Bubble.io vs. Firebase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bubble
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Bubble (bubble.io) is a no code app development platform from the Bubble Group in New York.
$25
per month
Firebase
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Google offers the Firebase suite of application development tools, available free or at cost for higher degree of usages, priced flexibly accorded to features needed. The suite includes A/B testing and Crashlytics, Cloud Messaging (FCM) and in-app messaging, cloud storage and NoSQL storage (Cloud Firestore and Firestore Realtime Database), and other features supporting developers with flexible mobile application development.
$0.01
Per Verification
Pricing
Bubble.ioFirebase
Editions & Modules
Personal
$25
per month
Professional
$115
per month
Production
$475
per month
Phone Authentication
$0.01
Per Verification
Stored Data
$0.18
Per GiB
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BubbleFirebase
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
Bubble.ioFirebase
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Bubble.io
9.3
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Firebase
-
Ratings
Platform Security9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform User Management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reusability10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Scalability9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
No-Code Development
Comparison of No-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Bubble.io
9.8
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Firebase
-
Ratings
No Coding Required10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaborative App Development9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual Data Modeling10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Framework Integration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-Channel Deployment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Managed Hosting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Bubble.ioFirebase
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User Ratings
Bubble.ioFirebase
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(27 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bubble.ioFirebase
Likelihood to Recommend
Bubble Group
I recommend using Bubble.io for most web applications, including SaaS platforms, marketplaces, e-commerce, social media platforms and much more. While Bubble.io does a lot well, it could do a better job at processing/creating data faster. So if you have a heavily intensive application where you need to create and pass around millions of rows of data in short amounts of time, it might be worth looking at other backend systems to use.
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Google
Firebase should be your first choice if your platform is mobile first. Firebase's mobile platform support for client-side applications is second to none, and I cannot think of a comparable cross-platform toolkit. Firebase also integrates well with your server-side solution, meaning that you can plug Firebase into your existing app architecture with minimal effort.
Firebase lags behind on the desktop, however. Although macOS support is rapidly catching up, full Windows support is a glaring omission for most Firebase features. This means that if your platform targets Windows, you will need to implement the client functionality manually using Firebase's web APIs and wrappers, or look for another solution.
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Pros
Bubble Group
  • Performance
  • Ease of use
  • Scalability
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Google
  • Analytics wise, retention is extremely important to our app, therefore we take advantage of the cohort analysis to see the impact of our middle funnel (retargeting, push, email) efforts affect the percent of users that come back into the app. Firebase allows us to easily segment these this data and look at a running average based on certain dates.
  • When it comes to any mobile app, a deep linking strategy is essential to any apps success. With Firebase's Dynamic Links, we are able to share dynamic links (recognize user device) that are able to redirect to in-app content. These deep links allow users to share other deep-linked content with friends, that also have link preview assets.
  • Firebase allows users to effectively track events, funnels, and MAUs. With this simple event tracking feature, users can put organize these events into funnels of their main user flows (e.g., checkout flows, onboarding flows, etc.), and subsequently be able to understand where the drop-off is in the funnel and then prioritize areas of the funnel to fix. Also, MAU is important to be able to tell if you are bringing in new users and what's the active volume for each platform (Android, iOS).
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Cons
Bubble Group
  • Big learning curve
  • Not optimized for large development teams yet.
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Google
  • Attribution and specifically multi-touch attribution could be more robust such as Branch or Appsflyer but understand this isn't Firebases bread and butter.
  • More parameters. Firebase allows you to track tons of events (believe it's up to 50 or so) but the parameters of the events it only allows you to track 5 which is so messily and unbelievable. So you're able to get good high-level data but if you want to get granular with the events and actions are taken on your app to get real data insight you either have to go with a paid data analytics platform or bring on someone that's an expert in SQL to go through Big Query.
  • City-specific data instead of just country-specific data would have been a huge plus as well.
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Usability
Bubble Group
No answers on this topic
Google
It is simple to use overall, the console's main menu is divided into Develop, Quality, Analytics and Grow - which have further subdivisions by their set of features and tools. Develop and Quality are relevant for product and tech. Analytics is relevant for product, analytics and Grow is relevant for marketing. This makes the overall use very easy.
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Support Rating
Bubble Group
No answers on this topic
Google
Our analytics folks handled the majority of the communication when it came to customer service, but as far as I was aware, the support we got was pretty good. When we had an issue, we were able to reach out and get support in a timely fashion. Firebase was easy to reach and reasonably available to assist when needed.
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Alternatives Considered
Bubble Group
Bubble.io is far superior! You can build anything that you want in Bubble.io, which makes it the best part!
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Google
Before using Firebase, we exclusively used self hosted database services. Using Firebase has allowed us to reduce reliance on single points of failure and systems that are difficult to scale. Additionally, Firebase is much easier to set up and use than any sort of self hosted database. This simplicity has allowed us to try features that we might not have based on the amount of work they required in the past.
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Return on Investment
Bubble Group
  • Produce more technology, faster.
  • Produce more technology, cheaper.
  • Freed us up to focus more on the business side of things
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Google
  • Makes building real-time interfaces easy to do at scale with no backend involvement.
  • Very low pricing for small companies and green-fields projects.
  • Lack of support for more complicated queries needs to be managed by users and often forces strange architecture choices for data to enable it to be easily accessed.
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