We asked LifeBe founder, Wojtek Gargul, about building an app that allows users to take control of their debt through subscriptions and on-demand services. Wojtek is a mobile enterprise specialist. He wanted to build a simple solution to discover, share, and manage on-demand services, but realized he could have a greater impact in helping people manage debt. He chose Bubble because the no-code platform offers him all of the necessary tools to build his app, including additional features such as templates and plugins.
Tell us about your app and what it does.
Wojtek: LifeBe’s concept is in the early stages of development. In the beginning, we wanted to build a simple solution to discover, share, and manage subscription and on-demand services. The app we created with Bubble was the MVP for the first stage of our idea.
With our initial users' feedback, the idea evolved. We now see that the real problem that stands in the way of life’s freedom is debt. With these insights, we are preparing a new app that will help people switch to a debt-free lifestyle. LifeBe features financial overviews with personalized hints, subscription cost sharing services, guided payoff plans, choosing work benefits, payment reminders, and rewarded subscription plans.
How does your app work?
As we are still working on the new app, I will describe the MVP that we already created with Bubble. Our concept was a mobile-first app, so we prepared the design as close as we could to a native experience. It was a one-page project concept with "show" and "hide" groups based on our own "logic system" for navigation. The app we built with Bubble was wrapped and published to the iOS App store and to the Google Play store.
LifeBe allows you to discover subscriptions and on-demand services from our catalog. The app also has a search option to help you find what you are looking for. You can prepare "combos," which are collections of services, and use them for basic budgeting. LifeBe allows you to comment through the app, upvote services you like, share services with friends, and personalize your account and combos.
With our first app, we wanted to create a clean and simple MVP to get user feedback. It was a great learning experience for us, and now we know how to use Bubble for our future projects.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
We are bootstrapping, so we don't have a big budget for this project. I am an enterprise mobility specialist, so I know how costly and time-consuming native development can be. So I was looking for solutions that could help me as an entrepreneur who has no technical background, to build an MVP for my idea. I've tried different approaches and tools and ended up with Bubble, as it is one of the most innovative no-code solutions on the market.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
It has all of the tools and features you need to start your project. It is easy to build and launch your project just after a few hours of working on it. The platform also has a great, supportive community. Bubble offers many templates for different projects. If you need more functionality, Bubble features a big library of plugins you can add to your app.
What have been your successes or milestones so far?
With our first MVP, more than 100 users downloaded our app. We received a lot of excellent feedback, which is what we were looking for.
What are your next steps or future plans for your app?
Our team is growing, and we learned a lot from our first iteration. We learned about the technical aspect and we learned about our idea. We want to use this knowledge while we are building a new backend app with Bubble.
We have very ambitious plans for our project such as incorporating bank account creation, debit card issuance, and much more. Right now, we are working hard on the new app and looking for users for our US beta, so if you like the idea please sign up!
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