NoCode tools enable non-programmers to build web and mobile applications without having to know how to program. In recent years web browsers have become more powerful and this has enabled companies to create products that enable non-technical users to create applications through a graphical interface running in a web browser. Instead of having to write logic using the syntax of a particular language, a NoCode user only needs to navigate a web-based interface and point and click.
The no-code movement has had a tremendous impact on the software development industry. NoCode platforms and services have allowed scores of entrepreneurs and enterprises to convert their ideas into applications that solve real problems for a fraction of the cost of traditional development.
NoCode tools are typically targeted at people with basic computer skills. To be fair, there are many aspects to developing an application besides writing actual code. So while NoCode makes it significantly easier for someone to build an app it doesn’t remove the need to define what you’re building, test it and do all of the other things that go along with building applications. However, it does save what is typically the most expensive part of developing an app, the cost of the actual development.
The following are some examples of the types of applications that you can build using NoCode.
- Online Marketplaces: These marketplaces connect buyers and sellers plus facilitate transactions.
- Workflow Management Applications: Modeling a workflow or process is an ideal use case for NoCode. The manager or employee most familiar with the process can also be the one who creates the application. This cuts out the risk of something being lost in translation which is often an issue with traditional software development projects.
- Dashboard Apps: These are applications that let executives track, handle, visualize, and report on company data.
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Apps: These apps can support sales and operational personnel in tracking, reporting on, and managing the information that they collect.
The following are some of the most popular NoCode solutions.