How to Create a Whop App

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What is a Whop?

An online marketplace for buying and selling digital products. These products could be access to a video course, an app, a PDF, a link to a website, or anything else that can be delivered digitally. whop landing

What is a Whop App?

Not all sellers are technical or have time to build out tools that help them deliver their digital products to their customers. So, the sellers can use these apps to help them out. Some examples:

  • an app that allows a seller to create video courses
  • an app that allows downloading and tracking any simple file
  • an app that allows streaming video and taking donations
  • an app that shows product analytics to grow sales whop App Landing page

What we will be making?

A simple app that allows sellers to create any events, and buyers can bet on the outcome of the event. Once the event is over, a payout is made to the winners. This is similar to sites like, but simpler in scope. create event UI

What is the tech stack?


Code is available on Github.


For the purpose of this tutorial, we will not be implementing any auth using Firebase to reduce the complexity of the tutorial. However, for a production app, you should implement auth.

Getting Started

System Design

We do a very barebones system design to understand the data flow and the components involved. You can find the Figjam where we have done the system design here.

It consists of three parts -

  • user flow: how the user will interact with the app (view and place bets) user-flow-journey

  • admin flow: how the seller will interact with the app (create events) admin-flow-journey

  • system design: what objects will be stored in the database system-design

Create a Firebase Project

  • Go to
  • Create a new project
  • Go to the project settings
  • Go to the service accounts tab
  • Click on the "Generate new private key" button
  • Save the file as serviceAccountKey.json in the root of the project

We will use the contents of this file to initialize the Firebase Admin SDK.

Create a Whop App

  • Go to
  • Click on the "Add App" button on the left sidebar
  • Once created, go to "integration" and copy App ID and API key
  • Keep these values handy as we will need them later

Clone the sample repo

  • Replace the values with the values from the previous steps
  • start the proxy server by running pnpm run whop-proxy. This will start a proxy server that will proxy all the requests to Whop website.

Setting up App on Whop

  • Go to integration tab on the app page on Whop[BIZ_ID]/app_[APPID]/integration/
  • click on Add view > Consumer product > set default template path.
  • click on Add view > Seller product > set default template path. create app view UI

Once done, you can click on the "Preview" button to see that particular UI in action as shown in the image above.

Understanding the Code Structure

  • app\seller-product\[experienceId]\page.tsx - This is the page that will be shown to the seller once they have installed your app on their Whop account.

In our case, this UI will allow the admins to create events.

  • app\customer\[experienceId]\page.tsx - This is the page that will be shown to the customers. In our case, this UI will allow the customers to bet on the events that the particular admin has created.

Whop Betting UI

How to validate admin

The Whop apps load within the iframes of the Whop website. This simplifies identifying if the user is authenticated and if the user is an admin. This logic is in the app\seller-product\[experienceId]\page.tsx file. Here we use the method to get the app instance. Using it further to fetch the info about the experience and if the user has access to it.

// Fetch information about experience
const experience = await'/app/experiences/{id}', {
  params: { path: { id: experienceId } },
  next: { revalidate: 3600 }, // Customize next revalidation logic
import { WhopAPI, authorizedUserOn, hasAccess } from "@whop-apps/sdk";

    // Ensure user is an admin of the company
  if (
    !(await hasAccess({
      to: authorizedUserOn(,
  ) {// unauthorized

How to Validate Customer

The logic for validating the customer is similar to the admin. Go to the app\customer\[experienceId]\page.tsx file to see how we use the Whop SDK to validate the customer.

Integrating with Firebase

We use Firebase to store the data about the events and the bets. Following is the rough schema of the data that we store in Firebase. classes stored in Firebase See the Figjam here.

What's Next?

To keep the scope of the tutorial small, we have not implemented the following features:

  • authorization using Firebase, use Firestore rules to manage granular and correct access
  • payout to the winners
  • some of the UI elements are hardcoded. Need to updated from the Firestore DB.

There are probably a lot of bugs and edge cases that we have not covered that is required for a production app. So, please use this as a starting point and experiment with it as you like!

Any questions? Reach out to me on Twitter @toughyear