Top 8 useful Ionic and React Native Hybrid App Templates/Starters in COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak has spread global panic, with people searching for sure-fire ways to protect themselves and also adapt to new ways businesses are going to thrive. COVID-19 has changed the world and people’s minds. The technologies are significantly playing a vital role in the day to day lives and have impacted in better ways in this COVID-19 pandemic which has created a fundamental impact on business and its working standards. The technologies are playing a crucial role and are assisting us to reduce the spread of this crisis while helping businesses stay open. 

We’ll introduce you to 8 amazing professional app templates which can jump-start your app development, that too at super affordable prices.

Template vs Starter?

You might be wondering what is the difference between a template and a starter. Here’s the general classification of App template vs App starter :

An app template is simply the UI of the app made in a particular language. This can be Android, iOS or hybrid technology.

A starter, on the other hand, includes features more than UI. E.g. A Taxi booking app which allows you to create a booking and accept booking on the Driver side, is not just a template, it is a starter.

Let’s look at the amazing app starters and templates to jump-start your app development. These apps are made in Ionic and React Native, so you can create both iOS and Android app from the same source code.

1. Ionic 5 Grocery Complete Platform — App and Admin Dashboard with Firebase Backend

This starter is built using Angular 8+ (up-gradable to Angular 9) and Ionic Framework v5 and has everything you need to jump-start your Grocery shopping app development! Both the App and Dashboard are built in Ionic 5 (Angular) Framework, so they can be used either as an App or PWA.

App Features

– Login/Sign up
– Firebase integrated
– OTP page
– Shop By Categories
– Home page with tab configuration for multiple shopping categories.
– Swipe-enabled section
– Home Page (all available product in particular Categories)
– Cart functionality
– Product Page
– Social Share
– Rate us
– Review component
– Search Product
– Track Current location
– Offer Page
– Favourite Product Functionality
– Payment page
– Add Address page
– Add Credit/Debit Card
– Delivery Day and Time
– Need Help
– Order History Page
– Search page for easy searching of products
– Product detail page with
– FAQ page for common questions asked by users
– About us page

Grocery Admin Dashboard

2. Ionic 5 Full App — Complete Starter for Ionic 5

Ionic 5 Full App is loaded with a large number of options, layouts, and functionalities. This is a complete starter app to get started with Ionic 5. It comes in three versions, namely Beginner, Startup, and Pro. You can choose the one that suits your requirement the most. The features are carefully spread across the versions as per a developer’s experience and expertise.

Ionic 5 Full App contains features that can easily create at least 10 independent apps for you. If each app’s UI take even a mere 50–100 hours of your time, at a development rate of $50–100/hr, you can imagine the cost you will bear for the UI development alone. You get all of that stuff ready-made in Ionic 5 Full App. Adjusting the template to your use might take 5–10 hours. So in total, you can save anywhere between $2500-$10000. If you are a development agency or a freelancer, creating multiple apps for clients, then the template serves you an even bigger advantage.

A complete feature comparison table has been formulated for your reference. Take a look below:

3. React Native video streaming app template — Netflix Clone

This is a mobile app theme/template with Netflix style UI. With this template kit, you can build a complete working video-streaming and downloading application to provide the streaming services to people in an extremely convenient way. With this template, you can create video streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, Hotstar, etc.

This template is the front-end part, which means the screens and user interfaces (screens) are ready. You can easily change the screens, styles, and logics to suit your requirements. To make it a live app like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, Hotstar, etc. you just need to add a back-end to the app, and load your data in the back-end.

Netflix….and Chill!

4. React Native Dating App Template — Tinder Clone

Technology has radically changed romance, with online dating growing massively in popularity ever since blazed a trail in the mid-90s. Now apps, such as Tinder, with their speedy account set-ups and “swipe to like” approach, have taken dating to another level. Love is now a multi-billion dollar business. This is a mobile app theme/template. With this template, you can create a dating app like Tinder, eHarmony, OkCupid,, etc.

You can use the screens coded in this app, navigation between the screens and specific functions applied to buttons, etc. This saves your 100% cost and time in front-end UI development. You can simply add a back-end/server to this app template, and replace the demo data with data coming from your server. This way, you only spend time and money on back-end development.

5. React Native Firebase Chat Starter — Fire chat

Use this React Native Firebase starter to start your own chat app. This starter contains two chat themes integrated with Firebase for a complete chat app. The starter also contains Firebase Authentication (Email and social). With this starter, you can also learn the basics of React-Native + Firebase. You can also make use of this awesome chat starter with our Spotify styled and Netflix styled React Native apps. The starter is tested on expo, for both iOS and Android, and will save hundreds of development hours for you.

6. Ionic 4 Spotify Clone — PWA & App Template

If you want to create your own Spotify app, it doesn’t need to make your wallet go empty. You can easily start with a Spotify app starter like this one and make your way from there.

This template is front-end part of the music app, i.e. the screens and user interfaces are ready. You can easily change the screens, styles, and logic to suit your requirements. To make it a live app you just need to add your backend (data loaded) to the app.

7. Ionic 5 React Full App in Capacitor

“Ionic 5 React Capacitor Full App” is a multipurpose high-quality starter app template, which gives you everything like components, plugins & examples, to build pixel perfect iOS and Android apps. It represents the culmination of several months of research and hard work packing several different frameworks into a powerful UI Design System and starter for every developer.

Ionic React is native React version of Ionic Framework, the free, open-source SDK powering millions of mission-critical apps all over the world. It’s everything you need to ship award-winning apps for any platform, with React.

You can use the template app as a base for your app and just delete the pages you don’t want, and add what is missing. Or you can use some specific pages or components if you already have an existing Ionic 5 app.

You will see the ease of React coding, with the ease of Ionic app development, along with flawless app building with Capacitor.

8. Ionic 4 Complete Shopping app with Woocommerce

This app has many features common with popular apps like Amazon, Flipkart etc. You can start your own e-commerce or shopping app with these functionalities. This is a great starting point for app development, as all pages and components are set. Hence, all you need here is to integrate your back-end and feed in the data. 


COVID 19 has demonstrated the impact and the importance of digital readiness and hence allowed some organizations to continue maintaining business success and standards. The impact of these technologies is quite strung on businesses as well as people and has created human-centred solutions promptly. You just came across amazing app templates and starters which you can use to jump-start your app development. Whether you are a freelancer or an app development agency, these starters are going to save you thousands of dollars in each project. There is no denying that the app development world is changing.