How to discover and self-train on Bubble?

We have all had an idea for a website, application or software. Few have realized it: because of lack of time, means and above all, BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO COPY. 

So yes, you can hire a developer, but it costs an arm and a leg and it takes time.

Result: Your idea remains an idea and never sees the light of day.


The Solution? The NoCode

The NoCode is a growing movement that allows (among other things) to create complex web applications faster, easier and most importantly, without writing a single line of code.

The most powerful tool in the world of NoCode is probably Bubble.io. It is a visual programming tool that allows you to create applications via a "drag and drop" system/interface.

With Bubble, anyone can design, develop and create functional web applications of any kind.

Why use Bubble?

Now that you know about Bubble, you can use it in different situations: 

  • Start a personal project (side project) or a company/business.
  • Create applications to improve your daily life or meet a specific need within your work.
  • Develop a range of new skills that are valued and in demand on the job market (design, UX/UI, product management, database creation, etc.).

Ok, but in concrete terms, what can we create with Bubble?

Honestly, almost any website or web app we know can be replicated using Bubble. We can do: 

  • Marketplaces like Airbnb
  • SaaS (paid software)
  • CRMs
  • Job search portals
  • Dashboards
  • Social networks
  • E-commerce sites
  • Project management tools

Bubble is the most advanced tool NoCode and the one that allows you to do the most projects without coding. If you have an idea for a digital product, there is a 95% chance that you can do it with Bubble.

Learning to use Bubble is infinitely simpler and easier to access than learning to code, but there is a learning curve that should not be overlooked. In my opinion, to really get started with Bubble, you need to be both curious and willing to invest some time. Without that, it will be difficult to progress on this tool.

HAPPILY, you are not alone, and there are many ways to learn Bubble by combining theory and practice. In order to help you, I've prepared a list of the best educational contents (subjective list that only commits me) to learn and get initiated to Bubble.

Learn about Bubble

This list contains, in my humble opinion, the best contents in French and in English to learn Bubble. The best part? they are free (or almost!).

Easy Bubble with SuperForge : This is how I knew Bubble for the first time. You just have to register via email and you receive a series of 4 emails to discover Bubble and create your first app!

  • Mail 1: What can be done with Bubble
  • Mail 2 : Discovering visual programming 
  • Mail 3: Build your first web-app, a simplified LinkTree
  • Mail 4 : List of tracks for further learning

The content is very accessible and hyper didactic. Above all, it allows you to create an application very quickly and to see how powerful Bubble is.

The best part of this content: In less than 2 hours, you will have learned how to make a first working application and you will have access to the SuperForge Discord.

Bubble Crash Course for beginners with Matt Neary Youtube video of 3 hours to learn Bubble without knowing anything about the tool. Matt Neary is one of the most respected and well known Bubblers in the industry. He has been working for a long time as a Bubble trainer for one of the biggest agencies of NoCode, Airdev

The best thing about this tutorial: Matt is very educational and very clear in his explanations. At the end of the video, you will know how to make a marketplace from A to Z.

The Bubble beginners bootcamp with Gregory John Training on Udemy (online course platform) with more than 11 hours of videos. Gregory John is one of the Bubble gurus, he is probably the most famous of the Bubblers because of his expertise and notoriety. At the end of the bootcamp, you will have created a team management and productivity platform and acquired all the fundamental concepts of Bubble!

The plus of this bootcamp: A certification of the bootcamp finalization and a lifetime access to the bootcamp content.

Bubble Starting Lessons and Bubble Academy: These are the introductory lessons on the Bubble website. To access them, you just have to create an account and click on "start lessons" from your account. In just a few minutes, you learn the basics of the software and its power (search and save places on a map, create a login / user registration system, create a likes system, make a carousel of images ...).

The most of these tutorials: It's very simple and easy. The tutorials are done directly from the software and help the user step by step.

Creation of a book app and a basketball tinder with Contournement : Contournement is THE French platform for learning and useful links to discover NoCode. The founders are key figures in the NoCode ecosystem in France and contribute enormously to the development of the community. They propose two introductory videos to Bubble, not too long, basic but which allow to see all the potential of the tool.

Discover Bubble with Ottho Ottho is a platform to learn how to create apps in NoCode. There are many tutorials on Bubble that allow you to understand and get used to the tool. The tutorial "Getting started on Bubble" includes 6 videos of a total duration of 90min. It's very didactic (it shows you how to create a bubble account up to create a page with a notification system).

To go further

Examples of startups / platforms created with Bubble

Cuure: Platform for the purchase of food supplements

Campsiders: Marketplace of used mountain sports equipment

Bedycasa: Marketplace for responsible and solidarity-based Airbnb-type rentals

DividendFinance: US platform for private financing in the field of renewable energy

Comet: Portal to find tech freelancers

Boomrang gifts: a platform for buying immersive experience boxes

Reachr: Platform to connect brands with influencers

Strabo: Personal finance management platform

Treepoints: Platform to help companies reduce their carbon emissions