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 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.
Customers say Universal for iOS is a “very good app” with “no crashes”.
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 the site easily and seamlessly. That’s what the BeoNews app template does.
One of the best-rated templates in this category, BeoNews will allow users to convert any of the content of their WordPress site, including video, photos and blog, into a mobile app. How cool is that?
The app stores user data on Firebase and synchronises across devices.
Customers have praised the app’s design quality and the support offered.
Another app that allows you to convert your website content into an app, WebViewGold app template’s key difference from BeoNews is that it enables users to turn their entire site 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!
One customer, zyn, said:
“The script is awesome + 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’re trying to make the most of their time by doing their shopping while commuting or waiting in a queue.
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?
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.
Customer, Simorq, said:
“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. woopy is an app template that 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.
Customer reviewer larrybird1 said about the app:
“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/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.
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 PhotoGram app template requires no configuration and is easy to customise. Some of its selling features that will keep users happy are its filters, tonal adjustments, resizing, and cropping. Users can also add text to their images and share them directly from the app on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. The app supports both iAd and AdMob.
Customers confirm that PhotoGram is indeed “easy to customise” with “clean code.”
Owing to the popularity of photo editing apps, we’re featuring not just one but two photo app templates in our best of 2017 roundup. The PikLab app template has fewer bells and whistles than the previous PhotoGram app template, and that is its main selling point. It will appeal to users who prize simplicity and ease of use and are looking for a photo editing app that allows for a bit more creative play by using features such as collage frames, stickers, borders, textures, and custom fonts. Users can also share their pictures directly to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc.
The app is AdMob ready, and 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. So of course recipe apps have gained in popularity as well, and developers will love the iOS Recipe App template.
iOS Recipe App allows users to organize 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.
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.
Many users say the app is “well designed and documented”.
If you accept that good organisation is key to high productivity, then a to-do app is an indispensable tool for you. The ToDo List and Task Reminder is one of the newest iOS app templates on CodeCanyon and has a few cool features that will interest developers in the market for an organising app.
The app allows users to set tasks according to their priority from high to low and displays either a progress wheel of their task or a pie chart based on the priority you’ve assigned it. It includes a map feature which allows users to mark the place where the task is taking place.
Users can also include an image with a task and set reminders using their favourite ringtone or set each reminder with a different tone or talking alarm. Best of all, users can create secret lists that they can keep hidden from prying eyes. These are just a few of the great features that set this app apart from other to-do list apps already on the market.
Love Instagram? Want to create your own Instagram-type app? We have just the thing for you. The Mustage app 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.
Customers have not only been impressed with the template itself, but have also commented on the high quality of support offered to customers. One such customer, birdiesawyer, said:
“This template is AWESOME and as a person learning Swift I can see how things were structured and why they were structured that way. The support has been outstanding and every question I had was answered to my satisfaction.”
15. Four Dots
Our roundup of the 15 best iOS app templates 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 2017 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!
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