The no code space is growing rapidly, with new solutions being made available all the time. One such solution is Adalo, an up-and-coming app that has already raised $8 million during its first funding round in 2021.
In this post, we're going to cover everything you need to know about Adalo no code development, from what it is to what you can build with it.
What is Adalo for no code?
Adalo is a no code tool that allows users to quickly and easily create apps for mobile devices or the web. Users can take advantage of Adalo and launch their app on nearly any platform.
The motivation behind Adalo was to offer a tool that would help others get personal projects up and running fast. Because of this, Adalo is quite a unique proposition in the no code market — where other solutions may be focused on building complex or enterprise-grade solutions, Adalo keeps things simple.
That's not to say that Adalo is lacking in features or power, however. As you'll see, there isn't much you can't do while using Adalo’s no code software.
Building an app with Adalo: what can you build?
Now that you have an idea of what Adalo is and the vision that has gone into it, let's explore the specific features users can take advantage of to create their own apps.
Accept in-app payments
Facilitating in-app payments is a popular way for developers to monetize their apps, and we know that most of us aren't looking to build an app for free.
By being able to monetize your app in various ways (by charging for features, services, or goods), you can build in Adalo knowing that your effort will be rewarded once you earn a user base.
In-app payments open up a world of opportunities for your app and will empower you to keep expanding on it as time goes by.
Integrate a booking system into your app
Booking systems can be challenging and complex to code on your own. And getting it right is crucial, as you don't want to wind up with overlapping appointments, reservations that aren't logged, or miscommunications about your availability.
By providing you with a pre-built booking system, Adalo helps you avoid the majority of these mishaps. And you can avoid them without needing to write a single line of code or do any time-consuming problem-solving.
Display WordPress posts
If you're already considering using Adalo, then you've probably considered other mediums for getting your ideas out there too — and one of the most popular mediums for sharing your ideas, goods, or services is WordPress.
With that in mind, Adalo worked to bring its users the ability to display WordPress posts. That means you can integrate an existing or future WordPress site directly into your Adalo app.
And since you can use Adalo to build web apps, you can create websites that interact with one another, allowing for unique and potent possibilities.
Create a marketplace
If you're looking to create an eCommerce marketplace app, then Adalo is a great tool for doing so. eCommerce capabilities can be incredibly difficult to build on your own, which is why so many entrepreneurs turn to services such as Shopify to skip out on the legwork.
With Adalo, you can create a marketplace app (with in-app payment processing!) that fits your vision, with maximum freedom, flexibility, and control.
Customize your app to match your branding
And speaking of control, another feature that Adalo has to offer is the ability to customize your app to match your branding and style. While this doesn't necessarily play a big role in the branding and functionality of your website, it is key to creating a cohesive, personalized experience.
Adalo is packed with features that will help you match your app to your branding style. The app you launch will be unmistakably yours, helping you build a stronger, more long-term relationship with your users and customers.
Whether you already have branding in mind or are ready to start exploring ideas, Adalo has you covered.
Create apps for mobile devices or the web
We've touched on it a bit, but one of the key features of Adalo is that it allows you to create apps for mobile devices or the web.
Users want to be able to access their apps from any of their devices at any time, and a web app is a great way to launch a cross-platform experience without a lot of back-end work.
Essentially, no matter how you decide to launch your app, Adalo makes it easy.
For more information on how to build an app in Adalo and what sorts of outcomes are possible, check out the newly-live Adalo App Academy.
Does Adalo own your app?
The idea of ownership comes up a lot when discussing no code software. If you build your app using a no code solution, who owns the app and its IP: you or the no code provider?
Adalo users can rest easy. You will own the app you launch, through and through. You can do whatever you like with it without worrying that Adalo will get in your way.
It's just another one of the great aspects of using Adalo to build your app. You have total control and ownership over your creative property, so you can rest assured that your great idea will remain yours.
Can you code in Adalo?
Like most no code solutions, Adalo doesn't have any features that allow you to write code.
Instead, the goal is to allow you to build anything you can dream of without ever needing to memorize commands or learn any syntax. This also ties into the business’s goal of keeping Adalo software as simple as possible. You don't have to know anything about building an app to get started.
For some individuals, that might seem limiting — in which case, we’d recommend exploring low code solutions instead. For others, it will be reassuring and we’re confident that Adalo or its other no code peers will empower you to build your vision without any compromises.
Adalo app building examples
Seeing is believing! Below we’ve pulled together three examples of what's possible when you build an app with Adalo.
Mnemonics is a simple app that allows users to create and review flash cards. It's a great tool for quickly learning information and memorizing educational content. Mnemonics is pre-loaded with courses and content already, so students can jump in and start using it right away.
This is a great example of how robust an Adalo-built app can be while maintaining a smooth and simple user experience.
Looking for a way to put yoga students in touch with instructors as soon as possible, the developers of Peculiar Yogi turned to Adalo. What they came up with is an excellent resource for booking yoga classes, giving students of all backgrounds a great teacher to work with.
“Within a month or so, we managed to roll out alpha and beta versions of our app, get testers on both Android and iOS platforms, and eventually launch our app for our users to book classes” explains Vance Wong, the maker. “Currently, we have 150+ users, about 50+ active monthly users that are paying for our online classes.”
If you’re looking to build, launch and get feedback on an app at superspeed, Adalo can help you deliver.
Mindbase was created with an important and admirable aim: to put critical, first-responder teams in touch with mental health resources when needed. It uses CBT, mindfulness, and a host of other interactive tools to support individuals and pave personalized pathways to improved emotional wellbeing.
It’s a truly comprehensive platform doing really meaningful work — and, on Adalo, it took just one month to build.