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Building a cheap, no-code proof-of-concept for mobile app

Liz Bradley Founder @ Nymph LLC

February 11th, 2021

I am a non-tech founder in search of my technical co-founder. In the meantime, I want to build a proof-of-concept and get it into the hands of some potential customers to try it out and test my assumptions. But like I said, I can't code. I see a lot of no-code app builders online, but it seems like they will only allow you to build "apps" that are essentially a web page. I need something with a calendar, ability to set reminders, and store info input into forms. Ideally, I'd like to be able to send some of that data between user accounts. The best I have found so far was, but I am curious if anyone has found anything faster and easier with these capabilities. Thank you!

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

February 12th, 2021

There is no reason to build a product to get proof-of-concept. Your assumptions can be tested without any software. A simple conversation with technically capable persons will tell you the degree of difficulty and requirements to turn your idea into software, but making it work is not how you find out whether it's the right thing to build. All products must start with marketing strategy validation before putting a dime into product development or they run into avoidable waste and wrong directions. Read the many posts here on marketing strategy validation to go through the explanation of the steps.

Reilly Kons Founder and CEO of a B2B SaaS startup.

February 20th, 2021

Hey Liz,

I work on a team that specializes in rapid prototyping for software/apps. We can help with MVP creation that can be used to raise more money/partner with a technical co-founder.

Please let me know if you'd like to chat further!