In 2021, demand for web apps for business continued to rise and the number of citizen developers kept growing as well. As a result, the demand for low-code / no-code platforms keeps growing. According to Gartner, the low-code development technologies market worldwide is projected to exceed $13 billion in 2021, a 22.6% increase compared to 2020.

What exactly is low-code platform?

Wikipedia gives the following definition: a low-code development platform provides a development environment used to create application software through a graphical user interface instead of traditional hand-coded computer programming.

In a nutshell, low-code platforms enable companies to create business applications quickly without the need for deep coding expertise. Therefore, even non-developers can use these platforms to build applications with customized functionality and workflows rapidly and efficiently. Furthermore, low-code platforms provide integration API and additional coding capabilities to adopt created business applications for specific situations, as well as integrate them with companies’ websites or third-party systems.

What is a no-code platform?

No-code development platforms are closely related to low-code development platforms, as both are designed to expedite the application development process. “No-code” is a marketing term defining application development tools for users without professional IT skills, also known as citizen developers.

Low-code/no-code tools

TeamDesk online database software is the leading low-code/no-code development platform. TeamDesk represents a family of tools classified as low-code/no-code platforms that can be used by both citizen developers and professional developers.

Why should you utilize TeamDesk low-code/no-code online database software?

TeamDesk provides you with a simple way of building flexible online database applications within hours, not months. The resulting online database consolidates low-code technology, business data, and workflow into a centralized and secure database environment to manage and share business data and facilitate efficient and secure teamwork.

If you are a business owner or manager and don’t have professional IT skills, TeamDesk is the solution for you. You can start with a free trial and build an application from scratch or use a preconfigured template from the application library to jump-start your database.

Even though TeamDesk development is very intuitive, the TeamDesk support team is available to provide free setup assistance and unlimited support.

Why do advanced software developers prefer to use Low-code platforms as well?

Low-code or no-code platforms are meant for citizen developers with no IT skills, right? Not quite!
Many very skilled and experienced software developers prefer using TeamDesk as well. While advanced software developers could use their skills or a business manager could hire a development team to program their custom solution, TeamDesk is a more effective tool. TeamDesk development is so fast and powerful that skilled IT professionals prefer to stick with this low-code platform to create flexible custom solutions within hours.

Business needs, processes, and workflows evolve rapidly. Traditional programs need to be constantly reprogrammed to reflect ever changing work processes, which is a very expensive, slow, inefficient, and potentially buggy process. Even a very skilled developer’s team could hardly keep up with the pace.

With TeamDesk, however, even citizen developers with no IT skills can easily readjust their systems according to their ever-evolving business requirements. Professional programmers are able to customize very complex systems within hours—even minutes—to tremendously increase their productivity.

For professional software developers who need to implement advanced functionalities (such as integrating with other systems or programing very specific customizations), TeamDesk provides integration API, Call-URL actions, advanced formula language, and integration with other platforms via the Zapier integration tool.

Contact the TeamDesk support team if you have any questions or need help with database creation. We’ll be glad to implement your vision and ideas for business process automation into your unique, flexible, and customizable online database solution.