023 | version 5.5 – Change Log

Appdev is a perfect one page theme for mobile app developers to showcase their work. Built on top of the a clean, modular framework, Appdev has multitude of features that you can leverage to to build a site to act as a launchpad for iPhone, iPad (iOS) or Android apps. The author did a thorough study of requirements of app developers by studying scores of actual app showcase sites, themes etc. Lots of hours of hard work has gone into this theme to make it THE theme that any app developer/marketer would want to use. Appdev is currently designed as a one page site but it can even be used to power a multi page site just as easily. It even lets you have multiple single pages, each with custom top menu navigation to internal sections.

Appdev Theme Features

The theme pages are built using popular SiteOrigin page builder. Appdev comes with support for about 35+ custom page builder elements/widgets that are accessible for easy insertion and configuration in the page builder including the ones that are part of our popular SiteOrigin widgets plugin.

The framework powering Appdev is designed to offer maximum help in coming up a unique looking, easily navigable site – easy custom headings for each page/post with option to enter custom backgrounds and/or custom HTML, easy to create uniquely styled page segments with custom parallax backgrounds spanning the entire browser width, wide 12 column 1140px responsive grid that scales down smoothly all the way down to 320px smartphone screen,  smart tracking animated LavaLamp menu, great looking yet easy to use auto-generated menu for smartphones and tablets, multiple touch enabled smartphone sliders to showcase your apps and so on.

And, Appdev theme does not skimp on regular features – 70+ useful shortcodes, multi-language support, responsive and retina ready framework, easy demo site replication (demo data included), 500+ quality retina ready font icons, portfolio support with custom fields, 500+ fonts, lots of page templates and custom widgets, nice animations and hover effects, multiple sliders including slider revolution, detailed documentation, dedicated support forum etc.



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Features Overview:

  • Fully Responsive
  • Options for a single page or a multi-page site
  • Easy Parallax backgrounds with customizable scroll speed
  • Unlimited colors
  • Retina ready
  • Tons of Options
  • Smart Lava-Lamp menu
  • Premium Revolution Slider, Flex 2 Slider, and Nivo Slider included (All sliders fully Responsive)
  • Portfolio with AJAX features
  • Unlimited Sidebars
  • WPML Compatible
  • Translation Ready
  • SEO Optimized
  • 500+ Fonts
  • 4 Skins/Color Schemes
  • 70+ Shortcodes with visual shortcode helper tool
  • Modern Mobile Menu
  • Widgets for Flickr, Instagram and Dribble
  • Awesome Responsive iphone slider
  • Perfectly layered psd files

