As a longtime member of the Spokane startup scene, Adam Parish, creator of Spokane Tech Jobs wanted to give others the best opportunities to find 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 for the Spokane tech startup scene. My goal for the site is to foster a more open and knowledgeable community. Global sites like LinkedIn and Indeed make it challenging to learn about your local tech scene and who is hiring. SpokaneTechJobs opens up a wealth of knowledge to the community that was previously hard to find.
How does your app work?
SpokaneTechJobs offers a unique view of the community using a map as the primary view. The map makes visitors feel more connected to the city because they can see the location of companies and jobs. Job seekers can create profiles to highlight their skills and apply for jobs. Employers can claim their business listing and start posting jobs. On the technical side, it's built as a single-page app to make the UX feel lightning fast. I developed the entire app using Bubble, plus a bit of custom CSS.
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, which forced me to teach myself design and coding. Our team's most significant hurdle 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 entirely myself.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
While I love coding, I cannot move as quickly as I would like. So instead, I spent a month learning Bubble inside and out. Learning Bubble gave me the confidence to build SpokaneTechJobs. I also knew the Bubble platform 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 so far, it's received great feedback and community support. We've already had 20 signups and a handful of new job postings. I added jobs by hand to jump-start the platform, and it’s been really exciting to see people using the app.
What are your future plans for your app?
Several members of 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 that 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.