StoresAround | Android Universal Store Finder App Template

StoresAround | Android Universal Store Finder App Template

StoresAround | Android Universal App Template

Both iOS and Android version can share the same Parse database by inserting the same App Id and Client Key strings in their Configs files

Please note that we’re not providing a demo APK because it won’t work on your side, unless you’re close to our home place where we’ve set a few demo stores for building and testing the app. So you can still check the video preview of this app by clicking on the image below:

Apr 23rd 2017
• Updated to Android Studio 2.3.1
• Updated build.gradle file
• Made the layout full screen by removing these lines in all xml files:
Jan 28th 2017
• Added a Facebook login button in login.xml and its relative code in,, build.gradle and Manifest.xml
• Updated the User Guide
Jan 22nd 2017
• Updated the User Guide
Dec 9th 2016
• Added a method in that will create automatically the News class and columns at first startup.
If this is an update for you, just ignore this update since you've surely already created the News class in your Parse Dashboard
Oct 25th 2016
• Removed:
from terms_of_use.xml's WebView, in order for you to generate Signed APK with no errors
Oct 17th 2016
• Updated the User Guide.pdf with screenshots about how to create the 'News' class and its columns in your own Parse Dashboard
Oct 3rd 2016
• Improved code
• Added permission checks in, and (int this last file we've edited 'shareStore()' method)
• Improved Critera into 'getCurrentLocation()' methods
Sep 24th 2016
• Updated to Android Studio 2.2
Sep 15th 2016
• Improved current location getter method in and, by adding the LocationListener and its delegates.
Aug 30th 2016
• Added some code into -> writeReviewButt case that prevents a user to send multiple reviews to a store
• Added an AlertDialog in that will make you go back to the StoreDetails after rating the Store.
Aug 20th 2016
• Added some code into that checks if you've already favorited a store, so it prevents you from adding that store to your Favorites multiple times.
Aug 4th 2016
• Added an Alert in the file that warns you if you're not logged in.
• Updated the back button in to go back to Home activity
• Added an Alert in when tapping on favorite button in case you're not logged in
Aug 3rd 2016
• First release | backend with Parse SDK hosted on | NO mySQL/php server needed

StoresAround is a Universal App Template where you can let people see and submit stores nearby, it has Localization service, search by Category and up to 100 Km nearby.
It has a News section that you can edit on your Parse Dashboard, as well as inserting/editing the Stores details and images.
Users can submit their stores for review, you as the Admin of the app may daily enter your Parse Dashboard to check out and approve those stores by simply switching the field isPending to False.
Since its backend is by Parse you don’t have to buy any domain/hosting, there are NO php files to upload to a web server so you’ll save some money for sever side.

Since its backend is by Parse you don’t have to buy any domain/hosting, there are NO php files to upload to a web server so you’ll save some money for sever side. Worried about Parse shutting down? It won’t, please check this out:

You may also use the Adminca Panel as a great alternative to insert/edit data in your Parse Dashboard, after you’ll create your app on back4app, create a free account on and create a new Panel, choose self-hosted Parse server and paste your Host, Application ID and Master Key in the relative fields (you cam find them into Core Settings of your back4app panel)

StoresAround is a native Android Studio project, Universal, easy to customize, backend with Parse SDK hosted on

Need an html template to promote and showcase your own version of this app?

  • Android Studio 2.3.x project – Universal – Android 5.0+
  • Filter stores by category and distance (up to 100 Km/miles nearby your location)
  • Open stores location from the map to Google Maps for directions
  • AdMob banners
  • Facebook login
  • Works with Parse SDK hosted on back{4}app
  • NO web server needed
  • Easily submit stores via the app to the Admin for approval
  • PDF User Guide included
  • PSD graphics included
  • Easy to customize, well commented code

Have fun with StoresAround, and don’t forget to rate it on your Downloads page!

We’ve recently found out that some developers have bought our app templates, reskinned them just a bit and put them on sale on other source code markets similar to CodeCanyon, saying that they developed and own such source codes.
That is a serious copyright infringement, developers who buy our templates are allowed to reskin and sell them as apps on the App Store (accordingly to the License type they’ve purchased a template for), but are not allowed to put our original source codes for sale on source code markets, including CodeCanyon. We will report developers who made copyright infringements to the competent authorities. Thanks.