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The Benefits of Low Code Development Platforms

In the last few years, low code application development has made quite a name for itself in the enterprise application landscape. Compared to traditional application development platforms, this strategy hosts a number of new features that organizations should seriously consider if they’re looking to expands their mobile offerings. In the face of increasing demand, organizations need to reassess their approach to mobile application development in a way that accommodates this. Traditional coding can be time-consuming and requires the assistance of of open source libraries, MBaas and PaaS providers and other tools. In terms of talent, a strong ability of connecting to back-end systems is needed as well. The entire process can be costly, inflexible, and just plain archaic compared to modern platform technology. Beyond the ease of coding, we’ll take a look at what makes this low-code approach so enticing to modern businesses.

Above all, low-code application development is a faster, more efficient process that allows you to get a finished product to your consumers in a number of weeks, rather than months. This is made possible through visual tooling and an integrated application platform. Instead of adjusting fussy code that can further isolate you from the top user experience your audience expects, low-code allows developers to spend more time using simple drag and drop features so you can remain closer to the experience of using the application. While these drag and drop components used to be limited to the components provided by the platform vendor, new technology allows developers to utilize tools for in-place extendability for the entire application. Increasingly, low-code application development is becoming easier and more capable. With companies realizing that they don’t have the necessary resources to support the growing demand for mobile applications, many organizations are quickly going low-code to increase their productivity.

Low-code’s ability to reuse app components is also a major attraction for enterprise developers. Prior to this approach, app development typically required a much larger team of experts covering everything from back-end development to client development, and project management. Large code libraries, allow developers to share and reuse code throughout the company to cover a whole list of components. Because of this, applications don’t need to always be built from scratch and the workload is able to be divided into smaller pieces.

Finally, low code and visual app development platforms allow developers to be more flexible in making changes to an application. Traditionally, developers would spend excessive amounts of time trying to perfect and modify an application prototype that would eventually be changed after deployment due to a greater understanding of the app’s real-world functionality. With low code development, developers aren’t held down to one project idea, and are able to make the necessary tweaks to the application following user-feedback and critique.

If you’re looking into investing in a low code mobile application platform, we recommend, Kony Visualizer, and Outsystems.


Doug Atkinson

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