Change Log

Version 5.5
Cleaned up legacy code that were not relevant anymore
Updated - The revolution slider
Updated - Compatibility with current version of SiteOrigin Page Builder
Version 5.4
Updated - The revolution slider
Fixed - PHP8 warnings in theme plugin
Fixed - Buttons not reflecting customized colors in certain plugins
Version 5.3
Updated - The revolution slider
Fixed - Toggle widget not working
Added - Compatibility with WP 6.x
Version 5.2
Fixed - Deprecated warnings on PHP 8
Fixed - The widgets page was broken. 
Added - Compatibility with WordPress 5.8 and PHP 8
Updated - Livemesh Appdev Shortcodes plugin 
Updated - Livemesh Theme Addons plugin 
Updated - Revolution Slider
Version 5.1
Important - Pls see information below on instructions for upgrading to 5.x version of the theme
Updated - Minor fixes to the new backend framework. 
Updated - Livemesh Theme Addons plugin 
Updated - Documentation
Updated - Revolution Slider
Version 5.0
Updated - Complete rewrite of the theme with new backend framework. Incorporates template based design for easy customization of the theme. Kindly test the upgrade in a dev environment prior to upgrading if you have done major customization to the earlier versions. More details on migration to v5.01 version provided in the documentation.  
Updated - The new lightweight yet feature rich framework provides upto 50% performance improvement. 
Updated - Moved shortcodes to new plugin named 'Livemesh Appdev Shortcodes' to conform to new standards prescribed by the Envato Theme Review team for existing items. 
Updated - Moved widgets, custom post types and their metaboxes, options framework to a plugin named 'Livemesh Themes Addons' to conform to the new coding standards prescribed by the Envato Theme Review Team. 
Updated - Moved from PrettyPhoto lightbox plugin to Magnific Popup lightbox framework is much faster and responsive. 
Updated - The font icons with modern icons and also to remove surplus icons. The font icon files are about 80% smaller to help reduce the load on the site.
Added - Large number of templates for quick customization of the theme.
Added - The filters for the portfolio and gallery displays active item. 
Removed - The WP hooks that were present in the earlier versions. They were hardly used and obsolete. 
Removed - The Nivo Slider and Flex Slider options for the top slider. Please go through documentation which talks about migrating to new version to know more. 
Updated - Revolution Slider.
Version 3.9
Fixed - Color picker not found field in theme options.
Updated - Revolution Slider.
Version 3.8
Fixed - The website won't scroll in Chrome browser if smooth scroll was enabled in theme options
Updated - Revolution Slider
Version 3.7
Updated - Revolution Slider
Fixed - Email icon not showing on team profiles
Added - Improved compatibility with plugins like Events Calendar
Updated - Sample data
Updated - Documentation
Version 3.6
Fixed - Warnings raised with PHP 7.x versions
Updated - OptionTree framework to handle PHP 7.x versions
Updated - Isotope version and improved compatibility with plugins
Updated - Revolution Slider
Updated - Sample data
Updated - Theme files and documentation for the new website of the author
Version 3.5
Fixed - Title tags as per the latest codex recommendation. Use one of the popular SEO plugins if you need to customize page or post titles. 
Fixed - The alt tags not taking effect when explicitly specified in media library
Added - A separate class for SO page builder integration
Updated - Documentation to reflect changed support forum URL. 
Updated - Revolution Slider Plugin
Version 3.4
Updated - Removed skin.php to address PCI security compliance.
Updated - Revolution Slider
Version 3.3
Fixed - The Get App button not reflecting the options provided by the user. 
Updated - Appdev child theme. 
Updated - Sample data
Version 3.2
Added - New smartphone sliders for devices iPhone 7 Rose Gold, iPhone 7 Gold, iPhone 7 Silver, iPhone 7 Black, iPhone 7 Jet Black, Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel Silver, Google Pixel Black, Google Pixel Blue, Nexus 6p. 
Fixed - The theme would raise error on command line interfaces like WP-CLI. 
Updated - Appdev child theme. 
Updated - The plugin activation prompt less intrusive. 
Updated - Translation files 
Updated - Revolution Slider 
Updated - Sample data for new smartphone sliders. 
Updated - Documentation
Updated - Revolution Slider
Updated - Minor Styling changes/fixes.
Version 3.1.1
Updated - Compatibility with WordPress 4.5
Version 3.1
Added - Integration with SiteOrigin Page Builder. 
Added - 20+ custom page builder elements for easy drag/drop/configure page building using SiteOrigin builder.
Added - Updated sample data with demo pages built using custom page builder widgets. 
Added - Support for 17+ additional premium page builder elements through our popular plugin for SiteOrigin page builder. 
Added - Ability to set multiple types of sliders from the page edit window. 
Removed - Thumbnail generation by Aqua resizer and some redundant image sizes. 
Removed - Auto built menus
Updated - Revolution Slider. 
and other fixes/enhancements.
Version 3.0
Updated - Revolution slider plugin
Fixed - WooCommerce pagination
Fixed - Isotope error in certain installations
Fixed - Deprecated widget constructor
Fixed - The menu links required two clicks to activate menu in touch devices
Version 2.9.1
Fixed - XSS vulnerability in prettyPhoto plugin. 
Updated - Revolution Slider plugin. 
Version 2.9
+ Tweak - Updated TGMPA and Option Tree to address any security vulnerability. 
+ Fixed - The pricing archive prevented the user from creating a page with pricing permalink. 
+ Fixed - Ability to retain original images for single post page to help address HTTPS issue.
+ Tweak - Optimized sample data. 
+ Updated - Revolution Slider plugin.  
Version 2.8
+Added - New better performing smooth scroll script for Chrome/Safari. 
+Updated - New version of Aqua Resizer 
+Updated - New version of Revolution Slider 
+Fixed - Pricing url was being rewritten 
+Fixed - WooCommerce deprecated notice. 
+Updated - Sample data 

