We asked Terrain founder, Eman Zabi, about building an app that offers an online course marketplace and emphasizes course completion. Eman has a background in political science and more recently in marketing. She had no experience with no-code tools until Bubble. She chose Bubble's no-code platform because it offers robust and limitless features and options to build her web app.
Tell us about your app and what it does.
Terrain is a curated online course marketplace that emphasizes course completion rather than course hoarding (a common problem from entrepreneurs!). Every course that goes up is vetted by the Terrain team, and it costs course creators $0 to host on Terrain. The only barrier to entry is the quality of the course. Terrain also markets the courses for the course creators and takes a percentage in return.
How does your app work?
Once you sign up, you pick categories you're interested in and go on a treasure hunt to get peak points. Peak points are points awarded to users for finishing courses and can be traded in for either discounts or donated to charity. Users get to test our free demo course and see all the features, ranging from badges to LinkedIn certificates, discussion boards, forums, and of course, dark mode.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
My background is in political science and more recently in course marketing, I had no experience with no-code tools at all! I found Bubble because of an ad, and 5 hours and several YouTube videos later had decided that I was going to use Bubble to build Terrain!
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
Bubble seemed the most robust, other no-code platforms seemed to have too many limitations. The active forum was also very encouraging.
What have been your milestones or successes so far?
Honestly, just getting the app out felt like a significant milestone. But, we also had a course creator make nearly $2,000 after her first month on the platform!
What are your future plans for your app?
We want to turn Terrain into a vibrant community of learning, and become the go-to platform for entrepreneurs wanting to learn new, practical skills that help them grow their business.
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.