Bubble.io: An Introduction to the No-Code Tool

Bubble.io: An Introduction to the No-Code Tool

Bubble.io: An Introduction to the No-Code Tool
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November 5, 2021

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With our Bubble.io introduction, we would like to introduce you to the toolbox of the no-code tool Bubble.io with its many different options. The Bubble.io introduction is aimed at people who cannot program themselves and yet want to be able to create simple and complex web apps and websites without help, without resorting to simple and often poor website builders. In our Bubble.io introduction, we explain what Bubble.io actually is, how it works and what options it offers you when using it.

<h2 id="Was ist Bubble io" data-headline="Was ist Bubble.io?"><span class="first_id_number">1.</span> What is Bubble.io anyway?</h2>

Bubble.io is a platform that allows people without programming knowledge to easily create complex web apps and websites in an easy-to-use editor. Bubble.io uses an intuitive structure and a whole range of complex options to easily program even extensive solutions. The programming code is automatically written by the program and can be interpreted cleanly. The developed solutions are hosted directly on Bubble.io's servers. Bubble.io offers various cost levels and packages so that every company and every private person can find the optimal solution for themselves. The entire package can even be operated free of charge if some restrictions are accepted. As part of our Bubble.io introduction, we will focus in particular on the advantages of the various paid package solutions, as only these can fully utilize all the services and options presented by us.

<div class="rtf-blog-element"><div class="icon_area"><p class="rtf-blog-heading cc-tip">Good to know:</p></div> <p>Bubble.io is one of the leading no-code app development platforms on the market and is used to build applications and</p> software without coding.</div> <img src="https://assets-global.website-files.com/620a7cdcd7f0ed9792867991/627c29a301fa389fd8f12485_info-icon.svg" loading="lazy" alt="">

<h2 id="Der Einstig mit Bubble.io" data-headline="Der Einstig mit Bubble.io"><span class="first_id_number">2.</span> How to get started: The Bubble.io introduction</h2>

As part of the basic Bubble.io introduction, we would like to first look at how Bubble.io actually works. In effect, it is a web toolbox with which you can develop simple and very complex websites or native web apps even without programming knowledge. The underlying programming is automated directly by Bubble.io. The advantages lie not only in an easy-to-read and easy-to-interpret code, but above all in the perfect interplay of the individual elements. As part of our Bubble.io introduction, we would like to bring these elements closer to you and explain them better. See for us that we can't completely cover all areas with our Bubble.io introduction, the Bubble.io toolbox is simply too full for that.

<h2 id="Der Bubble.io Editor" data-headline="Der Bubble.io Editor"><span class="first_id_number">3.</span> The simple editor - What you see is what you get</h2>

The basis of programming is a simple “What you see is what you get screen”, in which you can integrate elements with just a few mouse clicks and movements. You can not only define structures as well as graphics and designs, but also implement a variety of conditions, dependencies and functions. The sheer wealth of options is so great that we can't explain them in detail in our Bubble.io introduction. You can use both relative and fixed sizes in the editor and thus design the web app or website exactly according to your ideas and wishes. Where normal website builders are limited in their functions, Bubble.io offers a wealth of possibilities and options.

<h2 id="Einfache Bearbeitung mit Bubble io" data-headline="Einfache Bearbeitung mit Bubble.io"><span class="first_id_number">4.</span> Containers and their processing — simple and uncomplicated</h2>

With the mouse, you can create, position and resize the various elements within the user interface. You can draw on a variety of elements and functions. Containers, which you can name and provide with specific properties, are particularly suitable for structuring the entire areas. This makes it easy to define various dependencies and functional areas. Since design and functionality are separated, you can, for example, color the same or similar areas in the same color at the beginning to keep an overview. We will introduce you to further tools in the course of the Bubble.io introduction. But it's best to try out the toolbox with all its options for yourself.

<h2 id="Pixelgenaue Anordnung" data-headline="Pixelgenaue Anordnung"><span class="first_id_number">5.</span> Pixel-perfect arrangement - web design just like in a graphics program</h2>

If you wish, you can reproduce any web app and website just like in a graphics program. This applies to both the designs and the various functions. You can determine the exact size of the various containers, fields and functional areas down to the pixel and thus continue to refine your creation. As part of our Bubble.io introduction, we are unfortunately unable to introduce you to all the individual tools in this kit in detail, but anyone who has ever worked with a tool such as Photoshop or even Gimp will be able to find their way around the design and functional area of Bubble.io.

<h2 id="Bubble io ist selbsterklärend" data-headline="Bubble.io ist selbsterklärend"><span class="first_id_number">6.</span> Self-explanatory tabs for the different functional areas</h2>

The various functional areas are available so that the user has an overview. In this way, the tools always remain clear and structured for the developer. Using the tabs, you can also always find out which solution and which tool is assigned to the various sections. This may take a bit of getting used to at the beginning, but over time you will come to love this overview. Both when creating interfaces and generating specific workflows, the tools are not only extremely helpful, but their structure is also optimized for most users.

