If you want to answer honestly, you would have to say yes. Appealing a conviction does not change the fact that you were convicted. It just means that you are contesting the conviction. But if it's a misdemeanor I wouldn't worry too much about it anyway. Felonies are the ones that can really harm you on job or housing applications. Most applications like that usually just ask if you've been convicted of a felony. While I have seen them that ask for any crime or misdemeanor, they are very well. Best of everything.