9 Types of Apps You Can Build in Bubble
With the increasing adoption of no-code solutions in recent years, building an app or website is no longer the sole responsibility of a programmer. Today, business owners, entrepreneurs, and designers can bring their ideas to life by using no-code technologies to create applications and websites without any prior coding experience.
As one of the most powerful no-code platforms, Bubble lets you create interactive, multi-user apps with easy-to-use tools. Bubble’s many features range from app appearance and styling features to workflow and logic customization features, all of which allow you to build different apps for different use cases.
Today, Bubble has been used to build a wide variety of apps – for a wide variety of audience demographics and sizes. In this article, we go over some of the different types of apps that can be built using Bubble. These include apps for
- Delivery Services
- Classified Ads
- Project Management
Let us take a deep dive into these different app categories, including successful examples to help you build your application quickly and correctly.
A marketplace app is an online version of a traditional marketplace that allows for easy and convenient shopping on a smart device like a tablet or smartphone. With the Bubble, you can create different types of online marketplaces, from simple to complex ones.
Bubble also lets you create sophisticated multi-user marketplaces with different aspects of your product in one space. For instance, Uber – an app with both drivers and riders on the same site – can be built with Bubble.
Bubble’s robust features means your website can display dynamic information to different types of users – like Uber – based on their needs. This means, where one user group sees content A, another may only see content B. You can also configure a user’s page to display information they have provided.
Your marketplace is nothing without payment. To facilitate payments, Bubble allows integration with popular payment gateways like PayPal, Stripe, and Amazon Pay through an API connection.
Dating and Social Network Apps
Bubble may be the perfect platform if you are looking to build a dating app like Tinder or a social networking app for sharing different media types with your loved ones. Bubble’s real-time chat functionality allows you to build out chat rooms – private or public, for your social app.
With Bubble, you can upload files in different formats like PDFs, docs, and images; you can also create albums to ensure better organization of your media content without compromising easy user access to your media content from anywhere.
Bubble can be used for a wide variety of features, including fan pages similar to Facebook’s fan pages, status updates for sharing basic user information, review system for users to provide feedback on products they buy or sell, and chat rooms for private or public communication.
Are you a fitness expert or are you looking to set up an online personal training business?
You may decide you want to skip the roadblocks that can prevent you from developing more advanced features while using other platforms. Or you may want a fully managed web building platform that allows you to customize your app quickly.
Whichever the case, Bubble’s dynamic content management system makes it easy for you to create different plans for users with different goals. You can also create user-specific plans, implement paywalls over certain plans, and upload any content type of your choosing to better inform your users.
The global ghost kitchen industry – a contactless online restaurant model – is projected to reach a valuation of $71.4 billion by 2027. This is testament to both the current size of the market and its speed of growth.
Ghost kitchens are particularly trendy in areas where there is no easy access to grocery stores, restaurants and other food shops. But ghost kitchens are hardly alone! Despite the supremacy of ecommerce and logistics fulfillment brands like Amazon, small players still find success in the market.
Whether you are a restaurateur or a courier, you can build your own delivery app with Bubble. You can set up a delivery service that connects customers and vendors or one for fulfilling your own orders; users can make and receive payments; buyers can track their deliveries; and vendors can use data to create custom reports.
Are you a HVAC technician, pet supply store owner, a tour operator, or service provider? Bubble helps you manage customer capacity with tools for creating a custom booking portal for your business.
With Bubble, you can manage payments directly, deliver quotes, set up refunds, and even build a backend portal for your team members to handle customer requests within your app. You can also implement private messaging to facilitate contact with clients, or even cancellation policies.
Bubble also offers database metrics that helps you measure your business performance and monitor your customers’ behavior. This should help you as you look to continuously tweak your business for better returns.
Audio streaming apps have changed the way we consume music. Building your own music streaming app is a great way to share your music passion with the world.
Typically, creating a streaming platform like Spotify would require the specialist knowledge and experience of a programming team. However, no-code solutions like Bubble make it easy for anyone to build their own music streaming app without writing a line of code.
Bubble has a built-in database that makes it easy to create different data types to power your application. For example, you can create two different data types for your songs – one for the basic details of the song, including its name, artist, and cover photo, while the other will have the song file itself.
Bubble’s dynamic content capabilities ensure you can design your screen to pull the specific data the user is interacting with at any time. You can also set up dynamic workflow logic for users, to power events such as creating playlists, adding songs to playlists, viewing songs in playlists, etc.
One fast-growing music streaming service built using Bubble is Wacht.tv.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
ERP is a software used for the management of day-to-day business activities like accounting, supply chain operations, and procurement. Examples of popular ERPs include Oracle, SAP, and Printavo. Bubble can help you create your own ERP from scratch.
You can also integrate your Bubble application with other ERP platforms. This will make it possible for users to input their transactions in one space with a single interface. No matter where the transactions are located, the user experience is uniform, which means they do not need to learn how to manage different interfaces per application.
Entering an invoice is also very quick with the Bubble integration, as users can input all the details into one system. You can also set up customized forms for a user to fill once they complete a specific task.
You can also use Bubble to create integrations with applications like Google Apps, Salesforce, and Zoom using its API functionality to allow users access to real-time internal information. Integrating Bubble with these platforms means you can view and modify data, and create data reports without any prior coding experience.
Merkauto is an example of an ERP application used to coordinate car sales and purchases.
A classified ads site is a versatile and convenient online space where you can buy and sell goods or services. The term “classified” means that goods and services on the platform are arranged according to their different classes.
With Bubble, you can create a visually appealing, feature-rich classified ads app without any coding. Not only can you create this site without touching a line of code, Bubble offers you tools that can replicate the functionality of popular classified ads platforms like Craigslist, Offerup, and Dubizzle.
Bubble also lets you include a geo-targeting feature to allow you detect the location of the website visitor for location-based content and ads. Other important features you can get with Bubble include pictorial representation of goods and services, responsive design, and ads filter to improve search.
A project management tool is one that allows you to plan, track, manage, and delegate projects or tasks. You can build your project management platform without coding to assign tasks to team members, manage projects and add tasks.
Bubble lets you add the upvote functionality that lets you organize and manage projects, as well as a dashboard for tracking all of the projects, tasks, and app users.
Focus Inc. is an example of a project management tool successfully built on Bubble.
Bubble is a leading no-code solution that has all the features you need for creating a unique, powerful app, entirely without code. It is no wonder the platform boasts over 1,600,000.
You too can join the strong community of builders and business owners that believe that technology can be created by anyone. To help you get started building out your site on Bubble, we’ve put together a library of courses spanning beginner to advanced topics. So no matter where you are in your Bubble learning journey, you can dive in and begin building.