In this article, we'll give you a brief overview of JMango360, how it works, and the pros and cons. We'll compare it to 5 different JMango360 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 JMango360?
JMango360 is a well-established app builder that has pivoted hard toward the eCommerce market in recent years. They have mobile app platforms for a variety of eCommerce CMSes, including Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, Prestashop, and others. In each case JMango3600 has developed plugins and integrations with these platforms which allow you to build apps on their platform. You design your apps with a drag and drop interface called the JMango360 Backoffice, then hook them up with your web store.
Now let's take a look at JMango360's pricing.
JMango360 has 3 tiers of pricing:
- Essential: $299/mo
- Advanced: $649/mo
- Enterprise: custom
The Essential plan includes basic features such as manual push notifications, base onboarding support, and online/chat customer support. If you need more advanced features like Firebase analytics, back-in-stock notifications, customer success manager, and custom development, you can upgrade to the Advanced plan. You can also request a custom development with white-glove onboarding, deep linking, advanced app analytics, and push notifications, by opting into an Enterprise plan.
JMango360 Pros & Cons
JMango360 has a good reputation and a well-built product. The pricing is middle of the range, appropriate to most eCommerce stores with some degree of success. Like any app builder though, it will always be somewhat limited. The reliance on templates and APIs means you will never be able to exactly replicate your web store, since their pre-built integrations and features will only ever be a small slice of what's available on the web's rich ecosystem. For a simple eCommerce app as a bolt-on channel it will work well, but to really recreate your web store - with all its features - you'll need a more flexible solution like MobiLoud.
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 JMango360 alternatives, starting with our own site-to-app platform, MobiLoud.
JMango360 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 JMango360.
There are several key reasons why:
- 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.
- 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!
- Easy Management - many app builder platforms like JMango360 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.
- 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.
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 JMango360 is clear.
JMango360 can help you to build a simple eCommerce app with boilerplate features and components, and their Shopify plugin will allow you to pull some data into the apps. But, it will not allow you to reuse the best parts of your site, nor to build apps worthy of a global brand. MobiLoud, on the other hand, does. We allow you to completely recreate your online store as iOS and Android apps - leveraging what already works for the web into the ideal native shopping UX.
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Now we've blown our own trumpet, here are a few other JMango360 alternatives that you're likely to see around the web.
JMango360 Alternative #2: Mowico
Mowico is another drag-and-drop, block-based, no-code app builder aimed at eCommerce brands. It's compatible with Shopify and WooCommerce, and will soon pair up with PrestaShop, BigCommerce & Wix. Mowico offers integrations like Smile, Langify, and Judge.me, plus pre-set features like push notifications and AR shopping. Mowico has its limits, though. It's a template-based app builder that can create a basic eCommerce app with your products and logo but can't fully replicate your web store's advanced features, design, and plugins. When they say they "integrate" with Shopify, this doesn't mean they recreate your Shopify store - rather that they can just pull some relevant data from it. At the end of the day you're still stuck with their pre-built integrations, which is highly restrictive compared to the web and MobiLoud.
Mowico has three plans for each eCommerce platform. For Shopify, they have:
- Startup - basic features - $79/mo
- Growth - everything from Startup plus enhanced features - $399/mo
- 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.
JMango360 Alternative #3: Tapcart
Tapcart is a user-friendly app builder focused on Shopify, enabling businesses to create and launch their own mobile apps. It simplifies the process by eliminating the need for coding or technical expertise. Small and medium-sized eCommerce businesses find it useful for enhancing their mobile presence.
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.
JMango360 Alternative #4: Vajro
Vajro is a drag-and-drop app builder centered around Shopify, known for its budget-friendly pricing and emphasis on simpler eCommerce apps. Using templates and drag-and-drop widgets, they create branded apps connected to Shopify through API. The platform integrates well with Firebase, Tidio, Klarna, and others. However, users should note that despite user-friendliness, Vajro's reliance on templates and pre-built widgets may restrict the exact replication of web stores, even on more expensive plans.
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.
JMango360 Alternative #5: Shopney
Shopney is a straightforward, drag-and-drop app builder for Shopify eCommerce stores, known for its robust features, themes, and integrations. If a simple app mirroring your site's product catalogue is your requirement, Shopney could be a good choice. However, its template-based approach prevents it from fully transforming your site into iOS and Android apps or using all your existing plugins, themes, and features. This will prove restrictive for businesses with complex and unique models, compelling your store to align with their set templates.
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
Let's Build Your eCommerce Apps
We've looked at a few JMango360 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 JMango360 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 JMango360 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:
Over 1000 other businesses have used MobiLoud to build winning apps - and you can too.
Unlike with JMango360, 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.