Marketplaces

Stand out with a custom-built marketplace

Coding a marketplace from scratch is too costly and SaaS platforms are too restrictive. Airdev uses the latest in no-code to build truly custom marketplaces in a fraction of time and cost.

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Your tech is your competitive advantage

Have you found a new market or a better way to serve an existing market? Build them a solution that meets their needs perfectly, without sacrifices.

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Carbon credit marketplace for industries to measure and standardize carbon accreditation, trade credits to offset greenhouse gas footprint.

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Carbon credit marketplace for industries to measure and standardize carbon accreditation, trade credits to offset greenhouse gas footprint.

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Carbon credit marketplace for industries to measure and standardize carbon accreditation, trade credits to offset greenhouse gas footprint.

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Carbon credit marketplace for industries to measure and standardize carbon accreditation, trade credits to offset greenhouse gas footprint.

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Carbon credit marketplace for industries to measure and standardize carbon accreditation, trade credits to offset greenhouse gas footprint.

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Carbon credit marketplace for industries to measure and standardize carbon accreditation, trade credits to offset greenhouse gas footprint.

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Carbon credit marketplace for industries to measure and standardize carbon accreditation, trade credits to offset greenhouse gas footprint.

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Carbon credit marketplace for industries to measure and standardize carbon accreditation, trade credits to offset greenhouse gas footprint.

We built a vintage apparel marketplace where sellers can specify rules to list their goods, evaluate market demand, and determine if an item is sold directly or entered into a raffle contest.

Product Marketplaces

Help connect vendors and customers together in one place to buy and sell physical goods.

Common features

  • Inventory & order management
  • Peer-to-peer payments
  • Listings & profiles
  • Buyer-seller messaging
  • Ratings & reviews

We designed a marketplace to match users with financial advisors based on asset portfolios, goals, and an advisor’s expertise. The platform also included the ability to share docs, video & text chat, and prepare financial plans.

Gig Marketplaces

Connect workers with employers on a platform that makes it easy to hire for and find jobs.

Common features

  • Listings & profiles
  • Scheduling & booking gigs
  • Ratings & reviews
  • Messaging & notifications
  • Peer-to-peer payments

We launched a marketplace for property owners to list and rent storage space to tenants. The platform included a feature that calculated rental space cubic feet and a tenant's storage requirements to find the perfect match.

Rental Marketplaces

Enable individuals or companies to list and rent various types of assets.

Common features

  • Search & filters
  • Listings & profiles
  • Peer-to-peer payments
  • Booking & scheduling
  • Multilingual support

We created a marketplace for developers to list their own custom app integrations and allow users to review sample data, actions that can be performed, and request custom modifications.

Digital Marketplaces

Specialize in buying and selling digital assets like media files, copyrights, raw or preprocessed data.

Common features

  • Users & roles
  • Admin portal
  • Peer-to-peer payments
  • Search & filters
  • Analytics & reporting dashboard

We built a marketplace for aquaculture farmers to find commercial fishing vessels to service and harvest their offshore fish farms. The platform included contract negotiations and work productivity features like GPS tracking & logging of boats.

Hybrid Marketplaces

Combine key elements from various other types of software platforms like work productivity tools.

Common features

  • Messaging & notifications
  • Users & roles
  • Admin portal
  • Ratings and reviews
  • Analytics & reporting dashboard

We made a marketplace for companies planning team building activities to find single-day events in their locality or build an entirely customized corporate retreat at a destination venue.

Experiences Marketplaces

Connect people seeking and offering various activities and experiences such as guided tours.

Common features

  • Listings & profiles
  • Scheduling & booking
  • User ratings & reviews
  • Peer-to-peer payments
  • Buyer-seller messaging

We set up a marketplace for artists to list and sell their art, as well as receive requests for commissioned art and NFTs. Collaborators on commissioned work can negotiate if artwork will be purchased by one party or listed in the marketplace with both parties having a partial interest in the sale.

Other Marketplaces

Facilitate complex marketplace mechanics like contract negotiations, escrows, and machine learning.

Common features

  • Users & roles
  • Analytics and reporting dashboard
  • Messaging & file sharing
  • Peer-to-peer payments
  • Admin portal

How We do it

The no-code approach means speed & flexibility

We use the most powerful no-code tools like Bubble that allow us to standardize common marketplace functionality while custom building the unique features you need.

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Built for new ventures

Airdev was built to work with both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Half of our team are former founders and we've built the process to be lean and iterative.

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Startup budget, enterprise value

Our process is rigorous and consistently applied to ensure we deliver the highest quality product no matter how big or small your budget is.

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Product experts

We recruit and train the best talent and build cross-functional teams that work together from build to build. Team synergy enhances our ability to execute your build.

