Why use backend workflows for your Bubble app

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In this Bubble.io tutorial we explain how back-end workflows can significantly enhance the performance and security of your bubble apps. We also talk about benefits and a few examples!

Today, we'll be uncovering the magic of backend workflows and how leveraging them will significantly enhance the performance of your Bubble app. So stick around and let's get started.

Before we dive into the benefits and examples of using
, let's understand their purpose.

Essentially, backend workflows are server side events and actions that allow offloading tasks from the client side. This can lead to faster apps, best performance, and smoother overall user experiences. Now that we know a little bit more about backend workflows, let's dive into the top benefits of using them in your Bubble apps.

1. Enhanced performance

By moving resource intensive tasks and processes to the back end, you free up capacity on the client side, leading to smoother, faster, and ultimately more satisfying user experiences.

2. Improved security

Backend workflows add an extra layer of security to your app. Since the tasks are handled on the server side, it becomes much harder for hackers and malicious

3. Schedule tasks and automation

One of the significant advantages of backend
tasks for later execution or automate tasks that recur at specific intervals. This leads to reduced manual efforts and more reliable business processes.

4. Scalability

With backend workflows, you can handle more complex and more frequent tasks without straining your app, making it easier to scale up or down according to your app's requirements.

Now that we covered the benefits, let's explore some practical examples of how backend workflows can be implemented to enhance your Bubble app.

1. Batch data processing

Suppose you have an app that requires mass data uploading or manipulation. For example, importing user details. Instead of doing this all at once within the app, you can move this process to a backend
to improve the speed and user experience.

2. Email reminders

Backend workflows can be used to schedule and automate
. For instance, if you have a subscription based app that requires regular billing reminders or onboarding emails, backend workflows are a perfect solution.

3. Cleanup Processes

You can use back in workflows to enforce data retention policies and clean up unnecessary data periodically. For example, you can schedule a workflow to delete user accounts that have been inactive for a certain duration, or remove temporary data that is no longer needed.

And that wraps up our exploration of backend workflows in Bubble apps. You can see that they are a powerful tool for enhancing performance automation and overall user experience.

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