Hello Bubble community.
This is somewhat of a lengthy post so please bear with me. We are looking for some guidance from Bubble experts who have created rather large-scale applications. I looked at Bubble several years ago but never did any real research into it. I just re-signed up but only played around with it a little. Bubble claims over 2 million apps have been created and deployed so far and it boasts the largest community, so it seems on the surface, to be a viable alternative/new way, redo our current desktop application.
We created a windows desktop application over 30 years ago using VB 1.0 or 2.0 and we want to take it to the web. Our application is currently used by hundreds of businesses throughout NA. It is made up of several parts, management of customers, employees, products, inventory, services, timecards, work schedule, a slew of reports, POS system to process credit cards, open cash drawers and communicates with devices connected to the computer such as bar-code scanners, timers, etc. It’s a desktop application programmed in VB.net and connects to MS SQL dBs which are stored on our servers and replicated down to the client’s computer. This ensures the client is always running when their internet goes down and it’s also a feature which sets up apart from everyone else for all these years.
However, we need to be more responsive and quicker in our development and we really want to turn our application into a web-based application where our clients would login through a web portal rather than on their desktop and operate strictly on the web.
We are a small company with under 10 employees which includes one developer who has been with us for over 28 years. We need to be able to create and deploy our application much more quickly and more cost efficiency with less coding and overhead. ASP and VB developers are quite expensive, and I feel going to the so called “no-code” is the future.
We have created all our APIs so we would be calling out to those, which I assume is possible.
Could and would Bubble be a great front-end to use so we no longer need to develop VB.net, ASP, C#, etc., or use them as our main programming tools?
I may be leaving out some important notes, but this is all I can think of now.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and even respond to this. I am somewhat excited about this possibility based on some of the things I have read.