Compare Bubble vs Tangram
In this article we will help you figure out the pros and cons to both Bubble and Tangram when it comes to pricing, ease of setup, features/integrations, and scalability.
Bubble is a visual programming language that enables non-technical people to build web apps without needing to write a single line of code. It is one of the most robust no-code environments with a large community of builders to lean on and learn from. However, because it is not built specifically with the needs of marketplaces in mind it may be missing some core functionality.
Below are some marketplace features that are not easily available with Bubble but are with Tangram:
- in-app chat
- custom design for marketplace, listings, and profiles (powered by Webflow)
- ability to easily update and manage multiple user onboarding flows
- the ability to paywall marketplace-specific behaviors using subscription
Although most features are generally possible to build with Bubble, whether or not it’s the best choice to launch your marketplace is generally a question of whether you’re willing to dedicate the time to setup everything on your own. Bubble is known for having a high learning curve, but if you dedicate the time to learn it can be very powerful. However, if you would rather buy vs build, outsourcing this work to a Bubble expert or agency can quickly increase the cost of getting a marketplace launched within the range of thousands of dollars.
Tangram specializes in “booking-based” businesses that match people with services, classes, events, rentals, jobs, and people. If this sounds like your business and you’re looking to launch an app as quickly and cheaply as possible, Tangram is likely your best bet. Tangram offers the personal touch of a custom developer/agency by matching every customer with a Tangram Expert, yet still has the capability for customers to make changes to the app on their own anytime through it’s no-code platform.
Whichever no-code tools you end up choosing to launch your marketplace, if you have the time you should try building the app yourself (or at least get familiar with how to make changes on your own). Both Tangram and Bubble offer free trials. These trials are a great time to explore the capabilities of each tool and understand if they are truly the right fit.
If you're still unsure what no-code marketplace software makes the most sense for your business, check out the comparison table below or take this no-code marketplace software quiz.