JD: Did using a no-code tool for the MVP help clarify the product vision & speed up the design / tech spec process? What were the main benefits for you?
TT: 100% yes. Without Bubble, I would have had to find engineering help just to build the MVP and that would have been a huge blocker.
I wanted to use Bubble to test out some of the hypotheses I had around the courier market – to understand the pain points of merchants and start experimenting with different logistical setups.
Using Bubble, I was able to build something basic very quickly – and scarily, it’s not significantly worse than the platforms offered by some of the major courier companies!
We got up and running, delivering thousands of parcels for customers, all on Bubble; and I was able to use those learnings and proof points as part of my fundraising process for our pre-seed.
JD: What would you say to founders considering building a mvp with a no-code tool like Bubble?
TT: I can’t see why you wouldn’t. If you’re non-technical (or even if you’re technical, but want to focus on getting to an MVP as quickly as possible),
Bubble is a secret superpower.
The power in being able to build your own frontend and backend, all without code, is ridiculous and that continues to get easier and easier.
While today, for the majority of startups I think there’s still long-term benefit in building your own software, I can’t see that being true in five years time!