Tyler Flagg, Spencer Flagg, Mark Lepczyk, co-founders of Fly Local, make travel in Alaska easy and exciting with their specialist platform focusing on unique airlines with unique destinations. Leveraging all of Bubble's available features, including supported plugins, integral relational database, and more, creating Fly Local to best serve the community was a cinch.
Tell us about your app and what it does.
We created a specialty air travel aggregator with a deliberate focus on a map-centric UI intended to empower the traveler to discover and book adventurous travel experiences. The air carriers we partner with fly unique airplanes to unique destinations, enabling an unparalleled travel experience. We want to inspire the traveler, eliminate empty searches, and drive traffic to our partner air carriers.
How does your app work?
We did our best to make the UX simple and self-guiding. Once the user arrives on the page they are prompted to click on a map marker (or type search) to designate an origin and then click (or type search) on a corresponding destination. This user flow then reveals the traveler’s options for booking and allows them to click through to the air carrier’s website to complete the process.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
No-code has come a long way in the past few years. A ton of really powerful tools and platforms exist to lower, if not eliminate, the barriers-to-entry to creating on the internet. We found Bubble after extensive googling and trial and error with a few other “vaporware” platforms.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
Bubble is the most powerful no-code tool that we are aware of to build a full stack web application. You can engineer a remarkable amount of capability, relatively quickly and simply. The abundance of well supported plugins, integral relational database, and the ability to leverage the API Connector gave us a ton of flexibility.
What have been your milestones or successes so far?
We have built a complex tool that is nonetheless easy to iterate, which relies on a sophisticated database that is nonetheless easily updated by a layperson. Given our small staff and our data's time-sensitivity, those were both crucial successes.
What are your future plans for your app?
We would love feedback from the Bubble community. We have a lot of work ahead of us and look forward to continuing to build.
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