Big blow to Bubble reputation?

If you are planning to build the SaaS on Bubble and thinking to launch it on AppSumo. Then it will be huge red flag.

The founder of App-Sumo announced they will not accept the app built on Bubble.

See this thread- https://twitter.com/mehtatanishq_/status/1724889067840778309


I think @josh and @emmanuel should look into it.

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It’s not a Bubble problem, it’s an AppSumo problem. AppSumo can do as they wish.

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But eventually it’s loss to Bubble developer as they got one less platform to distribute their app.

It’s eventually loss to Bubble, as people again think twice before building product on Bubble.

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Do you think it could just as likely go the other way? With more and more folks building on Bubble, AppSumo realizes they have to change their stance?

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@mikeloc absolutely that will eventually happen. But today it’s not the time, people are still not feel very confident about building on Bubble and then you add one more excuse to not build on Bubble.

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I would think this is significant enough for @emmanuel and/or @josh to at least weigh in.

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Can anyone clarify the reason? :man_shrugging:
It was not clear to me…

I would have thought it would be on account of Bubble’s allergy to comprehensive security or proper QA, but apparently it’s just about catering to their customers Link

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Thanks @code-escapee !

Unfortunately, this is still a limited and prejudiced view of low/no code development. His claim makes no sense. Do his clients who get SUPER angry with “this” think we throw things into Bubble and the software magically work? And even if that was the case. What’s the problem? There is a real application. Which has real value for someone. Solving a real world problem. Does it matter if it was done in 100 hours by a human or in minutes by some artificial intelligence?

“Have to give them what they want” :sweat_smile: :rofl:

His clients don’t even know if it was made using Bubble or by Elon Musk’s wife. This type of rejection obviously does not come from users but from some prejudiced view from AppSumo itself. That’s what I think.

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Seems Noah is upset with new Bubble pricing model :slight_smile:

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This AppSumo guy sounds like he has no idea what he’s talking about. He acts like customers know what platform their products are built on or give one flying F about it. I seriously question his credibility based on the statements I’ve seen here.

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@2706mason Whatever it is but he runs the website that have around 3M website visitors every month and its big blow for indie-hacker, small business who see APP SUMO as the early distribution channel to validate their ideas, selling lifetime deal etc.

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I don’t think it is a blocker per se, you just need to convince them of the viability of your product. I see two products on Appsumo currently which are built using Bubble and launched in the 2 last weeks, one of these is even in the Select Black Friday deals so I think it is still possible but they have a vetting system.

There have been a lot of scams and deals going bust after a short period on Appsumo, it is par for the course but I think a higher level of vetting is good for everyone.

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@lizzie there is not 2 , there are more than 100s product that is built on Bubble listed on AppSumo. Even one product with 1320 reviews are listed on Appsumo.

Its flaw in their review process. Appsumo founder is asking for the names of such apps so that he can remove it.

Its more about the direction given to vetting team- if product is built on Bubble , it will removed.

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I think you are wrong. I know of two (there may be many more) and I know the founder of those two. They had the conversation regarding Bubble and Bubble’s stance. They provided their side of the story and viability of the business etc and Appsumo gave them the green light so I don’t think this is a blanket ban, it is a ‘convince us’ and if your app has been rejected, then you failed at that hurdle.

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So, basically, an advertising/marketing/distribution channel says they are not going to promote products that are built on Bubble…has nothing to do with Bubble.

If it is a ‘Big Blow’ to small businesses who thought distribution through AppSumo would make or break their great new SaaS built on Bubble, then they must not have a very good product or sense about how to really hustle as a small business owner.

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I honestly hadn’t heard of AppSumo before this thread…

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AppSumo is one of the places I refer to find SAAS not to use these days. Been burned too many times. It’s like any other app store, full of bloat and services that promise the world but barely deliver.

It’s just one of many ways to market your app. I don’t think it warrants any concern for us Bubblers.

On the other hand, Bubble itself will not like the optics on this. I think it’s a lowblow move by AppSumo.

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By Noah’s own logic, PDFs, WP Plugins, Ebooks, Templates, and Chrome Extensions should all get banned from AppSumo too. Or at the very, very least, WP Plugins and Chrome Extensions.

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Isn’t appsumo built by Jeremy from yourvone? He owns a competitor nocode company is probably why

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