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More Evidence that Low-Code Mobile App Development is Mobile's Future

Low code/no code development platforms, often called rapid mobile app development (RMAD) platforms, have often been cited as the future of mobile app development. And now there’s even more evidence that low-code development is mobile's future. A report by Transparency Market Research says that the worldwide low code development platform market will grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 54.5 percent between 2017 and 2025. In that year, the report says, the total market size will be more than $126 billion.

now there’s even more evidence that low-code development is mobile's futureThe reason, the report claims, is that IT can’t keep up with demands for writing mobile and other apps, faces serious resources challenges and will have worsening backlogs. The report concludes, “With IT organizations exploring novel and better means of delivering apps faster, the market is expected to show impressive growth in the near future.”

Those are some of the reasons that low code development platforms and RMAD tools will take over the enterprise, Kevin Rands argues in his blog post for CIO, “Why low code platforms are the future of app development.” He claims that using the tools, enterprises can cut the costs and time of developing an app from six months and $1 million to “a couple of months” and between $50,000 and $100,000.

He also claims that “Less code means fewer bugs: simple.” That not only leads to better apps, but also significantly reduces the bug testing process. And he adds, “Better still, the fast pace of low code development means that if a bug is found, it’s often better just to build a brand-new iteration than to stick a metaphorical plaster over it.”

Rands also claims that because these low code mobile app development tools can produce apps with less code, the apps need lower bandwidth and download and run more quickly. “This is good news for people based in rural areas or in developing countries where internet access isn’t as prevalent as it is in the United States,” he says. In addition, because low code mobile apps can be iterated more quickly than traditionally developed apps, “they can be released more quickly and at a lower price, or even for free.”

He also believes that it’s inevitable that artificial intelligence will be built into low code RMAD platforms, making it even easier for developers and those with little coding experience to quickly write high-level mobile apps.

Because of all this, his conclusion is a simple one about whether RMAD and low code tools are the future: “The market will decide, as it always does. Don’t allow yourself to be on the wrong side of history.”

Alpha Anywhere is one of the most highly rated low code/no code RMAD tools. InfoWorld named it a top mobile app development leader and enterprises give it a perfect score on Gartner Peer Insights.

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Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

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The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.