Building Apps Using Low-Code

As explained in our recent article, Building Apps Using No-code, the No-Code platform option is typically used to create apps that handle simple functions. So, what are the key differences between No-code and Low-code? To start with, Low-code is a little more robust and allows developers to create stronger solutions without writing a lot of code. Low-code platforms provide visual editors and reusable actions that developers can drag and drop into processes for rapid development. This platform enables developers to assemble and build applications without researching, writing quickly and testing new scripts.

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Like No-Code, there are some limitations. So, once again, choosing Low-code is very dependent on your application requirements. And advanced planning is necessary to discover if the platform fits the desired application outcomes. As a starting point, the most common application usage for Low-code is:

  • Onboarding
  • Scheduling tasks and messages
  • File processing
  • Order management
  • Data or data streams processing
  • Advanced SAP
  • Portals
  • Running background backup tasks
  • Computing backend calculations
  • Proof of Concept

And the benefits of using low code also vary. Developers can experience improved agility and 

rapid development time, up to ten times faster than traditional methods. So, it makes the work less expensive and completed quicker. Another benefit is the flexibility because developers can deliver full-stack solutions in just weeks, which are also ideal for cloud hosting.

Using Low-code, developers also fully control the front-end design. They can rapidly evolve applications since less code is required and respond faster to market changes or potential opportunities. And it’s not as prone to errors since developers use pre-built components and off-the-shelf features. 

But there are some disadvantages to consider. Low-code development platforms are more constrained, so you might not get the exact functionality you want or need. And with some low-code solutions, the user interface and flow may be limited. Customization options will also vary between platforms. Some Low-code solutions will offer limited customization choices, and others may just give you access to the underlying code. In some cases, you can develop applications meeting your needs, and in others, not so much. Ultimately, you don’t have complete control over your development, so know the limits of your custom options before you start.

All businesses selecting Low-Code as their development choice should have a firm plan based on their application requirements. We can help you discover what is right for your company. Contact Becky Faith at 502.465.5104 for more details. To view our Building Apps Using No-Code Blog, click here or look for our next upcoming article in this series that discusses why you should choose Custom Applications.

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