What will be one of this year’s most revolutionary trends in app development? According to Forbes, it’s no-code/low-code development. The magazine listed no-code/low-code development as one of the year’s most important trends in its article, “Nine Software Development Trends In 2021 To Watch For Now.”
The article has this to say: “The low-code development trend is here to simplify complex programming languages and provide access to a coding miracle to more specialists. Low-code platforms have the necessary potential to revolutionize the software market, avoid a lot of manual work, and provide simple interfaces to help people build new apps at a low investment of money, time, and specific skills.”
Making the technique even more valuable is that many no-code/low-code platforms do cross-platform development. The magazine highlights cross-platform and hybrid development as another important trend. It notes: “For some industries or application types, cross-platform development becomes a major time-saver and facilitator…Back-end code shareability with the native rendering engine (as in the case of cross-platform development) will achieve impressive results at a reasonable investment in the coming year.”
It’s not just Forbes that’s on the no-code/low-code bandwagon. The article “Low-Code Platforms Are All Set to Revolutionize Application Development for Large and Small Enterprises” touts its many benefits as well. It cites the following important benefits of the platforms:
- Reduces developer dependency. Developers often must learn complex programming languages and technologies, to which they then become tied. That’s problematic for when technologies change. And it also forces developers to spend a tremendous amount of time learning new languages and techniques. With no-code/low-code, the article says, developers free themselves from that. The article notes: “Low code, on the other hand, allows for quick deployments of applications without rigorous research or scripting.”
- Reduces costs. The article has this to say about cutting costs: “Low code results in lowered CapEx and OpEx to companies since they are drastically reducing the spend on new resources for each new piece of software. IT spend on purchasing new tools or R&D are lowered with low code.”
- Slashes development time. With the platforms, the article says that rather than taking months to build apps, “low code can build and deploy apps within just a few weeks.”
- Lets you build omni-channel experiences. The article says: “Omni-channel experiences are a highlight for customer-centered businesses. A single solution works for customers on all channels. Deploying apps across devices and platforms is easy with a single source code. The database is dynamically synchronized to serve users on all devices.”
Selecting the Best Now-Code/Low-Code Platform
Alpha Software offers the best low-code software platform for building mission-critical applications and more. The platform, which features both no-code and low-code development environments, offers offline apps, enterprise-level security, and integration with data sources and other applications.
The Alpha TransForm no-code mobile forms builder helps enterprises craft mobile apps in minutes. The apps can work without a WiFi or cell connection and utilize the latest mobile features (camera, GPS, etc.) for fast, accurate data collection.
The Alpha Anywhere low code app development environment is a comprehensive low-code app development environment that creates secure business applications with rich user experiences. Developers can develop and deploy any web or mobile app from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm mobile forms), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.