Help, I can’t code!
This is a common issue or problem that I hear during my conversations with would-be entrepreneurs. They have amazing ideas that could change the world, but they don’t have the cash to engage a software house, or they do not have tech skills.
Well, there is no need to despair, because the no-code movement is built for you!
What is “no-code”, you ask? No-code platforms such as bubble.is help you to create user interfaces, perform data manipulation using visual interfaces, without you needing to write programs. The platforms generate the code in the background and lets you, the entrepreneur, focus on functionality and value for your customers.
Where should you use no-code? Use it to test your Minimum Viable Product or to validate your hypothesis about customer behavior. Don’t use it for substantial B2B critical infrastructure type solutions (e.g. if you are building a competitor to AWS or Stripe).
How do I learn it? Here are a few sites that teach you the concepts of no-code and help you develop your applications:
- www.indiehackers.com is another website with a support system of both lifestyle and full-on entrepreneurs (this site was bought by Stripe). It also has a no-code area/ focus.
What are the tools that you can use? Finally, here are a few solutions that you can use to build your startup’s MVP:
1. Airtable (online visual datasheet that can replace traditional databases)
2. Bubble.is (make web apps visually)
3. Glide (convert spreadsheet to apps, pronto)
4. Adalo (Make IOS/Android apps visually without coding)
5. SaaSbox.net (launch a SaaS business, without the hassle)
6. Sharetribe.com (create a marketplace business, (like AirBnb), on the double)
7. Webflow.com (launch web applications/websites on the quick)
8. Zapier (connect applications without code/automate work and the need to write APIs)
The above is just a few of the apps that I have looked through, and there are plenty more out there- search for “no-code applications” on your duckduckgo search engine!
What are the other tools that you use/know? Add on to the list and help other founders out. Start building, Chase your dreams and change the world now!