What Is Bubble?
Build, design, and launch apps faster.
Bubble empowers users to build web applications ranging from simple prototypes to complex SaaS platforms, marketplaces, and CRMs on a powerful no-code, point-and-click web editor and cloud hosting platform.
Trusted by teams at HubSpot, Zendesk, VMware, and more. Backed by Insight Partners, SignalFire, Neo, and Betaworks Ventures.
Who Uses Bubble?
Designed for teams of all sizes, Bubble enables you to bring any product vision to life – whether you're just starting with a minimum viable product, or scaling from a prototype to a mature business.
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Reviews of Bubble
Bubble: Versatile, Easy to get the hang of, with helpful pre-built templates
Comments: Overall I found this simple and yet powerful to use. It was impressive what we could do with the system. In fact we chose to develop the system we wanted vs. buying into a fully-pre-built sass application that would have cost us lots more per month. I think it has been a good investment.
In a few months we were able to design and implement a freelancer marketplace with user management, signups, password management, workflows etc. We had no prior experience of the product and yet it was easy to grasp the concepts and start building things in a matter of minutes. The process was made easier by virtue of an app marketplace where we could purchase a template that did some/or most of what we wanted. From there it was straightforward to customise it to be the way we wanted it. If we'd kept it the same we could probably have launched in a matter of days, but we wanted to make some changes to suit our needs. It was surprising to me just how versatile a development environment this is. Sometimes these no-code environments can restrict you by making you follow their model - but Bubble seems to have a lot of functionality without making it mind-bogglingly complicated. I suspect you can make almost any kind of website or web application you want with this tool.
The responsive page design is a bit hard to get your head around at first, and sometimes you get slightly erratic results. I believe they are making some improvements to this in a coming release, but it is useable even now.
Bubble Group Response
2 years ago
Thanks so much for your review; we're glad to hear that you've been able to build your app with Bubble! We are indeed working on a revamp of our Responsive engine, and are hoping to get that live to users soon. :)
Comments: Amazing! Bubble helped build Brounce, a marketplace idea I had and still runs on Bubble, along with other services I have integrated mainly through Zapier. I love the fact that I run everything without code and Bubble is right at the center of all the action.
Bubble helps you get started in record time all without writing any code. After a few lessons designed by Bubble. You can start building your project with drag and drop and really smart workflows in no time and deploy to early adopters and grow from there. Whatever your project needs, believe me, you can absolutely build in on Bubble. Bubble integratees with a multitude of their party services with plugins and with Zapier.
Bubble does not allow exporting the source code of your project! If this is super important to you, then Bubble might not be the best option to run your project long-term. You can export your data but not the source code. it's a bummer because down the line you might want to have better control of your app and you need access to the code, but you can't, and that's just it!
Bubble Group Response
9 months ago
Hi there, thank you very much for your review! So glad to hear you've been having a positive experience with Bubble - we truly appreciate hearing your thoughts regarding your time building. Due to the unique nature of our platform, Bubble apps can only be run on Bubble at this time. While it's possible to export your application as JSON, it is not possible to export as code. We sincerely value your feedback and kind words - please don't hesitate to reach out at [email protected] if you have any further questions/concerns/feedback and our team would be more than happy to assist!
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Does a good job for what I need. Bubble can handle a big project.
Nothing. Bubble keeps improving by the time.
Entire Product pages & database disappeared before my product launch
Comments: Never depend on it for a full-fledged application. It's only good for hobby projects or MVPs to show it to an investor. I lost 6 months of valuable time trying to learn the platform and build a real-world application. One fine day opened to an empty project with at least 40 pages missing. Bubble acknowledged that there was a glitch but unfortunately couldn't explain or provide me with any resolution. They did mention that FREE users have limited backups. So if you care about your application, better start with a paid plan and keep praying to God every day that your data should be safe.
Well, it's cheap and free, to begin with. That's about the only Pros I can think of. But like all free software, it comes with a lot of limitations.
Absolutely zero control over your code and data. You cannot export any part of your product. Everything is hosted on their platform. They provide only 12-hour backups for a FREE plan. So if any glitch happens from their side, you will completely lose everything and nothing can be recovered. A huge learning curve exists. So, if you are a non-coder wanting to build a working app, get ready to spend at least a few months to build a decent prototype. Designing responsive pages can be nothing short of a nightmare.
Bubble is amazing
Deploy applications and test your mvp in a matter of weeks at minimal cost. Scale a viable solution to production in a click and run your app without the overhead of a dev team.
Responsiveness can be a burden at times, but if you think out your build before hand (mobile vs. desktop) it's definitely workable.
Bubble Group Response
Hello Marcus, Thanks for your kind review! Our team is actually working on revamping our responsive editor to make it more intuitive, and we hope that will resolve some of the issues our users have previously reported with the engine. We look forward to seeing what you build!