What Is Adalo?
No-code platform that helps developers utilize drag-and-drop elements and create & connect databases while building apps.
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Reviews of Adalo
One of my favorite nocode solutions
Comments: I am an educator at an engineering school and I have already tested and continue testing numerous no code and low code tools, with the objective of selecting some for use in the classroom, for the subjects of entrepreneurship and information systems. In the latter case, even for engineering and computer science students, who must learn to code, the use of tools in code allows them to develop complete systems projects providing understanding of systems architecture, design and analysis.
Adalo manages to unite two important things: being simple without being simplistic. The tool stands out especially for the way the so-called components are manipulated, to go assembling applications/systems as if they were Lego.
It's a bit unfair to talk bad about Adalo, because it's my second favorite nocode solution at the moment, but my favorite solution has something that Adalo doesn't: a clear distinction of frontend, backend and data: that is, providing in code but keeping the system architecture.
Comments: Overall I was pleased with how Adalo helped me get started with my project, as it grew I exported the app data to Bubble, where I currently run my project. I still frequently use Adalo to test out new ideas, because it is simply the easiest to use custom app builder.
Adalo is by far the easiest app builder I have used so far. You don't have to learn to code and you don't need to know a lot of web design to get started. They have a lot of pre-built components in their library that gets you up and running in no time. It helped me build a prototype for my business idea in less than 48 hours. Anyone can signup and start creating within minutes of watching a few YouTube tutorial videos
Adalo is ideal when testing! However, as you grow, your app really slows down and frustrates both you and your users. It struggles to fetch list data, images, and a lot of information a user might request when using the app. For my use case, there were a lot of lists and searches done by users, and their experience got worse with each new user.
Adalo, the dream wreckers
Comments: Adalo as a company has one of the worst customer service experiences and probably one of the most customer unfriendly organization, you could ever have. In the world were organizations do everything to be customer first, these guys are focused on customer last. They have a community who doesn't necessarily respond to questions. Their customer service team takes days to revert back and even then isn't helpful at all. After days of non-replying you would get a response, please look for it in adalo academy, hire an adalo expert etc and say this isn't in their purview to respond, but sadly they don't respond to questions which are in their purview too. They have plugins which are very expensive, for even very basic functionalities. All they want to do is for you spend and spend some more, Creating basic functionality like a forgot password functionality or adding multiple images is tedious. If you have any doubts go to their youtube channel and see for yourself, how you have to go through creating each of the functionality and decide for yourself. Their plans are expensive, but value delivered is extremely poor.You have ideas that you want to see it come through, these guys make it so difficult, best to avoid them.
This product can best be used to create a low-grade MVP.
Long tedious process to create basic functionalities like forgot password, add multiple images, very average UI, buggy, basic. Not worth the amount they charge, you are better off investing your time and effort someplace else.
Very useful no-code platform
Comments: Before trying out adalo, I had spoken to a number of developers about building our mobile apps. And the quotes we were getting were absolutely ridiculous. With adalo,we didn't even have to pay to begin the building process. This gave us a lot of freedom to iterate our designs and app structure while working on it ourselves. It's been really great.
Drag and drop functionality is particularly very useful and easy to apply to the building and design process. Allows you to experiment quite easily, giving you a lot of flexibility to try out variations of layouts and structure of your app until it feels just right.
Not being able to select any one of the several pages and go there directly is not understandable for me. Having to start from the launch screen and thennavigate until you get to your designed page every time is very inefficient.
Great platform for simple applications, though feature set is limited
Comments: Shockingly easy to use. Rumor has it their customer service is very good--I only interacted with them a bit, but it was a positive experience.
Adalo goes about app design in a way that makes it basically impossible to make an app that looks bad. I had to go with another platform because it didn't have enough features/customization to support my project, but I'm glad that I played with Adalo because I was took all the component design elements with me.
Adalo's feature set is very limited compared to other no-code tools. They did just launch a marketplace, so that will change with time, but it couldn't support our project so we had to move to another platform (AppGyver).