We asked Silence is Compliance founder, JT Esquibel, a few questions about building an app that collects resources related to the Black Lives Matter movement. A recent grad, JT studied computer science and business, and now works at the intersection of tech, media, and entertainment. After joining the no-code movement, he discovered Bubble, which enabled him to build fully customizable apps using pre-built components, as well as custom code.
What problem does your project solve?
JT Esquibel: Silence Is Compliance collects all of the resources related to the Black Lives Matter movement in one place. People can access, and share information about charities, petitions, numbers to text/call, where to register to vote, company's statements, documentaries, books, Instagram accounts and so on. This way, more people can contribute to the cause.
How does your app work?
Users browse the various resources available by type or city. They can click on links that take them to websites where they can take further action, or fill out the contact form to contribute to the website/database.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
A recent graduate, I studied Computer Science & Business, and now work in the cross-section of tech and media/entertainment. While working in the tech space, I discovered no-code tools, which I thought were completely fascinating (and represented the future of app building). So, I started using no-code platforms to build my personal projects and companies. And while I still code in other capacities, I love the process and speed of building applications on Bubble, where I can input custom code.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
Of all the no-code solutions I have seen over the years, Bubble is the most customizable and streamlined in terms of getting a website at a custom domain up and running quickly. Other no-code tools' sites can look fairly similar, especially since many users build from the same templates. Bubble, on the other hand, allows you complete flexibility and freedom while still offering the functionality of a custom-built website.
What has been your traction or successes so far?
The website has been picked up by Morning Brew, a tech-focused newsletter that I love. Along with that, the post on Instagram featuring the site has been shared by hundreds of users, and the website has since seen significant traffic and contributions.
What are your future plans for your app?
I plan to continue adding resources, as well as building new features that help the community get involved and voice their support. Above all, Silence is Compliance will continue to serve as a collective source of truth as this movement progresses.