Como DIY is among those app makers that make app building really easy and effortless, especially for non coding business owners, who want to create mobile apps on their own. Ever since its inception in 2010, Como DIY has helped business owners by creating more than a million apps.
What makes Como DIY so popular among app creators is its set of customer centric features. Loyalty card features offer customers loyalty cards, digital scratch cards, and other discount features.
As far as the e-commerce features are concerned, Como DIY comes among those app builders that offer the widest of ranges. Como DIY provides Shopify, WooCommerce and similar stores integrated on their platform. You can also get to create your own catalogs and make your own store, where customers can buy and pay directly.
Como DIY is focused towards small businesses, and allows owners to let customers book an appointment with them. Restaurateurs will find this app builder amazingly useful, as you will be able to upload your menu, let your customers make online booking, and pay online. You can also include home delivery options.
All these features look amazing on paper. Now it’s time that we put Como DIY to test, and see how it performs on various parameters. Read along for our Como review…
Just like Shoutem, you can take benefit of the free plan and make as many apps as you like, unless you plan to get your app(s) published. Moreover, there are no plans varieties on the services. One subscription; and you get access to all the features. Another plus point is the app editor, which is simple to use and easy to work around. However, if you add 6 or more features, you’ll need to scroll through all of them, which can get a little frustrating at times.
You don’t get as much choice for templates and themes in Como DIY as you would in other app builders. You may also feel that some templates are outdated, and really need an upgrade. Having said that, you do get to tweak the templates a little bit as per the type of app you are planning to create.
If you are looking for an app builder that can let you change themes while keeping the content intact, it can be easily done using Como DIY. However, there isn’t much you can do apart from uploading an image of your choice to use it as a background. Plus there are many other aspects of the CMS which make you wish Como did better with their platform’s design.
The interface of Como DIY can be accessed in 6 different languages, while you can create apps in 27 languages! The only issue is that there is no multi-lingual support on the charts as for now. Which means you’ll have to make an app for each language.
This is where Como simply conquered all! Name any e-commerce based platform, and Como DIY supports it. Magento, Shopify, Volusion, WooCommerce, Etsy, you got it all under one roof! Wait, there’s more. Apart from all these features, you can also include your own catalog using the store feature; customers can make purchases using PayPal.
You get the most popular social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter integrated on your apps designed on Como DIY. You can also upload images and videos of your choice directly on the app and share them via these platforms. By using the “Events” feature, you can import your Facebook events directly onto your app, so that you’ll get the notification as soon as a particular event comes up.
Como DIY offers a lot of video tutorials on their library. You’ll also find plenty of FAQ’s on their knowledge base that comes really handy in case you got any query. However, we found that the email support isn’t as quick as it should be. Some queries took even two days to get answered. And we were simply using this platform to review it. Think about those business owners that need to create an app quickly, and they have an unresolved query. Not good for business, not at all.
There is no doubt that Como DIY is fairly easy to use, but there are some features which are nowhere close to other app building platforms that we tested. Como DIY really needs to work on their interface and navigation.
You can create HTML5, Android and iOS apps using Como DIY. However, you can’t make apps for Windows and Blackberry mobile phones.
- Ad Support: Not available.
- Push Notifications: absolutely unlimited.
- RSS Feeds: Both News and Videos based RSS feeds.
- Team Management, iBeacons, Reseller Program, Location Based Service, and API not available.
- Testing and Analytics: Available.
Como DIY offers three subscription plans:
- Monthly Plan: $57/month. Local iOS and Android apps, along with push notifications, and all other features mentioned above. Paid on a monthly basis.
- Yearly: $48/month. Same as above; only paid on yearly basis.
- Once every Two years: $41/Month.
Como DIY is super efficient for beginner level business owners who want to try their hands on building their first app. the interface is simple, and support is also good enough. If you have absolutely no idea on how to begin with app creation, you can take help from the plethora of video tutorials provided on the support. You can also refer to the knowledge base, and proceed with the same. In case you have any other query regarding apps, or need some technical assistance, you can contact the support team via email.
The main focus of Como DIY is towards making e-commerce based apps, and it is clearly visible with the major e-commerce platforms available to be integrated with your apps. Be it Etsy, Shopify, WooCommerce, or Magento, you got it all.
Just in case you want more features such as Reseller Program, Team Management or Location Based Services, you may want to choose another app building CMS, in which case, you will need to shed some more money from your pocket.