No-code platforms allow programmers and Non.Programmers with no experience to create application software through a predesigned user interface and configuration instead of traditional computer programming. ( No-code development platforms are closely related to Low-Code development platforms as both are designed to expedite the application development process to an individual with a limited supply of competent software development )

NCDPs are used to meet the needs of companies that are seeking to digitize processes through cloud-based applications. Platforms vary widely in their functionality, integrations, and market niche, but almost all No-Code development Platforms are designed with a line business in mind that it is going to be used for. 

The potential benefits of utilizing a NCDP –

Access: By 2018, it has been estimated that over than half of all B2E (business-to-employee) mobile apps would be created by enterprise business analysts using codeless tools. This ongoing shift is increasing the number of potential app creators from individuals with coding skills to anyone with internet access and functional business acumen.

Agility: NCDPs typically provide some degree of templated user-interface and user experience functionality for common needs such as forms, workflows, and data display allowing creators to expedite parts of the app creation process.

Advancements: NCDPs which at one point were limited to more basic application functions increasingly provide a level of feature-richness and integrations that allows users to design, develop, and deploy apps that meet specific business needs.

Security Concerns –

As no-code development platforms continue to gain in popularity, concerns over platform security have risen as well, particularly for apps that handle consumer data. A common assumption is that NCDPs are more vulnerable to security threats as these apps are often built by nontechnical business users. In reality, custom code is often a greater security risk than platform code which has been validated by its consistent use across multiple applications.

Notable No-Code development platforms : 

  • Airtable
  • Google appSheet
  • Appy Pie
  • Aquafadas 
  • Bubble
  • DaDaBIK
  • DronaHQ Studio
  • FileMaker
  • Kintone
  • Monday .com
  • Quickbase Inc.
  • Salesfortse lighting platform 
  • Webflow
  • Zapier