Hey Bubble Team / Users and Plugin Builders,
We all know the effort it takes to make a fantastic app like Bubble. But I fear like many plugin builders here that making a living on the bubble platform is not only challenging but at the current time difficult.
I want to devote more time to build on this platform, develop and help others do the same, but like many of you I am faced with obstacles that need the support of the Bubble team. So here is my list of suggestions and I hope that all of you give it your +1
Create a better way for users to explore plugins.
This is a no-brainer for me. Something similar to the shopify app store with ability to add more images, descriptions and larger texts or event some essential support documentation We need a store that promotes purchases and allows customers to discover whats new, to help them think of the possibilities and improvements they can have if they purchased a plugin.
Ability for users to demo the plugins in their apps
Being able to see a wanted plugin is nice. But having users try it out in their app is better We need the ability to grant demo access to users automatically like a “Try” option that’s risk-free and promotes self-discovery and which does not require a pro account. This will hopefully encourage sales for the platform and give something back to the builders.
Ability to sell licenses per app
This is a quick win. Although I understand the logic behind the monthly subscriptions, I still believe some plugins need to be a one-off sale per app. users should also have the ability to transfer the license.
An improved plugin builder
The current plugin builder and method of testing can be significantly improved. I face a lot of challenges when I am working on big projects. The HTML editor keeps resetting locations; I can’t re-organize my actions or options, I can not collaborate with other people, I can’t revert to an earlier published version, auto-complete needs improvements, general syntax highlighting and checking… I can go on and on. So far I am using a VS Code and JSFiddle then having to copy my work and adapt it to bubble.
Alright, here is another challenge! When testing plugins I always need to remove the plugin element or action from the app and re-add it to see the changes I have made come to life. This is even when I click the go to test app button and reload the editor
Many of my users are complaining that I have not fixed something, although I did. But are required to uninstall, reload the app and reinstall the plugin to load the changes I have made. This is even after having updated to latest version.
I know everyone is working hard to make bubble better, and i know that you guys will successed. But a having a proper plugin/theme store will allow Bubble to move forward to achieve so much more. It will also support us the developers to be loyal and create far more.
As for the community, please +1, comment, and show your support for this.