The 5 Best GoodBarber Alternatives

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Looking for a GoodBarber alternative?

In this article, we'll share the top GooDbarber alternatives you need to know about. We'll also give a brief overview of the GoodBarber platform, who its for, and its pros and cons.

For the most part, we'll be focusing on alternatives for building eCommerce apps, which is quickly become the most popular use case for GoodBarber and many similar app builders.

If you're looking for a different option, or just surveying what's out there, read on for all you need to know to make an informed decision.

What is GoodBarber?

GoodBarber is a no-code platform for creating native apps and PWAs, featuring a drag-and-drop interface and customizable templates. It caters to individuals and businesses seeking to build mobile apps without programming knowledge.

GoodBarber's eCommerce platform is based on the same drag-and-drop builder, and has features like features like multiple payment options, product import/export, sales optimization tools, push notifications, a blog, discounts, loyalty program, and more. The platform allows users to create functional shopping apps with some minor degree of customization.

Now let's take a look at GoodBarber's pricing.

GoodBarber Pricing

GoodBarber offers different pricing plans for Content Apps, Shopping Apps, and Resellers. You can choose to pay monthly, yearly, or make a one-time payment.

Content Apps have four pricing tiers:

  • Standard: €36/mo
  • Premium: €70/mo
  • Pro: €135/mo
  • Agency: €280/mo

Shopping Apps have the following pricing tiers:

  • Standard: €50/mo
  • Premium: €90/mo
  • Pro: €180/mo
  • Agency: €380/mo

Then there are two pricing tiers for Reseller plans:

  • Reseller Content: 280€/mo
  • Reseller Content + eCommerce: €380/mo

Getting the Standard plan gives you basic storage space, push notifications per month, and basic features. The Premium plan is just a minor boost.

The downside of getting both Standard and Premium plans, however, is that you'll have to pay extra monthly if you want to have abandoned orders, delivery slots, and product import extensions in your app. If you need more storage space, unlimited extensions, and max out your push notifications per month, then you'll need to have either a Pro or an Agency plan.

The good thing about these plans is that they offer fully customizable designs, and offer real human support from the GoodBarber team.

The Reseller plans are pretty much self-explanatory. If you're a reseller and want to develop content apps for your clients, you can pick the Reseller Content plan.

On the other hand, if you're the type of reseller who wants to develop both content and eCommerce apps for your clients, then the Reseller Content + eCommerce plan is for you. Both of these reseller plans also include fully customizable designs and real human support by the GoodBarber team.

GoodBarber Pros & Cons

GoodBarber's eCommerce platform is well-built and capable of creating functional apps for the App Store, Google Play, and PWA (Progressive Web App). It is easy to use and starts at a low price.

However, it will only allow you to build simple and basic apps. You will not be able to replicate your web store to any meaningful degree - since you'll be limited to GoodBarber's pre-built themes, widgets and templates.

It's decent if you're building an app from scratch. But if you want to actually convert your website, with all its existing integrations, plugins and features into mobile apps - you'll need something more powerful.

The other major con is that it requires a bit of work on your part. You don't need to know how to code, but you will need to spend time fiddling and tinkering with your app to get it right. That doesn't stop when you launch - you'll still need to work on keeping it up to date and bug-free.

All in all, GoodBarber is a solid option for simple apps. But there are better choices out there. Let's look at some options now.

GoodBarber Alternative #1: MobiLoud

MobiLoud is our website-to-app solution, which directly converts your website to apps for iOS and Android.

It's not a DIY app builder like GoodBarber, and many GoodBarber alternatives. Instead, the app uses your mobile website for all its content and functionality, with mobile code added to give your web experience a native mobile feel.

That includes things like push notifications, native navigation and splash screens.

This is perfect for businesses with a strong online footprint, like eCommerce stores. You're probably catering to mobile users already with your website, so there's no need to reinvent the wheel and rebuild everything for your app.

Just reuse what you have on your website, which MobiLoud allows you to do.

MobiLoud is also a full-service platform. We do everything for you, from building your apps, to testing and launching, and maintaining them after launch.

You don't need to lift a finger. We give every user the white glove service people come to expect form MobiLoud.

MobiLoud Pricing

We have two standard pricing tiers:

  • Startup - For fast launching and validation: $350/month, plus a one-time $1,500 setup fee
  • Growth - Perfect for more established businesses: $650/month, plus a one-time $2,500 setup fee

(plans are cheaper on an annual subscription)

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

MobiLoud vs GoodBarber

GoodBarber does one thing MobiLoud doesn't do - it lets you build an app from scratch, without a website to start with.

