Gartner, a global technology research and consulting firm, has estimated that low-code / no-code platforms are the third-most used digital platforms in 2021. The use is expected to increase at a CAGR of 26.4% for the next three years and by 2025, 65% of applications will be developed on these platforms.
These are exciting data points and indicate that enterprises prefer convenient and cost-effective options for presenting their digital solutions to the world, all without the need to write complex codes.
As you are reading this blog, it is safe to assume that you have a great idea to solve a real problem and want to explore ways of developing an app for it. You are in the right place! This blog will take you through the steps for configuring your app within 24 hours without writing a single code. You can configure app for web, Android and iOS at the same time.
Let’s dive in.
Step 1: Identify a problem
If you haven’t already identified a problem that your app will solve, you need to do that now. In doing this, you may look at all issues your ideal users face, be it big or small, and then prioritise them based on your readiness to provide solutions. Defining the ideal users is a crucial sub-step for identifying the problem and designing the app.
Step 2: Decide the scope and features of the app
Now that you have identified a problem and your ideal users, you can go ahead and decide the scope of the app. Do you want to streamline the process of vendor onboarding, manage deliveries, or disseminate a newsletter?
Based on the scope, you can identify the key features of the app. Writing them down on a piece of paper will help you in later stages.
Step 3: Create an outline of your app on a whiteboard
Here, you have to start thinking like your ideal user. Take a note of the process he/she follows in performing the activity, say for example delivering a product. Carefully, incorporate each small function the user has to perform on to the digital whiteboard. This will act as the outline of your application.
In case you need help in designing the outline, you can book a consulting session with our team at Hubbler and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Step 4: Choose the right no-code platform
Based on the features and workflow, you need to research on various no-code platforms to find the right fit. Every platform offers unique features and templates that expedite the process of app creation. For instance, Hubbler believes that each problem is unique and therefore the platform offers customized programs based on specific needs. It also enables creation of apps for web, Android and iOS at the same time. You need to choose the platform that matches your requirements.
Step 5: Configure the app
Once you have selected the no-code platform, you need to pick and choose the constituents of your app. This should be done keeping in mind the features and workflow created earlier. Another important consideration is user experience. The right constituents will help in creating a seamless user experience, making the users finish the task quickly and easily.
Step 6: Test and refine
Testing helps in finding out whether the application has issues with loading time, user interface, etc., or not. You can ask a select group of individuals to test the app in detail and come up with their feedback. The next stage is refining the app to eliminate any issues found during testing.
Step 7: Publish
The last and most exciting step is publishing the app on the web, Android and/or iOS. A simultaneous publishing of the app on all hosting platforms takes the app to the largest possible user base in a single click.
App development has become a necessity for business growth, but the role of no-code platforms does not end with publication of the app. Platforms like Hubbler facilitate updating the app with new features as and when enterprises feel the need to add them.