Bubble: An Overview
Bubble is a visual programming platform that allows non-technical people to build complete, fully-functional web applications without needing to write code. The platform gives users the tools to design, develop, and launch powerful websites and web applications, right in their browser.
Founding and Mission
Founded in 2012 by Emmanuel Straschnov and Josh Haas, Bubble's mission is to make programming accessible for everyone. They aim to democratize the web and enable every person to create their unique online presence, without needing to learn how to code.
Bubble's feature set is broad and comprehensive, enabling everything from user authentication and data manipulation to integrating with third-party APIs. Its powerful visual editor allows users to design their interfaces by dragging and dropping elements onto the page.
Bubble operates on a freemium subscription model. It offers a free plan with basic features and paid plans with more advanced features and resources. Bubble also monetizes through a template marketplace, a plugin marketplace, and by offering professional services.
With Bubble, aspiring entrepreneurs, creatives, and businesses have been able to build and launch applications, from simple prototypes to complex platforms with thousands of users. By breaking down the barriers to software development, Bubble is playing a significant role in the no-code movement and shaping the future of digital creation.