November 21, 2022

How to create an app like Noon

You do not need to focus on a single market when it comes to e-commerce. Many e-commerce brands work on a regional level. Noon E-commerce is one of them. This e-commerce store has everything you need- apparel, groceries, electronics, home needs, and many more products. It currently operates in 3 markets- UAE, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.  Though it launched only 6 years ago, it has become one of the market leaders in the three markets where it operates.

It is never too late to create a mobile e-commerce app. With our no-code app builder Swipecart, you can create an app like Noon within the shortest possible time. While you design the front end, your app's back end is handled by Swipecart. Let’s see how we can create an app like Noon with Swipecart-

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

With our drag-and-drop app builder Swipecart, you can now create an app and compete with the established players in your niche.

Steps to create an app like Noon

First, you must install Swipecart from the Shopify app store or WordPress plugin center. Once you sign up and activate it, you’ll be taken to your dashboard. Let’s start creating a layout for our Noon app.

Creating a Layout on Swipecart

  • On the dashboard, click on the layout tab from the left menu.

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  • Click on the ‘Create Layout’ icon as we’re making an app from scratch.

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  • Clicking on “Create Layout” will open a popup. Name the app 'Noon' in the popup and click 'Create'

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  • Now, you’ll be asked to choose a layout. Swipecart allows you to select pre-made layouts or make one from scratch. As we’re making a new app, click on ‘Blank Layout’.

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  • You’ll be taken to your layout dashboard with the default tab “Theme Settings”. The primary function of “Theme Settings” is to customize the app's look. It has multiple options to set branding elements for your app.

Theme Settings

  • Let’s start with the App Bar Settings

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  • App Bar Settings-Here, you can customize the app bar that remains constant wherever you go on the app. To know what you can do with this, click here.    

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  • Next, customize the look of the side menubottom baruser profile page, and input style (welcome/sign-in page). For all these, go to the respective tabs on the left menu. A set of readymade templates are available for each. Select an option from the variants and save it to the app.

  • Theme style settings- Here, you can manage and edit the fonts, colors, and app loaders for a universal app usage experience. To know more about this, click here

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  • Here’s what the draft app would look like after these settings.  

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Designing the home screen

  • Let's begin adding content to the home page now. Click on the "Home" tab next to "Theme Settings". A blank home screen layout with the app bar and bottom bar is displayed.

  • Swipecart has pre-coded UI components turned into visual widgets. We drag and drop these inside the home screen. Let's see how it is to be done to create the Noon app. Know more on widgets here.

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  • Single Banner-You can use single banners to highlight important messages such as offers, sales, new launches, and discounts to your customers. To add it to the home screen, select "Single Banner" from the drop-down widget list.

  • Place one style variant on the app's home screen. Click here for more information on single banners.

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  • Upon hovering on the widget on the draft home page layout, you’ll see the ‘Add/Edit Content’ option. Here, you can add the images and links you’d want to showcase. For more information regarding this, click here.

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  • After you’re done, you’ll find an ‘Edit Style’ option upon hovering on the completed Single banner. Here, you can customize the banner and preview the changes you made.

  •  Click here to know how to edit the widget style.

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  • Here's a preview of the Single Banner we've added so far.

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  • Carousel Banner- Now it’s time to showcase the products or categories you’d like. From the widget library, choose the Carousel banner from the drop-down list.

  • Drop a carousel banner design you’d like to the draft home page layout. For more details, click here.

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  • Use the 'Add/Edit Content' option to add images and links

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  • When done, use the 'Edit Style' option to customize the carousel banner.

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  • Here's a preview of our Noon app with the Carousel banner.

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  • Collection Slider-Let's add a collection slider to the home screen layout. Locate a drop-down box next to the home screen.

  • Select "Collection Slider" from the widget list. Different variants are displayed just below the drop-down box.

  • Drag and drop the one you like into the home screen layout. To know more about collection sliders, click here.

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  • Use the 'Add/Edit Content' option to add images and links. When done, use the 'Edit Style' option to customize the collection sliders.

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  • Here's a preview of the app with collection sliders.

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  • Let's add another collection slider to the app.

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  • Banner Grid- Banner grids are useful promotional tools inside the app. Select a "Banner Grid" variant from the styles displayed below the widget list box. Place it inside the home screen. For more details on banner grids, click here.

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  • Use the 'Add/Edit Content' option to add images and links.

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  • When done, use the 'Edit Style' option to customize the banner grids.

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  • Here's a preview of our banner grid.

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  • Product Slider-Similar to the collection slider, you could use the product slider to showcase your star products.

  • Select the right product slider design from the widget library and drop it into the draft app layout. For more information about this, click here.

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  • Use the 'Add/Edit Content' option to add images and links.

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  • When done, use the 'Edit Style' option to customize the product sliders.

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  • Here's what the product sliders would look like.

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In this way, we design our Wayfair-like app. You can explore and add other widgets such as a  product listtimer,  product grid,  collection grid, and  banner slider.

Here's a video of the Noon app we made.

How difficult was that? With Swipecart, you can create an e-commerce app very quickly with minimal effort. This wouldn’t have been possible even 3-4 years ago, but now it is so with Swipecart.  If you have any queries regarding the same, do feel free to Contact Us