6 Best No Code Blockchain Tools For 2022
“The blockchain space is exploding. The no code space is exploding. What happens when you bring these two worlds together? Is it even possible to do? In this post we’ll show you how build Web3 and blockchain applications using some of the most powerful no code tools on the market today.”
The Best Blockchain and Web3 No Code Tools on the Scene This Year
In this tutorial we’re going to talk about the best no-code blockchain tools for the 2022 / 23 blockchain app building season.
Over the years, we’ve built and monetized many different platforms. Some full code, but most have been no code or low code platforms. We’ve even built and monetized some crypto platforms. So in today’s tutorial I’m going to talk about some of the best no-code blockchain tools you can use to build both desktop as well as mobile applications.. Now, remember, if you want to take this learning a step further, we offer a comprehensive nocode blockchain development course which teaches you not only how to build, but also how to monetize crypto based or blockchain platforms. I’ll link to that course below as well as provide a coupon code for $100 off.
But for now, let’s jump in.
Bubble / Bildr
So before we start interacting with blockchain’s or smart contracts, we first need a user facing front-end. Now there are many options out there, and in fact we just published a video about the best no-code app builders for this year, but I’m just going to highlight two of those platforms now because there is a sufficient amount of blockchain and crypto development work being done around these platforms.
So the first platform we’ll cover is bubble. Now bubble is an all-in-one no-code development tool that allows you to build complex applications without having ot write a line of code and it handles everything from your design, to your database as well as your application workflows and logic for you. Now bubble doesn’t’ really cater to the blockchain community in general, but it does allow for developers to extend it’s functionality through the use of plugins. Now, there are two popular plugins, which we’ll cover in a bit more detail in a moment, which allow you to create blockchain based applications on top of bubble. In another tutorial I uploaded recently, I showed you how I created a crypto wallet using these nocode plugins.
Not only are the list of blockchain based plugins growing, but bubble also have a free plugin called the “api connector plugin” and with this plugin, you can essentially connect to any blockchain or crypto application which has an exposed API for you to interact with. So or example, Here I’m calling on coingecko data in order to inject updated fiat price information into my crypto wallet. We’ll talk about this more in a moment, but essentially, you’re not limited to what plugins are available in the plugin marketplace, because you can pretty much interact with anything using this API connector plugin.
And another really good front-end no-code application tool is called “bildr”. AGain, what I like about bildr is that it seems to have a slant towards web3 development. In fact, bildre Pro + Studio pass has fully customizable components for building decentralized applications (or dApps) and it’s a platform that can also handle Authentication, file storage and much more. So I see a lot of people interested in NFT marketplaces and applications o that nature leaning towards using bildr as their no code platform of choice.
So these first two tools are not blockchain tools in and of themselves, they just provide the front-end and backend technology which will allow you to interface with blockchains and smart contracts. And then, whatever those interactions are that are taking place over on a blockchain, can then be visualized, and made user-friendly over on platforms like bubble or bildr for example.
Again, not to speak in abstractions, here I have a crypto wallet that I built, and the wallet itself has it’s UI created within Bubble, and I can see my balance here, but the actual balance is being pulled in from an API, using bubble’s free API connector plugin and then visualized using bubble’s nocode tools. The same is true, when creating logic. Here for example, if I want to transfer tokens or assets from one user to another, I simply run a workflow. Which doesn’t’ require any code, and then these workflow steps here, as long as they are fed the right information, like how many tokens are being sent and from and to whom, then the workflow triggers an interaction with the blockchain, the transaction takes place on the blockchain and then the no-code app builder displays the updated blockchain information in the customer facing front-end for the user to see.
So again, these aren’t blockchain tools, but they allow you to interface with blockchains. So what specific tools can we use to interface with blockchains.
So first, we have web3 and metamask plugin. This plugin allows you to interact with the ethereum blockchain without having to learn Solidity, which is the primary programing language of Ethereum. For most Ethereum applications, people don’t really want to reinvent the wheel. They just want to put their unique spin on something. So for example, maybe you want to have an NFT marketplace and you simply want to put your own spin on it. Or you want to be able to visualize token data in a unique way. Or you want to be able to tokenize a digital asset, like a song, or piece of art. To do these things, you don’t need to learn Solidity. NOcode tools will be sufficient to allow you to build these types of applications.
