I’ve been using Adalo since December, and love it as a product. I have been involved with Bubble since it was in is very early stages, and am a real convert to Adalo. So far, I have a number of apps with Adalo that I cannot get across the line to completion because of restrictions in the functionality at the moment.
There are now over 300 feature requests on the roadmap, most of which relate to things that can be achieved or worked around. There are a few features, however, that I think would really take the brakes off development with Adalo, and allow more people to adopt it.
My suggestions for priorities to enable much more complex apps are:
States (this is planned: https://ideas.adalo.com/feature-requests/p/states)
Particularly for Web Apps, this will enable some really useful navigation/UI features that simply aren’t possible (if at all) without clunky workarounds at the moment.
Reusable Elements (not yet planned: https://ideas.adalo.com/feature-requests/p/reusable-elements)
At present, any sort of develompent requires the user to remember everything they have done at every stage. To enable any sort of consistency on bigger or mature apps, this is an absolute ‘must’. It will also enable more competent Adalo users to create templates for other users which, in turn, will help drive adoption.
Custom Actions (In development: https://ideas.adalo.com/feature-requests/p/custom-actions)
These allow slightly more cabable users to open up Adalo to the internet’s API ecosystem and bring (or send out) data on a huge scale.
I would only add to that some of the issues I raised here for European users: Security, Encryption, Sustainability & GDPR - we had a good answer from Adalo in January, but it would be great to get this updated.
With these four done, in my view there is almost no existing app that couldn’t be replicated on Adalo which, in itself, would be the most incredible selling point.
Until then, however, Adalo is fun but probably can’t be used in production (particularly in the EU) - it’s a hobby platform as it currently stands. A really good one at that (we must remember that it is new!), and one with a huge amount of potential (I think to overtake and eclipse Bubble) - I, for one, am along for the journey!
That’s my thoughts for ‘quick win priorities’ to really open up the platform - what does anyone else think?