I am taking my risk here, but it is worthy for advancement of App Builders/Makers community.
I have an example of healthy comparison about two products, which accidentally used by two app builders I want to focus on.
Discourse is still the winner, but they allow discussion like this happening in their own front yard.
This can also be a confirming sign that the winner still believe that they are still the winner.
But as we know that as of now in the no-code world, the winner seldom takes all, maybe in another 20 years, we could see something like that, but that could be dangerous time for consumers.
But, if somehow that this thread has more negative effects then I will withdraw, because this should be community efforts which resulted open-ended conclusion, but the arguments and process to that conclusion is very vital to our needs, if we should spend more or spend less, less likely to be binary choice, either spend or not spend, because in no-code world, they complement each other, and we need to get help from any of them, so making enemy or completely dislike something is not recipe to succeed.
My comparison of choice is Draftbit, which is founded around the same time of Adalo (maybe from previous name).
I have not had resources to do this yet, because I am super very slow and need lots of time to digest and still need more time to do simple experiments, while others have gone to the moon with it.
But I believe that if this is allowed, both App Builders can get meaningful feedbacks as to how its users want it, not necessarily apply it yet, and what are the trend its users hype about, not necessarily true and followed, but feedback data is there, how it is believed or followed up, it is yet another layer of decision.
Simple examples are like this
Adalo has user friendly left panel, while Draftbit has left and right panel.
Adalo has custom list and built-in linked data to next screen, while Draftbit… (I am not sure yet)
Draftbit has tutorial about Supabase, Sheety and soon Xano, while Adalo already has Integromat, Mixpanel etc
BTW, Adalo choose Discourse and Draftbit choose Circle for their community.
This could be an effect of avoiding other competitor’s vendor, who knows.
For those who read my posts, I think it is clear that I still prefer Adalo (bringing this issue into Adalo’s forum is another proof of that), but recent updates are making me to reconsider that I need to split my attention to other complementary products which may or may not be consider competitors, it will bring down my productivity, because I have to relearn, unlearn, co-learn or whatever terms, which is not ideal because of splitted focus.
If you have come to this sentence and still don’t know what this is all about, forgive me, this is about comparison of Adalo and Draftbit from Builders/Makers perspective.
There are no rights and wrongs, I believe they complement each other and should be treated as friends or even business partners.