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Grow and iterate

Change is a constant in business. Our builds are designed to be flexible and extensible, and your team is ready to support you as you evolve.

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No-code development

Why we build on Bubble

No-code is becoming one of the hottest categories in tech due to its ability to launch products faster, respond to users more quickly, all while maintaining best-in-class tech under the hood. Though there are many no-code tools to build with, we choose Bubble because it is the world's leading no-code platform, trusted by thousands of companies and backed by the best partners.

$500m

VC investments in the no-code space in 2020

67%

Share of software Gartner predicts to be no-code by 2024

75%

Share of Fortune 100 CIOs with no-code as a 2021 priority

BUBBLE HIGHLIGHTS

Complete control

Unlike no-code tools with specific use cases (like Webflow for marketing websites or Shopify for eCommerce), Bubble is a comprehensive "visual development" platform designed to mimic the flexibility of code. Builders define each workflow step, each search parameter, and each database field in their application. As a result, Bubble requires more training and expertise, but can produce virtually any modern app configuration.

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Pixel-perfect design

Bubble supports fully responsive and pixel-perfect design, allowing builders to accomplish any UI/UX. Most of our clients use our Canvas design framework and preconfigured modules to accelerate the initial build, but Bubble allows our team to implement custom design tweaks or complete app reskins at any point with total precision.

Fully extensible

While Bubble offers a vast array of functions natively, a key consideration for any no-code tool is its ability to work well with third-party services and custom code to extend its capabilities. Bubble's plugin ecosystem and flexible API connector tool make it easy to add anything from Google Maps to Stripe payments to a custom AI algorithm built with code. This extensibility magnifies the power of Bubble to tackle any functionality.

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Scalable and secure

A key value in the Platform-as-a-Service approach is the world-class and fully maintained infrastructure that powers your application. Bubble is built on AWS and is constantly monitoring and improving its platform behind the scenes. This means 99.9% uptime, the ability to scale virtual computing power with a click, and dozens of security measures. So your technology will keep up with your scale and protect you from threats.

Building with founders

We work with a great number of startups and founders and know the unique challenges you face and how to set you up for success.

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Founders at Airdev

One-third at Airdev have had previous founder experience. We know what it's like to start a business and are uniquely positioned to help you launch yours.

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Real startup value

Before you hire us, our team starts working with you to understand your vision, product, and industry and begin piecing together a product roadmap.

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Pillar for growth

Change is a constant for growing startups. Our builds are designed to be flexible and extensible, and our team ready to support you as you evolve.

Building with enterprises

We work with a great number of startups and founders and know the unique challenges you face and how to set you up for success.

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Founders at Airdev

One-third at Airdev have had previous founder experience. We know what it's like to start a business and are uniquely positioned to help you launch yours.

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Real startup value

Before you hire us, our team starts working with you to understand your vision, product, and industry and begin piecing together a product roadmap.

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Pillar for growth

Change is a constant for growing startups. Our builds are designed to be flexible and extensible, and our team ready to support you as you evolve.

OUR PROCESS

Launch fast, iterate often, scale quickly

Our process takes lean to the next level, enabling startups and enterprises to get to market quickly to validate and learn.

Discovery

Our specialists will work with you to understand your company, product, vision, and industry. With the support of our product team behind them, we start designing a roadmap to get you where you want to go.

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1 week
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Project Specialist
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Requirements doc, roadmap
Free

Scoping

Before we break ground on a build, we create a detailed scope doc with descriptions and wireframes. This allows our team to know exactly what success is, and for you to know exactly what you are getting. Taking the time to get fully aligned enables us to hit every build deadline and ensure you like what you get at the end.

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2 weeks
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Product Manager
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Formal scope doc, wireframes
$1–2k refundable deposit

Development

We build in weekly development sprints, each with a concrete deliverable set beforehand. During a build week, you can relax knowing the team is hard at work building features according to the official scope doc. After each milestone, your PM reviews progress live and collects feedback, so you can make sure everything is going according to plan.

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1-6 weeks
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PM, Designer, Developer, QA specialist
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Fully functional app
Depends on scope

Review

Our 30-day review period is designed to ensure you launch your app with confidence. During this period, you can test every aspect of your app and flag any issues for us to resolve before launch. When you're ready to launch, we deploy your app and hand over full IP ownership so you are in control.

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30 days
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PM, Developer
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Live app on your domain
Free, included

Support

No product is complete after the initial build — your app must evolve in response to user feedback. Your PM is on call to help you scope out follow-on builds or setup an ongoing support plan to tackle your product roadmap over time. A startup's journey is unpredictable, so we give you control of when and how you use your Airdev team to get there.

