Low Code App Development – Part 1

Low-code platforms have truly taken root and are here to replace traditional approaches to app development. They give businesses the power to create the apps they need quickly and easily, taking much of the pressure off IT.

What are Low-Code Platforms?

Low-code platforms emphasize the idea of an app and its relevance to solving a business or a customer challenge, over the technical development of the app itself. They allow individuals to get to a Minimum Valuable Product (MVP) quickly, free from constraints such as skills shortage, financial resources, or layers of governance and approvals.

For those that do want to pursue the route of deep technical skills in the world of mobile development, low-code platforms can be a convenient way to get into the field, and start delivering practical value to employers or clients instantly. We’ve seen people start building low-code apps from all backgrounds – business Analysts, BCom graduates, or those that are more technically-minded in other development fields.

Low Code App Development Taking Root

With the dawn of 2017, we can see low-code app development taking root across larger enterprises as well as smaller businesses. Last year, tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, Oracle, and Salesforce gambled their claim in this market. This year we can anticipate the new entrants to start to see this tech reach scale. It’s likely to scale up to $20B by 2020.

Here are some questions regarding low code platforms that might crop up in your mind:

  • How are low-code platforms solving enterprise IT challenges?
  • How are low-code platforms playing an important role in the digital transformation of enterprises?
  • How are low-code platforms scoring over traditional development platforms?

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