One of the most rewarding parts of being a no-code platform provider is seeing the innovative solutions created by our customers whose apps improve lives and make it easier for workers to get more done.
From non-profit animal response organizations and telecom companies to boutique construction firms and global powerhouses, companies of all shapes and sizes are boosting productivity and revenue with customized no-code apps.
To give you a better idea of the creative solutions your company can build, let’s take a look at 10 examples of amazing no-code apps built by our wide range of customers.
Husqvarna is a Swedish-based manufacturer of outdoor power products, including chainsaws, lawn mowers, trimmers, brush cutters, and more.
The company has a North American headquarters in South Carolina. There, they had an ambitious goal: to automate the entire warehouse—with over 35,000 unique product SKUs—using custom no-code apps.
In eight short months, and without hiring a single developer, the Husqvarna warehouse team created 41 custom apps to manage inventory, personnel, forklift drivers, goods reception, and quality tracking.
For example, the company’s Track Lift app lets the team know who’s using cherry pickers and forklifts at any point in time. As a result, up to 40 lift drivers and team leaders have access to up-to-date information about who is on what lifts when, the condition of each machine before and after use, and more. Instead of using a radio to check on availability, the team can simply reference the Track Lift app to see what’s being used and what isn’t.
Read Husqvarna's story here.
2. KLB Construction
KLB Construction is a leading heavy-highway civil contractor operating out of the Pacific Northwest. The company’s team consists of over 250 employees, all of whom used to rely on mountains of paperwork to do their jobs.
Three years ago, KLB found AppSheet and has created more than 20 apps to manage and enforce safety guidelines and regulations and digitalize workflow and processes.
“Before the apps, everything was 100% paperwork,” explains Aiesh Ragih, KLB’s senior project manager. “We used to write daily reports using KLB forms, work orders—all manually. Apps have made all the managers more efficient."
The Foreman Daily Reports app (see the mockup screenshot below) is organized by job, providing a daily digital view of what is happening at a job site. This app replaces KLB’s paper Foreman Daily Log, a triplicate log. With the app, the site foreman can stop by a job site and digitally fill out a daily report to record what work was completed, etc., with accompanying photos when needed. Back at the office, all the reports can be reviewed to get a clear picture of activities at all sites. Read KLB Construction's story here.
3. M&O Partners
M&O partners is an international sales hub that connects buyers and suppliers in the offshore oil and gas industry. The company has projects, suppliers, and customers all over the world.
To scale its network and streamline project management, M&O used AppSheet to create several custom apps. For example, the project implementation app assigns tasks to users around the world and enables M&O’s distributed team to coordinate projects across time zones. The company also built a network management app that tracks things like company names, staff members, membership status, project information, the services companies are receiving from M&O and more, making it easier to stay on top of each client account as the business scales.
Here’s a screenshot of the company’s Deliverables Dashboard app, which provides the management team with an overview of deliverables in all ongoing projects. Deliverables are shown on a map in different colors, which represent different levels of urgency and importance. The arrow actions allow users to quickly change the urgency/importance of a selected record as statuses change or needs shift. Read the full case study to find out more about M&O and the apps they built.
4. Access RV
Access RV is a full-service RV dealership that offers the largest selection of truck campers, fifth wheels, motorhomes, and lightweight trailers in Utah. They are based out in Salt Lake City and serve Provo, Ogden, Clearfield, and other surrounding areas.
The company developed custom apps to streamline operations across their three main departments: sales, rentals, and parts and service.
Access RV’s owner, Spencer Jones, says that AppSheet saves him one or two hours each day by eliminating the need to manually file paperwork and update Excel spreadsheets. That’s an average of 468 hours saved annually, or 58 entire working days reclaimed, thanks to no-code.
Here’s a screenshot of their master app, which contains sales, rentals and workload data:
5. I-care Group
I-care Group provides machine measurement services to industrial companies around the world. The company, which is headquartered in Belgium, has offices in Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the U.S., and Australia.
