Category: Product Updates

Magento PWA Builder 2.0 – Release Notes

We spoke, we listened. We are ecstatic to announce a refreshed version of our Progressive Web App (PWA) builder, complete with updated functionalities and features.

In this day and age, any business must have a prominent presence on mobile. After all, that is where the majority of shoppers are active. So if you strive to be a market leader, you must utilize our PWA builder to deliver a shopping experience designed for conversions.

If you want to create the perfect crossover of mobile and web to attract new customers, check out our product notes to get an idea about everything you can do with our solution. Build a PWA that is compatible with Android, iOS, Firefox, and Google Chrome.

What’s New In Our PWA Builder?

1. Mobile-first UI for the PWA frontend UI

mobile first UI for the PWA

  • The new UI has a mobile-centric design, offering the native app-like experience. Better UX means higher conversion rates.
  • The APIs can be cached based on the Magento Standard setting and caching layer such as Varnish.
  • Enable Smart Caching to allow end-users to browse through the storefront on the Magento mobile app — even without the internet.

2. New tech introductions for super user experience and performance

new tech introductions for super user experience and performance

  • The Magento mobile app solution has been re-coded using React and GraphQL APIs.
  • The APIs can be cached based on the Magento Standard setting and caching layer such as Varnish.
  • Enable Smart Caching to allow end-users to browse through the storefront on the Magento mobile app — even without the internet.

3. An easy-to-use, standalone Page Builder

standalone page builder

  • Design different pages such as the homepage, category pages, and marketing promotional landing pages.
  • No coding experience required.

4. Dynamic (and virtual) product listing feature

Product listing feature

  • Use our Dynamic Product Listing option to create various virtual product collections and recommend them on any page.
  • Do not stay dependent on the standard product collection due to MobiCommerce’s new virtual collection mechanism.
  • Boost seasonal cheer with varied product collections. Christmas, BFCM, Thanksgiving — whatever the season, add products based on a specific theme, vendor, or pricing.

5. Advanced widgets to unlock the pages’ potential

Advanced widgets to unlock the pages

  • Run and display custom HTML, JavaScript, and CSS in widgets.
  • Use the image plugin to image widgets in banners, grids, mosaics to the custom pages.
  • Emphasize product categories by simply adding the widget to a sidebar with the category widget.
  • Display the products in lists and sliders based on attributes, location, categories, pricing, and more, using the product widget.
  • Add MobiCommerce’s 15+ advanced widgets and UI plugins like a gallery for blogs, horizontal opt-in forms, social share icons, styled lists, highlight boxes, and other media.

6. An extensive, mobile-friendly media library

Mobile-friendly media library

  • Access, upload, and personalize media from anywhere, using any device.
  • It is centrally controlled and helps you reflect changes on the pages in real-time. Enjoy real-time Magento synchronization.

7. Facebook Pixel and Google Analytics embeds supported as default

Facebook pixel and google analytics

  • Embed Facebook Pixel to track app visitor activity and deliver personalized ads on the social media channel.
  • Track app visitor behavior and high-ranking product pages via Google Analytics and change your eCommerce storefront.

8. Deep linking capability for personalized product promotion

Deep linking

  • Create any number of product collections and promote them on any page.
  • Use the deep linking capability only to show the most relevant products or catalog on a specific page.
  • Optimize your Magento mobile app with the latest SEO best practices. Ranking on Google and Bing would not be a challenge anymore.

9. Higher reusability — create once, use multiple times

Higher reusability

  • Save and reuse the designs on any of the pages in the future.
  • None of the pages of the storefront are tightly coupled anymore.
  • No need to upload images separately for desktop, mobile app, and PWA versions.
  • Unlike the previous cumbersome version with little flexibility, one can easily design the PWA homepage, category pages, and individual product pages.

10. Real-time synchronization across screens and devices

real-time synchronization

  • Even the marketing catalogs will show up on the PWA.
  • Add an extension to connect the PWA to the Magento store to reflect whichever products or categories present in the storefront.

11. Flexible configurations and settings for the admin

flexible configurations and settings

  • Implement high-end search capabilities such as product sliders on landing pages, QR codes, and product-specific filters.
  • View how the pages look on different browsers and devices in real-time. No page reloading is required.
  • Map different areas of a banner on the pages to different links. This is helpful when selling different products on the same banner.
  • Use the deep linking capability to show the most relevant products or catalogs on a specific page.

12. A storefront for a global customer base

storefront Customer base

  • Offer different currencies to customers — regardless of their geographies.
  • Translate the storefront in multiple languages depending on the target audience.
  • Avail RTL-supported PWA and cater to Arabic, Persian, Hebrew-speaking customers.

13. Seamless mobile-focused usability for the admin

mobile focused usability for the admin

  • The new solution is now built using the Magento Native UI component that optimizes the admin experience.
  • The entire Magento extension codebase is written as per the Magento Coding Standard and validated against the Magento Provided Tool.

Access our Free Trial option

Try our PWA builder for free if you want to know how MobiCommerce changes how you conduct business on mobile and the web. If you like the experience, buy from us! Get started with your Free Trial today.

Magento App 5.0 – Brief Note on the latest version

It has always been our endeavor to offer the best possible solution to all aspiring and established eCommerce business owners. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce the launch of the new version of our Magento App Builder 5.0.

Perfect for launching high-performing mobile solutions on Android and iOS and standalone Progressive Web Apps, our Magento App Builder 5.0 helps business owners convert their eCommerce ideas into a reality.

