The Online Store here at Lunduke.com is now built entirely in App-Make-inator. Without writing a single drop of code. (Drag and drop is glorious.)
And, to help out anyone else looking to do something similar, I am making the full project available for download. Feel free to grab it and use it in any way you like.
[This tutorial was originally built with Illumination Software Creator -- and has now been updated to work with App-Make-inator 13.05 or newer.]
The store is now highly flexible (making it easy for me to update it within Illumination at any time). And it even has a few cool bells and whistles (such as the purchase total counting up and down whenever an item is selected or deselected). Try clicking on the little 8-bit graphic of me for an extra little bonus.
Here is the end result (which you can also see on the Download/Store Page):
This project took me about, I’d say, 15 minutes. Maybe 20 if you count time I spent playing around with the way discounts work. Nice and easy.
Basically how it works is this:
- A timer block triggers logic that checks which purchase items have been checked and adds up the total.
- Any discount is then applied.
- The total is displayed.
- When the Buy button is clicked a URL is generated with all of the details and passed on to PayPal to process.
Pretty simple, really.
[Note : I've opted, in this case, to utilize the "Phone" target for the UI design and export. The Web and Desktop targets have "desktop-like" movable windows. And, since I just wanted to embed this into my store, I opted to use the "Phone" target (which doesn't have movable windows). Though it would work fine using any of the targets.]