Bubble and Xano - Why combine them?

Diogo Guerner
January 21, 2024

Are you curious about the benefits of combining Bubble and Xano for your next project? Let’s dive into the combination of Bubble and Xano, two of the most popular and robust no-code, and uncover why people are choosing to combine them.

Firstly, let's break down the essence of each platform:

Bubble.io: the one that started it all:

Bubble, emerging in 2012, revolutionized no-code application development. It's a super powerful development tool for those who want to build complex applications, withoutcoding expertise. Bubble offers a robust full-stack solution that covers front-end and back-end development needs. Additionaly it offers a versatile range of tools, from creating custom plugins to integrating with various APIs. It has very strong community, more than +3M users and has raised a total funding of $106M over 2 rounds.

Xano: Scalable backend simplified

Xano, specializes in providing a scalable backend solution with simplified processes. Launched as a response to the increasing demands for efficient and easy-to-manage backend systems, Xano stands out for its ability to handle complex data structures and server-side logic without coding. It's an ideal choice for developers and non-developers alike who need to manage databases, APIs, and server-side functions with ease and efficiency. It is known for its high scalability, making it a perfect match for projects that anticipate growth and require a robust backend to support their evolution. Xano powers over 20,000 applications and has raised a total of $15.4 million.

Why combine Bubble and Xano?

- Flexible Server Location Selection: A significant advantage of using Xano is the flexibility in choosing server locations without additional costs. This is especially beneficial for European companies needing to comply with local regulations like GDPR.

Xano offers server locations in a diverse range of countries, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

This server location flexibility ensures compliance with local data regulations while maintaining efficient service delivery across the globe.

- Self-Hosting option: Xano supports self-hosting, enhancing data management flexibility for those who need it.

- Scalable Solutions: Xano's focus on scalability means your project can grow without boundaries, allowing for continual feature enhancements and business logic expansion. It is great fror applications expecting growth or fluctuating usage.

- Database Management
: It offers stronger database management tools, vital for applications with complex, large datasets.

- One backend for various platforms:
It makes possible to use a single backend for diverse interfaces. This approach is especially beneficial when deploying your application across web, mobile, and admin platforms.

- Advanced Search and Loops:
Xano brings sophisticated search capabilities like fuzzy search and the ability to easily do 'loops', essential for applications reliant on repetitive processes.

- Extensive Integration Capabilities: Xano offers more integration capabilities than Xano, enabling easier data processing from various sources.

- Workflow Optimization:
By splitting tasks between Bubble and Xano, you achieve a clear separation of front-end and back-end logic, leading to a more streamlined and efficient workflow. This is much more aligned with traditional coding approach, making it easier for traditional developers to build application.

How to Integrate Bubble and Xano?

To combine them you will need to use Bubble API Connector plug-in first. Using it, you can add the API you need. In their webinar, Xano explains this process step by step. You can use it as a guide, reaching out for insights in other tutorials on Xano's YouTube channel.

To help in this process, Xano has put together a very comprehensive documentation on how to connect Bubble to Xano and has also released a 3-part video on how to migrate your backend from Bubble to Xano. You can access Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

In conclusion, combining Bubble's front-end capabilities with Xano's powerful backend features creates an optimal solution for no-code development. This blend offers scalability, efficient database management, and compliance with data regulations, all accessible through a straightforward integration. It's an ideal choice for developers seeking to streamline their workflow and efficiently build and scale their applications.

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