Creating Customizable Apps without a Single Line of Code

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By January 2017, mobile app development was listed by CNN to be the best of jobs, bringing in top dollars for developers. However, at the same time, Gartner also suggests that the demand for mobile app development has increased by 5 times and more and the current IT capacity is failing to deliver. Consequently, it’s not surprising to know that businesses are not being able to keep up. Apps have made life convenient and workplaces more productive, but it takes time to come up with a customized app. Well, the need has also found a way around. Today, there are solutions that help even the non-technical user, without zero knowledge of coding, to come up with a unique app. How is it made possible or is it just a myth?

Well, the practice of “zero code app development” is relatively new but it has easily become a part of the industry. There are so many great tools that help meet this end. Apart from making app development easier, these tools also save a lot of time and money while becoming immediately productive for the businesses.

1. Bubble

Bubble is one of the most popular web app development tools that have made programming obsolete. Using visual editors, and a drag-and-drop interface, users will easily be able to customize app elements including text, icons, videos, buttons, maps, images and more. The interface allows you to assign definitions to every element, define data structures and even allow for normal users to upload content. Integrations like MailChimp and Mixpanel are fantastic add-ons to make your apps highly functional. What’s more exciting is that Bubble is completely free to use and you will only need to pay when you begin reaching your target audience volumes!

2. Pixate

Now, this one is perfect if you are looking to build a native mobile app without any coding. With a few clicks, you will be able to integrate animations and interaction like they happen in the top apps. This makes Pixate a favorite among designers who look to validate their ideas immediately without waiting or investing in a native mobile app built from scratch.

3. Treeline

Another unique platform to use, Treeline will help non-technical users build a backend without any kind of coding. Yet to be launched, the tool promises enterprise grade backend in just a couple of hours. The easy interface will let you design your backend using an extensive set of well tested, reusable and small modules. When Treeline is finally deployed, you will be able to send HTTP requests, communicate with your YouTube API, integrate payment gateways, pull social profiles and even work with JavaScript code strings.

4. Source codes

There are several services that offer both free and paid source codes to a range of apps. If you are looking to deploy a similar kind of app that already exists in the market, customizing a source code gives you a whole new product altogether. That’s how most games and utility apps in the Play Store exist. They do meet the same objectives as the competing apps.

With low-code or zero-code tools like these, you can literally build anything. However, code-free app development isn’t yet the answer to tools with unlimited features. However, it does make your basic app development with limited (read popular) functionalities, a breeze. Zero-code apps can be integrated with all kinds of traditional platforms and also maintain complete control over enterprise architecture. A big advantage lies with being able to match the offerings of competitors who have invested heavily on app development. At the end of the day, the money and time saved is equally reflected in your ROI.

Tushar Vijay

With his years of experience working across the expanse of offshore web development, Tushar brings along decent knowledge and insights over offshore hiring with his diverse writing pieces – covering different stints, resources and ideas to help you keep close with trends and traits of the offshores.