A mobile app construction often started with sketching interfaces, data flow diagrams and designs – showing a picture by end users to a highly trained, highly skilled developer – and saying “build it.” After boring days of planning, hand-coding, testing, prototyping and production, the app got ready – after months, even a following year.

 

Zero-code development nowaday is increasing quickly in which they build apps from lists of already-built features, then deploy them through the App Store, Google Play or the cloud in hours or days.

Sometimes the movement to zero-code is seen as a leap from emphasis on IT to field of app development. It’s all about going forward, with no retreat, but that also puts a question: Can open- and low-code be totally exchanged by zero-code?

 

Easily answered: no, because mobile app development is driven by both end users and technical evolution of capabilities exploited by developers: new devices, new operating systems, better sensors, more accurate location data, accelerometers, gyroscopes and other tools to make data easier and more accurate collection, and its products more plentiful for decision makers.

 

Besides, mobile app development has to be guided by an organization’s best practices, such as security protocols, proprietary processes and sensitive workflow and data relationships.That has become a greater point of emphasis when creating mobile apps has been easier with zero code.

Professional developers are required for all of those capabilities to adapt them to an organisation’s needs, at every step - integrating new technology into existing and upgraded systems. Technical evolution means a development process that is infinite, and which is under continuous pressure from a field force growing in savvy and capability.

 

It also means continuous caution by IT departments.

Incidentally, it is not so strange. There has been technical change in IT since the department came into existence to face with the computer era. But IT shoulders entirely change which has been largely a reaction to external forces. What is new to IT is an approach that enables internal customers to help themselves.

 

As predicted by Gartner that market demand for mobile apps will grow 5 times faster than IT’s ability to meet that demand.Until now, backlogs that once were 3 months long extend to a year and more. Mobile app developer ranks top CNN’s list of best jobs for 2017 in January. One of the reason for that was rapidly increasing payment for rare skills.

 

Zero-code platforms have been involved in to help low-code professional mobile app developers solve the IT backlog – apparently from 2 different directions: with a more software-knowledge field force, and an app development force to build tools that require to choose professional to educate and train.

 

It is said that you can give a hungry man a fish or better yet you can teach him how to fish. The similarity easily extends to app development. New features can be made widely available with a zero-code platform to citizen developers. By exploiting the power of the zero-code mantra of “write-once, use-many,” it is possible to extend it to the masses of end users. Those professionals build the app correctly to meet their design, security and architectural standards.

 

During their jobs, the developers need to acknowledge and understand zero-code capability and work it into developing process or get mobile apps to be added with new technology and organizational needs.

 

Zero-code platform developers add plug-in capability to their systems to understand the professionals’ jobs in order to accommodate the professional developers’ capabilities and mission. Zero-code companies have got their products marketed by claiming that IT departments don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time a new mobile app feature is said to be needed. Though the zero-code advocates are correct, combination of zero-code and low-code (or hand coding) admits that sometimes those wheels need new tires.

 

Another element in the growth of zero-code platforms to be get in mind is that entry into mobile app development can be a fast, top-down trip for 3rd parties to seize the opportunity of published apps. For this, entry into mobility capability in data collection has been bottom-up, beginning with the end user’s “picture” and following the path of traditional development or at its most rapid, low-code processes.

 

The power is in the community of both. Low-code tools may help developers more productive of 30 percent. And that’s amazing. The enterprise challenge of needing 500% more development resources is not solved. Zero-code means that end users can use to build apps thanks to self-describing components built by developers.This isn’t a developer productivity tool but an enterprise productivity strategy. And it’s only creation a zero-code community for both end users and developers that make it possible.

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