Who uses Directual and why?
What can be built on the platform?
Bildr is a decent UI-centered visual web development platform with poor database customization and no API builder, no-frills. As for Web3 elements, they are mostly limited to NFTs, NFT contracts, and metadata.
Directual is a full-stack solution that packs a punch in general and when it comes to Web3. It offers integration with different networks, wallet management, transaction processing, sending and converting crypto, accepting payments, transferring NFTs, and more.
Bildr is a wide-open canvas with infinite pages… Where there are no mistakes, just happy accidents.
Now all kidding aside.
Sure, NFTs are great and all, and we are not going to lie, we like the idea of “minting a Studio Pass NFT” (even though it requires 0.24 ETH) as it supports one of the core ideas of Web3, but where is the rest? Unfortunately, Bildr has nothing much else to offer at the moment.
Bildr is a UI-centered web3 no-code/low-code platform. Thus, it has limitations when dealing with large, complex projects.
Directual is a no-code/low-code full-stack solution designed to build software that scales without relying on third-party solutions. Directual has fantastic capabilities for building internal applications, creating backend functionality for existing software, automating data processing, and more.
Directual offers a ton of Web3 features:
Directual has little to no limitations. We are not going to list all the things it can do here because, you know, we also have other things to do. We will just leave this case study here. Don’t be shy, take a look!
In conclusion, Bildr is a decent no-code platform for visual web development with Web3 elements. It's somewhat easy to use (even though I had some troubles with the overall responsiveness of the platform), reasonably priced, and offers a good selection of customization options. As far as the Web3 part is concerned, these features are limited mostly to NFTs and are hidden behind the paywall.
Directual, on the other hand, is more versatile and has a lot more to offer. From powerful features like API builder, standard and synchronous scenarios with customizable triggers, and configurable databases to fancy Web3 features like integration with different networks, transaction monitoring, and sending and converting crypto, we have you covered! And, unlike in Bildr, they are available from the start.
Oh, and we almost forgot. Another big difference between Bildr and Directual is the way we build interfaces. Unlike Bildr, which uses a classic per-element approach where you have to manually assemble all the puzzle pieces together, Directual uses larger UI components that can be placed within the adaptive layout. Each of these components has a number of settings that you can use to customize the look and feel of the component to your needs.
And yet, at their core, both platforms allow users to create without having to learn how to code. Both have their pros and cons, but ultimately it comes down to your needs. Give them both a try and see for yourself.
If you’d like to learn how Directual works and how to get started with it, you should begin right here.
In case you’d like to ask us a question personally, don’t hesitate to reach out to email@example.com.
That will be all, folks! Until we meet again!
Web3 (also known as Web 3.0) is an idea for a new iteration of the World Wide Web which incorporates concepts such as decentralization, blockchain technologies, and token-based economics. Directual provides a wide range of no-code web3-features.
NFT stands for “non-fungible token”. Non-fungible means that something is unique and can’t be replaced. By contrast, physical money and cryptocurrencies are fungible, which means they can be traded or exchanged for one another. Every NFT contains a digital signature which makes each one unique. NFTs are digital assets and could be photos, videos, audio files, or another digital format. NFT examples include artwork, comic books, sports collectibles, trading cards, games, and more. Using Directual plugins you can manage NFTs without writing any code.
Minting crypto is the process of generating new coins by authenticating data, creating new blocks, and recording the information onto the blockchain through a “proof of stake” protocol. Both new units of cryptocurrency and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) can be minted this way.
Low-code/no-code development platforms are types of visual software development environments that allow enterprise developers and citizen developers to drag and drop application components, connect them, and create mobile or web apps.
An application programming interface is a way for two or more computer programs to communicate with each other. It is a type of software interface that provides a service to other software. Directual allows you to establish RESTful PAPI without coding using a powerful visual API-builder.
Join 10,000+ no-coders using Directual and create something you can be proud of—both faster and cheaper than ever before. It’s easy to start thanks to the visual development UI, and just as easy to scale with powerful, enterprise-grade databases and backend.