An app to reduce kids' screen time: Suzanne's story

Meet Suzanne, an art director and illustrator from California.

Together with a team of visionary people, Suzanne's been busy building and designing dripdrop, a trade-based app to encourage kids to reduce their time spent on screens.

"The dripdrop app was created to solve a major struggle for parents: the Screen Time Struggle. Kids always want more screen time and parents are always worried that their kids don't have enough balance between screen time and other healthy endeavors offline."

"The parents I interviewed expressed the same concerns — they worry that their kids might not gain the fundamental life skills they need to thrive in the real world."

dripdrop is entirely custom-built with Bubble.

Why Bubble?

"In terms of building the app, we’ve actually gone through many different versions and software solutions," says Suzanne.

"We chose to work with Bubble because we could test out our assumptions much faster with a no-code solution than with traditional coding."

Suzanne joined the first cohort for the Makerpad No-Code Fundamentals course in April 2021.

"I took the course because I loved the "tapas style" approach that Makerpad puts forth of all the different no-code tools on the market. I wanted to "taste" all the different products out there and identify what ones are best to use for what project.

"In addition to continuing to enhance our Bubble app, I have dreams for a member-only community hub, a support forum, a creators’ portal and a biz-dev pipeline, that will all work harmoniously together.

"I also love being a part of communities of like-minded people. And that is a vision that Ben and Amie are clearly committed to building.

"I definitely wanted to join the first cohort and be a part of creating a really special community. A place where dreamers, designers, entrepreneurs and builders can come together to build cool stuff side-by-side together.

Now, armed with a broad set of no-code building skills, Suzanne can help take the entire dripdrop venture to the next level.

The course has opened up new possibilities and opportunities she didn't know about previously.

"Thanks to the course, we will be able to keep building out our business with more exceptional tools — like Glide for early prototyping, Airtable as an external database... The list goes on and on."

Suzanne also sees the value in being able to test an app's concept in a no-code tool with a gentler learning curve:

Suzanne's positive about where no-code is headed, too.

"As a team, we believe that no-code is the future of tech for the masses. Whether you're a designer, an entrepreneur, or a maker-builder, it's a great time to be in tech!"


Loved Suzanne's story?

The second cohort for the No-Code Fundamentals course starts on June 21.

There are still a few days left to apply if you want to join and kickstart your own no-code projects.

Plus, there are still 10 scholarships up for grabs!

The draw will be taking place tomorrow — apply as normal by close of play today, Tuesday 8 June, to be entered into the draw.

Full details here.

We hope to see you in the next cohort!

Amie & the Makerpad team ✌️



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