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Ongoing
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PM (+ team as needed)
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Iterative launches
Depends on team capacity

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AIRDEV Vs. TRADITIONAL DEV

The new standard for building custom software

With better outcomes on a dramatically shorter timeline, Airdev helps startups and enterprises make tech an unfair advantage.

the old way
  • 6-12 months to launch.
  • 3x budget overrun.
  • One-and-done transactional approach.
the airdev way
  • 1-6 week builds, leaving room for iterations.
  • On-time delivery, to keep you on track.
  • Consistent PM + team through your journey.
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marketplace success stories

Madeline Dangerfield-Cha

As non-technical, female founders of a mission-driven organization, we got a lot of feedback that our idea was nice but we needed to get a technical co-founder on board to be taken seriously. What AirDev has been able to accomplish in just a week is totally astounding and fits our needs perfectly.

We helped Mon Ami launch their 2-sided marketplace providing community support for elders, leading to successful VC funding and growth.

David Vitek

Working with Airdev was key to our strategy of building out a marketplace for kids activities. What would have once taken 6 months to build, we managed to get to market in 6 weeks. Airdev were very responsive and able to work through complicated challenges in a simplified way.

We helped Kidsbook launch a feature-rich event booking marketplace for kids' activities.

Gideon Silverman

Airdev was a true partner in the earliest days, helping us to validate our concept, get traction, and set the foundation for what we have today.

We built the product that helped AwayCo launch their surfboard rental platform and secure VC funding.

Matt Conger

In just two weeks, Airdev created an elegantly streamlined version of our previous gig management platform, built on top of our Salesforce data. The result became an instant hit with our network of linguists, while dramatically reducing the time we spend on ongoing maintenance.

We helped Cadence reduce stress and cost by connecting Salesforce data to a custom gig portal for thousands of expert translators.

Phil Meachin

Airdev has built a system that's allowed us to scale to hundreds of millions of dollars of loans per year, with tens of thousands of reps. Without them we wouldn't have been able to develop that core product nearly as quickly as we have.

We built a multi-sided custom CRM solution to help Dividend Finance book hundreds of millions in loans for solar panels each year.

FAQ

Common questions

Will my application scale?

Yes. We always design apps to optimize for scale, based on our understanding of the potential features and user behavior our client envisions. The Bubble technology is built to scale, with the ability to upgrade server capacity as needed (including migrating to a dedicated AWS cluster) to service a growing user base. Bubble provides simple dashboards and notifications to track app capacity usage to help you adjust as needed.

Will my application be secure?

Yes. All app data is stored on industry-standard Amazon Web Services (AWS) servers, which companies like Netflix use to manage their sensitive data. Data is encrypted at rest, all changes are logged for auditing, and role-based privacy rules determine what data is visible to which users. Apps support SSL encryption (i.e., https:// rather than http://), which offers an additional layer of data security. For apps requiring the transfer of sensitive personal medical records, our apps cannot yet be HIPPA compliant. We are happy to answer specific questions about security as you get started on your project.

How much will my application cost to build?

We price our projects based on how much effort they are going to take. The key factors are how much functionality you're looking to build, how complex the functionality is, and whether you we use our design framework or implement a custom design. Feel free to reach out if you'd like to get a quote for your project!

Who owns the IP rights to my application?

You own the rights to your concept, your application, and all user-generated data created through the app. Airdev retains the ownership of the IP for our predesigned page and element templates that we use across multiple projects. More details on this distinction can be found in the client contract you can review before approving a build.

Is Airdev able to support and extend my application as it grows?

Yes, you can come back to us at any point after the initial build for additional work. You can request ad-hoc updates or sign up for a monthly plan, which will come with a certain amount of team capacity.

What technology will my application be built on?

We build on the latest visual programming framework, Bubble, which allows us to build incredibly quickly and flexibly with minimal technical input. This reduces the cost and headache to our clients, and increases app stability out of the gate. Bubble itself is written in CoffeeScript running on Node.js, uses Postgres databases hosted on AWS, and exposes POST or GET APIs for third-party connections. The app can be easily connected to external APIs and the app's database can be easily exported.

What are the limitations? What can you not build?

There are a few categories of tools that we can't help with:
- Fully native mobile apps (e.g. Whatsapp or Uber) - though web-based mobile apps are supported
- Existing products written in code
- Apps that need to work without an internet connection
If you're not sure whether we can do what you need, we would be happy to help you find out!

How does this compare to using a SaaS product like Sharetribe?

SaaS products like Sharetribe are great if you want to launch a product that perfectly matches the features that they offer. However, if you need something custom, our approach is better because we have the flexibility to add or modify any functionality or design aspects of your marketplace.

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