Low Code App Development: Your Cure for the App Developer Shortage
By 2020, 70% of enterprise mobile apps will be developed without IT involvement. How? With low code app development tools. Here’s why…
What’s the best job in America? Being a mobile app developer, says a report from CNN Money, because of the profession’s high salaries and bright future: an average salary in the six figures and a 19% growth rate over the next ten years. That’s great for app developers, but not as great for businesses looking to hire them. High salaries mean app development pros are in high demand. Of course, that’s nothing new. It’s long been known there’s an app developer shortage.
That shortage means it’s tough for IT to keep up with businesses’ demand for apps. In its report, “5 Scenarios for Low Code Choices,” Forrester notes, “Most tech management organizations already have more demand for business apps than they can handle; how can businesses expand their app delivery capacity to meet this exploding demand, which includes new and unfamiliar technologies?”
The answer: A low code application development tool. These tools let developers build mobile apps fast with little hand-coding and custom work, using simple-to-use visual tools. They also allow for custom coding when required.
Low code application development tools can help app developers write apps more quickly and efficiently, meaning companies can get by with fewer staff. But they can also be used by so-called “citizen developers,” domain experts and line-of-business staff who have business experience but not a development background. Citizen developers may be the future of mobile development. Gartner analyst Jason Wong told SearchMobileComputing that “by 2020, 70% of enterprise mobile apps will be developed without IT involvement.”
Alpha Anywhere is a particularly powerful low code app development platform, as highlighted in the Forrester report “Vendor Landscape: The Fractured, Fertile Terrain Of Low-Code Application Platforms.” The report lauded Alpha Anywhere’s low-code, rapid mobile application development and deployment environment for its “strong” mobile forms technology.
But you don’t need to just take our word for it, or Forrester’s, either. Start Software’s director and principal consultant Robin Bennett calls Alpha Anywhere “a developer’s best friend.” Here are the six reasons he lauds it so highly:
- Alpha Anywhere does the boring stuff and does it really well
- You can build prototypes incredibly quickly
- Nothing is hidden, everything is accessible
- Hard stuff becomes easy
- Debugging is easy, clever, and flexible
- Deployment is genius
He concludes: “It is the most productive and most satisfying multi-platform environment I’ve ever worked in.”
To learn more about Alpha Anywhere’s Low Code Development System for Mobile and Web Apps, see this video by Alpha Anywhere’s CTO Dan Bricklin.
For a detailed look at Alpha Anywhere’s low code application development architecture, click here.
For a look at the newest version of Alpha Anywhere V4, click here.