To increase productivity, I-care Group used AppSheet to develop 15 custom machine measurement services apps. According to Julien Grégoire, the company’s reliability engineer, these new apps enabled their technicians to be more efficient in the field.
I-care Group’s apps also increased the accuracy of the machine data that their technicians collect. Prior to using AppSheet, this information was written on paper files and then manually uploaded to Excel which took more time and led to more unreliable data.
Nearly 350 employees across I-care use the apps to quickly find all kinds of company-specific information about accounting, marketing, corporate values, human resources, company cars, and more. The apps also contain employee contact information, so colleagues can easily track each other down.
“The goal is to avoid all repetitive questions and improve internal communications,” Grégoire says.
The following app, an FAQ app, explains to I-care employees the internal processes of the company.
TigoUne provides telecom services to residents across Colombia.
The company’s vast network of cell towers needs regular inspections. Seeking a more efficient way to store the associated data, Sebastian Arango Alzate, a field audit supervisor at TigoUne, migrated audit data from paper files to AppSheet and has never looked back.
“The best feature of our application is the quick modifications that can be made, without going through a long and tedious development process,” Alzate says.
Currently, over 80 employees use their custom app. Read Alzate’s app story here.
PEGAfrica provides affordable solar energy to residents in remote areas of Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal.
To grow their business, PEGAfrica sends representatives door-to-door to sell solar panels to off-grid villagers.
Prior to using AppSheet, the only practical tool available to their sales team was WhatsApp, which was becoming increasingly burdensome to use.
Today, over 100 salespeople use their custom apps to communicate sales territories, view customer records, and share crucial information—like which clients owe payments.
PEGAfrica also uses their app to analyze sales performance internally which enables them be more strategic about where to send salespeople and allocate resources.
Consumers are increasingly interested in supporting local farmers and knowing where their food comes from. Farmers, on the other hand, are always trying to sell their products before they expire.
Enter Arrivage. The company made an app that connects farmers with buyers. Chefs and grocery store owners use the app to check the real-time status of farmers’ inventory based on their individual sheets. Already, more than 200 farmers have signed up and are using the app to manage their inventories and the condition of their crops. What’s more, 75 buyers have signed up to check to see what food is for sale and who’s selling it.
The app enables farmers to promote current and future inventories with expected availability dates and pricing information. Buyers are given the option to browse the food supply by different categories, including farmer’s profiles, locations, prices, types of food, whether the food is organic, and more.
The Arrivage team can customize what appears on the app’s landing page, and buyers can call, text, and email by pushing buttons on the app.
Here’s what the Arrivage app looks like:
9. New Incentives
New Incentives is a non-profit organization that helps ensure infants in Nigeria are immunized against deadly diseases.
Oftentimes, New Incentives’ employees are delivering services in underserved, remote areas without connectivity. To help fulfill their mission, New Incentives used AppSheet to build an app that enabled offline access and helped the organization maintain high service quality in even the remotest of communities.
10. Rotary International
Rotary International is a service organization that brings business and professional leaders together in support of world peace.
In the fall of 2017, disaster struck the Caribbean, and Rotary jumped into action. Managing resources during crises is extraordinarily challenging, so Rotary turned to AppSheet to create apps that kept all members of their members in touch, no matter where they happened to be.
With the apps, Rotary members were able to coordinate the immediate distribution of relief supplies—like food, water, clothing, and emergency shelter—across affected communities on several islands.
Here’s what Rotary’s app looks like:
When you add it all up, over 200,000 apps have been developed and deployed using AppSheet’s platform. With many more apps in the pipeline, it’s safe to say that the possibilities are limitless.
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Gwen is a marketer with AppSheet. Prior to AppSheet, she was a digital marketer, a journalist and editor, a translator, and a college teacher. She has a master with Duke University in Environmental Science and an MBA with University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.