What Is Draftbit?
If you’re building real software, you’ll eventually need to work in code. When you start with other no-code platforms, that means quitting and starting over – but with Draftbit, you just keep going.
That’s because, when you build on Draftbit, you’re creating production-ready source code at every step. And that code is based on open-source frameworks and libraries, so you’re never trapped.
Who Uses Draftbit?
Prosumers, Development Agencies, Enterprise
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Reviews of Draftbit
A great product that changes the WYSIWYG Landscape for React and Mobile App Production
Comments: I love working with Draftbit. I have found the team to be so professional and friendly. It has a community that I am proud to be a part of and I wish to help see it grow.
Draftbit is a great way to get into PWAs and Mobile apps no matter your skill level. I have found that it is intuitive enough to allow for extensive customisation without much coding skills required. I also found that if you need to go into code and add in your own, Draftbit has supplied a really good way to do this. It presents itself as an easy to use tool to prototype and even create production ready apps, yet it has so many complexities woven into it, that it can many very large use cases.
I feel like a custom plugin / extension marketplace should be implemented. I would for one love to be able to reuse custom components I have made with custom code in other projects but they do not always import across well.
Great for Entrepreneurs
Comments: I'm currently building an app with Draftbit to push the features. So far, it's been good. I've been able to do everything I need to because Draftbit allows me to use custom code if they don't have what I need prebuilt.
Connecting to external API's are easy in Draftbit. The component library is good and it's growing. If you're familiar with CSS Flex Box then you'll be right at home laying out components. I also like that I can write custom code and components if what I'm needing isn't already created by Draftbit.
I think the component library needs to improve, that is, add more components. When building for iOS you have to create custom back buttons to add interactivity, that should be a standard feature. State management takes some getting use to if you come from a React Native background and using state management solutions like Redux.
Draftbit Can Be Better
Comments: It's Ok, but I'll rate it at 5 out of 10
The inspiration given to people to still have hope that it's possible to build application without code, with it's amazing integration.
The price is on a high side for those who can't afford it.
Full App Development w/o the Headache
Comments: Super positive overall. It lowers the barrier to entry and all of the headaches that usually come with app dev. Draftbit has a great community forum and their customer-facing team members are super helpful and receptive to ideas of how the product and support tools can be improved.
Having the source code was the main reason I went with Draftbit. I've used a handful of other low-code/no-code tools in the past, and source code was the main decision maker that made Draftbit the clear choice. I also liked that I could make multiple apps under a subscription with them.
I wish I could export an app or screen I've built as a template that I can use in other apps.
Speed Up Your Dev
Comments: It hasn't been smooth sailing but it's a much better option than hiring a front-end developer or going with other low-code softwares that don't offer as much flexibility as Draftbit does.
We contemplated of hiring a front-end developer but as a start up, we wanted to find low cost alternatives so we turn to low-code softwares. We tried several low-code platforms before deciding on Draftbit. We were looking for a platform that would speed up our dev while saving us time and money. Although other platforms had stunning templates, most of them did not allow us to own our source code. It was imperative that our work belonged to us and Draftbit allowed that. We particularly like the templates and the ability to customize them. One thing I appreciate from Draftbit is their customer service. They're very responsive and have worked closely with us to resolve issues.
Although Draftbit aims to save users time, navigating around Draftbit dev and design limitations has slowed us down for our first project. We ran into bugs that Draftbit has overlooked. We spent 2-3 months to develop three screens for our app which could have been resolved if Draftbit was more sophisticated - however, I'm confident they'll get there. Given that they are still in beta, Draftbit offers more than expected. They currently provide basic features and I do hope they'll release more templates in the near future such as more interaction/animation options as it's highly trending in design. Draftbit is priced a bit higher than its competitors but they offer more flexibility and customization that would help us in the long run. We wish they had more affordable plans.