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Glide is one of the top ways to get started that I advise to any Maker looking to launch their first no-code app.  It uses Google Sheets as a CMS to store information and turns that into a mobile optimized web app.

The Glide visual development experience and Google Sheets integration combined create a very user friendly experience to create. Essentially this means the learning curve is very low and you do not need any prior technical experience to get started.

I’ve used Glide to launch a project, hopeforchange.glideapp.io and was blown away at how fast I could create something from concept to launch. 

Glide embodies the power of no-code. The speed of time to market cannot be matched. 

However, the one drawback is flexibility in the app. That is why I recommend checking out the reviews and inspiration of other projects below so that you can get a sense for if this tool will get the job done for you.

Below are some of the best no-code actual applications created by some insanely talented Makers who launched using Glide as part of the side project stack. – Forward done by Michael Novotny. Maker of Side Project Stack.

michael novotny and no code to make and launch a side project

Michael Novotny

Maker of Side Project Stack

Manan_Mehta

Manan Mehta

Maker and Glide Wiki Contributor

Pros and Cons of Glide

Positives

Negatives

App Limitations

The purpose of this section is to help Makers understand what they can and cannot build with the no-code tool.

Why? It is our experience that the most frustrating part of being a Maker is building something with the wrong tool. The lost time is an absolute momentum killer. We want to help prevent that.

Glide is a PWA which means it behaves like a website on your phone. In the current scenario with iOS, websites do not have the ability to send push notifications on Apple devices and hence this limits the ability of  Glide to send push notifications.

Although, there are multiple ways of sending text/e-mail or third party notifications with the help of integrations tools and triggers.

This sounds like the biggest limitation for most users because having your app listed on the App store is the ultimate goal for many.

In my opinion though, PWAs are so much more user-friendly and easier to install but if you are somebody who’s looking to have your app launched on the app stores, you might have to wait for some more time to do it with Glide.

Quite often, there are makers who want to create an app like Uber where users can track the location of other app users. (drivers or delivery boys)
While Glide has a few different map and location components to capture user’s current location, there’s no way to track the live location of other users on a Map.

With most workflow oriented no-code tools, there’s an option to trigger multiple actions from one event but with Glide we have a limit of triggering one event from one action.

Currently Glide has a limit of 25000 rows of data in the pro version. This is sufficient for most apps and MVPs but if your app has more data, you should find another platform.

Where to Start?

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Each recommendation is based off the hundreds of data points from actual projects made with no-code. Try for free. Save your time and effort by not building with the wrong tools.

Glide No-Code "How To" Tutorials and Resources

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Glide App Building Workshop

No-code app building course. Learn how to build an app in 3 hours. Created by Deepali Jain and Manan Mehta

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Glide Library of Resources

- Resources for building with Glide - New feature how to's - Other tips and tricks to leverage new features - Leverage new UI updates like dark theme and more This library of resources is created by Manan Mehta

Access this library or resources
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Glide Lessons

40 FREE lessons with tutorials and templates for you to copy and try it yourself Created by Jesus Vargas

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Tool Release Updates

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Glide No-Code Templates

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Glide Templates

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Makers and Their Products Using Glide

Use this list of Makers to find project inspiration and see what they used to make something without using code.

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julia lipton nocode

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? There is no quicker way to launch an mobile-optimized app idea than using Glide. Insanely low learning curve and has a well-integrated mapping and form feature.

Side Project Stack

ryann.ashers

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? There is no quicker way to launch an mobile-optimized app idea than using Glide. Insanely low learning curve and has a well-integrated mapping and form feature.

Side Project Stack

no code maker kurty kurt

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? Check out this example of using the Glide map feature to engage and help the user find something local.

Side Project Stack

david ceo glide apps

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? There is no quicker way to launch an mobile-optimized app idea than using Glide. Insanely low learning curve and has a well-integrated mapping and form feature.

Side Project Stack

modernday jobs

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? The simplicity of this stack used for reducing the time from concept to actual working product. But also the innovation to incorporate Glide on the desktop view of the homepage helps the user engage deeper. 

Side Project Stack

no code maker naz

Web App 

What advantage will this stack give you? A complex stack that integrates with Twitter. This stack is unique. Connect with this Maker on twitter to get insights on building with Twitter.

Side Project Stack

no code maker kurty kurt

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? Check out this example of integrating with a calendar into the Glide app.

Side Project Stack

robert petitto glide nocode expert

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? Great example of creating a habit forming product that repeatedly engages users to return. Excellent app to learn from how Robert thought about integrating this into the core function of his app.

Side Project Stack

Sharath of requestforproduct uses no code to make and launch a project

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? Uses a less common feature of copy this app so that users can have their own personal working application. 

Side Project Stack

michael novotny and no code to make and launch a side project

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? Uses the map feature to create impact and greater engagement for the user. Easily allows a user to add to the movement.

Side Project Stack

jesus no code

Web App

What advantage will this stack give you? Perfect list feature and functionality on display.

Side Project Stack

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"In Their Words" Maker Advice Using Glide

Use this list of Makers to find project inspiration and see what they used to make something without using code.

no code maker sharath

Web App

Side Project Stack

Best place to find this Maker: Twitter  

This product allows users to personalize their own remote conference bridge details in one place. What you can learn from this app is how Sharath executed that it to provide value to the users using Glide’s ability to copy the app for any user. 
Project link for OneDial.

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Stack Notes Using Glide

Why this tool helped

+ Glide is an awesome tool if you are into making apps. They have some really powerful features like chat, notifications.

+They have some awesome tutorials that helps people to quickly take advantage of the platform.

+Also you can talk to a Glide expert who can help you with niche problems. David(co-founder) is really responsive. He address most of the questions in less time. 

What was challenging

 I would love to see having a small size CRM as I want to maintain user profiles. This is something I requested them.

-And it’s slightly expensive. Other than that it’s a great platform to ship mobile apps.

Mohammad Naz of argumeter uses no code to make and launch a project

Web App

Side Project Stack

Best place to find this Maker:

Twitter  

What can you do with this?

Use Twitter as a service to provide an easier search experience. This is a prototype done with Twitter.

Twitter Argumeter is a tool that lets you find out how much Twitter users like to argue and creates a Argumetere profile.  

Project link: Twitter ArguMeter

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Stack Notes Using Glide

Why this tool helped

  1. Great for building a simple app without worrying about frontend and no app takes more than 30 minutes.
  2. Uses Google Sheets as a database that is easy to manage.

What was challenging

Customization is super limited as Glide was supposed to be the least hassle-free to use but it should provide slugs or URL parameters to identify a specific item’s details page which can be shared dynamically with users.