With the rise of digital transformation and the shift to remote work, many businesses have had to make quick changes to meet their employees’ new needs. And as more people have moved to working from home, companies must continue to learn how to better support mobile users and rapidly develop new applications to help their workers stay productive, collaborative, and efficient.
One major way your business can support its employees is with low-code development. Instead of relying heavily on programming, low-code platforms simplify application development with techniques like drag-and-drop functionality and visual guidance. This means that anyone in your company, regardless of their technical expertise or abilities, can build apps so that the business can offload some tasks from IT.
Unlike professional developers, citizen developers such as these might not know much about hand-coding and don’t typically have formal training in programming, but they can still build applications using low-code platforms. Because low code simplifies the app-building process, citizen developers don’t need to be coding experts to build efficient apps. Using citizen developers also frees up your IT and development resources so they can focus on more complex projects.
Low-code platforms also help your business and developers address the growing need for top-of-the-line internal workflow applications, timesaving automations, better customer experiences, and seamless integrations. It can also help your professional developers build apps faster and avoid writing code line by line.
Because all low-code platforms don’t function the same way, choosing the right one for your business is critical for success. For example, you’ll want a platform that’s flexible enough to handle your unique business challenges and is still easy to use so that anyone in your company can quickly create professional, user-first apps.