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The Top 5 Alternatives

In this article, we'll give you a brief overview of, how it works, and the pros and cons. We'll compare it to 5 different alternatives including our own platform, MobiLoud, which we believe is the ideal choice for serious businesses to convert web stores to professional eCommerce apps.

What is is one of the most robust eCommerce app builders, primarily targeting Shopify and WooCommerce based brands. The platform has an ecosystem of dozens of plugins and third-party integrations, and provides different levels of service depending on your specific plan and needs.

Now let's take a look at's pricing. Pricing has 2 tiers of pricing:

  • Pro: $1K/mo
  • Plus: $2K/mo

The Pro plan already includes a solutions engineer and publishing expert offering app launch assistance (initial 3 months). This is on top of having platform access for app personalization, app integrations & Plugin library, as well as, a personalized app migration. You can also opt into the Plus plan which includes everything offered in Pro plus access to premium blocks and workflows, getting priority support, and having a dedicated customer success manager. Pros & Cons is generally a well-built platform that can produce decent eCommerce apps for iOS and Android. It has significant drawbacks and limitations though.

For a start, it's quite pricey, which we'll cover in the next section. It also relies on blocks, templates and widgets - which will be limiting for many eCommerce businesses. Though the pre-built widgets and blocks will allow some degree of customization, you'll only ever be able to approximate your web store. You'll never be able to use the exact same plugins and the exact same features from the web. This is just the nature of a platform reliant on prebuilt front ends and standardized APIs!

Now we've had an overview of the tool, its pricing, and its pros and cons. It's time to move on and start looking at some alternatives, starting with our own site-to-app platform, MobiLoud. Alternative #1: MobiLoud

MobiLoud powers thousands of top apps, and allows you to convert your site into native eCommerce apps in just days, for a fraction of the cost of custom development.

Our eCommerce app platform integrates with any CMS - whether it's Shopify, WooCommerce, PrestaShop or any other - and let you reuse every plugin, feature and functionality from your main web store.

MobiLoud is the best way to convert your web store into native eCommerce apps for iOS and Android, as well as the best alternative to

There are several key reasons why:

  1. No templates, no blocks, no APIs - we don't restrict you to our pre-built front-ends, we allow you to convert your web store completely, and to reuse all your existing plugins, themes, and tech stack.
  2. Keep what works - you already built your ideal site for the web, tweaking it endlessly for conversions and sales. With MobiLoud you can translate that directly into m-commerce native apps, without needing to reinvent the wheel. You already did the hard part, we handle the rest!
  3. Easy Management - many app builder platforms like gives you an extra CMS to manage, adding work for you and your team. Since MobiLoud apps sync with your web store in real time, this work is eliminated, you just need to keep managing and updating your store as usual, and if you want to change something specifically for the apps, use our easy no-code UI.
  4. Done for you - there's no need for you to fiddle, drag-and-drop, or waste time trying to set the apps up. You just need to tell us any special requirements, add some key information, and our team handle all technical aspects of the app build including submissions to Google Play and the AppStore.

MobiLoud Pricing

We have two standard pricing tiers:

  • Startup - For fast launching and validation: $170/month
  • Growth - Perfect for more established businesses: $382/month

We also have custom, corporate plan for more demanding projects. Read more about our pricing here.

The difference between MobiLoud and is clear. relies on pre-built blocks and themes, which is neccessarily restrictive and will never properly recreate your web store. MobiLoud on the other hand converts your site in its entirety, allowing you to keep all the features you love from the web and cutting down all the wasted effort and maintenance overhead. MobiLoud is also less than half the price (for twice the value).

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Now we've blown our own trumpet, here are a few other alternatives that you're likely to see around the web. Alternative #2: Vajro

Vajro is a Shopify-focused drag-and-drop app builder, offering cost-effective options for smaller eCommerce ventures. Through templates and drag-and-drop widgets, they develop branded apps integrated with Shopify using API. Integrations with platforms like Firebase, Tidio, and Klarna are available. While user-friendly, Vajro's will likely result in somewhat cookie-cutter eCommerce apps and will never be able to recreate your web stores features, functionality and plugins.

Vajro Pricing

Vajro has four plans:

  • Starter - basic features and integrations - $99/mo
  • Core - advanced features and integrations - $249/mo
  • Premium - premium features and integrations - $499/mo
  • Plus - premium features, integrations, and priority support - $999/mo

The more costly the plan is, the better app functionalities and benefits you get. Alternative #3: Shopney

Shopney, a user-friendly app builder, is recognized for its solid integrations, themes, and features, making it a practical choice for Shopify eCommerce stores. If you need an uncomplicated app that reflects your site's product catalogue, Shopney can meet your needs. But being template-based, it can't fully convert your site into iOS and Android apps or reuse all your pre-existing plugins, themes, and features. For businesses with unique or complex operations, this will pose limitations, forcing your store to conform to their existing templates.

