The IT industry has been continuously providing application development services with much efficiency and solidity. However, increasing competition demands an improved acceleration to offer software solutions in businesses. The lack of skilled developers is the major obstacle to keep up with modern acceleration and agile demands. And that results in organizations turning towards the so-called citizen developers. The individuals who are not coders or developers by professional, but can develop applications for the organizations.
And what has made this possible? The answer is Low-Code Platforms!
So, let us take a dive into the world of low-code platforms and how to choose the best one for your organization.
What is a Low-Code Platform?
A low-code development platform is a visual approach to building business applications and software solutions with no sweat and much less duration. You don’t have to code line-by-line on such platforms to develop an application or solution, but simply drag elements and design everything on your own. Additionally, a good low-code environment allows you to automate processes. And also important, the platform may be stocked with pre-built templates, point-and-click wizards, and other design features that allow one to create business applications and various mobile-enabled solutions.
Gartner predicts that by 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity.
How do I Choose a Low-Code Platform?
Even if you have got all the resources to build a solution, skilled developers capable of building effortless applications are hard to find. On the other hand, low-code platforms streamline the entire development process. With a little support from the IT department, the citizen developers can develop a full-equipped application meeting all your business requirements. You do need to consider the following factors while looking out for an excellent low-code platform:
- The platform needs to have good UX and the ability to develop intuitive and fast-user interfaces.
- Mobility plays a key role in choosing the right low-code platform. So, make sure that the platform can develop mobile applications without any additional coding requirement.
- For better automation, the platform should provide a wide range of visual tools, features, and pre-built templates.
- The platform should support the easy deployment of the application on the cloud and provide data security.
- Connectivity and configuration are other important factors. The platform should provide enough aspects of customizations and look after the degree of IT involvement as well.
Which Low-Code Platforms are the Best?
Not all the vendors in the market can provide a complete low-code platform with all the features and requirements that match your business. Therefore, along with the mobility, scalability, and availability of the platform’s resources and development elements, it is advisable to look for an open-source platform. And, why open-source? Because only in such platforms, there’s no vendor lock-in, it provides enough transparency and is economical as well.
Why Crust for your Organization?
Yes, you might find a few open-source solutions, but only Crust is fully featured. Our low-code platform breaks down the technical silos to develop software solutions. Join us now and deliver rapid applications that meet the demands of your end-users and your business!