Let's cut to the chase. If you're serious about mobile business app development, there are two key metrics that can make or break a low code development platform: 1. Does it give you full confidence in your ability to get the task done? 2. Can you get it done fast? We've been telling this story for years. However, recently a third key metric has emerged as critical to enterprises evaluating low code development platforms.
Forrester Research projects the market for such citizen developer rapid mobile app development tools (a.k.a., mobile no code/low code platforms) to be some $3 billion by 2020.In the three years we've been working with enterprise customers, the low code development platform market has evolved, as has enterprise mobility strategy. Many companies now want to extend the use of low code development platforms to empower citizen developers to build more mobile business apps. As a result, buyers must consider all three criteria of the criteria below when evaluating a low code development platform for building business apps:
1) Broad usability of the platform - does the platform appeal to both professional developers and citizen (aka line of business) developers? To be a true enterprise tool that can mobilize complex business processes and data sources, it must serve both types of users.
2) Development speed of the platform - does the platform allow users to speed both developing and deploying mobile apps, including the addition of the latest mobile device features, offline capability, and responsive app design? Speeding and easing these time-consuming development activities can result in significant time to market and cost savings.
3) Confidence the platform can get the job done - Does the product ensure the organization and its users can get business apps built independently, without the fear of running into a development wall? An unlimited low code development platform allows IT to write any code necessary to complete today's modern complex apps.
Alpha Anywhere is the only low code development platform that hits the sweet spot by combining a low code development approach with a complete set of features that speed complex business app development on the front-end and back-end. Users can be confident that this low code development platform will never run out of power, skip key functionality, or leave end-users in the lurch.
Gartner predicts that by 2018, more than half of all business apps will be created by citizen developers using rapid mobile app development tools.Alpha Anywhere is the only low code development platform that hits the sweet spot -- meeting all three of the above criteria -- by combining a low code development approach with a complete set of features that speed complex business app development on the front-end and back-end. Users can be confident that this low code development platform will never run out of power, skip key functionality, or leave end-users in the lurch. It is the perfect platform for citizen developers who want to write their own apps and IT departments that want to maintain the ability to add complex code when needed. It’s a low-code, rapid app development and deployment environment for building native-quality, cross platform web and mobile business applications. With Alpha Anywhere, users of all skill levels can quickly become proficient in creating mobile business forms and applications that run across all devices.
What are the business benefits of a low-code development platform? As Forrester Research describes it, low code tools such as Alpha Anywhere “rely on faster development techniques — visual development, automatic configuration and deployment, or user interface transcoding — [that] can speed delivery compared with coding.” Forrester goes on to explain, “We call these products low-code platforms and define them as: Platforms that enable rapid application delivery with a minimum of hand-coding, and quick setup and deployment, for systems of engagement.”
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