Shopney Pricing

Shopney has four plans:

  • Silver - basic features with flexible design - $99/mo
  • Gold - basic features with flexible design with 20 elements - $199/mo
  • Platinum - advanced features and unlimited design elements - $499/mo
  • Enterprise - premium features and functionalities and a dedicated success manager - starting from $999/mo Alternative #4: Tapcart

Tapcart is a mobile app builder designed specifically for Shopify, allowing businesses to create their apps without coding expertise. It is a preferred choice among small and medium-sized eCommerce businesses.

Tapcart Pricing

Tapcart has three plans:

  • Core - 15 blocks, basic features, and basic integrations - $200/mo
  • Ultimate - unlimited blocks, advanced features, and integrations - $400/mo
  • Enterprise - unlimited custom blocks, dedicated customer success manager, and premium integrations - $1K/mo

The more costly the plan is, the better app features and benefits you get. Alternative #5: Mowico

Mowico is a no-code app builder targeting eCommerce companies. It integrates with Shopify and WooCommerce, and will soon work with PrestaShop, BigCommerce & Wix. Mowico has a set of useful integrations like Smile, Langify, and, as well as features like push notifications and AR shopping. Like all drag-and-drop, block-based app builders though - Mowico has serious limitations. While it can produce a basic eCommerce app with your products and logo, but it can't fully mimic your web store's intricate features, design, and plugins. The Shopify "integration" means pulling some data from Shopify that is exposed via API, it does not mean that you can reuse all the good stuff from your main store in the apps. You will always be confined to their pre-built integrations, which is limiting compared to the web and MobiLoud.

Mowico Pricing

Mowico has three plans for each eCommerce platform. For Shopify, they have:

  • Startup - basic features - $79/mo
  • Growth - everything from Gold plus enhanced features - $399/mo
  • Enterprise - premium features, custom feature integrations, and tailor-made development - $399/mo

The pricing may vary for each eCommerce platform but keep in mind that, the more costly the plan is, the greater benefits you get.

Let's Build Your eCommerce Apps

We've looked at a few alternatives, and given you some key information about each.

As we've seen, many of these tools share the same fatal flaws. On the one hand - their reliance on blocks, themes, templates, and pre-built widgets does allow you to build and launch (some kind of) eCommerce app fast, affordably and easily compared to custom development. On the other, this same reliance puts you and your brand in a straightjacket.

It means that you will only ever approximate your web store, and you'll be forever at the mercy of whatever pre-built features they have as well as whatever data they can fetch via API (which can change). The apps will be a branded shell with some of your data pulled in and not much more.

While this is OK for simple stores is basic and small product ranges and features, this will almost always be a deal breaker for serious eCommerce brands. You probably have a finely-tuned tech stack, along with all the plugins, third-party integrations, and custom features you need to drive sales and revenue optimally. To discard all this hard work for cookie-cutter apps with your logo on will rarely make strategic sense.

That's why, although we're biased of course, we believe MobiLoud is not only the best alternative but a superior alternative to every eCommerce mobile app builder on the market.

The first key reason: we allow you to reuse everything from your site in the apps.

If it already works well on the mobile web, it'll be even better as iOS and Android apps. It makes no sense to ditch that winning formula and those painstakingly chosen tools just to compromise with restrictive templates. That's too much of downgrade from what you've already built, and with MobiLoud - unnecessary. Keep what already works.

The second core reason: it's so simple to manage MobiLoud apps.

Platforms like will often add hours per week to your workflow with effectively a new CMS to manage. In contrast - MobiLoud apps sync in real time with your site. There's no need to manually add new product lines, update pricing, or worry about keeping the apps up to date. The apps will reflect changes and updates to your site instantly.

This goes for any core changes you make to your site too. You can switch out plugins, pull off a major rebrand, or build whatever custom functionality you choose. It doesn't matter what it is - it'll work straight out of the box in the apps, which can grow with your brand into the future.

On top of this, our team handle any ongoing updates and maintenance needed as part of our service, along with all fiddly aspects of the app build and bringing them live to Google Play and the AppStore. We work with you to ensure your apps are a success, and we're only ever an email or phone call away.

MobiLoud allows you to combine the best of the web with the best of native apps. It's a winning formula, check out the success these eCommerce brands have had:

  1. Rainbow Shops
  3. Bestseller
  4. John Varvatos

Over 1000 other businesses have used MobiLoud to build winning apps - and you can too.

Unlike with, there's no risk. We don't do long-term contracts and we'll refund you if you're unhappy with the apps. If you're like most of our eCommerce customers - the apps will pay for themselves almost immediately.

It all starts with a call with one of our app experts, where we go over your exact requirements for the apps and answer your questions.

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