Twigmo 3.8: Platinum plan release

Hello,

For the last few months our team has been working hard on a long-awaited feature – the Platinum plan that brings an ability to create a native mobile application for your stores. Today it is available for Twigmo 3.8 users.

So let’s look closer at it.

The design of the application is similar to the Twigmo mobile front-end. However, it has a slightly different layout – the navigation menu and the footer moved to the side menu.

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The application has the same color scheme and content as your mobile storefront (powered by Twigmo). In order to see the application look-and-feel, please use the new selector we added to the Twigmo Visual Editor.

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All the Twigmo Mobile front-end features are available in the application. It also brings a new feature – push notifications.

There are two types of notifications. The first type is about order status changing. A customer will receive such a notification simultaneously with the e-mail notification. The administrator can turn on/off these notifications on the Twigmo add-on settings page.

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The second type is the broadcast notification. The store administrator can send a message to all users of his/her mobile application. The message form is located in the Push notifications tab on the Twigmo add-on settings page.

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Creating and uploading mobile applications to the Apple App Store and Google Play is quite a tricky and time-consuming thing. However, we did our best to make it as easy as possible for our clients.

We will publish applications under our developer account. It means that you don’t have to pay for such an account (the iOS Developer Program annual fee is USD 99). Also, you do not need to have such skills as compiling, signing and publishing the application.

To create an application, you will need to provide the following:

  • Application’s name, description, etc.
  • Graphical assets: a hi-res icon, a splash screen, and a banner for Google Play.
  • Screenshots of your application (our service will generate them automatically after you provide the URLs of your store pages).

We will do the rest: build the application and upload it to the Apple App Store and Google Play. These operations take some time, therefore it will cost USD 69 (a one-time fee for the application set-up).

If you would like to see our demo applications in action, please click on the icons below to install them.

      

As usual, the new version of the add-on includes minor bug fixes. Also, we added a new feature to Visual Editor – an ability to increase the size of the logo. You can find this setting in the new Logo section.

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Add-on Upgrade

If you are a Twigmo 3.0 or above user, you will receive a notification about the available add-on upgrade in your CS-Cart admin panel. You can start the upgrade from the Twigmo add-on settings page; the rest is done automatically.

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4 Comments  

  • carlos guerrero

    what about the payments methods in this version?? in special credit card payment , how this will work in mobile aplications in both android and aple app?

    February 10, 2015 - 6:12 pm/
    • Evgeniy Antonov Author

      Hello, Carlos.

      Thank you for the good question. In the application payment methods work like in the mobile version. If a payment method requires credit card data, a customer will have to fill in the form with cc info. If the payment method is supposed to redirect to the payment provider website, this website will be opened inside the application. You can check it in the demo application with my test PayPal account: email – “antev_buyer@cs-cart.com”, password – “qweqweqwe”.

      February 11, 2015 - 1:43 pm/
  • Mithilesh

    in earlier versions if custom payment methpod is used then it gives errors. what about the new version.

    February 16, 2015 - 1:41 pm/
    • Evgeniy Antonov Author

      Hello, Mithilesh.

      In the new version payment methods work just like in the old one. Twigmo supports almost all standard CS-Cart payment methods. If a custom payment method is implemented in a similar way, it will work in Twigmo. Unfortunately, third-party developers often use non-standard functions which break a payment method in the mobile version. Often these problems may be fixed in the payment method code. Another solution is to hide a broken payment method in the mobile version: https://support.twigmo.com/support/solutions/articles/1000038494-disabling-a-payment-method-in-the-mobile-version .

      February 17, 2015 - 10:54 am/