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6 Often Overlooked Advantages to RMAD

Demand for mobile apps is insatiable right now, so organizations are under intense pressure to increase capacity to build them quickly.

Many companies are turning to no-code app development platforms like AppSheet because they make it easy to develop an app without a professional developer. Rapid mobile app development (RMAD) tools reduce demands on IT departments and enable line-of-business users to build their own apps, especially for highly targeted needs and workflows.

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Can RMAD Create Better Apps Than Traditional Developers Can?


As the demand for mobile apps escalates, low-code/no-code rapid mobile app development platforms are rising to meet the need, allowing so-called “citizen developers” to produce apps in less time at far lower costs. And as tech users become increasingly tech-savvy, an increasing amount of app development is falling not to traditional developers, but to those outside the IT department in order to address particular technology needs.
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Do Citizen Developers Represent a Threat or Opportunity for IT Departments?

With the rise of low-code and no-code development tools, ordinary business users with little to no technical expertise are taking it upon themselves to build applications, heralding the era of the so-called citizen developer.

These DIYers fill a critical role as IT departments struggle with insufficient staff and resources to meet all the demands put upon them, In fact, a survey by IBM in 2014 found that 80 percent of cutting-edge enterprises were turning to citizen developers to plug these gaps.  

This revolution parallels the broader trend toward self-service in IT and offers enterprises clear benefits. But there are also risks, leading many to question whether citizen developers will ultimately prove a threat or an opportunity for corporate IT.

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New Gartner Study Finds Opportunities Ripe For Rapid Mobile App Development in 2016

2016 is the year of Mobile, and new data from Gartner, Inc. demonstrates that opportunities are ripe for rapid mobile app development. According to the findings, 42 percent of organizations are set to boost spending on mobile app development by an average of 31 percent this year; however, the average proportion of the overall application development budget allocated to mobile accounts is just 10 percent of overall budgets. This is actually a 2 percent decrease from 2015. That means there is great opportunity to leverage mobile apps this year to dominate the marketplace.

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Should You Buy It Or Build It? 5 Considerations for When Your Business Needs a Mobile App

So you’ve decided your company needs a mobile app. Congratulations! Eventually, the outcome of said decision should help streamline communications, keep data organized, and solve some of your most pressing business challenges.

But before you reach that goal, you’ll need to make a few more choices about how to achieve the mobile app your organization needs. Luckily, you’ve got a multitude of options at your fingertips.

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