If you’re looking to build a digital startup and want to prove your idea, you may be wondering, “can I really build this myself without hiring someone to help code this?”

The answer is yes, if you’re using Bubble. Bubble lets you build sophisticated web apps using our drag-and-drop UI editor and powerful built-in workflows & database.

Here are some of the most popular types of apps you can build in Bubble, with successful examples from us and our users. The best part is: these are all built with no code.

Custom Marketplace

Bulid a marketplace with Bubble.

These days, there are increasingly diverse online marketplaces that will let you buy and sell just about anything. But if you’re trying to build something uniquely innovative, like a marketplace for boat docks, private storage, or music lessons, existing out-of-the-box e-commerce solutions geared towards physical goods might not make sense for you. That’s where Bubble comes in. Bubble’s Repeating Groups and built in User sign-in system will let you create your multi-way marketplace and listing pages with ease.

Examples of marketplaces built on Bubble: Piershare, the “Airbnb” for boating docks, String Theories, for music lessons.

Try building a marketplace for yourself by signing up for Bubble for free.

Social Network

Start a social network with Bubble.

Today’s giants of social media are coming under scrutiny for their practices. If you’re tired of the culture of existing social media or are looking for new ways to let people connect digitally, you can build your own social network using Bubble. Building your own social network with no code means you also don't need to find a technical co-founder, especially not one who might "Zuckerberg" you out of your company in future.

Example of a social network built on Bubble: NotRealTwitter, a demo by AirDev.

Learn how to clone other major social networks like Instagram and Facebook with no code by checking out our How To Build series.

Booking App

Nocode a booking app with Bubble.

Tour operators looking to sell excursions often turn to Bubble for their custom web apps, and service providers can create a custom booking portal for their business that delivers quotes and directly manages payments. Like marketplaces, listing services can be achieved dynamically in Bubble, and you can even build a backend portal for your team within the same app to manage requests. Bubble offers built-in analytics and database metrics that can help you better track your business’ performance and your customers’ behavior.

Examples of booking apps built on Bubble: OceanAir Travel for tourism, YardGuru for landscaping.

Visit Bubble Academy for help along on your no-code journey.

Personal Finance Tools

Create a no-code presonal finance app with Bubble.

Budgeting and invoice management tools are increasingly popular, and apps can offer people simple ways to save money from their phone or browser. Bubble has been used to build several exciting personal finance tools that give people the ability to pay off debt, manage their freelance earnings, track expenses, and more. Teams creating these tools save money developing their tech ideas with Bubble.

Examples of personal finance apps built on Bubble: Qoins for paying off debt, Incomee for managing invoices.

Community and Review Sites

Build community and review sites with Bubble.

Forums and online communities have existed since the early days of the Internet. Now you can build sophisticated communities with features for your users based on their shared interests, all without having to write a single line of code. Commenting, reviews, and “upvote” systems are fairly easy to implement in Bubble, while not being possible on other website builders or tools.

Example of communities build on Bubble: Nucode for the no-code community, NuNotions for beauty products.

Internal Management Tool

Bubble heops no-code developers building internal management tools.

There are plenty of project management tools out there, but maybe your team needs something more customizable to your business. Or maybe you are looking to offer people a new way of organizing their work lives with your exciting new startup. We’ve discovered firsthand how building your own project management tool is a worthwhile endeavor for many teams, ours included!

Example: Think Confluent, JustOKRs, Co-planning, and Bubble’s Internal PM tool!

RELATED: Learn how Bubble uses Bubble… to build Bubble! Read: What Is Dogfooding? And Why It’s Important for Tech.

Food Delivery Service

Are you a pioneering restauranteur or a hustling courier? You may decide you want to skip the high fees and predatory practices of listing on other delivery apps by building your own. Or you want to service your region better by offering a delivery app that caters to your neighborhood. All around the world, Bubble users have built custom delivery services that offer couriers, provisioners, and hungry users something different on their plate.

Examples of food delivery services built on Bubble: Nóz delivery and Ceu delivery serving Brazil.

Jobs Boards

Build job boards on Bubble.

Finding a new role can be hard and not everyone wants to use Linkedin. Bubble lets you build a searchable and contribution-friendly database of jobs for any industry, with specialized roles for talent, companies, and hiring recruiters. And you don't need to hire any engineers to deliver a final product.

Examples of jobs sites built on Bubble: goodgigs for social entrepreneurship roles, Theo Jobs for design roles.

Educational Tools

Education tools are simple with Bubble.

Remote learning or digital tools to help educators are more important now than ever before. Educational innovators have built new ways of helping students, parents, and teachers organize and deliver engaging content through web applications. Entrepreneurial students from major universities are now learning Bubble to build their own web apps to enable them to try out new ideas for exciting projects and startups.

Examples of education tools built on Bubble: Remote Quiz for young learners, Behavior Rocket for parents.

And more!

This list is not even close to the limit of what Bubble can build. We’ve seen our creative users build everything from games to dating apps. While we will be the first to say that Bubble is great for some ideas and less good at others (see our response to: what you can and can’t build in Bubble), Bubble is ultimately an open-ended visual programming tool. With Bubble, you have the power really push technology to its limits and create new, exciting opportunities – without needing to spend a fortune on engineering talent.

About 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 600,000 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.