Was it through Google? Did a friend recommend it? Stumble upon it on Twitter? I’d love to know how you discovered no-code.
I discovered it back in 2016, before the terminology of no-code had been established. I started with basic blogging, and worked my way up to full websites using Weebly (before they got acquired by Square). That led me to other no-code platforms for websites like Duda, Webflow, and others. I then got involved with e-commerce and started using Shopify and BigCommerce. I’m honestly not sure how I learned about it. I bet I just Googled “how to make a website” and Weebly popped up.
Through an Instagram tutorial video by @michael.ionita on youtube.
Ok, if I go WAAAAAAAAAY back I discovered it in 1999 with Macromedia Drumbeat (a no-code drag and drop ASP tool). A friend of mine and myself had a small design firm, had ventured into the web world and had a request from a client to connect their website to their database. I had no coding skills, but did have a good grasp of database concepts, so used it to build our first data-driven website. I eventually became a web developer, migrating from ASP to ASP.Net and then to Analytics and Reporting and finally to Leadership and Product Design & Management Roles.
I was re-introduced to low/no-code platforms in 2018 when researching ways to quickly take one of our legacy products to the web. At the time we decided to re-build internally.
Fast forward to 2021 where I began to research no-code platforms that would allow me to quickly build an MVP in order demo a new idea I was working on. I googled best no-code platforms, tried out a few and ultimately settled on Adalo due to it’s…
- Short Learning Curve - Everything seemed very intuitive to me and easy to learn
- Reasonable Startup Cost - I can build a go-to-market product with a price tag that won’t bankrupt me or end my marriage
- Support - I was impressed with the help resources and user community
- Company culture - I liked where the company has been, and where they are going
That’s awesome! How did you discover him on YouTube?
I love the history! I’m glad you discovered us.
First I started to search about No Code because of our Group work. ( Me and 5 friends and Sir )
Then first I searched on Youtube and I found so many videos. First I found AppsGeyser, AppyPie but not good. And then I found Glide and I started creating apps from Glide. Then I realized I can’t publish to the apps to the stores. ( Can with Nativator but I thought let’s stop this for while and start searching again).
Then I started searching on Google and I found Flutter Flow,AppGyver,Bubble etc. And then I found a blog post while searching No Code Tools and in that blog there are 10 No Code Tools. As I remember AppGyver,Bubble,Fluter Flow, Glide, Appypie and another 5 tools.
I didn’t searched Glide,Appgyver and the ones that I know and after scrolling down I found Adalo. Then I pressed and I saw it was great. Then I searched tutorials. And I found many tutorials. And I created the app our group thought from Adalo ( Quizzy ) and adding more features in the future
I love the journey, @dilon_perera! Thank you for being such an important part of our community.
I actually had no idea what no-code was until joining this forum and using Adalo back in September/ December of last year.
I discovered Adalo while watching YouTube, I don’t remember what I was searching on google that day for an app builder ad to show up. Anyways, in December/late November, I decided to go onto adalo.com and start building an app. Like everyone else, I started using templates and seeing how they were made. For example, I cloned the ordering food truck template and started seeing how it was built, the database structure, all the payment calculations, etc.
Somehow, after a couple of weeks of playing with Adalo, I started answering topics in the forum. After trial and error, a month of answering topics, in January, I got an email from Colin asking me to be a community leader! I was really surprised that I was chosen to be a community leader. (it was probably because I spent wayyyy to much on the forum then the Adalo platform )
Yup, then, I was just answering posts like crazy. That’s probably why I’ve never not gone on the forum since the day I got chosen as a community leader. (and over 1.4k posts)
That’s my story of finding Adalo/no-code!
Actually @James_App_Maker James, you inspire me to give answers in this forum, and this is the first forum that I am active, and am fortunate enough to have this nice community that continue building each other however they can.
Not many people can inspire other people.
Hopefully our critical situation has passed that happened around mid year, some die-hard Adalo fans were protecting this forum again and again.
We are thankful you discovered us @James_App_Maker! You are essential to this community.
Nice to meet you.
My name is Lin and I am from Israel.
I learned C at the university about 12 years ago, and then learned C# .NET, but I never actually wrote code.
I worked as a project manager for a software company for 7 years mainly doing Hands-on SQL, writing technical specification documents and implementing.
I also have a hobby, I coach online . I write workout and diet plan for trainees and monitor their progress.
