No-Code and Low-Code is a hot software trend right now. At Founders Workshop, we love No-Code/Low-Code too … for certain software development scenarios. Let’s dive in.
Why is No-Code/Low-Code so Popular?
No-Code/Low-Code enables very fast development and deployment of mobile apps, digital products, and other software solutions with basic functionality. We’ve even seen market-ready No-Code/Low-Code products deployed in as little as four weeks.
On the other hand, No-Code/Low-Code solutions are not very scalable or flexible. You won’t base your company’s long-term future on a No-Code/Low-Code product.
To quote our founder Vincent Serpico, “You need traditional code to scale, but No-Code is great for proofs of concept or prototypes on steroids.”
What’s a Good Use Case for No-Code/Low-Code?
Speaking of prototypes, we love No-Code/Low-Code for creating proofs of concept quickly and inexpensively.
No-Code/Low-Code products connect to a backend database, so they can serve the role of a very advanced prototype. In fact, you can launch an initial product or startup MVP on No-Code/Low-Code because it’s a functioning app.
A No-Code/Low-Code proof of concept allows you to secure buy-in from stakeholders, letters of intent from customers, and internal or external funding before committing to full development.
How Do I Get Started with No-Code/Low-Code?
Tech-savvy tinkerers can teach themselves to use No-Code/Low-Code tools in a few months. That said, tinkering is not an actual product development process. Your idea deserves a better chance at successful deployment.
Successful software products – even No-Code/Low-Code products – require a structured process and a range of skills from project and product management to UX/UI design and QA testing.