As a longtime member of the Spokane startup scene, Adam Parish, creator of Spokane Tech Jobs wanted to give others the best opportunities for finding high quality tech jobs in the interest of creating a more open community. Rather than learning to code, Parish took a month to learn Bubble's no-code web app builder "inside and out," which gave him the tools to create his app even faster, and without code!
Tell us about your app and what it does.
SpokaneTechJobs is a job listing and company directory app. I created it as a platform to give exposure to Spokane area tech companies. I wanted to create a local ecosystem of companies and talent that can easily find each other. Sites like Linkedin and Indeed are noisy when you want to learn about what’s happening in your local community. I’ve been a part of the Spokane startup scene for a long time. I’m always keeping track of the companies, who works where, and the latest happenings. This app gives that knowledge to everyone to enable a more open community.
How does your app work?
SpokaneTechJobs offers a unique view of Spokane by being map-based. Users can interact with a map of the city to learn about the companies and where they are located. Job seekers can create profiles to highlight their skills and look for job opportunities. Employers can add their company and post job openings. If a company is already added, a user can request ownership. Once approved, they can manage their company's profile and it’s job posts.
On the technical side, it’s built as a single-page app to make it feel lightning fast. It also works well on both desktop and mobile. Everything was built inside Bubble with some extra CSS layered on top.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
Right out of high school I launched my first startup. Doing so forced me to teach myself design and coding. Our team’s biggest hurdle to success was getting the product finished. I was only able to do design work and front-end code. I later learned about the power of no-code and tools like Bubble. Using Bubble would have saved us years as I could have built it all myself.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
While I love coding, I’m not able to move as quickly as I would like. So, I spent a month learning Bubble inside and out. This gave me the confidence that I could build what I wanted much faster and with no code. I also knew Bubble had been around a while and its community and features were well developed.
What have been your milestones or successes so far?
I launched the project a few weeks back and it got a lot of great feedback and community support. We’ve had 20 sign-ups and a handful of new job postings added already. I added the initial companies and jobs by hand to jump-start the platform. It’s been really exciting to see people start to use the app.
What are your future plans for your app?
A number of people in the Spokane tech community have joined in to help maintain and improve the app. There is a lot more I would love to see added such as a feed of local events, sharing features, and more. The great thing is I can build all of these features with Bubble.
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 500,000 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.