October 07, 2022

How to create an app like Joom

If you think about buying something online, your search should not stop at Amazon. This American e-retailer has many rivals all across the world. Joom is one of them. This is a European-owned e-commerce retailer with a presence across Europe and Asia. Though Joom launched its services as recently as 2016, it has risen to become a great alternative to Amazon in the region.

In this post, we’ll see how you could make an app like Joom with the no-code app builder Swipecart. With this, it has become straightforward for e-commerce websites to make a mobile app and compete with the biggies in their niche like Joom. With Swipecart, you only need to design the front end while everything else is handled by this SaaS platform.

Here’s a detailed video tutorial for creating your mobile app with Swipecart.

The drag-and-drop app builder Swipecart has been made to save you time, money and effort. With a mobile app developed here, you could expand the reach of your brand to the whole world in an instant.

Steps to create an app like Joom

To create a no-code mobile app, you first need to download and install Swipecart. on your Shopify or WordPress e-commerce website. You can find Swipecart on the Shopify app store and WordPress plugincenter.

  • First, activate and sign up on Swipecart.

  • On the Swipecart dashboard, start by clicking on the ‘Layout’ tab on the left menu.

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  • As we’re designing an app from scratch, click ‘Create Layout’.

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  • In the popup that appears, let’s name the app ‘Joom’. Proceed to click on ‘Create’

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  • You’ll be asked to choose a layout. Swipecart allows you to choose from pre-built app templates or make one from scratch. As we’re doing the latter, select the ‘Blank Layout’ and click ‘Create Layout’.

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  • You’ll be taken to the Joom layout dashboard. Here, the ‘Theme Settings’ is the default tab.

  • Now, we start designing and customizing our app.

Theme Settings

  • This option allows you to customize the app’s branding elements and primary look.

  • App bar settings - Here, you can manage the branding and navigation icons on the app bar that remains in place wherever you go on the app.

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  • click here to know which settings you could make on the app via App Bar Settings. The settings would be applicable all across the app.

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  • Besides this, you have the liberty to choose from various pre-made design templates for the side menu, bottom bar, profile page, and input style.

  • Theme style settings- Here, you can manage the app’s color theme, fonts, and the app loader for an immersive and uniform app experience.

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  • click here to know how to manage the theme style settings.

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    Here’s a preview with all the theme settings

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Designing the home page

When you’re done and satisfied with the app's theme, it’s time to design the app. Let’s start by designing each feature of the app just like the Joom app. For this, go to the ‘Home’ tab on the top of the Joom layout dashboard. Here, you can start by dragging and dropping widgets from the widget library on the right to the draft home page in the center.

  • Search Bar- Your mobile app is incomplete without a search bar. Above the widget dropdown, select the search bar from the drop-down and drag it & drop it to the top of the app below the app bar.

  • Upon hovering on the search bar, you would find an ‘Edit Style’ option. Click here to know how you could customize the search bar.

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    Here's a preview of the search bar on a mobile app interface.

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  • Product Grid- You can showcase your star products using the Product Grid widget. Select the product grid in the widget library drop-down and drop the desired product grid style on the draft home page.

  • For more information on the product grid, click here.

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  • Use the ‘Add/Edit Content’ popup to add products/collections to the product grid. click here to know how to use this feature. Click ‘Save’ when done.

  • After this, customize the Product Grid style with the ‘Edit Style’ popup. click here to know how you can use this feature.

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    Here’s a preview of the result.

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  • Adding a new page- On the "Add Page" button to your left next to the home screen layout, you'll find the 'home' tab as default. Click on the 'Add page' option for creating a new page.

  • To know how to add a new page, click here. Type the page name 'Stores' and click on "Submit".

  • Now that we've created a new page, let's add widget elements to it. To start with, let's add a product slider.

  • Product Slider- Here, you can add products in a carousel format. This is great to show featured products. For this, choose the product slider option from the widget library.

  • Drag and drop the product slider style you’d want on the draft home page. For more details,  click here.

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  • Use the ‘Add/Edit Content’ popup to add products/collections to the product slider. Click ‘Save’ when done.

  • After this, customize the Product Slider style with the ‘Edit Style’ popup.

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    Keep adding product sliders as required.

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  • Now, we create the 'Promotions' page just the way we did with the 'Stores' page. Please note that the default 'Home' page is renamed as 'Best'

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  • Single Banner- To draw your customer’s attention to a single item, you could drag and drop a single banner from the widget library and use the ‘Add/Edit Content’ option to add your image and link.

  • Customize the banner style with the ‘Edit Style’ option thereafter. To know more about adding a single banner, click here.

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  • This is how the single banner would look on the app.

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  • Add more single banners to the Promotions tab as required.

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  • Besides this, you could add other widgets like Banner Slider, Collection Grid, Product List, Product Slider and Timer.

  • Upon hovering on the widgets in the home page layout, you will see a ‘Copy Block’ option below Edit Style. Here, you can duplicate the widget and make changes to it as needed.The final look of our app like Joom is here.

That was easy, wasn’t it? With Swipecart you can make an e-commerce app in any format, one that matches the expectations of yourself and your customers. With a Swipecart app, you save on expenses like mobile app development, testing, and other app development expenses. The result is an app that could give competition to established players in your niche. If you need to know more, please feel free to Contact us.