Opening Doors- Low-Code No-Code Platforms

Over recent years, the need for developing technological solutions has increased. Growing market demand coupled with a pandemic accelerated the need for a digital transformation. No-Code Low-Code platforms help facilitate this transformation. In this article, we will explore the definition, impact, and implications of no-code and low-code platforms for non-technical people.

Defining Low Code and No Code

No-code platforms are exactly what they sound like — platforms that don’t require you to use any coding to develop applications. That means you can know absolutely nothing about how to code and still create a They typically work like other no-code tools, such as Shopify and WordPress. Low-code platforms require some coding, but not as much as traditional platforms. Although the terms “low-code” and “no-code” are often used interchangeably, they aren’t the same.

Digital Transformation

The rise of no-code and low-code platforms has revolutionized the way software is developed and deployed. These platforms have made it possible for individuals and organizations to create custom applications and digital solutions without extensive technical knowledge or programming skills. By empowering non-technical individuals or “citizen developers” to participate in the development process, these platforms are opening new opportunities for innovation and helping bridge the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders.

According to Gartner (Gartner, 2021), in 2021 41% of non-IT employees were involved in customizing and building apps. In the same report, it is predicted that by the end of 2025, half of all new low-code clients will come from outside IT.

"Low-code platforms represent the future. It's a boon for those who are not well-versed in coding, it provides them with the joy of creation. It is a transformative approach to software development, enabling organizations to rapidly build and deploy applications that drive business value, speed time to market, and reduce costs."

- Eeshan Singh, Business Analyst, Propel

Democratization of Programming

Tools like Microsoft BI makes developing accessible and user-friendly with drag-and-drop interfaces or by using visual models, reducing the reliance on skilled software developers. This leads to faster development time, lowers costs, and a wider range of individuals can contribute to the creation of new technology solutions. The goal is to empower people with the tools and resources they need to improve their lives, work more efficiently, and participate fully in the digital economy.

"Power Apps has allowed me to automate manual and repetitive tasks, streamlining business processes and driving productivity. With the help of Power Apps, we empower teams to work together more effectively and achieve better results."

- Abhinav Gayatri, Business Analyst, Propel

Gartner predicts that the low-code technology market will grow 23% globally in 2021. This could represent a significant shift in app development for businesses across industries.

Is Low-code-No-code the future and will replace traditional software development?

Let’s look at the numbers first - according to, Low-Code (Limited, 2021) Development Platform Market Research Report, the revenue of the worldwide low-code development platform market, which was at $12,500.6 million in 2020, is forecasted to grow at a 31.3% annual rate from 2020 to 2030, reaching a total of $190,792.6 million by the end of the decade. LC-NC platforms are here to stay and will play a significant role in developing technology that requires minimal to zero technical knowledge. But

Fortunately, such platforms are not likely to replace traditional software development entirely. While they can simplify and speed up the development process for certain types of applications, they have limitations and are not suitable for all use cases. Moreover, there will always be a need for highly skilled software developers who can write complex code and create custom solutions. Instead, no-code and low-code platforms are expected to complement traditional software development and provide an alternative for certain types of projects.

"No, I don’t think that no-code and low-code platform can fully replace traditional software development. These can be useful for creating basic tools quickly for non-technical users. But they have limitations with respect to customization. Instead, they can complement traditional software development by eliminating repetitive mundane tasks."

- Visagan, Business Analyst, Propel

Bottom Line

Low-code and no-code platforms are revolutionizing software development by making it accessible to those without technical knowledge. They provide quicker, more user-friendly, and cost-efficient solutions for application creation. Although, there will continue to be a need for skilled developers who can deploy more complex applications than what is available through Low-code No-Code platforms.

Posted on 4 Mar 2023