We help set up custom two-sided marketplaces like Airbnb, Etsy, TaskRabbit, and others in a fraction of time and cost of traditional developers.
User accounts with different user types and user-specific permissions
Listings of various types, each with a beautiful profile page
Search, filter, and sort functionality, ranging from simple to complex
Payments that are split between the listing owner and the platform
Chat functionality for pairs, groups, and even chat-bots
Availability calendars and automatic bookings based on date or time
Allow users to submit ratings and reviews for purchases/bookings
Robust metrics and trends on visitors & their activity
A special dashboard for the Admin to manage app settings & data
Support for multiple languages based on the user's location or preference
Our apps are designed to be responsive, so that they look great on every device
Virtually anything you can do with conventional code, we can do too!
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
We use Airtable as our central database for a number of different apps built on multiple platforms, but it couldn’t handle the experience we wanted to create for our coaching app. Airdev built us a custom app that syncs with Airtable, so we have the best of both worlds.
We helped MedSchoolCoach utilize Airtable to offer personalized guidance to thousands of successful medical school applicants.Learn more
At Airdev, we've helped many entrepreneurs and businesses build marketplaces using visual development, or "no-code". In this guide, we highlight why no-code is ideal for marketplaces, as well as best practices for founders to quickly go from having a great idea to launching a sustainable product.
Using our Canvas design framework with your custom branding, you can achieve a modern and intuitive experience for your users.
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Building a marketplace app? Learn about the benefits no-code development can provide, if it's right for you, and your options to get started.
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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.