7 Best No Code App Builders For 2024 – Web & Mobile Tools
“As a start up studio, we run a portfolio of no code applications. In this post, we’ll round up the 7 best no cool app builders and tools we like to use to build our in-house platforms. We’ve not only built web and mobile apps using these tools, but we’ve also monetized them.”
What are the Best No Code Web & Mobile App Builders Out there (2024)
In Today’s tutorial we’re going to look at 7 of the best no-code app builders for the 2024 app building season.
In this video we’re going to look at the 7 best no-code tools of 2024. So let’s jump in.
At number one on the list we have bubble. Bubble is a no code tool that allows you to create all types of apps ranging from super simple directories to incredibly complex multi-faceted SaaS platforms. And although Bubble is used to primarily create Web based applications, bubble has introduced ways to allow you to create both web as well as mobile apps.
In terms of pricing. You can get started with Bubble for free and then pro pricing starts at $30 per month and goes up from there depending on your application’s needs.
Now, at Kibi.One, which is our startup studio and no-code development agency, we launched a SaaS called Scribble using Bubble. Scribble is a web based application that helps writers write their novels. And it’s built 100% using Bubble. We’ve built in writing tools, A.I. tools such as character generation and world building tools, plot visualization tools and much much more…. All without writing code.
Bubble allows us to design our front-end, store data, easily work with app logic through the use of easy to understand workflows and it even allows us to interact with third party APIs through their free API connector plugin. Bubble is not the easiest platform to learn on this list. There is a bit of a learning curve here and it can take some time to learn, but in our experience it’s been well worth it because it’s incredibly powerful and you can build virtually anything.
In fact, over on Kibi one, we have a no-code incubator program where we teach other no-code entrepreneurs how to build and scale their no-code applications. In that course, we use Scribble as an example of how to build and monetize no-code applications from scratch. We actually launched Scribble from zero as part of a live build within that course where our students watch us launch a new project from scratch and then watch us go through the process of monetizing it organically without paid ads… all from zero. Scribble is currently in stage 5 of our 8 stage growth framework and it’s just about to cross over 2000 / month in monthly recurring revenue.
If you’re interested in learning more about this program, I’ll provide a link to Kibi.one below, as well as a coupon code for $100 off.
Or, if you’re less of a do-it-yourselfer, and you want to outsource the development of your application to a no code development and design agency, I’ll provide a link to our agency page below. Our no-code agency can build 10X faster and 10X cheaper than traditional development agencies.
Next up we have Flutterflow. In a lot of ways FlutterFlow will feel familiar to those who have experience working within bubble. When you begin a new project, you’re going to select widgets from your main widgets panel, and then you’re going to add those widgets onto your main canvas area here. Widgets are essentially just the components you’re going to build your application with. For example, groups, text, input fields, drop downs, charts, calendars and so on. Now each of these components will have default styling and behavior associated with them. So in order to gain more control over the individual widgets you can select the widget you want to modify and then go over here to the properties panel and make any adjustments you need.
In general, I really like the user interface within FlutterFlow. It’s uncluttered and easy to navigate and that’s important especially as your applications start to get more and more complex.
The other thing I love about FlutterFlow is that they have a presets page that contains common page types. For example, they have presets for pages like a “user profile” page. Profile pages tend to have the same elements time and time again so to have to build this from scratch each time can feel like a big waste of time. That’s why presets are so helpful. Here, you can select a preset and then a new page will be generated with most of the basic components you’ll need for a user profile page including a user profile photo, user profile fields, a logout button and so on.
In terms of database connections Flutterflow natively connects to Firebase and Supabase and you can connect to virtually any third party database you want through the use of their API tool.
Also, one of the things I love about Flutterflow is their code export feature. So you could actually build on Flutterflow but take your application with you if you wanted to go a different direction later on. So they don’t lock you in and that’s huge
In terms of pricing. You can get started with Flutterflow for free and then pricing goes up from there to $30 to $70 / month depending on the plan you want.
3 & 4. WP and WebFlow
Next, I’m going to do 3 and 4 together and I’ll explain why in a moment. In past years roundups I’ve included WordPress on this list because we use WordPress for most of our SaaS companies front-ends. Again, to use scribble as an Example, this is a wordpress front-end and then when users click on “login” they get redirected to a bubble app on a subdomain and the transition is seamless because both platforms are designed with similar colors and fonts. But the reality is that we’re actually doing this using two different platforms. We do this because we want to take the marketing load off of our no-code backend. In our experience it’s been cheaper to do this, it ensures our paying users enjoy faster loading interfaces and it allows us to ensure that we’ve maximized our front-end SEO using a platform which has been designed for maximum SEO compatibility. We’ve just had great experience scaling WP sites and that’s why we continue to use WordPress as our marketing front-end of choice. WordPress is also open source and free so you can get started right now with WordPress if you want to.
