We're excited to announce the CommandBar plugin for Bubble.
With the release of this new plugin, we're unlocking the power of CommandBar for use in any Bubble app. So you can embed any of our suite of connected widgets to make your app simpler, faster, and more delightful to use. This includes our magical universal search (so users can find anything, like data, pages, features, and help, from anywhere in your app), nudges (to guide them in the right direction), checklists (to onboard them), and HelpHub (to bring your help center inside your app). CommandBar will be especially useful for Bubbles users if:
- You’re struggling to get users to use your best features
- You have a retention problem
- Your users ask many questions like “How do I do X?”
If those apply to you, then read on!
How the CommandBar Bubble plugin works
Once the CommandBar plugin is installed, go ahead and configure any widget in your Bubble app.
You can use any information from a Things database in CommandBar. For example, if you want to create commands that are personalized to the current user, you can do that. You can make any actions you can do in Bubble as a command in CommandBar, too. You can even create and trigger custom workflows within your app by wiring up commands with the Bubble workflow editor.
We especially recommend setting up the Magic Searchbar widget. This enables you to map data and actions in Bubble to CommandBar to make them searchable, giving you a universal searchbar in just a few minutes. It’s also possible to configure multi-step commands that use option sets defined in Bubble. And you can supercharge commands with information from your Things database, showing relevant metadata in results, like categories or preview images and title text.
The Searchbar is really fast. It opens up the ability to use CommandBar for page navigation - either quickly moving between pages within your app using keyboard and UI shortcuts, or after selecting an entry from the Things database, you can configure it to navigate to its Thing detail page. When on a Things detail page, you can show contextually-relevant actions in the bar that relate to the purpose of the page a user is on.