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Build or Buy Mobile Apps: Focus on the Platform, NOT the App

 

A recent ComputerWorld article shed some light on Santa Clara County CIO Ann Dunkin’s conundrum: Should Santa Clara build or buy mobile apps? I suspect this is a question many city CIOs are asking themselves as they try to figure out how to offer their city residents a mobile-friendly, one-stop shopping experience that is platform-agnostic.

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The Wand Chooses the Wizard: the AppSheet Customer Definition

This is part of the AppSheet Manifesto series about the beliefs and principles that form the basis of the AppSheet platform. The manifesto has three major customer-centric assertions: a) about the technology, b) about the product, and c) about the business. This article is about the second assertiona tiny startup team starts from scratch and rapidly builds a broad app platform for tens of thousands of customers. We have done this by adopting a somewhat surprising principle.

Our customers are our team. And here is what we mean by customers in the AppSheet dictionary.

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50 Ways to Leave Your App Developer

 

It's time to build apps yourself.

Do you work at a business where there are inefficient forms being filled out with pen and paper? Or people have to come back to their desktop to fill in information? Or you don't have information that you want at your fingertips? You know the answer. A mobile app would really help you get more efficient and drive your business forward. Yet you fear all the horror stories with app development!

Here's a lyrical encouragement to rid yourself of the pain, burden, cost, aggravation, and futility of hiring application developers and instead build those apps yourself. That's what the no-code platform revolution is all about.

With a salute to Paul Simon (enjoy his music video at the end of the post), here goes...

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The AppSheet Manifesto Part 2: No-Code is "Know"-Code

 

 

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the AppSheet Manifestothe beliefs and principles that form the basis of the AppSheet platform. The manifesto had three major customer-centric assertions: (a) about the technology, (b) about the product, and (c) about the business. This article is about the first assertion  that "no-code" technology is powerful enough to design and deliver rich, powerful, and meaningful mobile apps for billions of customers. In fact, we believe that for the vast majority of mobile apps, the no-code model is clearly the optimal model for app development.

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The AppSheet Manifesto Part 1: How AppSheet Was Founded

In January, I wrote about our product roadmap for the AppSheet platform. The current set of articles is similar in spirit, but broader in scope – they describe our overall goals, why we come to work every day, what we see our customers doing, and how our customers are inspiring us and guiding us forward.

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