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5 native plugins to monetize your webview app

TL;DR: Are you looking to monetize your webview app? Look no further: This guide contains the six most important native plugins that you can seamlessly integrate into your webview app to start earning revenue.

Did you know that webview apps can be better enhanced by integrating native plugins?

Native plugins allow webview apps to integrate native features into their ecosystems, making for fully-developed web apps that offer a native app-like experience.

Native plugins are a trusted way to enhance a webview app’s features. With the right tools, you can enhance user experience and boost sales, through plugins that can monetize your app.

Let’s look at some of the most important native plugins that you can use to earn revenue from your webview app.

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QR Barcode Scanner

A QR barcode scanning plugin can take any app, be it webview, native, or hybrid, to the next level. QR code scanning simplifies app usage and enhances your overall app’s user experience.

Barcodes are everywhere — be it in retail, logistics, or manufacturing, QR codes are used to access interactive content within apps that focus on one or all of the above mentioned industries. 

By incorporating QR or barcode scanning into your app, you'll boost user engagement, and provide a far simplified experience compared to typing in data manually. 

Median has its own barcode scanning plugin called the ‘QR Barcode Scanner plugin’ which you can seamlessly (and cost-effectively) integrate into your app. 

By leveraging powerful machine-vision open-source libraries, customized and expanded exclusively for your app, Median’s QR Barcode Scanner plugin maintains its quality over other similar plugins, and allows your app the benefits of QR scanning without the need for recurring usage fees or other limitations.

This plugin comes with a fully native scanner UI with camera preview and target frame, and  allows users to display a customizable prompt message at the bottom of the screen.

The QR Barcode Scanner plugin is compatible with both iOS and Android.

Some of the key features of this plugin include:

  • Easy integration with native apps
  • Customizable native UI prompt message to better direct audiences for specific QR code scanning use cases
  • Fixed costs (i.e. there are no recurring usage fees or other limitations)

You can integrate this plugin by adding JavaScript to your web environment to prompt the native scanner UI, and receive back the QR / barcode data.

Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Salesforce Marketing Cloud (SFMC) is a digital marketing platform that helps companies create and manage personalized customer engagement across multiple channels such as email, apps, SMS, online ads, and social media. 

Median’s Salesforce Marketing Cloud native plugin provides access to the SFMC platform to help create an engaging app experience.

This plugin offers SFMC’s MobilePush service — a push notification service that allows you to create and send compelling push notifications and integrate them with email, SMS, and social media campaigns.

Key features of the Salesforce Marketing Cloud plugin include:

  • Personalized and targeted app push notifications
  • Easy integration with email, SMS, and social media
  • Data insights including campaign performance tracking, push notification open rate and other valuable analytics
  • Solid functionality even when the app is not open
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In-App Purchases

In-app Purchases functionality is a trusted way to monetize your app. It’s a user-friendly method to offer services for sale within an app — be it a shopping app, a gaming app, or others 

Median’s In-App Purchases plugin allows you to offer products/services and accept payment in return, all within your app. This plugin makes purchasing digital and physical products, unlocking premium features, and adding subscriptions easier for your end users. 

Usually Apple and Google have their own in-app purchase (IAP) platforms that enable easy low-friction purchase by users. Median’s In-App Purchases plugin makes it easier to use both Apple’s In-App Purchases and Google Play’s Billing Libraries platform by easily integrating it into your native app, saving you time, effort, and cost.

For apps that require in-app purchases, this app ensures all app store rules and regulations are met — which in turn guarantees app approval for both Google Play and Apple App Store.

Key features of the In-App Purchases plugin include:

  • Offer extra content and features — including digital goods, premium content, and subscriptions — directly within your app
  • ‍Sell in-app products and subscriptions to millions of users globally in their local currency, with region-specific pricing and payment methods
  • ‍ Promote in-app purchases on app stores and within your app to showcase their value.
  • Adhere to Apple and Google’s in-app purchase rules and regulations

Secure Modal (Apple Pay)

Third-party payment options in apps are becoming more common these days, with Apple Pay and Google Pay leading the space. For your app to have an enhanced user experience, making payments secure and easy to initiate is crucial. 

Median’s Secure Modal plugin creates a secure environment within your app, allowing you to seamlessly use third-party functionalities like web-based Apple Pay and Google Pay services within your app — all while adhering to each of the app store’s privacy policies.

This plugin works best if the external payment provider within your app offers Apple Pay or Google Pay. It securely offers an external web solution that requires a secure iOS WKWebView window with external scripting blocked or a Chrome Custom Tab on Android.

The plugin can be integrated effortlessly into your app using the Median App Studio and JavaScript Bridge

Note: Integrating this plugin makes you one step closer to getting your app approved on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Key features of the Secure Modal plugin include:

  • Ensuring the functionality offered through third-party services function equally in your app as compared to your website
  • Effortlessly integrating into your app by using the Median JavaScript Bridge to launch a checkout or payment flow within a secure modal, on both iOS and Android
  • Automatically closing after a payment is successful — ensuring more security

Entering lengthy credit card information manually can be overwhelming for app users. There is risk of credit cards being blocked due to incorrectly typing in the numbers, or credit card information being stolen during data leaks. 

Adding Median’s plugin can help ensure your credit card information is secure, and can be entered into your app during purchases with ease. 

This simple yet effective feature can make payment processes easier for your app users and enhance the overall experience of your webview app — encouraging users to actually make purchases. allows users to scan their credit cards using their device's camera. It uses machine vision technology to automatically extract the required details such as the cardholder name, card number, and expiry date, which can then be used to process a payment or can be stored to your profile for future use.

All image processing is performed locally on the device, so sensitive cardholder information remains secure within your app and website. 

Key features of the plugin include:

  • Completing transactions with just a simple credit card scan, reducing errors and saving valuable time
  • Removing the barriers and friction points related to manually entering credit card information (this helps boost conversion rates and maximize the success of your app)
  • Machine vision image processing performed locally on your user’s device, so sensitive cardholder information remains secure within your app and website

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Monetizing a webview app has never been this easy — with Median’s library of native plugins, you too can earn revenue from your webview app by seamlessly integrating a native plugin that specializes in monetizing apps.

Adding native plugins that have native features like offline capabilities, in-app purchases, modes of secure payment options, QR code scanning, or ways to automatically add credit card information, can seamlessly transform any app into revenue machines. 

If you're interested in learning more about our native plugins — and how to integrate them into your app — book a call with our experts here.

Frequently asked questions

How can QR / barcode scanning be used for monetizing webview apps?

QR / barcode scanning can be used to offer exclusive content, promotions, and discounts to users who scan specific codes. This can drive user engagement and increase in-app purchases.

What are the benefits of in-app purchasing for monetizing webview apps?

In-app purchasing allows developers to offer additional content and functionalities within the app, providing a steady revenue stream and enhancing user experience.

How does simplify credit card information storage? uses advanced machine vision technology to read credit card information through camera capture, eliminating the need for manual data entry and increasing conversion rates.

How can Shopify be integrated into webview apps for monetization?

Integrating Shopify into webview apps allows merchants to offer a seamless shopping experience, complete with push notifications, analytics, and tools for optimizing conversions.

How can Apple Pay and Google Pay be used as a monetization strategy for apps?

Apple Pay and Google Pay provide secure and convenient payment methods for users, increasing conversion rates and enhancing user trust, which can lead to higher revenue.

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