Swiftly Create Your App
Somewhat fitting to their new name, creating an app with Swiftic can be accomplished in a few steps, namely:
- Go to Swiftic and press on any of the “Create My App” buttons littered around their website.
- Name your app.
- Enter your Facebook page or website URL.
- Select the type of app you want to create. This can be anything from eCommerce, Fashion, Restaurant, and Fitness, among others.
Once you complete these steps, Swiftic will automatically fetch your information from your Facebook page or website and will use that information to automatically make an easy-to-use app for your business. You can then further customize your app to your liking. If your business doesn’t have a Facebook page or a website, you will have to create your app from the ground up. Thankfully, this is an easy process as well.
Ease of Use
Though Swiftic is the new face of Como, the editor that the rebranded service uses is still largely the same as before – it even has the Como name. For the uninitiated, this is good news. Like most DIY app editors in the market, Swiftic puts ease of use at the forefront, so people without coding knowledge can create a fully functional app in record time.
For starters, Swiftic takes you on a guided tour of every section of their editor the first time you access it. Plus, you can always click on the small question mark icon at the top of the page to bring up the onscreen help at any time. That said, if you didn’t bother with the guided tour or the onscreen help, navigating and operating Swiftic’s editor feels easy enough even without the handholding.
Adding features or designing your app, meanwhile, boils down to choosing from a list of options. Choosing what the overall theme of your app, for example, has you picking from a roster of templates relevant to your chosen industry. In a similar fashion, you pick the navigation style of your app from a selection of 6 styles.
The development and designing process is further made easier thanks to the presence of a live, interactive preview at the right side of the page. Every change you make is reflected here, though loading new changes can be a bit slow at times. You can also switch between Apple and Android devices on the fly so you can see how your app will look, for example, on an Apple iPhone, as well as an Android tablet.
Finally, submitting your app is no longer a daunting process thanks to Swiftic. When you’re subscribed to their service, you’re entitled to your very own app-submission escort—an app-publishing professional who will help submit your app and save you from the headaches gained and time lost should you have gone through the process alone.
The price of admission to Swiftic may not be to everyone’s liking – at least when it comes to their month-to-month terms, which will set you back $57/mo. If you want to save up, and if you see yourself using the platform for the long haul, going with longer subscription terms provide discounted prices.
For example, if you want to go for an annual subscription, it will set you back $48/month prepaid for a year (which comes out to $576 annually). If you want to go for a 2-year term, meanwhile, it will cost you $41/month prepaid for two years (which comes out to $984 biennially).
Basically, the longer period of time you prepay, the bigger the discount. It’s important to remember, though, that these subscription plans are exclusive of tax, the $99 annual developer fee charged by the iOS App Store, and the one-time $25 fee charged by Google Play.
They do offer a 30-day money back guarantee, so you can test drive the service risk-free for a month if you are still unsure if you want to stick around or not.
Swiftic, like Como before it, offers users a wide array of features, making it an ideal platform for businesses of all kinds. Restaurants, for example, can take advantage of menus, food ordering and table booking features. You can also add maps so diners will know where your restaurant is located.
Online entrepreneurs, meanwhile, can create a fully functional online store using Swiftic. You can either use their proprietary eCommerce tools, or connect third party shopping carts. A notable bonus: Swiftic is one of the few app makers out there that offer a robust lineup of third party shopping carts that you can connect, which include: Shopify, Etsy, Magento, WooCommerce, and Volusion. Other lesser know shopping carts can also be connected – all you need to do is enter the store URL.
In addition to the industry-specific features, Swiftic also provides a good range of general-use add-ons. These include: audio, appointment bookings, events, Instagram button, photos, videos, and more.
Customer Loyalty Features
Beyond that, Swiftic also puts strong focus on features that are more geared towards creating apps that improve customer engagement. This means that you can utilize features like loyalty cards, personalized push notifications, in-app coupons, scratch cards, and even deep analytics that can help you better understand customer behaviors.
The World Has Spoken
Testimonies can be found on their website from satisfied users showing that using Swiftic to create an app has increased their businesses sales and expanded their market significantly. You can see the variety of businesses and kinds of people that have used Swiftic and are happy with their decision.
Swiftic offers tons of educational content for those who wish to get a deeper grasp of the platform. Guides on creating, designing, publishing and more abound in their support section. If you have an issue that their self-help options cannot resolve, you can contact them via email. Sadly, they don’t offer any live support channels, like phone or chat, so don’t be surprised if your issue isn’t resolved in a timely manner.
What's the Verdict on Swiftic?
Swiftic Review (formerly Como) 2017 – Conclusion
With over 1 million apps already created and thousands newly created apps every day, along with the various user testimonies on their website, Swiftic seems poised to take over the app maker industry. However, numbers can only tell so much. Some people have been disappointed with the level of customer support Swiftic provides, and with the lack of direct one-on-one support options, issues take longer to resolve. Meanwhile, some advanced features are lacking and the month-to-month price might not be for those on a shoestring budget. But with its very easy app creation and publication process, plus the wealth of industry-specific and customer loyalty features on tap, subscribing to Swiftic is definitely a worthy investment.