George Bruklin, founder of Creptel, tells us about how his app is helping both established musicians as well as those looking to learn to find the resources to allow them to succeed. Bubble gave George the opportunity to build the app he dreamed of, with the ability to change and add features on the fly as well as take users' feedback into account.
Tell us about your app and what it does.
We know from experience how difficult it is to sustain life as a musician. There are so many problems right from finding opportunities, proper income, finding good tutors, band members, and mainly industry exposure. There are so many opportunities that are not reached to the right people. So we created this platform to solve those gaps.
Creptel.com is a place where musicians and music learners can find Opportunities, Inspirational Stories, Hire Musicians, Find Tutors, and Music Related Resources. There are many features we have planned to implement in the near future. We want to fulfill all the music-related needs of musicians.
How does your app work?
There are 3 types of users we are covering Musicians, Music Students, and Others.
- Musician: They can signup and they can add their information during the signup process which will be displayed in their profile. They will have a profile which acts as an online resume/portfolio. Opportunities for musicians are posted by us and by the users which will be very useful for the musicians.
- Students: They can follow their favorite musicians, can interact with musicians, inspired by professionals, finding band members, etc. They can find inspirational stories and interviews to guide them.
- Others: They can hire musicians for any kind of event by posting their requirements on the platform. They can know about music events happening near to them.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
I am a UI/UX designer. Initially, I designed a mobile application, but since my friend (Mobile app developer) was busy with his office projects I couldn't make it as a product. Then when I was reading Quora, I saw someone has mentioned Bubble along with few other platforms to build an MVP app. Initially, I had no faith in Bubble, because usually, these kinds of platforms will have limitations at a certain level.
So I did R&D on Bubble for 2 months by creating an application that has all the features I was planning. I couldn't believe that I was able to build it without any developer's help. Yeah, initially lots of mistakes I made, I don't even know how to structure the DB. After spending some time in Bubble, I realized it was time to build the app I dreamed of.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
Bubble is easy to build applications and you can change anything at any time based on user behavior. This helps you to understand your users and do changes to improve the user experience without having to wait for someone to help you.
What have been your milestones or successes so far?
Building the musician's community on the platform. Received positive feedback from the users and yes, musicians are happy to find such a platform.
What are your future plans for your app?
I am plan on bringing lots of new features for the users to build a better community and help the musicians with their needs.
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