We asked Localizoo founder, Gabriel Tamez, about building an app that provides pet rescue and adoption services in Mexico. Gabriel has a background in finance but always wanted to learn code. He chose Bubble because the no-code platform offers intiutive front and back end integrations which enable him to quickly validate his pet listing service in Mexico.

Tell us about your app and what it does.

Localizoo is a pet rescue and adoption platform in Mexico. Our service allows independent and small-scale pet rescuers to upload and manage their pet listings, reach a wider audience, and screen candidates who are interested in adopting a new pet. Localizoo provides a frictionless two-way marketplace for pet rescue in a country with an overwhelming amount of street and neglected animals.

How does your app work?

Rescuers wishing to expand their outreach and place their mascots in the best available homes can sign up for an account and create new listings. Registered users are then able to upload an infinite amount of pets while providing specific details such as location, animal type, breed, size, age, etc. Users interested in taking a pet home can search and filter for their ideal cat or dog. We also provide relevant forms and paperwork to streamline the adoption process.

Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.

My background is in finance but I was always interested in learning to code. After being in finance for roughly 5 years, I enrolled in a 10-week coding bootcamp that taught Rails and front-end JavaScript. Even though the bootcamp served as an excellent introduction to coding, building a simple MVP on rails felt like overkill. I stumbled upon Bubble browsing a no-code Sub Reddit one night and decided it seemed like the perfect tool to get my idea for pet rescue validated.

Why did you build your app on Bubble?

Bubble seemed like the perfect low code tool to quickly validate my idea for a pet listing service in Mexico. I was able to code and subsequently launch an MVP in about 8 weeks while working on Localizoo in my free time. Bubble greatly simplified the time it took to get my product in front of users and I was able to quickly iterate the product based on REAL feedback. Bubble offers an intuitive front and back end integration and its cost and efficiency aligns neatly with my platform's goals.

What have been your milestones or successes so far?

As of this writing, Localizoo has close to 300 registered users, 220 pet listings and 1.5K visitors per month. We have successfully placed dozens of pets in loving homes and have created a spark of joy for many families as they continue to social distance during this challenging year.

What are your future plans for your app?

Our plans for Localizoo are to keep scaling user growth in Mexico and eventually become the defacto pet adoption service in Latin America. Parlayed with user growth, we want to turn Localizoo into a Spanish educational pet resource for beginner and experienced owners. Our ultimate goal is to bring pet demand closer to supply and find an amazing home for all of our 4-legged friends.

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