I found out about no-code about a year and a half ago when Covid started and my hobby became my main business because gyms were closed and I got a loot of clients.
I first heard out about Glide, and I started building my app for coaching there.
Then after searching some more I found about Adalo.
I’m still missing some features on both in order to have my product as perfect as I need it to be.
Mostly language barriers.
For example - I need the Date picker to be in Hebrew, and choose date formats correctly.
I still haven’t experienced with Adalo as much as with Glide but will defiantly try it out as it seems like app store and google store will be a must for my apps in the near future.
Welcome to the community @Lin! Best of luck to you on making your app. This is a great place to ask questions whenever you get stuck.
I discovered no code when i wanted to convert my website to app then came across appy pie, bubble etc but didnt find what i was looking for and then came across a blog top 10 no code builder then adalo came up i signed up immediately to try it out and i enjoyed how simple it was to use and its amazing forum where i got help or got solutions from.
So thanks to you guys for building this community…
Hi everyone, I’m Eugen and I discovered NoCode in 2015 -2016 with App Inventor, Thunkable and Kodular.
From “blocky style editor” I jumped into more visual tools like Adalo in 2019, and from since, I made a job from my passion
I’ve a bit of experience on other systems like Cardd.co, BackEndless, AirTable, Firebase and Zapier.
I’m a true videogamer, also I used some NoCode tools to build games instead of Apps, such as GDevelop, BuildBox and Unity Bolt
Hello champions my first post.
I learned about no-code without knowing it’s no-code with Notion about a year ago. Then when i started using Zapier to connect it with Outlook, Google Data Studio and other apps. I soon realized that i was in the no code territory.
Ive built a few websites on WordPress out of necessity. After learning about no-code and thinking that building with no-code should be easier, i looked for no-code builders. That’s where i came across Bubble, Ycode , Softr, and now Adalo.
Since last year ive been fascinated with this world and i feel like a kid waking up at dawn to play with the new video game or toy.
Im not sure i have the time to try Adalo but i will be keeping an eye on what you champions are doing. Im building (or trying to) with Softr, i find it quick to build advanced landing pages. Im also building (trying to) with Ycode, a hub of information about a certain topic, using external APIs <- to pull info from many sources. Also easy to build with. When and if i get something half decent completed, i will share it with you. Otherwise you’ll find me here mingling…
I learned about no-code after first learning HTML, CSS, and JS in 2017. I was building web apps for my first big client and needed a quicker way to build out pages. Began with Webflow in 2018 and it grew exponentially from there.
My husband started his own overhead crane repair business and we were looking into software for work orders and inspections. All the options were way too pricey for us and they wanted more money just to put your logo on it and customize fields. Then I stumbled across AppSheet while doing a google search. That opened up the whole world of no code for me. I was just a simple admin/parts person working from home lol and now I wanted to learn how to build apps from scratch. We run our entire business on that platform and I’ve even made apps for other companies too. I love working with no code, Adalo is where I’m focusing on a really big project currently and it’s definitely my favorite builder of the ones I’ve tried.
I agree. Definitely the best of the tools I’ve found as well.
An app idea came to me this year that I felt compelled to pursue, and did a bit of searching to see what sort of visual WordPress-like tools might exist in this space. I’ve spent time with Buildfire, Flutterflow, AppGyver, and now Adalo. Adalo’s offering definitely feels like the most polished and well thought out of the bunch from an end-user perspective.
I also guess I found no-code before the term really existed via website builders like Geocities and Weebly. Then in later years, Wix, Squarespace, WordPress, blah blah blah. I’ve always wanted to build apps without the real hard work of learning to code so a few years back I would always do search sessions to find ways to build apps without having to code.
The first new age “no-code” platform I found was Bubble but it wasn’t very user friendly and seemed pretty overwhelming. I’m sure I could have learnt how to do it but it didnt seem like a fun way at the time. I was still very excited that companies were beginning to provide no-code app building solutions and thought there would be something more suited to me out there. Maybe things have changed over at Bubble in terms over user experience but it didnt grab me. Due to working full time doing front end stuff at a startup and returning to university, I didn’t have time or thought to look for something else.
Then, I found Adalo (queue song “Spandau Ballet - True”)
Coming from working in Adobe XD to design assets and mockups for my full time job and hobby projects, it was like simply creating an XD design then building relationships to see things come to life. Right up my alley! After finding Adalo I haven’t bothered searching for an alternative. This is basically my first, only and planned to be last new age no-code solution!