What is no-code
No-code platforms make it easier to create custom products and solutions without needing to write any code. The no-code platforms provide developers with a set of tools and components that can be used to quickly create applications. These tools and components often come with pre-built templates and customizable options, allowing developers to easily create products that fit their clients' needs.
Is no-code right for you?
Generally, we would recommend a no-code approach in cases where clients need a product or system for automation and management such as:
• Process automation
• Client relationship management
• Integrations, robotics, Internet of things.
• Data aggregation and visualization
• Project management
However, we would not recommend no-code as an option if:
• The code is the core of your business and main value, then you don’t want to build it in the 3rd party no-code platform
• You have specific functional or performance restrictions that go beyond the opportunities provided by a no-code provider
Check out some of Appfarm´s case studies to see how no-code is used in product development.
How Innocode works with no-code
The most important first step is to determine what the product should be and what it needs to succeed. Only after the scope is clear, is the time to decide which technology suits your solution best. By working this way, we reduce risk and end up with a well-thought-through solution that is scalable and relevant.
When the discovery phase is finalized it's time to start building
The amazing thing about no-code is that you can build a workable MVP within weeks. This opens the opportunity to have in-depth user testing in the earliest stages, further solidifying (or sometimes not) the scope and goal of the solution. This method is quite different from traditional coding, where you would have to spend time defining technical requirements, specifications, and setting up the environments.
Due to the efficiency of building a no-code solution, a typical way forward after the MVP is to test-build-test-build until you are at a stage where you and your users are satisfied with the functionality. Thereafter, smaller builds and changes will follow as you tweak and scale your product.
Our final considerations of no-code platforms
• Reduces unnecessary steps, faster iterations, focused on end-user feedback and testing
• Easy to integrate with existing systems and platforms (pull and push data)
• A large set of pre-built components which allow us to reduce implementation time dramatically
• No need to handle server infrastructure
• Reduces time-to-market
• Limited Customization and scalability: No-code tools are designed to make development easier and faster, but this often means sacrificing deep customization.
• Reduced control: When you code an app from scratch, you have complete control over every aspect of the application. With no-code tools, you are limited to the features and functionality provided by the platform, which can restrict your ability to fine-tune the app to your exact specifications. But, depending on how well you do your specifications homework, this does not have to be a problem.
What way is right for you? Let's meet in a Discovery workshop
There is a lot to know and consider before you decide to start building your application, regardless of the technology used. But we are here to help you figure it out.
We love meeting people and we usually start with a discovery workshop to get to know each other and to dream about the scope of the solution. Typical subjects raised will be:
• What is the aim of the new product or solution?
• Which value will it bring and through which channels?
• What are the ways to increase value delivered?
• Who are the main actors and what are their expectations?
Based on our discussions in the discovery workshop we can help you make good decisions on your next step.