The New Way to App Development
Businesses have tried to do more with less since the dawn of the economy, but core processes were always “endured” and “ignored”. Today, it has become possible to gain visibility into these processes, and efficiency has morphed into a competitive advantage.
History has shown that apps are hard, slow, and expensive…But has history changed? It has. The number of mobile app downloads in 2017 clocked in at nearly 200 billion, with the figure expected to exceed 350 billion by 2021. Today, building, launching, using, and changing powerful enterprise apps is possible to do at lightning speed, without the need to run to the IT department.
Traditionally, companies have always relied on outsourcing application development, but it ran prices upwards of thousands of dollars and took months to complete. Businesses are realizing the emergence of a “low-code/no-code revolution” – the ability to develop an app, put it to use, and do it all in a fraction of the price. As low-code development gives way to quick delivery, companies are focusing on how quickly an app can be created, deployed and put to use; and, all of this is done without writing code.
Low-code/no-code is the new way to bolster the concept of continuous delivery – the process of producing valuable and reliable software that can be modified and restructured at any time. It becomes possible to quickly tinker with and modify a low-code app in order to keep it effective and efficient.
A no-code/low-code solution works to automate workflows, work with reporting dashboards, and process data with little help from the IT department. It takes advantage of visual design tools like drag-and-drop modelers as well as point-and-click interface creation in an effort to enable quick creation and launch. Developers use low-code platforms to produce UX, data, workflow, and transactions. It becomes a reusable element like a lego brick which others can assemble their own applications with.
Using a “Best of Breed” approach to achieving workflow automation by leveraging established off the shelf products to assemble workflow solutions without writing code, means ensuring a high degree of reusability both in terms of software licensing and hardware infrastructure.
Those who embrace low-code development drive value for customers and enable them to innovate faster and work smarter, and enhance the customer experience. Low-code development improves operational efficiency, enabling users to work smarter, and not waste time on tedious, repetitive tasks.
Working in a data-driven landscape, no coding becomes agile. With features like real-time reporting dashboards that improve decision-making, reveal trends, and allow for the management of projects, customer satisfaction is increased, which propels digital transformation across an entire business.
As businesses face the growing pressure of operating at digital speed, and accelerating operations, improving the customer experience becomes critical. Forward-thinking organizations see the power of harnessing the speed of low-code programming to compete in a digitally transforming world.
Low-code development drives digital transformation, and allows businesses to rapidly adapt delivery to customer expectations.
Is it time for you to automate the app creation process, and launch apps in lightning speed?