<h2 id="Bubble io Plugins" data-headline="Bubble.io Plugins"><span class="first_id_number">7.</span> Working with plugins — no need to reinvent the wheel</h2>

As part of the Bubble.io introduction, let's take a closer look at the various options for not having to reprogram simple functions over and over again. Because Bubble.io offers its users a very large database of different plugins. This database is not only constantly updated and expanded by the provider, but also other users and you as a user can program your own plugins via Bubble.io and make them available to other users. The well-sorted and easy-to-search database also offers the opportunity to significantly speed up work on various projects. Because you can easily integrate the plugins into your projects and applications and even modify them if necessary. This often saves a lot of work and can therefore be seen as a significant enrichment of the working environment. As part of the Bubbel.io introduction, we will not go into more detail about individual plugins, but advise every newcomer to this area to get to grips with the various plugins. Among other things, these can help you gain a better understanding of the various logical relationships of Bubble.io and thus make it much easier to get started.

<h2 id="Bubble io Templates" data-headline="Bubble.io Templates"><span class="first_id_number">8.</span> Templates in the Bubble.io introduction - benefit from other users</h2>

Many web apps and websites process a wide variety of types of data. It is important that there are sufficient interfaces to enable access to this data. As part of our Bubble.io introduction, we also need to talk about the Bubble.io API. This is a central component and is constantly growing. Using the Bubble API, you can not only connect the various databases to your web app or website, but also easily integrate many other programs. The makers of Bubble not only rely on a particularly open and at the same time secure structure, but are also constantly trying to expand the API. It is therefore possible that the number of possible interfaces will increase significantly again in the next few years, as developments in recent years have shown. In our brief Bubble.io introduction, we can't go too much into the technical details, but basically the amount of interfaces is really impressive. Of course, we cannot estimate whether and to what extent you need these interfaces. But it is important to know that these interfaces exist and can be used.

<h2 id="Testen mit Bubble io" data-headline="Testen mit Bubble.io"><span class="first_id_number">9.</span> Test options for functionality and design directly in the editor</h2>

Another advantage is that Bubble.io offers its users the opportunity to review and test the created web apps and websites in peace and quiet using various internal tools. This is important so that mistakes don't creep in when publishing. The internal debugger and the error logs not only help experienced developers to find errors, but are also designed in such a way that even laypeople can handle these options very well. Obvious and less obvious errors can thus be found and checked in the logic and the various relationships of the elements. Solutions can also be easily optimized via this interface. This creates significantly more well-running web applications, which companies can present to their own customers with a clear conscience. Regardless of whether it is a simple prototype or a complex solution such as a messenger, functionality can be ensured at all levels.

<h2 id="Bubble io Community" data-headline="Bubble.io Community"><span class="first_id_number">10.</span> The community and support: Important helpers with the introduction of Bubble.io</h2>

We would like to present an important element to you as part of the Bubble.io introduction. Because the software platform is sometimes hard to master and sometimes problems arise that you can't find the answer to. This is where support comes in. The support staff at Bubble are not only extremely accommodating, but also very familiar with the software and its pitfalls. Here you can often get your answers within a very short time. But in addition to support, there is also a very large and helpful community, which is happy to support newcomers and can help with questions. If you run into questions or problems as part of your Bubble.io introduction, a look at the provider's forum can quickly help. In particular, common problems faced by beginners are explained very well here. This saves contact with support and helps solve problems yourself more quickly.

<h2 id="Bubble io Experten helfen" data-headline="Bubble.io Experten helfen"><span class="first_id_number">11.</span> Why, despite simple use, many customers rely on professional service providers</h2>

As you saw in the Bubble.io introduction, Bubble.io is actually very easy to use. However, the learning curve with this solution is steep. Ambitious laypeople can quickly reach their limits, especially when implementing complex projects. However, anyone who decides to work with experts for Bubble.io benefits from both worlds. On the one hand, the costs of working such experts are significantly lower than if they had to do the entire programming by hand. On the other hand, you also benefit from faster results and can therefore present your web app or website faster on the Internet. For this reason, after the initial introduction of Bubble.io, many companies refrain from using this solution on their own, but instead commission experts to implement the desired solutions using Bubble.io. And since these experts do not need an introduction to Bubble.io, but are usually very firm in the programming platform, the desired results can be achieved within a very short time.

We hope that after our brief introduction to Bubble.io, you are now better informed and can decide whether or not to use Bubble.io for your projects. After our Bubble.io introduction, please continue to browse our blog to find out more about Bubble.io and others Low-code and no-code Tools to learn.

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