No-Code

No-code explained

3 minutes read
Kelly Angulo
UI Designer & Low-Code Developer

Have you ever had an idea to develop a digital product? Perhaps, an app or a website for your business, but you don't have the time, the money, or the knowledge to do it?
The process to build a digital product is expensive, complex, and takes a lot of time, but now there is an alternative for that and it's called no-code development.

What is no-code development?

No-Code development is a way to build any kind of digital product using tools that allows you to develop without using code, it could be using a single tool or a set of connected tools. This helps you to focus on the solution of what you want to build and not on the technologies, frameworks, integrations, or databases; also, it allows you to validate your idea in a couple of weeks.
No-code development allows non-technical people with different types of knowledge and backgrounds to build a digital product without writing a single line of code. So it won't matter if you are not a software developer, the only thing you'll need to know is how the no-code tool works.

What are the advantages and limitations of building your idea on no-code?

Take these points into consideration if you plan to build your ideas using no-code, but remember that there are a lot of no-code tools and every tool has its advantages and limitations.

Advantages:

  1. Launch and iterate quickly: Launch an MVP and validate your idea with real users and get feedback at the earliest stages of your product.
  2. Low cost: It's perfect for a tight budget. Also, some tools may have a free version or are free.
  3. Business focus: Building with no-code tools, it's easier and faster than traditional software development, so now you have the time to focus on your business needs and what you want to achieve.

Limitations:

  1. Limited customization: Some tools may not allow you to fully customize the design or behavior of your product, so you should adapt to what the tool offers. You must correctly select which tool you need to build your product with.
  2. Compromised UX: No-Code development may be easier to understand, but with some tools maybe you could need a considerable time to understand how to use them; some tools are not as intuitive as we think!
  3. Limited scalability: Some No-Code tools don't let you separate your product from its platform.

What can I do with no-code?

We talk a lot about how you can build digital products, but there are many different types of no-code tools on the market. We can separate them into three main groups

  1. Build digital products: Build web applications, mobile applications, websites, etc.
  2. Integrations: Automate process between tools
  3. Databases: Organize a data collection

We will explore the details of each group in more depth in the next blog!

Our no-code stack:

We can not talk about no-code development if we don't use it. So these are the tools we use in our day-to-day, using these tools has saved us a ton of time!

Webflow

We use Webflow to create landing pages, websites, and blogs (like this one!)

Flutterflow

We use Flutterflow to create native applications in Flutter; it helps us a lot to validate ideas in a few weeks.

Zappier

With Zappier we automate processes by connecting tools, for example, a connection with discord and notion, which put messages on our notion task board.

Notion

We use Notion to build simple informative websites, such as a help center or information guides.

Airtable

We use Airtable as a database to collect data from forms and user surveys; it's a great tool to visualize a lot of information.

Firebase

We use Firebase as the backend of our Flutterflow Applications, which allows us to store all user data and other collections that we may create.

Bravo Studio

If we need to validate an idea for an application quickly, we simply integrate Bravo Studio with our Figma File, in less than a day, we can have a working application on the App Store.

Wati

We use Wati to make WhatsApps chatbots, using the drag and drop chat builder.
We will talk more about no-code tools in our next blog, so stay tuned!

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