AppSketch:  A Hybrid Low Code Development Platform

What’s a Low Code Platform?

Use AppSketch to convert your mobile designs to native mobile applications

Low-code development platforms (LCDPs) allow the creation of application software through graphical user interfaces and configuration instead of traditional procedural computer programming. The platforms may focus on design and development of databases, business processes, or user interfaces such as web applications. Such platforms may produce entirely operational applications, or require or allow minimal coding to extend the applications functionality or for uncommon situations.

 

AppSketch did not set out to become a trendsetter in this field but there is a lot of overlap in the advantages of using such a system. Here are a few advantages to our platform:

 

  • Build and Update apps quickly
  • Go to market faster
  • Minimize Financial Risks
  • Innovation
  • Reduce development time
  • Cross Platform Support  (IOS,WEB,ANDROID)

 

App development lifecycle doesn’t end once the app is launched. Applications need to continue to be maintained for bugs, updates, third party integrations, etc.  Building apps for multiple platforms saves time and money. With shorter development cycles comes an increase in enthusiasm and engagement with stakeholders. Stakeholders can spend more time solving business problems instead of dealing with the tedium of the app development process.

Too good to be true?

The main critique for low code platforms are from IT professionals who question whether Low-code development platforms are suitable for deploying large-scale and mission-critical enterprise applications.

 

In my experience this can mitigated by utilizing best practices in the development cycle from day 1. Here is where I think AppSketch is different. In most cases, machine code generation is usually frowned upon. The resulting code is harder to reason about from a developer standpoint. Either way as a proponent of clean and readable code, I find testing and documentation to be paramount. An application should be allowed to be extended without the time loss due to ramp up time. AppSketch allows application designers to focus on design, while following best practices that will ensure successful outcomes. As opposed to traditionally slower development collaboration, AppSketch supports a tight knit design handoff from the start.

Lets build the app right from the start.