The most important thing is that you learn how to create synergy between your application and the blockchain. So for example, Imagine I’m creating a NFT platform for digital art and I wanted people to be able to buy and sell partial ownership of this digital asset within my application. So the first step would be to somehow link my application to metamask. AGain, here, If I’m building within bubble, I simply need to install the web3 and metamask plugin and then, in the backend, I can look under “elements and actions” and I’ll see all of these metamask and there is an option here to “connect to metamask”. So Ican simply select that option and as you’ll see, Metamask will open and I can login. Now there is a lot more I can do here, for example I can ‘write to a smart contract”, I can send a transaction or I can transfer an NFT. As you can see, there is a lot I can do here.
To date, this is really one of the best no-code blockchain plugins out there. It does have a small fee of $7 / month or $50 one time to get started, but it’s a small price teo pay to be able to build no code Ethereum based applications.
Next up we have nexus and nexus is great if you’re looking for a free plugin which will allow you to build a blockchain based application without code. One of the nice things about Nexus is that that not only is it a fast blockchain but the fees associated with transactions are low. The plugin also has a little bit less of a steep learning curve compared to the metamask plugin and even if you, later on, decide to build using web3 and metamask, the nexus plugin provides a great training ground for free. You’ll learn so much about the logic required to link a no code application to a blockchain and you’ll learn how to use APIs to really extend the capabilities of what’s possible.
For example, here I have a crypto wallet that was designed entirely using both the free nexus plugin as well as the free API connector plugin from bubble which allows me to interact with the NExus blockchain directly through custom API calls.
Next up on our list we have Bildr pro plus and Web 3
Now I want to talk about Bildr pro with this studio pass add on. So first of all, Bildr in and of itself is a really interesting no-code patron. In fact, bildr was built using bildr. Now in terms of learning curve, it’s a bit on the steeper side, but the power you get “under the hood” and the amount of manual control you’re given, is worth the learning curve.
So first of all, like Bubble, buildr itself isn’t a web3 tool. It’s a web 2 tool. Now the main difference compared to bubble, is that as far as I can see, Bubble isn’t trying to develop its core as a web3 application in any way. It’s allowing plugin developers to add that web 3 layer on top of it.
The difference with buildr is that bildr itself, as a platform, is actively pursuing a web 3 layer into its core, not as a plugin or extension. To me, this shows an aggressiveness towards web3 technology adoption which could make it the platform of choice for web3 developers in the future.
Bildr, as long as you have the study pass, will grant you access to an assortment of tools that add a web3 layer on top of any application you build. So if you want to add a web3 autahentican layer, if you want to mint nfts, if you want to gate content and only allow people who hold a certain token to view that content, you could easily do that. This studio pass comes with premium templates and blocks mostly catered towards the NFT community that allow you to launch an NFT site.
Previously, I was showing you within bubble and metamask that you could connect to your metamask wallet through a workflow. In bildr it’s similar, but they use blocks for these interactions, for example, like being able to connect to your wallet, being able to mint new NFTs from your application and so on.
In a nutshell, I think bildr could really be a promising platform for we3 and blockchain developers especially as they build out their web3 layers by adding more web3 templates and blocks into their no-code app builder.
Now this video getting in on length, but I do want to mention a few honorable shoutouts, that I don’t have a lot of experience with, but I think look really interesting.
Settlemin is an in-browser blockchain development platform that allows you to rapidly build and deploy web3 services, dAapps and mint NFTS within a low code interface allowing you to bring your idea into production within weeks.
Next we have transient network. What I like about Transient network is they aim to democratize access to smart contract technology by making smart contract deployment no-code. As you can see here it says “t – build your Next-Gen contract with no development skills required “ This could be really interesting, especially when used in conjunction, for example, with the web3 & matamask plugin over on bubble, since that plugin allows you to interact with smart contracts on the ethereum blockchain.
So if you’re interested in taking your no code blockchain and web3 development skills to the next level and you don’t want to have to figure things out on your own, then please checkout our site over on kibi.one/blockchain to learn more about our no-code blockchain development course where we lay everything out for you in a linear and easy to follow way.
Again, I’ll provide a link to our course below as well as a coupon code for $100 off.
That’s all I have for you today, thanks for stopping by.
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