If you want to know how to make an app, there are three important questions to ask:
- What kind of app do you want to make?
- What are your technical skills?
- How much time and money do you want to invest?
A couple of years ago I was searching for a no code platform that our team at Versa Cloud could use to streamline the development of work process apps for our clients — most of which are towns and municipalities across Massachusetts. Along the way, we discovered AppSheet. And we haven’t looked back since.
As I explained in a recent blog post, AppSheet has become our preferred app development tool as it gives us the scalability and flexibility that we need to build efficient and highly-customizable solutions in less time — saving our clients’ money, without having to make any compromises regarding performance or quality. In short, AppSheet beats the competition and is reasonably priced.
AppSheet wasn’t the first tool we tried. We experimented with just about every available solution, in a diligent trial and error process. So in this article, I will share some of the things that we learned throughout our journey in hopes of sparing you some of the trouble that we went through.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the AppSheet Manifesto—the 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.
2017 is poised to be the year of the "no-code" citizen developer. This is not just some cottage industry or niche movement. While we are still at the early stages, "no-code" is a global transition that will transform the landscape of computing. For the very first time in the four decades of popular computing, the huge gap between creators and consumers of software will shrink and in fact potentially disappear. At AppSheet we're at the forefront of this change.