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Frequently Asked Questions About Building with No-Code

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What is no-code?

No-code is the software development approach that lets users build applications with a visual interface instead of code. The goal is to get websites, apps, automation, web apps made and released rapidly.

Most no-code tools offer you pre-built templates, so you don’t have to build from scratch. With these tools, people with little or no programming skills can build software easily and quickly.

It typically takes four to six months to get an app built, but with no-code tools like Adalo, you can get an app done in two weeks.

What's the difference between low-code and no-code?

Low-code tools and no-code tools are a lot alike. Low-code provides a visual layout to build your software. However, to ultimately build your product, you need to do minimal coding. While, no-code, on the other hand, requires no coding.

Popular low-code tools are Outsystems, Kissflow, Appian. Some popular no-code tools are Adalo, Bubble, and Webflow.

Wondering which one you should go for? Read this article

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What can I build with no-code?


Websites
You can build fully functional websites with no-code tools and customize them to do anything from marketplaces to portfolios and e-commerce websites. Squarespace and Webflow are great no-code tools for building sites.

Mobile Apps
You can build iOS and Android apps and launch them in the App Store and Playstore. With no-code tools like Glide, you create an app with simple spreadsheets which act as the database. A lot of no-code development tools also let you integrate with existing APIs and customize specific components of your app. 

Web Apps
Web apps are essentially websites that behave and feel like mobile apps. With no-code tools, you can build powerful web apps and customize them the way you want. You can also integrate APIs and plugins to add extra functionalities.

Workflow and Automation
No-code tools can help you automate repetitive tasks and workflows to help increase the productivity of your business. You can automate time-consuming tasks and free up time. For example, you can use Zapier to set up a notification when your business gets a new lead. Zapier lets users sync new leads to CRM spreadsheets and receive personal messages after the new lead has been added to the spreadsheet.

Payment systems
You can use no-code tools to set up a system that generates a link, sends invoices, and manages recurring payments. This can help you create a streamlined and efficient infrastructure to manage finances for your business.


What are the benefits of no-code?


  • It’s fast
A simple app won’t take you more than a few hours to build with no-code developments, and a complex customer enterprise application may take only a few days to develop and deploy. However, when it comes to using the traditional programming route, this process may take months and extend significantly.

  • No-code software is easy to update
Softwares require a lot of interactions, adding more features, and debugging. It is a tedious process that sometimes requires the user to bring down the software with the traditional programming route. With no-code tools, it’s not the same. Features can instantly be developed while the website or app is live. Deploying new features and updates is made faster than ever before.

  • You can pivot quickly.
If you decide that your app no longer fits a target audience, you can quickly pivot without contacting a developer. This means that you can build an MVP, get feedback and iterate rapidly without incurring much expense.

  • It’s a lot of fun
When you start engaging with no-code tools, you realize just how much fun it is to draft an idea, build and get feedback from users very fast. 

  • No-code is the future.
No-code is here to stay. Enterprises have realized the power and ease of no-code tools and are beginning to embrace them. According to a Gartner study, by 2024, 75% of big enterprises will use at least four low-code no-code tools for development initiatives.


What are some of the challenges with no-code?


  • Limited Customization
When it comes to using no-code development tools, it’s essential to understand the scope of what you want to build. Some no-code tools have limited functionalities, and very sophisticated enterprise software may require additional functionalities that no-code tools don’t currently offer. However, this is becoming less common.

  • Learning Curve
Like every new tool, no-code tools have to be learned for different scenarios(websites, mobile apps, web apps, etc.). The learning curve for these tools isn’t steep; however, you need to dedicate time to learn them to attain expertise.


How do I choose the right no-code tool for me?


  • What are you building?
The first and most important thing to do is identify the scope of what you want to build. It will help you determine what platform works best for you. For example, if you’re building a mobile app, you would use a different tool from building an automation system.

  • What’s their pricing?
One of the advantages of no-code development is affordability. When you decide what you want to build and identify no-code options, find out their pricing model. A website that doesn’t display pricing and offers a demo request would likely have outrageous prices.

  • Can the platform scale with you?
After identifying the pricing, you want to find out if you can scale with that tool. For example, does it allow unlimited users, and how much would it cost per user? When you see a no-code platform that charges per user, it probably signifies that the platform is not designed for your product to scale. Even if the technology can support scalability, it could become too expensive as you grow and force you to change platforms.

  • Is it updated regularly?
This is super important. Please find out about new updates on their blog page. Do they post about new features and updates frequently? A blog with no active updates may be a sign that they’re not actively developing. You can also check out their Release History to determine when new features were last released and updates made to the technology.

See a full list of no-code tools to build your MVP in a week.


Will no-code replace developers?

No. No-code tools will not replace developers. These tools have only come to help everyone, including developers, to be more productive. Programmers can now focus on solving complex problems and building more sophisticated solutions.

As the barrier for building technology continues to diminish, it empowers cross-functional development, expands creativity, and accelerates innovation.


Can I work with no-code experts if I don't have the time?

Yes, you can. If you’re an entrepreneur with little time to develop products yourself, you can work with over 3000+ top-tier no-code developers at WeLoveNoCode. These developers work with 241+ no-code tools. In addition, they are equipped with tons of experience from working with over 2000 startups and enterprises. So, you can rely on our developers as your technical partner.