October 14, 2022

How to create an app like Hollister

A part of Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister Co. was founded in 2000. This platform, a retail brand for global teen consumers, has carefree styles. It is specifically created to make teens feel celebrated and comfortable in their skin. Its first store was opened in Columbus, Ohio in the U.S. Today it serves customers all over the world through its online website and app.

If you have an e-commerce store selling casual apparel, why not create an app like Hollister? The task can be easily accomplished with the no-code app builder Swipecart. It has an easy-to-use visual interface, and you have to drag and drop the pre-coded widgets into the layout.

Watch this video tutorial to know about creating an app for your e-commerce store:

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Steps to create an app like Hollister:

Install Swipecart. It is available on the Shopify app store and WordPress plugin center. Once you sign up and activate it, you'll be taken to your dashboard

Creating a layout for the Hollister app

  • On the Swipecart dashboard, click on "Layouts" in the left menu.

  • Click on "Create Layout" to create a new layout.

  • Clicking on “Create Layout” will open a popup. Name the layout "Hollister". Click on "Create".

  • On the "Choose Layout" popup, readymade themes for layouts are available. But since we have to create a custom app like Hollister, we choose "Blank Layout" and click on "Create Layout".

  • A blank layout for the Hollister app is created. Click here to know more about creating layouts on Swipecart.

Theme Settings for the Hollister app

  • The blank layout dashboard has the default tab as “Theme Settings” and the sub-tab as "App Bar Settings". The "Theme Settings" has multiple options to set branding elements for your app.

  • App Bar Settings: The app bar is common to all pages in the app. You can modify some styling parameters in this section to give it a unique identity. Click here to know more about App Bar Settings on Swipecart.

  • Before proceeding to style the app's theme, go to Side Menu Settings, Bottom Bar Settings, Profile Page Settings, and Input Style Settings. Here, select one from among the displayed style variants and save it to the app.

  • Theme Style Settings: Here, you customize the theme style to suit your branding purposes. The changes made here are reflected throughout the app. Click here to know more about Theme Style Settings.

  • Take a look at the mobile preview of the Hollister app with the customized theme, app bar, and bottom bar.


Designing the home screen of the Hollister app layout

  • Click on the “Home” tab to edit the Home page layout. Here you get to see the empty home screen layout with only the app bar and bottom bar in it. Let's start filling the contents in it.

  • Swipecart has pre-coded UI components called widgets accessible through the widget drop-down list. Drag and drop any widget style variant inside the home screen. For more information on widgets, click here.

  • Single Banner: Let's start with a single banner. Select "Single Banner" from the drop-down widget list. Select one from among the different style variants displayed. Drag and drop it to the home screen layout. Click here to know more about single banners.

  • To add an image to the single banner, hover over the widget and click on "Add/Edit Content". In the popup, add an image and link it to a relevant product, collection category, any other app page, or an external URL link. Click here for detailed information on adding and editing content on widgets.

  • To customize the style of the widget, click on "Edit Style". In the popup that opens, edit the single banner style parameters to suit your brand. Click here for more information about styling widgets on Swipecart.

  • Have a look at the single banner we have added to the Hollister app. Click here for more details about app designing on Swipecart.

  • We continue populating the home screen of the app with more single banners. Link them to relevant products or collection categories so that the users are redirected to these pages when they tap on the single banner image.

  • You can also add other widgets such as banner grids, collection sliders, carousel banners, search bars, timers, banner sliders, and product sliders on the app.

  • Here's the final look of the Hollister app we have designed using Swipecart.

We're done designing an app like Hollister using Swipecart. It is easy and any layman can create an app for their online store with this no-code app builder. Contact us if you have any queries regarding building apps on Swipecart.