What is more — you can build a mobile presence without any coding expertise. If you are looking to launch mobile apps for your eCommerce storefront, check out our brief notes to get an idea about everything our latest version brings to the table.

What’s New In Our Magento Mobile App Solutions?

1. New tech introductions for super user experience and performance

New tech introductions

  • The Magento mobile app solution has been re-coded using React and GraphQL APIs.
  • The APIs can be cached based on the Magento Standard setting and caching layer such as Varnish.
  • Enable Smart Caching to allow end-users to browse through the storefront on the Magento mobile app — even without the internet.

2. A Magento Native UI offering seamless usability for the admin

A Magento Native UI offering seamless usability for the admin

  • The new solution is now built using the Magento Native UI component that optimizes the admin experience.
  • The entire Magento extension codebase is written as per the Magento Coding Standard and validated against the Magento Provided Tool.

3. A central media library for the storefront

A central media library for the storefront

  • It is centrally controlled and helps reflect image-related changes on the pages in real-time.
  • The “Image Collection” option allows adding photos to the media library from any device, anywhere and anytime.

4. A virtual/dynamic product listing functionality

A virtual/dynamic product listing functionality

  • Create virtual collections of products as per different sizes, materials used, colors, gender-specificity, patterns, and so on.
  • This helps set up seasonal or thematic product collections (e.g., Thanksgiving Sales — Under $200) on the storefront.
  • The admin does not have to stay dependent on the standard product collection, thanks to MobiCommerce’s new virtual collection mechanism.

5. Flexible configurations and settings for the admin

Flexible configurations and settings for the admin

  • Control all frontend settings in a single place under “Store Settings,” which were previously tightly coupled as “API Settings” in the earlier versions of the solution.

6. A storefront for a global audience

A storefront for a global audience

  • Offer different currencies to customers — regardless of their geographies.
  • Translate the storefront in multiple languages depending on the target audience.
  • Avail RTL-supported Magento mobile apps for Android and iOS and cater to Arabic, Persian, Hebrew-speaking customers.

7. Create once, use multiple times — higher reusability

Create once, use multiple times — higher reusability

  • None of the pages of the storefront are tightly coupled anymore.
  • No need to upload images separately for desktop, mobile app, and PWA versions.
  • Unlike the previous cumbersome version with little flexibility, one can easily design the homepage, category pages, and individual product pages.

8. Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel embeds supported as default

Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel embeds supported as default

  • Embed Facebook Pixel to track app visitor activity and deliver personalized ads on the social media channel.
  • Track app visitor behavior and high-ranking product pages via Google Analytics and change your eCommerce storefront.

9. Deep linking capability for personalized product promotion

Deep linking capability for personalized product promotion

  • Create any number of product collections and promote them on any page.
  • Use the deep linking capability only to show the most relevant products or catalog on a specific page.
  • Optimize your Magento mobile app with the latest SEO best practices. Ranking on Google and Bing would not be a challenge anymore.

10. An advanced page builder with advanced widgets

An advanced page builder with advanced widgets

  • No coding expertise is required.
  • Access MobiCommerce’s 15+ ready-to-use widgets and UI plugins for designing the pages.
  • Use the page builder to design different storefront pages (e.g., homepage, category pages, and marketing promotional pages) and improve your conversions.

Sign up for our Free Trial

If you want to see first-hand how MobiCommerce changes how you conduct business on mobile, use our Magento mobile app 5.0 solution for free. Buy from us only if you are convinced. Start your Free Trial today!

MobiCommerce 4.0

Release Notes – MobiCommerce 4.0: Latest Features and Functionality

MobiCommerce always aims to upgrade its technology and products in order to meet high-end customer demand and market trends.

Three such versions have been launched so far and now MobiCommerce has come up with brand new version 4.0 with new features and functionalities on new technology stack.

The core idea behind this MobiCommerce 4.0 version is to give smooth and quick ordering experience with fast loading websites and native mobile apps to end-clients for better conversion rate and ROI for ecommerce businesses.

Are you eager to know what’s new in the new upgrade? Here you go.

Release Notes – MobiCommerce 4.0  

  • Progressive Web App (PWA) website and React Native Apps, Built on latest technology stack – React, React native and Redux
  • Page Builder with Advance Widget types such as Product List, Product Slider, HTML widget, Image Grid, multiple image layout/containers widgets
  • Segmented Push Notifications
  • Full-fledged customer panel like re-order, Order history, manage address etc…
  • 350+ payment gateways which Magento supports
  • Offline working capability
  • Multi-Currency and Multi Language support including SEO friendly URL
  • QR code based search
  • Social Media Login and sharing
  • Google Analytics Integration
  • Manage Label & Messages including multi lingual facility
  • Category widget to design/customize Category landing pages
  • Advance settings to enable & disable features/modules
  • Multiple product listing view Grid/List/Full view
  • CMS pages support
  • SEO friendly URL support
  • SEO Friendly
  • OTP verification on Sign up
  • File Attachment while order, useful in pharmacy industry to take prescription from customer
  • Advance Reward points module
  • Refer & Earn module
  • Admin managed & mobile friendly email templates
  • Custom SMTP support for emailing
  • GEO Location support
  • Google Map integration on Address, so customer can PIN their exact location. Very helpful while delivery
  • Delivery date and time support on order, so customer can choose their preferred delivery schedule.
  • Multiple theme support
  • For B2B customer enable/disable Price & Add to cart based on customer segment or group

We would like you to have live demonstration of this new MobiCommerce version 4.0; we will give you detailed walk through of PWA website, React Native Android and iOS App.  Contact MobiCommerce Team NOW.