Low Code Revolution
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Last Updated: May 17, 2021
Low Code Platforms
Building an app isn’t hard when you are using low code platforms. In fact, using an (LCAP) Low code platform will let you have an app built within a matter of hours rather than weeks because you don’t have to have any coding experience. I know you may be thinking that’s impossible, and apps need to be built by developers and not just a marketer, but technology is advancing and that is no longer the case. The difference between low code vs programming is that when you are building with a low code platform instead of programming an app, you build the app by dragging dropping elements and content onto the app screen. You are able to build the entire app from a visual standpoint instead of having to write out the code. Another option when it comes to building an app without code is a no code platform. While these platforms are very similar, and both allow a user to build an app with no code required, there is a difference between low code and no code platforms. Low code offers the option for further customization. With a low code platform you can bring in your own code if you want to further enhance your apps functionality. With a no code platform you have no option to bring in your own code or modify it. Therefore, a low code platform gives users greater flexibility.
Lumavate is a leading low code PWA app builder that can help marketers build apps with little to no code but with the option to customize and build functionality-rich widgets, components, and features using your preferred language, and allows you to scale as your growth and demand change. Lumavate also prioritizes low code security as they have gone through the verification process with a SOC2 audit. This evaluation can be provided to clients for verification purposes.
Additionally, the Lumavate low code platform allows you to build apps that are functional across all devices and operating systems. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about having a separate android app maker vs. iOS app maker. There are also other low code platforms and applications available like the Salesforce low code platform and low code no code Microsoft platforms. These are just a few low code examples, but there are many more platforms out there to be chosen from. A low code presentation on low code for dummies can help better understand what is possible with platforms and what platforms might be a good fit for your brand.
The pricing of low code app development platforms can vary. There are free low code platforms available, which is a great way to get started with an app development platform. A free platform will let you become familiar with what functions the platform has, and understand what kind of apps you can build with the platform. However, when using a free low code platform the functionality is often limited. Free platforms often do not offer much when it comes to salability or improving the user experience. To better understand what features you will want to include in a PWA and how they can benefit your brand check out the Marketer’s Guide to PWAs.
No Code Platforms
While no code platforms do not offer the same flexibility and customization that low code platforms offer, there are still situations where a no code platform might be a better path. The main difference between low code no code platforms is that in a no code platform you cannot bring in your own code. However, if you have no need to incorporate your own code into an app, then a no code platform is a great choice. With a no code platform you can still customize the design, branding, content, and activation methods of your app. Plus, low code platforms can function as no code platforms. For example, Lumavate’s platform is low code, but still possesses all the capabilities of a no code platform. For more information you can look at low code no code gartner analysis.
The rise of low code and no code app builders goes hand and hand with the rise of citizen developers. Citizens developers refers to anyone that can build an app using an app builder. The movement empowers marketers and others outside of IT to move fast and take app building into their own hands. With the rising use of technology in business, the citizen development movement encourages marketers to be more agile with apps and technology by eliminating IT as a roadblock.
Low Code Revolution
Currently, the low code revolution is bigger than ever. This may leave many people thinking “what is low code development and why is it important?”. So let’s break this down and talk about where low code came from and why you should care. The history of low code can be traced back to 2014, when the term “low code” was coined by Forrester to refer to app building platforms that cater to all skill levels. Ever since, the low code development platform market has really taken off as mobile marketing increases in importance and more and more people are realizing they don’t need to be a developer to build an app. This is also leading to a trend of businesses no longer needing internal developers, and instead are moving towards using app building platforms such as Lumavate. Low code mobile app development has also been able to evolve more rapidly thanks to Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). PWAs platforms like Lumavate allow you to move faster through the app building process. This will help customers go to market faster and start quickly driving results with their PWA. Another key element to driving results is low code customization which helps ensure that your PWA stands out amongst competitors.
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Mendix is a low code or no code, open-source app development platform. The mendix low code platform has a React Native framework that lets users build apps for both Android and iOS devices. The Lumavate platform works similarly to Mendix by using bits and pieces or open sources apps, but there are some key differences. The Lumavate platform has a library full of different app elements called the Lumavate Library. This is where users can find and use a wide variety of app-making elements at their disposal. They can easily apply these elements to the apps they’re designing, and they can even add elements they’ve created into the library for others to reuse.
