November 24, 2022

How to create an app like Snapdeal

Snapdeal is an Indian e-commerce platform founded in 2010 with its headquarters in the capital, New Delhi. The company sells fashion, home products, and general merchandise with over 500,000 sellers on board. Its main competitors in the Indian e-commerce market are Amazon, JioMart, Paytm Mall, and Flipkart.

The no-code app builder Swipecart is the perfect option for those of you who wish to make an app similar to Snapdeal for your online business. It offers you the benefit of creating apps within a short time period and launching them fast to help you in customer acquisition and retention. Additionally, it provides a fair playing field for you to compete with major rivals. On Swipecart, it is straightforward and easy to create an app similar to Snapdeal.

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Steps to create an app like Snapdeal:

Creating a layout for the Snapdeal app on Swipecart

  • Click on "Layouts" on the left menu of your Swipecart dashboard.

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  • Click on the “Create Layout” icon to create a new layout for your Snapdeal app.

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  • Clicking on “Create Layout” will open a popup. Let's name the layout "Snapdeal: Online Shopping App". Click on the "Create" button.

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  • You can choose between pre-made layout templates and a blank layout. Since we need to design an app like Snapdeal, we choose "Blank Layout". Now, click "Create Layout."

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  • A blank layout is now created for our Snapdeal app. For more details about creating layouts on Swipecart, click here.

Theme Settings on Swipecart

  • You'll be taken to the Snapdeal layout dashboard with the default tab as "Theme Settings" and the sub-tab as "App Bar Settings". The theme settings allow you to set the theme and customize it for your brand.

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  • App Bar Settings: Set your branding element on the app bar or the action bar because it stays on the top throughout all pages of your app. Here, we upload the Snapdeal logo to customize the app bar. For more details on app bar settings, click here.    

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  • We then go to Side Menu Settings, Bottom Bar Settings, Profile Page Settings, and Input Style Settings. Here, we select our choice from the style variants and save it to the app. 

  • Theme Style Settings: In this section, we set the theme for the app. The changes made here are reflected throughout the app.

  • We can change some of the styling parameters for the app's theme such as app background color and font style & color. Click here to learn more about theme style settings on Swipecart. 

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  • Here's the mobile preview of the Snapdeal app with the theme customizations completed, including the app bar and bottom bar.   

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Designing the Snapdeal app home screen

  • Next, we move on to designing the Snapdeal app home screen. Click on the "Home" tab. A blank home screen is displayed with only the app bar and bottom bar.

  • We add content to the home screen by dragging and dropping style variants of widgets. These are accessible in the screen's drop-down box panel in the right section of your dashboard.

     
  • Click here for more information about widgets on Swipecart.

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  • Search Bar: We start with the search bar. Select "Search" from the drop-down widget list. Drag and drop the search bar below the box on the home screen.

  • Hover over the search bar and click on the "Edit Style" option. In the popup that opens, customize the search bar's styling parameters.

  • Click here for information on the search bar widget.

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  • Here's the mobile preview of the Snapdeal home screen layout with the search bar added to it.

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  • Collection Slider: We display the collection categories in a slider format at the top of the app.

  • Select "Collection Slider" from the widget list. Different styled widgets are displayed just below the drag-and-drop box. From here, we select a round collection slider and drag and drop it to the home screen below the search bar.

  • Click here for details about collection sliders on Swipecart.

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  • To add content to the collection slider, hover over the widget and click on "Add/Edit Content". In the popup, add all relevant collection categories from the collection list to the slider.

  • Click here for details about adding and editing content on widgets.

  • Once you’ve uploaded your graphics, let's start with customizing the widget. Hover over the widget again and click on "Edit Style". In the popup that opens, set the styling parameters to suit the brand.

  • Click here for details on styling widgets.

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  • Here is the mobile preview of the Snapdeal app with the collection slider.

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  • Carousel Banner: These are banners in rotating or slideshow format. You can add diverse information in them ranging from offers, product-specific discounts, new launches, and many more.

  • Select "Carousel Banner" from the widget list. Place one among the style variants inside the home screen layout.

  • For more details on carousel banners, click here.

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  • To add images to the carousel banner, click on "Add/Edit Content". In the popup that opens, add images and link them to the relevant products, collection categories, other app pages, or external website links.

  • Set the styling elements for the banner through the "Edit Style" option. During the editing, you can preview the changes you make on the "Edit Style" popup itself.

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  • Now that we have added a carousel banner to the Snapdeal app, here's its mobile preview.

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  • Single Banner: It is used to highlight attractive schemes like discounts, sales, new product launches, or flash deals on the app.

  • Select "Single Banner" from the widget list. From among the different style variants offered by Swipecart, select one and place it on the app's home screen.

  • Click here for detailed information on single banners.

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  • Add products to the banner from the product list through the "Add/Edit Content" option. Set the styling elements for the banner through the "Edit Style" option.

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  • Now that we have added a single banner to the Snapdeal app, here's its mobile preview.

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  • Repeat the process to keep adding single banners to the Snapdeal app. Use it to highlight sales, offers, star products, or collection categories.

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  • Product Slider: To display specific products on the home screen, select "Product Slider" from the widget list. Place one among the style variants inside the home screen.

  • Click here for information about product sliders on Swipecart.

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  • Add products to the slider from the product list through the "Add/Edit Content" option. Set the styling elements for the slider through the "Edit Style" option.

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  • Now that we have added a product slider to the Snapdeal app, here's its mobile preview.

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  • Now, using the same above-mentioned process, repeat adding the carousel banner, product slider, and collection slider to the Snapdeal app's home screen.

  • Banner Grid: This is best to display products or collection categories in a grid format on the home screen.

  • Select "Banner Grid" from the widget list. Place one among the style variants inside the home screen layout.

  • Click here to learn more about banner grids on Swipecart.

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  • As mentioned above for other widgets, we add images to the banner grid through the "Add/Edit Content" option. Here, we link them to relevant products. The styling and customization are done through the "Edit Style" option.

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  • Here's the mobile preview of the Snapdeal draft app with the banner grid added to it.

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  • Product Grid: This widget is a good option to highlight unique products on the app's home screen. Select "Product Grid" in the widget library drop-down list and drop the desired product grid style on the Snapdeal draft app home page.

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

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  • Use the ‘Add/Edit Content’ popup to add products to the product grid.

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  • After this, customize the product grid style with the ‘Edit Style’ popup.

  • Design your app on Swipecart. It is the best no-code app builder to create feature-rich apps for your online store.

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  • Have a look at the Snapdeal app with the product grid widget added to it.

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  • We have already mentioned the process to add a single banner to the app's home screen. Refer to it to place a single banner on the Snapdeal app's home screen.

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  • We then add a product grid widget again on the draft app.

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  • Add products to the grid from the product list through the "Add/Edit Content" option. Set the styling elements for the slider through the "Edit Style" option.

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  • Now that we have added a single banner and product grid widget to the Snapdeal app, here's its mobile preview.

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  • That's it. We have completed creating an app like Snapdeal on Swipecart. Explore other widgets such as the collection grid, product list, and timer to add to the app's home screen.

  • Here is the final look at the Snapdeal app we created with Swipecart.

Isn't it amazing to create apps without having to code? We have shown you how to create an app like Snapdeal on Swipecart in minutes without having to write a single line of code. It helps enterprises to create apps fast and launch them on the App Store/Play Store. If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us.