Building an app used to be the domain of hardcore developers only, but with over 1,400 app templates for sale at CodeCanyon, even complete beginners to coding can build an app.
But what is an app template, you might ask. Well, essentially, it’s an app with core functions already implemented for you so that you can customise it easily and add the elements you most prefer to the app's code to create the product you want.
Many beginners use app templates as a learning tool to improve their coding skills, while others choose to upload their new app creations to iTunes for approval and inclusion in the app store.
Whatever your needs, get started by taking a look at the 15 best iOS app templates of 2018 available at CodeCanyon. You may just find exactly what you’re looking for.
The magic of the Universal for iOS app template is that it lets users create just about any app they want by pulling in unlimited content from blogs, timelines, feeds, channels, playlists, webpages, etc., and easily combining them in one customisable app.
One of the best-selling iOS app templates at CodeCanyon, Universal for iOS supports most popular web resources, like WordPress, YouTube, Facebook, RSS, etc. It also supports AdMob and gives your users the option of removing banners and interstitial ads with an easy in-app purchase.
The app is completely based on Objective-C and designed for the latest version of iOS. It comes with step-by-step instructions and video tutorials on how to configure your template from scratch and is suitable for both professionals and beginners as no code knowledge is required.
User nyskateboarding says:
“Very clear documentation and intuitive to setup. Had a support question and they got back to me quickly. Worth every dollar!”
There are a large number of users out there with a content-rich website that they want to convert into a gorgeous app, allowing their visitors to access the key features of their site easily and seamlessly. That’s what the BeoNews app template does.
One of the best-rated templates in this category, this React Native mobile app allows users to convert any of the content of their WordPress site, including video, photos and blog, into a mobile app. The app stores user data on Firebase and synchronises across devices.
User sahilamanu says:
“The design quality of the app is so good. Also Minh (the author) was so supportive he helped me setup the app.”
The WebViewGold app template is another great template that allows users to convert website content into an app. It does so by using a Swift Xcode package to wrap the URL or local HTML into an iOS app. The real genius of this app template, though, is that it does its work in just a few clicks. So no coding knowledge is required! WebViewGold is optimised for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
User Zyn said:
“The script is awesome and the team is incredible. They helped me integrate exactly what I need.”
4. MStore Pro
With so many businesses selling products and services online these days, the MStore Pro app template is an easy favourite among developers. The e-commerce app allows users to convert their existing online shop to a mobile store app so that they can more easily target busy shoppers who are trying to make the most of their time by doing their shopping while commuting or waiting in a queue.
For those who own a physical shop but don’t yet have an online store, MStore provides a variety of ready-to-use e-commerce templates to create a mobile store app from scratch.
The template requires no coding skills and is very easy to customise. It is fully integrated with WordPress and WooCommerce, supports PayPal, Stripe and COD, and allows users to log in with their Facebook account. What more could you ask for?
User abhibavishi says:
“Awesome product, great support! Love the quality of the code, along with the final output. I wish I could give more than 5 stars!”
Mokets, which stands for mobile markets, is another e-commerce app template targeting today’s busy shoppers.
The app template distinguishes itself with a gorgeous Pinterest-type grid that displays items for sale with all relevant information. It features user registration and login, shopping cart with checkout, transaction history, Apple push notification, user feedback, analytics which track customer interests, and so much more.
User Simorq, says:
“Apple approved my app just 5 mins ago. The app is really great and works well.”
As sustainable living becomes more and more critical, apps that allow users to buy and sell used items and handcrafted items have grown in popularity.
The woopy app template allows developers to create listing apps that facilitate such buying and selling online. Users can browse by keyword or category. They can also chat with sellers or potential buyers and give feedback on each transaction.
One of the app’s outstanding features for sellers is the ability to add a 10-second video to their listings. Another is the app’s optional email verification system that gives buyers and sellers extra assurance by posting a verification symbol next to the user’s name.
Customer Kaya09 said:
“Great support, well designed and code is perfect and no issue with iTunes, approve in a few hours.”
Though we all know that online shopping is becoming more and more popular, most seasoned shoppers will admit that shopping in person gives a certain sensory pleasure that online shopping cannot emulate.
When you need to find a specific item or store, however, and don’t want to spend all day driving from one end of town to the other or doing laps around the mall, a store finder app is a lifesaver.
Enter the Store Finder v1.9 app template, a developer’s dream, with a long list of must-have features like call, email and SMS integration, Google directions, social media logins, pinch and zoom function, and so much more.