But if you've already got a website, and you just want to replicate the same user experience in an app, MobiLoud is the solution for you.

With MobiLoud, you can go way beyond the simple apps that are possible with GoodBarber, creating unique apps that leverage everything you already built for the web.

For a more in-depth comparison between MobiLoud and GoodBarber, check out this post.

Want to skip the rest and get your questions answered by one of our team? Book a free demo now to learn more about MobiLoud and how it can help your business.

Now we've looked at GoodBarber, and the top alternative on the market, here are some other names you can compare it to.

GoodBarber Alternative #2: Mowico

Mowico is another block-based app builder that allows eCommerce brands to create their own apps without coding. Mowico works with Shopify and WooCommerce and will soon support PrestaShop, BigCommerce, and Wix.

It offers seamless integration with helpful features like Smile, Langify, and Judge.me, as well as pre-set functionalities like push notifications and AR shopping.

There are the same limitations you often get with an app builder, though. While Mowico can build a basic eCommerce app showcasing your products and logo, it cannot fully replicate the advanced features, design, and plugins of your web store.

When they say they "integrate" with Shopify, it means they can access some data from it. You will still be restricted to their pre-built integrations, which is highly restrictive compared to the web and MobiLoud.

Mowico Pricing

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

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

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

GoodBarber Alternative #3: Vajro

Vajro is a Shopify-focused app builder known for its affordability and appeal to smaller eCommerce ventures. Using templates and drag-and-drop widgets, they create branded apps that connect to Shopify through API. Nonetheless, users will find limitations in precisely recreating their web stores, even on higher-tier plans.

Vajro Pricing

Vajro has four plans:

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

GoodBarber Alternative #4: Shopney

Shopney is an easy-to-use app builder designed for Shopify eCommerce stores. It's known for its integrations, themes, and features. If you're after a simple app that replicates your product catalog, it could be a good fit.

However, being a template-based builder, it can't convert your site fully into iOS and Android apps or make full use of all your plugins, themes, and features. For unique and complex businesses, this will be a limitation, compelling your store to fit their pre-existing templates.

Shopney Pricing

Shopney has four plans:

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

GoodBarber Alternative #5: Plobal Apps

Plobal Apps is yet another Shopify-focused app builder, allowing users to design and build apps through a drag-and-drop interface.

It's a good platform with many integrations, but it's not without its shortcomings. The main one is the inability to reuse your web store's features, themes, and plugins. You'll have to work with their pre-built integrations, and if they don't cover your needs - that's unfortunate...

Plobal Apps Pricing

Plobal Apps has three plans:

  • Growth - basic features with 4 standard integrations - $199/month
  • Essential - enhanced features with 7 standard integrations - $499/month
  • Enterprise - premium features and unlimited advanced integrations - starts at $1199/month

The more costly the plan is, the more customizability and benefits you get.

Check out a full breakdown of Plobal Apps and MobiLoud in this article.

Why App Builders Limit Your Potential

As we've seen, many of these tools share the same fatal flaw - their reliance on blocks, themes, templates, and pre-built widgets.

Though this does allow you to build and launch (some kind of) eCommerce app fast, affordably and easily compared to custom development, it also 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.

A simple store, with a very small product range, and basic features, could get away with this. But for serious eCommerce brands, it will be a deal-breaker.

You may have a finely-tuned tech stack, along with all the plugins, third-party integrations, and custom features that are proven to drive sales, revenue and conversions. You don't want to discard this and settle for a sub-par user experience.

David from Rainbow Shops said as much when he talked to us:

“The app needs to be at least as functional as the website. It doesn’t need to be better than the website, but the user experience can’t be worse.”

With a template-based app builder, your app likely won't live up to the user experience of your website, due to the nature of the platform.

How MobiLoud is Different

MobiLoud is a better way of converting your site to an app, which lets you provide a better user experience than what you already have.

If it already works well on the mobile web, it'll be even better as iOS and Android apps. You don't want 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.

On top of that, platforms like GoodBarber 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. You don't 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.

What you get is a higher-quality end product, with less work on your part, but in terms of launching and maintaining your app.

If you already have a website that works well for mobile, it's a no-brainer to go with MobiLoud.

Examples of successful apps launched with MobiLoud

Build Your Perfect App Today

MobiLoud allows you to combine the best of the web with the best of native apps. It's a winning formula - just check out Rainbow Shops, SYN•DI•CATE, Bestseller and John Varvatos as a few examples of what's possible.

You can join over 2,000 successful businesses who used MobiLoud to parlay the success of their website into an app.

Just book a free demo now, and start growing your business with your own mobile app.

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