Create a native iOS or Android app
with a community-built Flex template

The first community-built template for Sharetribe Flex is here! It's an open-source React Native template for building an iOS or Android app, created by the Ukrainian agency Apiko.


Sharetribe Flex allows you to build either a marketplace website, native apps for iOS or Android (or any other platform for that matter), or all three. 

So far, building a marketplace website has been a lot faster than building a mobile app because of Flex Template for Web (FTW). While FTW is responsive and works great also on mobile browsers, there's no official Flex Template for building a native mobile app yet.

Apiko, a Ukrainian agency focusing on online marketplaces, discovered this gap and decided to create an open-source mobile template for building a native iOS or Android app on top of Flex.

"We saw the huge potential of Sharetribe Flex,” says Apiko’s CEO Mykola Striletskyi on their decision to build the mobile template. "More and more industries today are powered by online marketplaces, and Flex is the perfect solution for anyone to build a completely unique marketplace fast, whether it's web or mobile."

The Apiko Flex Mobile Client is an example of a fully functional rental marketplace, built with React Native. You can test it right away with your smartphone. If you have an iPhone, you can download the app with TestFlight. If you have an Android phone, you can download it from Google Play

Feel free to create test users and listings and do searches. Note: all the data you see in the marketplace is for test purposes only, they are not actual listings.

Apiko’s mobile Flex template features

The mobile template presents an example of a typical rental marketplace transaction flow. A provider can sign up and add the products they’re renting, the pricing, multiple photos, and the days when the products are available. 
Apiko's mobile Flex template: listing creation and booking calendar
A customer can browse the products via a list or a map, filter them by category and subcategory, or search them using free keyword search.
Apiko's mobile Flex template: listings view and side bar
Once the customer finds the product they're looking for, they can book it and pay for it with their credit card. They can then exchange messages with the provider to complete the rental. After the rental period is over, they can leave a  review for the provider, who can also review the customer. Each user has a profile where the reviews are displayed.
Apiko's mobile Flex template: booking and map view
The template is open-source, which means you can download the code from GitHub and start modifying it as you wish. It can provide a great starting point for building your own, unique native mobile application with Sharetribe Flex.

Apiko's services for customizing the template

The Apiko Flex Mobile Client is a community-supported template. This means the template isn’t built or maintained by Sharetribe. Apiko is fully responsible for maintaining its codebase.

Apiko is happy to offer their services for customizing the template. They have created a number of pricing packages starting from $2k. You can see the different packages and book a call with Apiko’s CEO Mykola Striletskyi from their Sharetribe Flex landing page.

On behalf of the Sharetribe team,

Juho Makkonen
CEO, Sharetribe

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