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May 19, 2022 Blog

 

Written by: Muhammad Zulhusni, Journalist, AOPG

Nowadays, you don’t even need to master sophisticated programming languages or become a development expert to create extravagant applications because there’s a way to create them with minimal coding, via low-code or no-code app development.

What is low code?

Low code refers to an approach to application development that involves little to no coding. It may be necessary to have a basic understanding of coding in this environment but it is far faster than writing entire lines of code from scratch. This method mostly relies on visual interfaces with simple logic and drag-and-drop functionality.

What is no code?

No code is an approach that allows users to develop apps without knowing how to code – in other words, it allows less tech-savvy people to develop apps using simple drag-and-drop building blocks.

Sound simple? Because it is!

In comparison to traditional app development, both low code and no code platforms have gained so much attraction due to their simplicity and flexibility. Hence, people with no coding skills, as well as skilled coders, are using them because they increase productivity, lower costs, and increase business agility.

According to Gartner, 70% of new enterprise applications will use low code or no code technologies by 2025, up from less than 25% in 2020.

Because there are so many to choose from, we’ll look at some of the top low code or no code platforms that may best suit your demands:

Appian

Appian’s low code development allows you to rapidly design enterprise-ready apps, and integrate people, technologies, data, and systems into a single workflow to accelerate business results. Designed for businesses of all sizes, Appian provides robust Business Process Management (BPM) capabilities allowing customers to develop applications that best suit their business operations.

This essentially allows users to create complex business process flows with minimal coding.

 

Kissflow

Kissflow believes that the simplest solutions are the most powerful, which is why their slogan, “The Power of Simple” allows anyone to experience the simplicity of no code with the power of low code.

You can automate and digitise your internal operations by creating workflows, forms, dashboards, and other tools. Not only that but you can also use agile custom low code apps to replace legacy systems in your organisation.

 

Microsoft Power Apps

Microsoft Power Apps enables your teams to create low code apps quickly and efficiently to modernise processes, solve complex business problems, and make your company more flexible.

You can also use prebuilt templates and a drag-and-drop functionality in Microsoft Power Apps to get started in designing and launching apps right away, which you can then deploy quickly and tweak if necessary.

 

Mendix

The Mendix Platform provides businesses with the no code and low code tools they need to offer consistent, future-proof consumer touchpoints across web, mobile, wearables, conversational, and immersive experiences.

Mendix also continues to offer advanced business low code features that support emerging use cases like IoT and digital twins.

 

OutSystems

OutSystems is an omnichannel low code platform, allowing businesses to create applications for a range of platforms. OutSystems has everything you need to build modern, cross-platform corporate mobile and online apps that compliment your existing team organisation.

This includes everything from creating multichannel digital customer experiences to modernising systems, building and automating simple to complicated corporate processes and case management solutions, and fostering workplace innovation.

 

Conclusion

It can be challenging to choose the perfect low code platform for your company. Not every platform provides the capabilities and functionality that your business needs. When faced with such a diverse range of options, businesses must first consider what they ultimately want to achieve with a low code platform.

But one thing is certain: Organisations that want to grow must find new ways to increase productivity. Investing in low code platforms could be a contemporary solution to this problem.

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