I’m new to Bubble and just spent a couple of days learning about it and testing things out. I’d love to hear any thoughts or advice for a decision I need to make.
I’m trying to decide whether to build our app completely in Bubble or to use an API connector to our existing code base. Here’s our situation:
- We’re building a marketplace web app that has three clients (one for Users, one for Service Providers, one for us Admins, the marketplace owners)
- We’ve built a lot of the code with Typescript and Angular, but the problem is that our front-end is in bad shape and we don’t have a full-time developer anymore
- We want to launch a marketable product within weeks, not months
- All the designs and layouts are pretty much ready in Figma
I still can’t decide whether to do everything from scratch in Bubble or to work with the API connector. I’m thinking:
How should I structure the web app in Bubble? Should I build three separate Bubble apps and connect them? There should be one user account that you sign up to, and Users can apply to become Service Providers and get their own portal to manage their offerings. The Admin client has a separate login.
How quickly have people built something similar? I’ve seen some Airbnb clones which are not quite what we’re looking for, but pretty close.
If I decide to use the API connector to get the data, is it easy and what are potential downsides? Can the app be slower?
If you read so far, congrats Based on this information, which option would you go with?
Thanks for sharing any advice or similar experiences. Happy to provide more details if needed.