Best No-Code Tools to Build Your MVP
Build apps and websites without a line of code.
Do you have a brilliant idea for a tech product but don’t know a single thing about coding?
No need to study HTML and CSS for months or hire a software engineer to evaluate your idea’s viability: You can simply start by building your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) yourself, using no-code tools. Most of the tools mentioned in this article have a free “Academy” you can enroll in with a supportive community and excellent tutorials.
If you want to create an app, you can do it with Bubble. The platform, created in NYC in 2012, claims that you can build and launch your product in just a few hours. Though we don’t know if this is true, you can certainly create a solid prototype that will help you introduce your project to potential investors and test your idea. You can browse all no-code apps built on Bubble here.
Another great tool to create an app without code is Glide.
Carrd is a straightforward and effective tool to build a professional-looking website in a matter of minutes. Whether you need a website for your product, a landing page to capture emails, or even something more elaborate, you can do it with Carrd.
Product Hunt called Softr “the LEGO of web app building,” and it’s pretty much what it is! Thanks to Softr, you can build powerful websites, web apps, client portals, and beautiful databases using… Airtable. The good thing about Softr is that you don’t really have a learning curve — designing and launching your product is super easy. They also have a nice collection of templates you can use for free.
Voiceflow is used by some of the biggest companies out there — Spotify, Google, Amazon, The New York Times, and more. This powerful tool allows you to design a conversational app — whether it’s a chatbot, an in-car assistant, or an Alexa & Google feature — without writing a single line of code. You can learn the basics of design and prototyping on Voiceflow here.
Webflow isn’t particularly “easy” to use and has a learning curve. But if you take the time to follow their tutorials and properly learn how to use the platform, your website will be just as good as a website built by a professional software engineer. If you’re able to put some time and sweat into it, you can definitely end up with a very elaborated website for free.
Tip: Webflow organizes events in New York City on a regular basis for its users.