We spoke with Linkonit founder, Lorenzo Suffritti, about building an app that gathers all links in one shareable place for your audience. Suffritti is a front-end web developer who was looking for a platform with robust back-end capabilities to build the apps he had envisioned. After discovering Bubble's comprehensive no-code platform, Suffritti was able to build plugins that he wanted for a scalable app. As a code, he is a strong supporter in a no-code movement, describing it as "disruptive technology in the near future."
Tell us about your app and what it does.
Linkonit is a link aggregator that allows you to create simple pages where you can gather all your online presence under one link and easily share it with your audiences.
How does your app work?
Linkonit is quite easy to use. Once you're registered, you will be able to create and manage pages. A page is where your links are gathered, and each page has a dedicated link that you can share that looks like this: linkon.it/u/pagename (e.g. linkon.it/u/linkonit).
You can easily customize the appearance of your page and save themes, check the statistics relative to visits, visitors, and clicks, manage the contact form, and of course, manage your links.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
Although I'm a coder (I'm a front-end web developer and I used to develop bots for algorithmic trading for MT platforms), I didn't have the necessary skills to build solid back-ends for complex apps that I had in mind, but after some searching, I found Bubble.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
Bubble is a great tool to develop complex apps with a low-code (almost no-code) approach. It's powerful. You can build plugins with JS if needed. It's scalable, and you can opt for a dedicated cluster. Therefore it's a perfect fit.
Other than that, I really believe in low-code/no-code technologies. Looking at the history of programming languages, we can see there has always been continuous research of abstraction to make programming languages more human-like. I don't believe it is going to replace code completely, but I believe it is going to power it up, and it will be a disruptive technology in the near future.
What are your future plans for your app?
The moment I learned how to code (while studying CS in Pisa), I started building bots for algorithmic trading with a friend of mine. But my real interest is in web technologies. So at the moment, my goal is to build one or more businesses around it. Right now, I'm developing the mobile app for Linkonit, and planning on adding a few more features. Plus, Linkonit is free (unlike other more famous platforms like this one), but it's part of a much bigger project. I'm building a software suite for businesses (SMEs and startups mostly) with Bubble and it will be part of it.
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 400,000 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.