Marni Melrose, Founder and CEO of Entire Task, tells us how her app helps users organize their day and plan for their long-term goals with daily activities. Like others who've stumbled upon Bubble's no code web-app builder, Marni was able to translate her past technical experience into creating an app without needing to write a line of code.
Tell us about your app and what it does.
We help business owners to achieve their goals faster with our SaaS software, accountability buddies, and coaches. Our software helps them connect their long-term goals with their daily activities. Additionally on the other side we will be a marketplace for coaches. We are building the user side at the moment.
How does your app work?
When people first log in they can define the importance of area of their lives and careers/businesses. They can create a vision board for their life areas. Once they have created their vision, they will want to make it happen by creating specific goals and then breaking that down into projects and tasks. People may need help and they can seek out an accountability buddy on the platform or hire a coach.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
I’ve been in tech since I picked up a book at a radio shack store when I was 11. I left regular school and went to a technical high school, got my C programming degree, and became an Apple Service Technician. I worked my way up from technician to service manager to Apple Store Genius. 1 year later I left to start my own consulting business. I held the title of world leading Daylite implementor for 6 years, implemented it in over 200 companies and won several awards. In 2012 Citrix acquired Podio and was looking for aggressive partners so I became one of the 18 Preferred Podio Partners in the world. After implementing Podio in more than 50 companies I finally got burnt out on implementing and moved into business coaching. For the last 6 years I’ve been coaching high net worth individuals and businesses and running a digital marketing agency. I was frustrated with the tools available so I decided to build software that would match the way I worked with clients. I also learned that in the coaching industry that coaches prefer to coach and not build websites or learn to market.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
In November of last year I discovered Bubble on Twitter, the platform I use the most; I was intrigued at the idea that I might be able to finally create an MVP of what I eventually wanted to build.
I jumped into Bubble and found that with my past programming and technical experience that it made perfect sense to me. I was doing a webinar with my users and we noticed a bug. I knew exactly what it was and was able to go into the editor during our webinar and fix it so that we could continue. I am not sure it would be as easy with code.
What have been your milestones or successes so far?
I’ve been able to create a functioning minimum viable product and last month we got our first paying customer. Additionally, we were selected into the Inaugural San Diego Incubator last month.
What are your future plans for your app?
We will continue to build out the SaaS and the coaching marketplace on Bubble. We are hoping by the time that we reach scale, Bubble will be able to handle it and we can stay on the platform. We are very happy with it so far. Right now we are in YCombinator Startup School and soaking up as much information as possible in order to do that.
Bubble is a leader in the no-code movement. Bubble offers a powerful point-and-click web editor and cloud hosting platform that allows users to build fully customizable web applications and workflows, ranging from simple prototypes to complex marketplaces, SaaS products, and more. Over 500,000 users are currently building and launching businesses on Bubble - many have gone on to participate in top accelerator programs, such as Y Combinator, and even raise $365M in venture funding. Bubble is more than just a product. We are a strong community of builders and entrepreneurs that are united by the belief that everyone should be able to create technology.