MobiLoud vs App Builders

We’re a done-for-you service that makes it simple to launch an app for your brand without the usual hassles of app development. Why DIY, when you can rely on our team to build, manage, customize, and keep your app always running at its best.
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How does MobiLoud compare to an app builder?

MobiLoud
App Builders
Android and iOS Apps
Push Notifications
App-Only Experiences
Single Codebase
Done-For-You
Instant Syncing
Native Customization
A/B Testing
No Integration Limits
Advanced Search and Filtering
No Hidden Success Fees
1

Do I have to manage my website and apps separately?

No you don’t! While app builders make you manage separate codebases, we make it easy to handle everything in a central place.

The beauty of MobiLoud, is that your app uses the same codebase as your website.

This makes it incredibly easy to make changes on the fly, and instantly see them in your app.

If you’re constantly optimizing your site design, changing product offers, A/B testing or running regular promotions, a shared codebase saves you from doing 2x the work.
2

Done-for-you or DIY? What’s best for me?

If you have a team of developers or someone dedicated to building, maintaining and updating your apps, then going the DIY route could make sense.

Most builders offer support in a more traditional sense - technical support with the platform, rather than providing ongoing management of your app.

But wouldn’t you rather work with a partner who understands the entire process and can make launching an app for your brand painless?

Our team owns your app experience.

We take the time understand your requirements before building, testing, and getting your apps successfully approved in app stores (or you get your money back!)

But our work doesn’t end there.

We stay by your side as an extension of your team helping you make any design customizations, support custom development efforts and help you make the most of your new app.

We also offer custom SLAs if you need dedicated support.
3

But I want a completely app-only experience…

Easy! We can make your app as unique as you want.

You don’t need a separate channel to manage when you can simply build and display app-only pages inside your app.

All you have to do is build your desired experience on your website, and our team will work with you to make sure your customers get the perfect, VIP app experience.

App-only collections, promotions and content experiences can be easily managed through your CMS with no complex setup needed.
4

What about integrations? I need my custom tech stack to work in my app.

Using a DIY app builder means limiting yourself to pre-built integrations available on a specific platform. If you use a custom tech stack with less popular integrations or plugins, you likely can’t bring these into your app.

Many builders also set limits on the number of integrations you can add to your app on non-enterprise plans (for no reason.)

With our approach, any web-based technologies work out of the box.

If you’ve already got your favorite tools installed on your website, they’ll work automatically in your app with no additional work required.

We also don’t limit the number of integrations you can have on any of our plans so you can use the exact tools you’re already using.
5

My site isn’t built on Shopify. Can I still build an app?

While many app builders only work with specific platforms we don’t have the same restraints.

We can turn any website into a mobile app.

Whether you’re on Shopify, BigCommerce, Woo/WordPress or have a fully custom headless build - we do it all.

This gives you the freedom to choose the best platform for your needs instead of compromising to get a working mobile app.

Bonus: If you ever need to replatform for any reason, your app will continue working. You won’t have to rebuild or resubmit your apps.
6

No API? No problem.

While API-based builders have their benefits, these strengths can also lead to major weaknesses.

Their over-reliance on API functionality means any limitations also apply to your app.Want a custom sort order that isn’t provided?

Or custom banners that boost your conversions that aren’t available via APIs?

Tough luck (is what they might say.)

Our wrapper approach means we are platform agnostic, so you won’t run into any of the same limitations.  

And since we don’t rely on APIs to sync your data, that’s one less thing you have to worry about breaking on you.
7

Keep everything that makes you unique (and helps you sell)

You’ve already worked hard to create a branded web experience that is uniquely you.

When you use templates and “blocks” you’ll end up with an app that’s a “lite” version of what you’ve built on the web.

Ultimately, you want an app that’s at least as functional as your website - not less.

With MobiLoud, you get to retain all your site’s custom design, features, plugins, and optimizations that help you sell more.

Everything you’ve already done to provide a great user experience will work perfectly in your app, without compromise.
8

Future-proof and made to scale.

App builders are incredibly limiting by their very nature.

By catering to a wide range of customers with a (relatively) static platform, they can’t easily accommodate the complexities that large business or growing brands have to deal with.

And you want to move fast -  we get that.

MobiLoud gives you an app that can keep up with your brand’s growth.

Our approach is all about flexibility - your app can change as your business does.

Whether you need to incorporate new features, upgrade your app’s design, or create more engaging in-app experiences, we’ve got you covered.

We’re your partners for the long-haul.

Our team is dedicated to supporting your growth and making sure your apps become an integral part of your omni-channel strategy.
We make launching your app a no-brainer
"We couldn’t find another company that could offer the same features at the same price point, same time to market, and make it as easy as MobiLoud could."
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"My team is thrilled because we have functioning apps that require almost no effort on our part, to build or maintain. It is a brilliant solution."
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