Why You Should Consider Low-Code Software
  • By Frank Geraci
  • April 21, 2020

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Why You Should Consider Low-Code Software

Are you creating an app for your brand or your company? You’ve got a great opportunity to consider low-code software to make that process a whole lot easier.

Rather than having to code everything yourself, why not let someone else handle the hard work for you? Enjoy personalizations and customized apps without having to handle it all yourself.

Why is low-code software something that you might want to implement in your development process? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits.

What Is Low-Code Software?

When we talk about “low-code software,” what does that actually mean? Low-code software, unlike regular coding, requires a whole lot less from you and your team. As companies like yours build apps that work across many kinds of devices and screen sizes, coding can get tricky. Low-code software allows you to pick and choose and configure your app, rather than have to build it entirely from the ground up.

Medium summed it all up quite well:

“A low-code development platform (LCDP) is software that provides an environment programmers use to create application software through graphical user interfaces and configuration instead of traditional computer programming.”

Think of it like an assembly line at an automotive plant. Like an assembly line, low-code software automates manual tasks in the app creation process that might be difficult or take lots of time and makes them simpler and easier so that you have more time to focus on more important things.

Better Agility

When you create an app with low-code software, you can create an app much more quickly than you could if you were to manually code it yourself. It works from the very beginning. And when you need to make changes? That happens a lot faster too because the coding doesn’t have to be manually rewritten.

Changes to your app can happen quickly in low-code software development. You don’t have to search through massive amounts of code to make minor adjustments, and when you do decide to make changes, they’re a lot easier to implement.

Decreased Cost

Not only will the cost of your app development decrease because it takes less time when you aren’t coding everything by hand (which means you don’t have to pay for as many hours of development), but if you have some coding ability, you may be able to create your own stand-out app all on your own.

If you’re interested in app development, you can figure it all out and create a great app for a very minimal cost. You don’t have to hire expensive software engineers to build your app from nothing. And if you’re not interested in creating an app yourself? You still can hire one but with fewer billing hours.

Suddenly small businesses like yours can scale their brand and develop their own app because it’s more affordable and easier to do with low-code development options. You can build an app that fits your needs and your budget.

Flexibility You Don’t Have With No-Code or Manual Coding

If you choose a no-code development program, you lose the flexibility of a manually coded app. No-code usually means non-customizable drag-and-drop features and no ability to access older platforms, which means you lose out on anything you had before.

But low-code is sort of a hybrid between low-code and no-code. It means that while you don’t have to build everything yourself, you still can integrate access to older applications to create reports and for user interface requirements. And there’s more room for customization as well.

A Quality Customer Experience

The reason to do any of this is for the customer, right? When you use low-code software to develop your application, you quickly can adapt to customer needs or changes within your brand or your market.

This means that your customers see a better end result, one that is easy to use and one that fits their needs. And a satisfied customer is a customer for life.

If you’re ready to let someone else handle the coding, low-code or not, why not let someone else handle your app development? At Webbege, we’re your one-stop shop for web development, inbound marketing, branding and more, which means we can handle the coding, design and development for your app, and we also can make your app work for you.

Let us take it from here. Contact us today to find out more.

Frank Geraci
Frank Geraci
Frank started Webbege in 2010 after a lifetime of designing websites and online marketing campaigns. He loves to swim, bike, and run when he is not slaving away behind the computer. Frank’s commitment to standards, industry knowledge and ability to push through, until the job is done, is rare. The web has changed a lot since the late 90's and Frank takes a lifetime of experience to create effective online marketing campaigns.