Balance Pro is an app that helps people keep track of their money and upcoming bills with a digital checkbook register. Nashville entrepreneur Jordan Kennedy is a full-time graphic and UI designer, and he made the app during his spare time using Bubble’s powerful visual editor. In addition to Balance Pro, he’s even built a couple of Bubble plugins. Jordan told us more about Balance Pro’s launch and his success bringing the app to mobile marketplaces so far.
Tell us about your app and what it does.
Balance Pro is a personal finance app that helps you manage your money. Its core feature is a checkbook register where you can record all your pending and cleared purchases, income, or any other type of transaction. It also has bill tracking so that you can see all your upcoming bills with their due dates. Balance Pro is available for free in the App Store, Google Play, or on our website.
How does your app work?
When you first log in to Balance Pro, you can get started by adding any financial accounts you want—savings, checking, investment, etc. Once you have those accounts added with their initial balance, you may enter any transactions you make going forward. Or, if you’re more interested in tracking your bills, head to the Bills tab and add any bills you have. If you’d like to keep a digital copy of your receipts, you can attach a photo of your receipt to any transaction.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
I’m a Graphic and UI Designer by trade, and I’ve always been enthusiastic about technology and small business. While I have some experience with web design, I’ve always struggled with programming and learning a coding language to bring my ideas to life. Naturally, I started looking for a no-code solution. I quickly discovered that Bubble is THE no-code tool that allows you to build just about any kind of app you want. Once I started using Bubble to build Balance Pro, I was unstoppable.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
No other no-code tool is as powerful and flexible as Bubble. It was the only tool that could allow me to build exactly what I wanted without any limitations. Hiring a developer to build my app would be expensive and I still wouldn’t be able to fine-tune and add new features myself. Bubble was the best tool for the job and I have never been happier.
Have you had any big milestones or successes?
My first big success was when I was able to download my app from the App Store. Bubble has an incredible plugin marketplace that extends your app functionality. I found a plugin that turns your Bubble app into a native iOS and Android app. Another milestone was when I reached 100 paid subscribers for Balance Pro’s premium offering.
What are your future plans for your app?
Future plans include a reporting dashboard where you can see where your money is spent over time to help you budget. I also have plans to work on a dark mode, adding customizable icons to bills/transactions, and improving the user experience.
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