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New Course: iOS Mobile App Development!

Hey everyone!

Many of you know me from answering questions on the forum, mostly about building mobile apps with Bubble. As you know, Bubble’s mobile app creation is in beta, and there isn’t really any documentation for it.

I’m excited to announce that I’ve just launched an online platform called CodeLess Academy. Our flagship course, which teaches you how to build an iOS app with Bubble and other no-code tools, is now live: http://codelessacademy.com/


We live in a mobile-first world, where more than half of the people online at any given time are on their phone. Anyone can start a mobile app startup with a great idea and great execution. I’ve been using Bubble for about a year and a half, and in that time I’ve been able to build mobile apps for both iOS and Android. Before Bubble, I wasted months trying to find a developer to build my app idea without breaking the bank. Now I can build a fully functional mobile app and have it in the App Store in a week.


Some things covered in the course:

  • Building a simple restaurant-finder app
  • Ideal app dimensions
  • Location requests
  • Image dimensions for you app file
  • Accessing the iPhone’s text message functions
  • Packaging your app and submitting it to Apple
  • Suggestions of other no-code tools that you can use to help build your app.
  • And much, much more!

This isn’t a video course, it’s a step by step guide. You’ll be able to go through the course at your own pace, and each slide will show you exactly what you need to do.


You can build a mobile app on both Mac and PC using Bubble, and if you don’t have access to a Mac, we have an upload service to submit your file to iTunes. We also distribute the .zip file that Bubble currently distributes for your app, and we show you how to edit it.

By purchasing this course, you’ll have lifetime access to it, including any updates and additions to the course. (I’ll be adding more content to it over the next few weeks as well.)

Happy programming!

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Just signed up! :+1:

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Hi - do we need to be in the Bubble mobile beta in order to register for the course? Thanks!

Hi @blndatheart,

Assuming you already have a Bubble account (since you’re on the forum), all you need to do is register for the course. You’ll need an Apple Developer account when you eventually publish your app to the App Store.

Bubble’s native app feature being in beta just means that they haven’t completed building out all of the functionality that they want yet. Anyone can currently build a mobile app with Bubble.

Hey @natedogg. You mentioned being able to build apps for Android. I thought native apps for Android wasn’t a possibility yet? Unless you just meant web apps accessible on an Android…

Hey @romanmg,

It’s definitely possible, you just have to build the app on your own, without the help of the Bubble team. They also wouldn’t be able to provide any solutions to any issues you have, since it’s not quite supported by them yet. I’ve been able to publish apps to Android using a combination of both Android Studio and other paid services.

I’ll have an Android course coming out as well, but its a couple months out. I’m finishing up additions to the iOS course (adding a tutorial on how to build an Instagram app with filters) along with another course in the pipeline. In the meantime, I’ve also been accepting clients to create Android versions of Bubble apps.

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Ah, ok. Thanks for the response! Good info.

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Thanks @natedogg. I tried to signup by clicking “Purchase Course” and it’s not taking me anywhere. Can you help me signup for your course? Thanks so much!

@blndatheart, it seems to be working on my end. Have you created an account on the website? If you try to purchase the course without an account, you should see a popup to create one.

If you are still having trouble, message me your email address and I’ll take care of it.

@natedogg In your experiences with Bubble+Native mobile apps, have you been able to successfully interact with bluetooth/BLE smart devices? I’m trying to find a simple solution to pull data from a BLE device and push the data up to my bubble app. If you have or if its covered in your course, I’d be happy to pay for it or chat with you more. Thanks!

@mlinton,

Unfortunately not. Haven’t done any Bluetooth work with Bubble.

Loved this class! Super helpful. Got my app up and running in one day and was approved on the first try. Thanks @natedogg for an awesome experience :slight_smile:

App here as a demo for what a non-developer and non-designer can do https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/live-fantasy-bachelorette/id1130643875?mt=8

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Thanks for the kind words, @blndatheart!

Glad you enjoyed the course! :smile:

Hi there, I just signed up, paid via credit card/stripe, but my account is showing that I am not yet subscribed and I still don’t have access to the premium course. Checked my credit card balance and the $28 amount (monthly subscription price after promo code) is pending. Can you help? Not sure if this is a bug or not. Thanks!

@davewliu,

Hey there, seems as if there was a small bug on our end with us switching over to a subscription model. We had some other users with the same problem.

Should be fixed now, just tested it again myself. If you still have any issues, shoot me a PM, and I’ll troubleshoot you.

I’ll also be adding some extra time to your subscription to compensate you. :slight_smile:

thanks!!! i’m in now :smiley:

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@natedogg

Hi,
I am interested in taking your courses on CodeLess and have a couple of questions:

  1. How proficient do I have to be with Bubble for the courses to actually be useful? I have been learning bubble for about 3 weeks and feel confident about it so far with what I have learned.

  2. My goal is to develop an MVP dating app. I see the course is step by step. Is it right to assume that the knowledge can be used beyond just the apps made with the course?

  3. Is it possible to purchase the course without the subscription?

Thank you.

Hey @papabn14,

  1. You should be fine with 3 weeks of Bubble use. The segments on packing the mobile app files aren’t for complete beginners, as we touch a few advanced Bubble concepts, but the video on building the Instagram clone can be used by beginners.

  2. The main concept behind the iOS/Android lessons is to show you how to deploy it to the App Store, and make it feel as much like a native app as possible. So yes, you’d be able to deploy your dating app with it, and apply the same concept to any other apps you’d like to publish to the App Stores.

  3. Let’s chat about this. Saw your email and just responded.

When you update a mobile app after it’s in the app stores does it automatically update itself or do you need to re-submit each time?

@JustinC,

Any future updates pushed live through Bubble will automatically be made available in the app. If the user is currently using the app when this happens, they’ll get the black “refresh” bar, like normal.

The only time you’ll really need to re-upload is to change your app icon/startup images, display name, or something along those lines.

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