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No-Code AI: Crafting a Feedback App with Bubble & OpenAI

Author: Bubble Starter KitTime: 2024-01-31 11:50:00

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Introduction to Building a No-Code AI App with Bubble.io and OpenAI

This blog post walks through a tutorial on how to build a simple no-code AI application by integrating OpenAI's API into Bubble.io. We'll explore the OpenAI playground and documentation, import the API into Bubble, connect API elements to Bubble interface components like text inputs and buttons, and test out our app.

By the end, you'll have a good understanding of how to leverage OpenAI's powerful AI capabilities to create useful no-code applications on Bubble.io. Let's get started!

What We'll Build

We'll build a simple app interface that allows users to get AI-generated responses to text they input. It will have:

  • A text input box for users to enter questions or phrases
  • A submit button to trigger the AI response
  • A display field to show the AI-generated text response


To follow along, you'll need:

  • Access to Bubble.io to build no-code apps
  • An OpenAI account with access to the Playground and API keys

Exploring the OpenAI Playground & Documentation

The OpenAI Playground allows you to preview and test out AI models like GPT-3. It's a valuable tool when building OpenAI-powered apps. We'll leverage it when configuring our Bubble app.

We can explore features like:

  • Different AI engines (Davinci, Curie, etc.) with varying capabilities

  • Adjusting parameters like temperature, top-p, etc.

  • Viewing example outputs for different types of text prompts

This helps ensure we configure the API requests from Bubble properly for our app goals and use case.

Additionally, OpenAI provides excellent documentation and guides. Their tutorials make it very easy to get started using their API, showing exactly what's needed for authentication, requests, responses, and more.

Importing the OpenAI API into Bubble.io

With the foundations covered, we can dive into actually building our Bubble application with OpenAI's API.

Setting up the API Request

First, we'll import the OpenAI API into Bubble as a new API element. This lets us configure requests later. We can view OpenAI's curl example requests in their documentation to model this. We'll:

  • Copy the curl request code
  • Paste it into the Bubble API configuration
  • Replace the key section with our actual API key

Adding API Keys

We need to connect our OpenAI account credentials so Bubble can authenticate when making API requests:

  • We paste in our unique OpenAI secret API key into the Bubble API configuration
  • This grants access for Bubble to call the API on our account's behalf

Connecting the OpenAI API to Bubble Elements

With the OpenAI API imported, we can link it to Bubble interface elements like text boxes and buttons to create an interactive app.

Text Input

We'll add a text input box where users can enter a phrase or question:

  • This text will be used as the prompt for the AI when the user clicks submit

Submit Button

A button allows users to trigger the AI processing:

  • When clicked, it will take the text input...
  • Pass it in the OpenAI API request...
  • And display back the AI-generated response

API Response Display

  • Finally, a display field shows the text response from the OpenAI API call
  • So users can see the dynamic AI-generated output based on their input prompt

Testing & Optimizing the App

Once built, we need to test our Bubble app connected to the OpenAI API. Key steps include:

  • Checking responses for different text inputs

  • Verifying API calls are triggering properly from user actions

  • Evaluating OpenAI settings like engine, temperature, etc.

  • Optimizing and iterating as needed to improve performance

Using the OpenAI Playground side-by-side helps quickly evaluate and fine-tune the app.

Conclusion & Next Steps

And that's it! With just a few configuration steps, we successfully integrated OpenAI's awesome AI capabilities into a usable no-code web app built on Bubble.

From here, additional possibilities include:

  • Adding more inputs/outputs for expanded functionality

  • Implementing payments if using costly Davinci model

  • Styling and customizing UI/UX design

Hopefully you now feel empowered to start building your own AI apps no-code style. Feel free to reference this tutorial and reach out with any other questions!


Q: What is OpenAI?
A: OpenAI is an AI research organization that created GPT-3, a powerful natural language processing model.

Q: What is Bubble.io?
A: Bubble is a no-code platform for building web applications without coding.

Q: What will we build in this tutorial?
A: We'll use Bubble and OpenAI to create a simple feedback app powered by AI.

Q: Do I need coding experience for this tutorial?
A: No, this tutorial is completely no-code. No prior coding experience is required.

Q: How can I get OpenAI API keys?
A: You can sign up for access to the OpenAI API by creating an account on openai.com.

Q: What Bubble elements will we use?
A: We'll use text inputs, buttons, API connectors, and text elements to build the app.

Q: How do I connect the API to Bubble?
A: We'll import the API call into Bubble and add our secret keys to authenticate.

Q: How can I improve the AI responses?
A: You can fine-tune the AI model in the OpenAI Playground for your specific use case.

Q: What next steps are recommended?
A: Consider adding features like user accounts, saving responses, or connecting to other APIs.

Q: Where can I learn more?
A: Check the OpenAI documentation, forums, and Bubble help center for more info.