5 reasons founders should build no-code apps

5 reasons founders should build no-code apps

Kim Kaveh

Friday, 20 October 2023

5 reasons founders should build no-code apps

Many founders are going down the no-code route to build their apps as there are heaps of benefits. Let’s explore them!

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No-code offers cutting-edge and innovative ways for founders to build high-quality apps quickly and efficiently.

No-code platforms like Bubble.io have been making waves in the IT space in recent years, allowing anyone with a strong business idea to build a software application without having to code.

Heaps of founders are going down the no-code route to build their apps - we’ve helped over 1,400 startups alone so far!

If you’ve got a startup idea that you want to move forward, it’s well worth considering. To help make your decision easier, we’ve compiled 5 benefits of going no-code, including it being faster, cheaper, and easier. Let’s explore them in more detail!

1. You’ll go-to-market quicker

No-code platforms offer pre-built components, templates and drag-and-drop interfaces that drastically cut the time it takes to get startups live. 

This means founders will have a competitive advantage, being able to keep up with demand, create seamless user journeys and advertise their products much faster - which is crucial in the early stages to help build up a user base. 

At Million Labs, we start by building a no-code smart landing page for our clients. It serves as the first version of a founder’s Minimum Viable Product (MVP). It’s a simple and effective way to save time while testing the startup’s viability. We see a 38% improvement in a Startups success if they launch a landing page first!

2. No-code app development is cheaper

No-code solutions are more cost effective than traditional development routes, as you won’t need to hire technical teams which tend to charge hefty prices. This means you’ll have more money in the bank for things like sales & marketing, and innovative ideas to continuously improve your offering. 

You can also cut expenses on design and development, as no-code platforms already include pre-built components and templates. 

You can start by subscribing to a lower-priced no-code tool plan with lower server capacity, storage and download numbers, and upgrade only when you need to. There are various no-code platforms to choose from, including Bubble.io - which is the most popular - WeWeb, and Wappler (low-code). Check out one of our recent blog posts on the pros and cons of these.

3. No-code means less risk 

An eye watering 95% of startups fail. According to CB Insights, 42% of startup failures happen because there’s no market need for the product, and 29% of failures happen because businesses run out of cash. 

With no-code you can test your product on the cheap before going the full monty. We help save our clients money by building no-code landing pages and MVPs. Otherwise, for example, you could waste around 6 months building your offering, and spend the likes of up to $50,000 with a coded solution.

4. No-code startups are easier to manage

With no-code, you can modify and iterate on your offering and load and store data without having technical expertise. Whereas in traditional software development you need to define all entities straight off the bat, meaning labour-intensive work will be needed for things like updates and modifications.

No-code enables you to adapt to changing needs and requirements more quickly, and modify things based on customer feedback without needing to rely on a developer.

You can also automate repetitive tasks and workflows which helps to improve productivity. For example, you can automate things like data entry, and marketing processes. 

5. No-code allows for more creativity and innovation

As you’ll be able to test new ideas without much knowledge, technical experience and resources, you have more opportunities to get creative and innovative.

No-code tools are versatile and include heaps of user-friendly tools to help you to create unique solutions for your customers that truly stand out. For example, you can build immersive digital experiences and visually-striking designs like logos and social media graphics that captivate your users and elevate your brand.

How Million Labs can help you bring your startup vision to life

We’ve helped many founders launch successful startups from all around the world, of all shapes and sizes. You can read their stories on our blog, including how we helped Bloomwise’s founders improve workplace mental health, and how we supported Elanza Wellness with transforming endometriosis care.

See how we can help you go-to-market quicker, make money faster, and increase your chances of success. Join our Startup Lab or launch your startup with a Bubble app. We offer a 3-step process for startup success: Start, Launch, and Grow. Our services can cover you from when your idea is generated, to when you’ve onboarded your first 100 customers and want to focus on building more revenue. 

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