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Last updated on:
April 13, 2022

Bubble is a heavy weight no-code tool that lets you build complex web applications. It’s much heavier to use and larger ramp up to learn. Makers typically take about 60-90 days to become highly proficient and building with Bubble.

After numerous Maker interviews, a common trend is preference to use Bubble because it’s flexibility to do nearly anything. And if you cannot, injecting javascript or connecting to API's make it a powerful no-code builder.

If you are already past the experimenting stage, have some validation and have user feedback, you may want to consider sinking your time into a solution like this. If you’re still trying to figure out what it is your concept is and if users even want it, I would try to build it with a tool that requires less of a learning curve. Because that means faster making and launching. Which will allow you to validate your concept.

When you are making new things, the key is to make something quickly and with as high fidelity as possible to get feedback as fast as possible so you know if you are headed in the right direction or not.

The fact is Bubble can be used for making a working application, and can be a great investment for the future of making long term making professional grade apps or complex ones.

Below are some of the best no-code actual applications created by some insanely talented Makers who launched using Bubble as part of the side project stack.

How might this tool be a fit for you:

  • You can do much more heavy lifting with a tool like this.
  • Makers using this tool in their stack feedback is the learning curve to be proficient with this tool is less than Webflow​
  • More customizable than most any other no-code tool
  • Bubble has some of the best available templates and courses to take to make something complex to reduce the time to shipping your idea. Explore below.
  • Better plugins than Webflow, more flexibility to make things like marketplaces because of Bubble plugins

How might this tool not be a fit for you:

  • Much more complex to use and adopt like photoshop
  • Not easily responsive for mobile/tablet breakpoints (Update: Bubble has addressed this with a new mobile responsive engine. This has drastically improved)
  • Time to learn and build can be lengthy

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