User Larrybird1 says:
“This is a fine code, from a fine developer … oh, and the support is pretty good.”
Restaurant finder apps are always popular because they solve a common problem: how to find a good place to eat when you’re in a neighbourhood you don’t know.
The Restaurant Finder v1.5 app template allows you to create your own app to help users looking for restaurants in a specific area.
The template uses an XML or JSON file for restaurant data, so you have full control over the restaurants you want to include as well as the amount of information you want to include about each restaurant.
This Objective-C-based app template supports AdMob.
9. Radio Play
For developers eager to create a radio station app, there’s the Radio Play app template. One of the best-rated apps in this category on CodeCanyon, not only does the template allow developers to add unlimited radio stations, but also the software includes all the features of TVML and all the files to build an application for tvOS. The app is wonderfully easy to customise and monetise.
User Arja7 says:
“This app is great, easy to use and install. Even though I do not have good coding skills it was all documented nicely and the steps are clear. Today I received approval from the Apple store.”
If you’re passionate about photography (and really, who isn’t these days?), you’re always on the lookout for photo editing apps that make your photos look even better than they already do when you post them to Instagram, Facebook, or your preferred social media site.
The PikLab app template will appeal to users who prize simplicity and ease of use and are looking for a photo editing app that allows for creative play using features such as collage frames, stickers, borders, textures, and custom fonts. Users can share their pictures directly to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc.
The app is AdMob ready, and it includes PSD graphics and a PDF user guide.
One happy customer, tunebaco, said:
“Code, Design, Documentation, support! Everything is perfect with this guy!”
11. iOS Recipe App
Cooking shows, cooking competitions, cooking websites, Instagram food porn. In the last decade or so, we’ve become positively obsessed with food and how to prepare it well. Of course recipe apps have gained in popularity as well, so developers will love the iOS Recipe App template.
The app allows users to organise their recipes into categories, which are accessible both from the home screen and the menu. Users can build their own favourite category and add both video and images to each recipe.
Other features include push notification, search, shopping list, and the ability to share recipes. The app also supports AdMob. Template developers provide extensive documentation to guide developers through the modification of the template but do not provide direct support.
Another thing that has proliferated in the past ten years is the number of blogs and online independent and alternative news sources we have access to—so much so that it is impossible to keep track of our favourites without a good RSS feed reader. Feedews is a highly customisable RSS feed reader app template that allows users to get all their articles and news in one place.
Users can organise their sources into categories and can share articles with their social networks or via email. The template also supports the translation of the app into other languages.
User sainthua says:
“Amazing coding. Highly recommended!”
Classify is the perfect app template for developers looking to develop a mobile classified ad app. Allows users to post and edit ads via their iOS device, search for what they need, browse listings by categories, and contact sellers. The app also supports AdMob.
User Arudkoksky says:
“The developer has created an amazing product that is easy to customise. Fast and accurate customer support.”
Love Instagram? Want to create your own Instagram-type app? We have just the thing for you. The Instagram Mobile Template allows developers to create a photo and video sharing app in the vein of Instagram where users can follow, like, comment, and share photos.
The app allows users to log in with their email, Google or Facebook accounts and supports monetisation with AdMob. It also supports push notifications and comes with built-in Analytics to monitor performance.
User Mbosoft says:
“Customer support, code quality, customizability. I recommend it to everyone. Always new, updated and easy to use. No need for coding knowledge. Just follow the steps.
15. Four Dots
Our roundup of the 15 best iOS app templates for 2018 wouldn’t be complete without including a game, and our choice to round out the list is the highly rated Four Dots game template.
This game is made up of a cluster of four circles, each of a different colour, at the bottom of the screen. Once the game begins, dots are randomly generated from the top of the screen and fall down the screen towards the cluster. The player must rotate the cluster of circles at the bottom of the screen by tapping the screen quickly so that the circle facing the falling dot matches it in colour. For every correct match, the player gains a point.
Give it a whirl. I dare you to not get addicted. The template supports AdMob and comes with PSD files and a comprehensive user guide.
These 15 best iOS app templates of 2018 are just a small selection of the hundreds of iOS app templates we have available at CodeCanyon, so if none of them quite fits your needs, there are plenty of other great options to choose from.
And if you want to improve your skills building iOS apps and templates, then check out some of the ever-so-useful iOS tutorials we have on offer!