However, another great option, if you’re looking for a wordPress alternative is “WebFlow”. It offers a very intuitive no-code design interface that allows you to build breathtaking websites from scratch without having to write any code.
As far as pricing goes you can get started for free with webflow and then pricing goes up to $40 / month for businesses.
Next up we have Adalo. Adaldo is an incredibly easy to use no code tool and like the other no-code app builders on this list it is made up of three main “elements”: Components, which are the things you use to design your app. A database, where you store your application’s data and actions, which control your applications logic.
The thing that makes adalo stand out from the other applications on this list is that first, although you can build any type of app for any screen size using adlo, Adalo excels in the world of mobile app development.
They make it really easy to create “collections within databases”. Essential working with databases within Adalo will feel familiar to anyone with experience working with simple spreadsheets. With some of the other no-code app builders on this list the backend database setup is more complex. But with Adalo it’s a breeze.
With adalo, once you have completed building your app you can publish to android or Ios stores like Google Play or App store or publish as a custom web app.
Adalo has a free plan to get you started and then their pricing starts at $45 / month and goes up from there.
Next, up we have bildr. Bildr is another no code app builder that gives you access to an easy to use drag and drop design interface. But generally speaking, I find bildr a little harder for beginners to get their heads around. It’s an incredibly powerful platform, and their focus is less on spoonfeeding you by abstracting everything away from you, and more on giving you access to the full power of their platform. And so while the learning curve can be a bit steeper, you’ll likely find that you can build more complex and powerful apps within Builder compared to some of the other no code tools in this list which cater more to a market looking for the simplest solution. Within builder you can also write your own code, so it’s great for people looking for more of a low code experience rather than fully no-code and you can also connect to any third party service through an API tools that they have built in.
Another cool thing about builder is that they have many web3 tools built in, so for any developers working in the blockchain space or web3 space, this could be an ideal platform for them.
Bildr also allows for code export and their pricing includes a free plan, goes up to $30 / month and then scales from there depending on your needs.
Again, as a bit of a sidenote here, we recently build a web3 game on the ethereum blockchain and for us it’s been quite interesting to see what you can do with no-code tools in the web3 space, We’re seeing huge advanced here and it will be interesting to see where this goes in the future. Also, as part of our no-code incubator program, which is linked to below, if you decide to enroll you’ll learn how to build blockchain based applications. We have an entire course within our program dedicated to that topic.
Lastly, we have wappler. I think what made Wappler such an interesting option for me early on, was that they’ve always allowed for code export. They have built such a valuable no-code tool, but they haven’t put any energy into locking you into their platform. For me, personally as a builder, I really appreciate this.
With wrappler it’s quite easy to get started, and like bildr they give you a lot of control over what you can built. But again, this comes at the expense of complexity. And while not a complex tool to use by any stretch of the imagination, because they give you more freedom in terms of what you can build and what you can connect to, it can take some time to figure out those connections. For example, they don’t have a built in database like some of the other tools on this list, so you’ll need to connect to a third party database, and while not difficult to do, for non-technical people, the process will tend to be a little slower and often include a few bumps along the way.
In terms of pricing wrappler offers a 14 day free trial and after that their pricing starts at $19 to $30 / euros / month.
So that’s all I have for you today. I hope you found this round up list of the best no code tools for 2024 helpful. Again, if you’re looking to build an application and you want to outsource your build to a no-code development agency with experience with all of the tools on this list, head over to Kibi.one today and click on “agency” to see how we can help.
Or if you’re more of a do-it yourselfer, check out our no-code program where we teach both no-code application development. Above and beyond this, we also show you our exact growth playbook that we use to scale the bootstrapped SaaS companies that we build.
Like I said previously, in our course you’ll launch a SaaS side by side with our “live build”. So as your build passes into a new phase of growth, so will ours. You’ll see in real time, how we take a platform, and pass through each stage of our 8 stage growth playbook. Again, with our live build, we’re currently in stage 5 of 8 and have Scribble doing about $2000 / month. So if you’re interested in this course, I’ll provide a link and a coupon code for $100 off below.
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