Do’s and Don’ts of No-Code App Development

Vinay Agrrawal
January 17, 2022

How wonderful it would have been if somebody told us that investing does not necessarily mean buying a house first thing after we start earning. Or, for that matter, the main objective of education is not getting good marks but learning how to create value. If these realities were known to us in our formative years, we would have created immense wealth in the capital markets and built valuable enterprises.

You might be wondering what is the connection between these and a no-code app platform like Hubbler

Read on to learn more about it.

Why no-code?

No-code is a 40 year-old concept but many don’t know (or aren't informed) that they can build an enterprise application for a use case of their choice and deploy the same within 24 hours, all without writing a single digit of code. They would not have been breaking their piggy banks for getting software developed through third parties if they knew.

The benefits of no-code are becoming more widely known as technology advances. The days when app development required writing lines of code are long gone. You can now create enterprise-level apps in no time! It's no surprise that it's attracting the interest of both citizen coders and IT teams.

Related read: How to create an app without writing a single line of code 

Do’s of no-code

Here are some of the dos of no-code:

Plan in advance

Planning is essential for creating a no-code application. It enables you to create an app with the least time outlay. 

Here are the steps you need to take while planning:

  • Define your process bottlenecks

Your need for a no-code mobile/web application is to overcome the bottlenecks that exist in your existing offline system or to improve your current online system further. 

For that to happen, you should first identify what issues exist in the current processes.

For example, one of our clients was running their billing system manually. This was creating a constant shortage of working capital as client payments were coming in late. Identification of the problem area made them realize the importance of having a no-code app to do the billing.

  • Identify the ideal process

Once you have identified the problem areas, you have to look for solutions. In the above example, the solution to the problem was multi-pronged. Hubbler guides the client by devising the following process: 

  1. Online customer onboarding  
  2. Managing rate plans  
  3. Minimum guarantees  
  4. Prepaid/postpaid billing  
  5. Real-time tracking through a dashboard.
  • Whiteboard the process

In identifying the ideal process, you have created its mental map. You should map it onto the digital whiteboard in this stage of planning. 

  • Seek help, if required 

No-code is essentially a DIY process but sometimes, you may not be able to plan it out on your own. If that is the case, seek help from experts. Book a consulting session with our team at Hubbler (by clicking here) and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Relax because the configuration is easy

You've done the hard part. Now relax, as we have got you covered. No-code platforms have pre-coded blocks that you can pick and choose to configure your desired application by the process identified earlier. At Hubbler, pre-coded blocks (called Hubbles) can be customized based on your specific requirements.

Test

Before the application is deployed in the business scenario, you should test it with a limited group of people. This step is important to iron out any issues before using the app at full scale.

Related read: No-code: A silver bullet for early-stage startups

Don’ts of no-code

Here are the don’ts of no-code:

Ignore your competition

Competition is something you should never ignore, be it in business or while developing an application. There are things we can learn from our competitors, like the best practices they are following. One caution here is to adapt those practices as per your own needs.

Over-complicate the app by creating complex navigation

Good navigation guides the user to optimally utilize the features of the app. On the other hand, complicated navigation will create confusion for the user. Therefore, it is important to align the features of the app logically.

Forget to train your people  

The app you’ve just created is for the people and they must understand the app thoroughly. A formal session to explain the application and its various features will do the job. They should also be informed about the backend support in case they face any problems in using the app.

Hubbler - a platform to simplify your most complex challenges

Hubbler’s no-code platform lets you build native web and mobile apps as quickly as in an hour.

You can configure applications without any coding knowledge, making project deliveries lightning fast. 

It’s easy to scale as your business grows and modify applications with changing processes. And you can integrate with any existing applications, ERPs, or infrastructure to capture and process data.

Book a demo and talk to us!