We asked ComidX founder, Sergio Gongora, about building a web-based app that features promotions and discounts from restaurants around Yucatan, Mexico. Sergio is a recent Computer Engineering graduate. He chose Bubble because the no-code platform enabled him to build his app quickly without having to code.
Tell us about your app and what it does.
ComidX is a web platform developed in Yucatan, Mexico. It consists of bringing together every promotion and discount from restaurants around the city, for the user to be available to choose from wherever he likes. The platform has pictures of the promotions so when a user clicks on them he has the option to contact directly with the restaurant (via Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Phone or Web).
How does your app work?
Restaurants upload their promotions in the platform (as they normally do in their social media) for users to be able to see promotions in a single platform, instead of going through Instagram and Facebook of multiple restaurants.
The user can browse within categories or explore searching for food promotions. Whenever the user likes one, he clicks on a promotion and can see a detailed popup of said promotion. If the user likes it, he can contact directly with the restaurant (via Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp)
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
I’m a recent graduate in Computer Engineering, I have been coding since I’m 14 but always struggled with databases. My dad one dad browsing the web discovered this new ‘tool that requires no code’ (about 2 years ago) so we both started to play around with Bubble. Eventually we started to realize how powerful it was and cool new ways to develop projects. Of course the easy access to databases makes everything sweeter.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
I wanted this project to be done as soon as possible and as easy as possible. Maybe if I had done it in code I could have a little bit more control on certain things but since it's a big platform with many different calls to the database, I decided it would be better to be done in Bubble, and I think I took the right decision.
What have been your milestones or successes so far?
We have received multiple confirmations of restaurants interested in such a platform. Big names such as Burger King Mexico, Pizza Hut, Boston’s, among others have shown interest in participating in such platform.
What are your next steps or future plans for your app?
To continue increasing our database of restaurants and promotions, and to be able to reach a wider market. For the moment, we only operate in Yucatan, Mexico but hopefully and soon, we will be present in the whole country.
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