and other minor fixes/tweaks. 
Version 2.7
+Added - Compatibility with 3.9. Modified backend TinyMCE shortcode builder to be compatible with TinyMCE 4 and 3 as well.
+Tweak - Updated the shortcode builder for more detailed shortcode insertions
+Added - Added detailed documentation for all the shortcodes in the source files
+Added - Revolution Slider instance can be chosen for display in the home page from the theme options
+Fixed - Enabled translation for some of the backend input fields and menu items
+Added - Revolution Slider 4.3.4 update
+Added - Option Tree 2.3.4 update 
+Added - Ability to override the built-in classes in child themes
+Fixed - Handling posts page setting in the WordPress Admin Settings->Reading tab. 
+Added - Footer menu
+Added - Edit button on page section on the front end. 
+Added - Action Call shortcode 

and other minor fixes/tweaks. 
Version 2.6
+Added: Revolution slider updated 4.1.4
+Added: A new widget area for the header where custom HTML can be input for display in the header (buttons, contact information etc.)
+Tweak: Moved the revolution slider styling to separate CSS file to avoid being overwritten by slider demos
+Tweak: Smooth scroll on menu item click now enabled on all pages instead of just single page templates
+Fixed: The shortcode builder window showing scrollbar
+Fixed: The features hover causing fixed background to flicker. 
+Fixed: WooCommerce stylesheets getting loaded even when the WooCommerce was not activated
Version 2.5
+ Added: Three new custom post types - Pricing Plan, Team Members and Testimonials with related shortcodes added. Makes it easy for users to create pricing tables, team profiles, testimonials through intuitive admin UIs
+ Added: Updated the demo content, shortcode builder and the documentation for the new custom post type shortcodes
+ Added: Image preview for Portfolio custom post type 
+ Added: Improved demo data content
Version 2.0
+ Added: WooCommerce integration
+ Added: Ability to set Custom WP Menu at page level
+ Added: Pricing shortcodes
+ Added: Improved documentation
+ Added: Revolution Slider 4.1
+ Fixed: Bug fixes and minor enhancements
Version 1.5
+ Added: Smooth Scroll function with option to disable in options panel
+ Added: New admin menu with links to major functions on the dashboard
+ Added: Included a child theme to manage customization and with styles of Museo font applied for headings.
+ Added: Option to specify that the smartphone slider not loop through the images
+ Added: Ability to input HTML for slider caption
+ Added: Highlighting of menu items for parent page when a child page is not part of the menu
+ Fixed: WP Gallery not enabled for home page 
+ Fixed: Auto-population of RSS feed URL in the social links. The user now needs to explicitly provide RSS feed URL
+ Fixed: Features list scale on hover causing parallax backgrounds to break when in the viewport during hover
+ Fixed: Thick border showed up below the slider at times
Version 1.4
+ Added: Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One slider shortcodes
+ Added: Contact Form 7 support
+ Added: WordPress Gallery support with support for upto 9 columns. Modern styling for gallery and gallery/thumbnail captions. Lightbox style carousel plugin support for gallery thumbnails added.
+ Added: Option to disable read more button
+ Added: Ability to specify a default portfolio page for breadcrumb navigation in the portfolio pages
+ Added: RSS Feed link to show up only when explicitly specified by user
+ Added: Contact form reset on submission of contact information
+ Fixed: iPhone Slider shortcode assumed theme directory name as appdev
+ Fixed: Duplicate theme options in the admin bar menu
Version 1.3
+ Added: iPhone slider shortcode for insertion of iPhone slider in any post/page
+ Added: Options import/export and multi-layouts support
+ Added: Background size option in theme options for backgrounds
+ Added: Option tree update 2.1.4
+ Added: Revolution slider update 3.0.93
+ Fixed: Translation enabled for Ajax portfolio messages
+ Fixed: Disabling animation based on disable animation option chosen by the user
+ Fixed: Removed custom css blocking theme options and moved title header settings to options panel
+ Tweak: Sidebar fix to conform to WP API
Version 1.2
+ Added - Page section preview template with view option for page sections to help ease development. 
+ Tweak - Alphabetical sort for fonts in the theme options 
+ Tweak - Updated TGM Plugin activation framework
+ Tweak - Icons for all custom post type tabs in WP admin
Version 1.1
+ Added - Loading icon support for iPhone Slider, Nivo Slider and BxSlider Carousel with smooth transition to slider state. Stacking and flashing of images in slower connections avoided. 
+ Fixed - BxSlider Portfolio Carousel not showing up in certain situations. 
+ Fixed - Comments number alignment in single blog post
+ Fixed - Full width blog post fix for comment section layout
+ Fixed - Hover for buttons of all colors. 

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