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Praveen Seshadri
 |  August 08, 2017


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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...

"The problem is all inside your head, she said to me
The answer is easy if you take it logically
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free
There must be 50 ways to leave your app developer"

Maybe you hired an app development firm and they suggested it would take $50,000 to build an app and you negotiated that down to $30,000. But then it took many months and they produced this half-baked app that ran slowly and didn't do what you want. And when you wanted changes, they asked for money. And now you're stuck with your sunk cost and your half-complete app.

"She said it's really not my habit to intrude
Furthermore I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued
So I repeat myself, at the risk of being cruel
There must be 50 ways to leave your app developer"

Well, alright, how do you go about it? You know the apps you want. They connect to your existing business data, they run on your phone, they work offline, they allow you to make changes and collaborate with others on your team. Of course, you've been told that you need to hire an app developer, right? Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! 

"Just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan
Don't need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus, don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee, and get yourself free"

You can build apps yourself. It will be faster (you'll be done in days), simpler (you'll do it yourself), cheaper (yes!), better for your business (it'll have the features you want), you'll live longer (far less aggravation) and you'll have fun (wait and see).

"She said it grieves me so to see you in such pain
I wish there was something I could do to make you smile again
I said, I appreciate that, then would you please explain about the 50 ways"

Use a no-code app platform. They are meant for people like youand there are millions of people like you. Smart, motivated, know what your business needs, and with great ideas. A no-code platfom helps you translate those ideas into mobile apps. As the name suggestsyou don't write code. You don't "program". You don't need to because these platforms help you describe your app and they generate the app from your description.

"She said, why don't we both just sleep on it tonight
And I believe, in the morning you'll begin to see the light
And then she showed me AppSheet and I realized she probably was right "

Yes, indeed I can recommend the best no-code platform around. It's called AppSheet and it's got more than 50 app features you can use. Give it a try today.

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

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Praveen Seshadri

Praveen is CEO of AppSheet and full-time coder. Over his career, he has pursued the "dream" of declarative end-user programming in various incarnations. In a previous life, he was a CS professor at Cornell University. And in another previous life, he was a partner engineering manager at Microsoft in the SQLServer and Bing teams.

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