Appnox Technologies

Nobleman App: A Case Study in Digital Transformation



Nobleman is a forward-thinking book publishing company that understands the changing landscape of reading. They offer a curated library of inspiring and insightful books focused on lifestyle and philosophy, conveniently accessible through their mobile app.
In today’s fast-paced world, time is precious. Gone are the days of navigating crowded bookstores and waiting in line. With Nobleman, you can access a wealth of knowledge and enriching experiences at your fingertips.

Requirement :

This mobile app was designed with two key objectives in mind: democratizing library access and enhancing the book buying and reading experience.

Firstly, the app aimed to bridge the gap between physical libraries and the digital world. By offering a digital library platform, users could access their library’s collection anytime, anywhere, eliminating the need for physical visits.

Secondly, the app sought to streamline the book buying and reading process.  It incorporated e-commerce store functionality similar to the library website, allowing for seamless purchases. This convenience factor was further enhanced by the inclusion of an “online and offline” mode, enabling users to download books for reading even without an internet connection.

Furthermore, the app recognized the growing popularity of subscription models. It implemented a subscription monetization option, potentially offering access to a wider selection of books or exclusive content for a recurring fee.

Finally, a key focus was placed on creating a user-friendly interface. The app was designed to be intuitive and accessible for all ages, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for every reader.  This emphasis on user-friendliness is crucial for attracting and retaining a diverse audience.


  1. The main challenge brought forth by this project was how the entire e-commerce data from the Shopify store would connect with the app. A system was needed to keep the eBook library in sync with the existing e-commerce store.
  2. Allowing offline access to libraries and eBooks so that they can be enjoyed even when there’s no internet access.
  3. Integrating Shopify’s shopping cart in the app to allow customers to buy both physical and digital books.


We maintained a separate database dedicated to the mobile app. We also sync variable information such as item price, cover picture, eBook file source on the first load for the relevant screen. This ensures the app will always show up-to-date eBook information to its users.

We store the user’s personal library and eBooks on their device and keeping it private so that it does not display anywhere in the file explorer. Once the eBook is downloaded by the user, no internet connection is required to read.

Since there wasn’t way to manage a customer’s shopping cart from Shopify GraphQL API, we had to maintain a custom shopping cart from the app’s end and import the order through API.


Nobleman mobile app empowers users with convenient access to library.  The app offers the complete collection of eBooks. A monthly subscription unlocks downloadable eBooks and animated videos, perfect for on-the-go entertainment.  This innovative platform ensures a seamless user experience, even during peak usage times.