Hey Nao. Bubble isn’t very mobile app focussed - their core strength is web applications. Bubble has had mobile focussed development on their roadmap since 2016 but nothing to show for it unfortunately. I’ve been building mobile responsive web apps and wrapping them in webview as a workaround. I know Glide is doing something similar but it feels slicker. I think Bubble are looking for a novel solution to the Apple store problem and won’t focus on mobile app development until they find a solution to this. i.e. one click deployment. Problem is, I don’t know if Apple will ever come round. We just need to find workarounds and push on. I admire Glide for this.
Bubble is a mature player in the no code space - you can literally build anything and their API capabilities are excellent. Bubble tech is divided into 3 sections - front end layer/ workflow layer/ database layer. It has a bit of a learning curve however and if you’re new to application development, it will still be an uphill battle to launch something decent without a bit of an understanding of application structure and UX.
Glide has pushed on regardless of the Apple store conundrum and I think the solution is fine. Every app I install is usually from an advert link or publication link and never from browsing the app store. On the tech side I’m enjoying solving problems in sheets. The main this is that (it appears that) new founders are pushing out decent working applications - even if it’s a little sandboxed. I’d say 90% of deployed Bubble apps are a little Frankenstein in nature due to new founders working on a blank canvas and trying to ship complicated products too quickly. I literally fell into this trap myself and built a career around trying to help solve this problem.
To summarise - two very different product offerings. Bubble is a blank canvas with logic executed on the front end and workflow layer. Glide is sheets logic with a sandboxed front end. I’m absolutely in love with Glide though, really pleased to join the community.