Bubble (programming language)

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Bubble Logo no code.svg
Type of site
no-code development platform
Area servedWorldwide
  • Joshua Haas
  • Emmanuel Straschnov
LaunchedJune 21, 2012 (2012-06-21)
Current statusActive

Bubble is a visual programming language, a no-code development platform and an application platform as a service, developed by Bubble Group, that enables non-technical people to build web applications without needing to type code. Instead, users draw the interface by dragging and dropping elements onto a page and defining workflows to control the logic.[1] Bubble's vision is to make hand-coding for web applications largely obsolete.[2]


Bubble's visual development platform is used to create websites and web applications with more advanced functionality than what is possible with template-oriented website builders such as Wix and Squarespace. It is used by non-technical startup founders, in schools for education purposes, and by other organizations for commercial purposes.[3][4][5]

Bubble allows users to build web applications including social media sites like Twitter, marketplaces like Airbnb and Uber, services like Instacart, and more through tutorials.[6] Bubble offers its own API integrations, templates and plugins. Users of the platform have also created new third-party templates, plugins and service built within the Bubble eco-system.[7]


Bubble[8] was founded by Emmanuel Straschnov and Josh Haas in 2012 in New York.[9][10] Bubble has been bootstrapped for seven years.[11] In 2019, Bubble raised $6M from SignalFire, Neo, Nas, Eric Ries and the founders of Warby Parker, Allbirds, Okta, Harry's.[12] Bubble was named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2021.[13] Web traffic to Bubble's websites have increased at a compounded growth rate of greater than 50% from 2017 to 2021.[14]


  1. ^ Panzarino, Matthew (March 11, 2014). "The Secret Bubble". TechCrunch. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "Will software that writes code alter tech’s script?", Financial Times, London, September 5, 2015.
  3. ^ McCormick, Emily. "These tech jobs may disappear in the face of automation". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  4. ^ Zimmerman, Eilene (November 14, 2014). "Building a Serious Website Without Serious, or Any, Coding Skills". The New York Times. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  5. ^ LaGreca, Adam (July 22, 2016). "Dear Google, the future is fewer people writing code". TechCrunch. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  6. ^ Shadel, J. D. "How a Twitter clone heralded a no-code boom". www.bbc.com. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  7. ^ "Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future". TechCrunch. January 11, 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  8. ^ Dillet, Romain (November 11, 2018). "The founders of Bubble want to put programmers out of work". TechCrunch.com. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  9. ^ Woods, Tyler (July 28, 2015). "The founders of Bubble want to put programmers out of work". Technical.ly. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  10. ^ Kepes, Ben (December 22, 2015). "Bubble, Bubble, ending the developer struggle?". Computerworld. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  11. ^ "How Bubble founders are making coding obsolete". Mixergy. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  12. ^ "Bubble lands $6.25M seed round from founders of Allbirds, Harry's, MuleSoft | Built in NYC".
  13. ^ "The 10 most innovative small and mighty companies of 2021". FastCompany. March 9, 2021. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  14. ^ "The Definitive Bubble Review: A Flexible No Code App Builder Growing Over 50%". Ayrshare. November 2, 2021. Retrieved November 3, 2021.

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