Hey Thunkable Community!
My team at SwagShare, LLC. and I are pleased to announce our social commerce app (social media & e-commerce put together) called StartShare, available as a web app (www.startshare.app) or on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.swagshare.ethan.startshare).
You can share posts, buy, rent, or sell almost anything in our community of creative users with StartShare. StartShare combines the best of social media microblogging and user connectivity with the ease of shopping online and scaled e-commerce tools to manage your social business. Plus with StartShare Rewards for posts and purchases, you’ll always be rewarded for the value you create.
You can shop for any local area good, shipped item, digital content, local or digital service you can think of. StartShare lets you follow other users, create regular social posts, list purchasable content, earn rewards, and make money from your phone. Merchants get paid out to our reloadable StartShare Balance, which can be spent on purchases, reloaded with a credit or debit card and Rewards points redemptions, and withdrawn to PayPal and Venmo.
Here’s some graphics I made:
I’ve used Thunkable since 2016, and before that MIT AppInventor 2 since 2012. I’ve released about 12 apps previously to the Play Store (deprecated, from different development ventures) and I am proud to really push the limits of Thunkable/AppInventor blocks capabilities by combining social media features like Twitter with Amazon and E-Bay like e-commerce features in a working app/platform.
I’d like to thank the following people who’s tutorials we used to implement the Stripe API for payments and a search bar for listings/posts and users:
- Understanding Stripe API by @Daniel_Coglitore (Understanding Stripe API)
- Making a Search Bar by @jane (Making a Search Bar)
We used a LOT of automation from Zapier (the premium subscription) to pull the entire project off. I’m pleased to say the automation tools have helped me and my entire operation look and operate tremendously professional (sending automatic emails, receipts, notifications, managing inventory and automating the database, etc).
Enjoy and feel free to provide feedback! Here’s a fewlinks to our social channels:
Thanks for the support!
Ethan at SwagShare, LLC