Vinsol’s Spree Commerce Open Source Android App is out now!

Android dominates the smartphone market with a share of 82.8%**. Talking about  Ecommerce, it is a little older than 20 years now and needless to say, is growing exponentially.

Quick question! What would be the fastest and cheapest way out for bringing your store online? A way which would not compromise on quality and serves your needs right. How about building your store using an open source Ecommerce framework. It’s pretty obvious for you to consider Spree Commerce for this as it perfectly fits into the picture of an ideal Ecommerce storefront and a systematic & easy to use backend. It’s one of the most robust and refined technologies that you could ever hope to use. How about exposing your store to the huge Android market or maybe wanting to start with Android users instead of a website? You know the ‘Mobile first’ thing, don’t you? For all those wanting to build their own Spree commerce android app, here’s the solution.. Vinsol has released the first Spree commerce Open source Android App! All you have to do is, customize it as per your requirement and you’re ready to grab the market in no time.

Spree Commerce Open Source Android App

It's an android application built to consume spree commerce API, a front-end consumer centric application that facilitates listing of banners, products, cart, review/rating, social signup and user profile.

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Implementation Insights

  • Lists implemented using Recycler and card views
  • Stripe payment Gateway integration
  • Http client - Retrofit 2
  • Image cache - Picasso
  • CoordinatorLayout
  • Infinite ViewPager

Configuration/Installation

Make changes to the following files:

1. Constants.java

  • Set the base api url to http://shop-spree.herokuapp.com/api/ams/
  • Configure external links for Contact us, FAQs etc.
  • Add Stripe app key
  • Country id is hard coded for US (change it as per your requirement)

2. Strings.xml

Compatibility

  • minSdkVersion 17 (Android 4.2)
  • targetSdkVersion 23 (Android 6.0)

Coming soon in the next version are features like Search, Wishlist, Notifications, Products sorting, sharing etc

Get it here and build your own way to Android Ecommerce!


SMS Scheduler – Another Amazing Android App Developed by our Android Team

Our Android team is on a spree of developing some amazing Android applications and the latest one that has made way from their stable is 'SMS Scheduler'. The Application is the result of the continuous and incessant analysis of the users’ requirements pertaining to sending and receiving SMS’s.

Statistics show there is a continuous rise in the number of text SMS across the World, but even then more often than not, we miss to send important messages to our family, friends, officemates, or business partners on right time. This is where SMS Scheduler for Android comes to your rescue.

By developing this Android app we have tried to supplement the native messaging service with the ability to auto send messages at later point in time. So with SMS Scheduler installed on your Android Phone you can be the first one to send holiday greetings, occasion wishes, reminders, meetings, etc to your family, friends, peers and colleagues.

If you are a happy owner of Android Phone you definitely need to get your hand on one of the most slick, simple yet powerful SMS scheduling Android application with great interface.

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About SMS Scheduler and its Features

Use SMS Scheduler and never forget to send those important sms!

SMS scheduler comes with a nice, simple and easy to use interface that allows you to schedule your messages to be sent on specific date and time. You can either schedule a message to be sent to an individual or a group.

No more reminders needed, never miss birthdays, anniversaries, holiday greetings and important meetings. Simply set the date and time for the message to be delivered and leave the rest to your phone to send the message for you. The SMS would be sent automatically without any user interaction.

So this holiday season don’t forget to send your wishes and greetings to your family, relatives and friends!

Features:

1)    Choose message text from pre-defined templates
2)    Add custom messages to templates
3)    Add your own groups
4)    Recipients can be typed in directly or selected from contacts
5)    Choose multiple recipients to send messages
6)    View history of sent and delivered messages
7)    Enter messages using Google voice
8)    Messages are classified as Scheduled, Sent or Draft

This is the first version of the application that we have launched. We would be making constant enhancements in our consequent releases to boost its usability. Meanwhile, we would be happy to receive any feedback, opinions and comments that you might have for the application.


Expense Tracking Made Easy with Our Android Application – Expense Tracker

Most of us are oblivious of our spending behavior and more often than not end up asking questions like ‘How can I improve my spending habits’? Or ‘how can I hold back unwanted expenses’? Let’s accept it, mainstream population is unmindful of their spending behavior and typically end up overspending (of course some people claim to know where their money is going). It is difficult to fully dispute this claim, but there is a fair degree of skepticism. None of us is a human calculator after all (unless you are not using a traditional pen and paper approach for your book-keeping).

The truth is, without proper analysis we only have a vague sense of where our money goes and this where the real need of an expense tracking mechanism becomes essential.  Needless to say, not just any expense tracking application would do. It can be argued that there are many ways to track expenses and one should pick the one that suits the requirements. But at the same time the method should be hassle free and not cumbersome or time consuming. And there is no better way to be able to track your expense on your mobile while you are ‘On the Go’.

After having used a variety of Android applications for expense tracking and management, we were itching to develop our own version of an expense tracking and management app, as we felt there were many apps that lacked user friendly UI, ease of use, were over burdened with features, etc.

What we are able to achieve with our Android application is a simple, clutter free, intuitive yet powerful expense tracking application that addresses the need for monitoring daily expenses.

The application is out in the Android Marketplace and into the hands of many people with Android devices wanting an easy way to track and manage their expenses.

About Expense Tracker and Features

Expense tracking ‘On the Go’ becomes a whole lot easier with this easy to use, intuitive and simple daily expense management application. ‘Expense Tracker’ helps you to manage your money 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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Just as the expenses do not stop, neither should money management. And with money being a limited commodity (for most of us), it is important to use it judiciously. ‘Expense Tracker’ is developed to help everyone who has the need for financial management and that includes everyone who indulges in economic activity of any nature.

Features:

1)    Set reminder for expense entries
2)    Track exp on daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis
3)    Graphical representation
4)    Mark expense entries as favorite and later add it as an expense from favorite
5)    Take a picture of the expense receipt and save it for future reference
6)    Save expense as voice recording
7)    Log location of the expense automatically
8)    Date and time of the expense is logged automatically
9)    Expenses can be modified to a previous date