Many companies are no longer spending money on hiring in-house developers, and instead are signing up for open-source mobile app development. While Lumavate is not an open-source platform, it does utilize open source components. The platform also lets users build one app that works seamlessly across both Android and iPhone operating systems.
Microsoft Power Platform is a collective term for four Microsoft products: Power BI, PowerApps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents. Power BI is a software that helps enterprise businesses dive deeper into their data by creating customized reports tailored to your brand’s KPIs. Microsoft PowerApps is a low code app development platform that lets users quickly build powerful apps that are scalable. The platform has templates, drag and drop capabilities, and quick deployment. The PowerApps low code platform also offers a course to help users better understand how to best use the platform. Power Automate helps users automate their daily repetitive tasks. Finally, Power Virtual Agents allows users to build their own chatbots that customers can interact with. Together, these four products make up the Microsoft Power Platform, and can connect to other data systems like Salesforce.
The Microsoft Power Platform is a low code platform, and does not offer any no code options. The difference between this platform and Lumavate’s low code platform is that Lumavate offers no code building options. This means that you can build an app just using the drag and drop feature of the app builder. The user can still customize the app and create a great user experience by using no code. It is like the best of both worlds!
Outsystems is another app development platform. The Outsystems low code platform similar to Lumavate and Mendix’s platform in that it can be used by individuals of all coding levels. Companies would choose to use this technology if they want to build a mobile app without having to hire an in-house developer or outsource the project to an app developer. When it comes to low code platforms, Lumavate is a leading low-code application platform with the ability to use the drag and drop features with no-code options. This allows marketers to quickly go to market with an app that is customized to their needs and fit their brand. Some of the customization features include establishing branding of the app (brand colors and brand font). Marketers also have the option to customize all content, images, and layout of the app. Additionally, Lumavate is affordable for all marketers. There is an option to build an app completely free, forever. There is also the option to upgrade and gain more functionality..
Quickbase is a low code app development platform that brings teams of all technical backgrounds together on one platform. Users can quickly build a Quickbase app that is tailored to their brand and can be integrated with other technology. On the website you can access Quickbase login to enter the platform and start building your first app. Other information on the website includes answers to questions like what is Quickbase, Quickbase pricing model, the Quickbase logo, and what is Quickbase revenue. Additionally, you can find information about where you can use the platform, for example Quickbase India and Quickbase UK, or if there are any current Quickbase career opportunities. To find out more about how the platform works, you can watch a Quickbase tutorial. This will explain the technology behind the platform, including a Quickbase tutorial and what Quickbase hosting options are available.
There are many Quickbase competitors, including Lumavate. Lumavate’s low code platform offers many of the same capabilities and resources as Quickbase. Lumavate also offers starter kits that are based on the best apps for business professionals that are easy to scale. These starter kits help create a clean and clear path to app development.
Each of our Starter Kits includes prototyping tools, literature, and tutorials, to get you up and running quickly. Our resources include the mobile best practices that you would see in the best app development companies in the USA, and encompass a wide variety of enterprise software development company apps.
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Forrester Low Code
Forrester is an analyst firm that is a great resource for both customers and businesses to use to understand what is happening in different markets and industries. At Forrester you can find multiple reports, data, blog posts, and research findings on various topics, including low code platforms. Forrester low code reports indicate the low code platforms are making strides in the technology industry, and should not be ignored. There are other analyst firms similar to Forrester like Gartner. Gartner provides further insights into industries, and produces the “Gartner Magic Quadrant” which shows where businesses fall in certain categories. Insights from Gartner analysts also indicate the rising popularity of low-code platforms as they have changed the name of “Magic Quadrant: High Productivity Application Platform as a Service” to “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms”. Some platforms included in this are Lumavate and Unqork Gartner. In fact, Lumavate was included in six other research notes by Garnter like: How Progressive Web Apps Improve Digital Commerce Experience, Hype Cycle for Application Architecture and Development 2019, Hype Cycle for Digital Commerce 2019, Hype Cycle for User Experience 2019, Hype Cycle for Mobile, Endpoint and Enterprise Wearable Computing 2019, and Hype Cycle for Unified Workspaces 2019.
Lumavate also offers a variety of free resources to help customers understand industry trends and what is happening with low code and no code development platforms. In addition, you can find resources regarding PWA trends, and design best practices. All of this information can be accessed for free, and you can also create a free account and experience the Lumavate PWA platform in action.
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