No-Code Portrait: Vu Tran and CitizenDev

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Wesley Wasielewski


Aug 1, 2023


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Today we'd like to introduce you to Vu and his agency, CitizenDev, who have joined us as a Flusk Trusted Agency.

The Founder

Vu Tran - Founder at CitizenDev


In the landscape of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, we find individuals who channel their unique talents and passions into groundbreaking endeavors.

One such inspiring figure is CitizenDev's founder, a 23-year-old native of Vietnam, who marries his love for rap music and movie analysis with a penchant for technological ingenuity.

Let's unravel the story that led to the creation of CitizenDev.


Born in 2000, Vu represents a new generation of self-taught innovators.

Though he dropped out of university, his tenacity and intellectual curiosity drove him to teach himself coding languages such as HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python, and Java/Android.

Professional Path

Beginning as a pro-code agency, CitizenDev transitioned into the no-code realm in April 2022.

The shift from traditional coding to the drag-and-drop simplicity of no-code was a fascinating evolution for CitizenDev.

Embracing challenges such as selecting the right tools and enhancing customer experience, the agency continues to strive for excellence, reflecting their founder's determination to learn and adapt.

The Agency

CitizenDev's journey reveals a commitment to developer experience, flexibility, and user-centered design.

Here's a look at what sets them apart from the crowd.


At CitizenDev, developer experience is paramount, with an emphasis on content like the Bubble Naming Convention. The agency's in-house designers continually research UX improvements and train developers in UX, staying abreast of the latest UI/UX trends.

Flexibility stands as a core value, owing to CitizenDev's roots as a pro-code agency.

With most developers transitioning from pro-coders to no-coders, the agency easily navigates complex stacks and can create custom plugins, working with tools like WeWeb and Xano effortlessly.


CitizenDev primarily concentrates on internal apps and MVPs, exploring various fields in these early stages of the agency's growth. Their standout project, Traleado, exemplifies their commitment to functionality over aesthetics, showcasing advanced features like an affiliates management system, custom form builder, and automated rule-based assignment.

Evolutions and Challenges

Selecting the right stacks marked CitizenDev's first significant challenge, leading to meticulous research and a tedious learning process.

Customer experience posed another obstacle, putting pressure on a team of tech experts navigating the business world. However, facing these challenges head-on and seeking continuous improvement embodies CitizenDev's relentless pursuit of excellence.

Future Goals

CitizenDev aspires to be a professional body in the field, with upcoming initiatives like best practices in application structuring, Xano Naming Convention, and WeWeb Naming Convention.

They have already written a game-changing Bubble Naming Convention.


CitizenDev's emergence as one of the top two agencies in South East Asia reflects their dedication to innovation, quality, and growth. With a blend of technical prowess and creative vision, they are poised to make significant strides in the no-code industry. Partnering with Flusk, CitizenDev embarks on a thrilling journey, and we are excited to be part of their continuing success.

Visit CitizenDev's website to explore their work, and check out Traleado to see their remarkable project in action.