For some strange reasons, in DevGenius we have a lot of fan clubs when it comes to technologies.
We have the Flutter team, we have the Apple team, and lately we have the no-code team.
Well, you’ve probably heard of no-code or low code. We have made some tests and in this article, we will tell you what we think about the no-code world.
What is no-code?
A no-code platform allows users with no coding skills, to develop mobile applications (also native) and web application and Progressive Web App. They offer a visual programming interface, based on a drag and drop system. So people can build digital functioning products by working on their UI.
The technology works in a very intuitive way and they’re in no way inferior to other technologies for which coding skills are a strict requirement. Technology is learned quickly and above all, it is learned as you use it.
The no-code is very useful for creating basic versions of digital products, navigable intefaces and MVPs. Furthermore, the results may be surprising, although the use of resources, in economic and time terms, is minimal.
Best no-code platforms according to DevGenius
Bubble is the best-known for no-code. It is a visual programming platform that works with the “drag & drop” systems we have explained above. It’s intuitive and it has a wide range of customizable features and more advanced functionality than other similar platforms.
Pro: It is the most complete tool in the no-code world.
Con: With Bubble, you can’t publish the app in the stores. To do this you have to convert the app using GoNative, Dropsource or Cordova.
Adalo is less known but it’s a great tool, too. A big advantage of this platform is that it can publish directly to mobile app stores, thus simplifying the development of native apps.
Pro: With Adalo, you can publish apps directly in the store as native app.
Con: It has less customizable features than Bubble but it’s simpler to use.
We chose Adalo, (Antonella actually chose it, driven by the origin of her name). But we found the release on the stores directly from Adalo very convenient, which further decreases the time to market of the products.
Furthermore, we found its interface very intuitive. In this way, even the less experienced in building apps in our team can collaborate with the development team very easy.
At the moment, we are using Adalo to create version 1.0 of the apps, the MVP and give our customers the chance to validate their ideas and the product at the same time, without a lot of resources and getting to market quickly.