When we talk about application development, we usually refer to softwares for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. In fact, these are the devices in which we find  games, health applications or tools for daily tasks organization.


However, applications can also be created for a web environment, and its development encompasses variables of cost and time. For this reason, this work could become very complex, even more when you consider the programming languages involved.


With all the tools, libraries and advanced development environments that are available, those who are beginners in programming or are not in the IT area can feel discouraged.


On the other hand, there may be a way to develop applications at a practical and faster pace. When we use a platform without code (or no-code), you can let your creativity flow, while you get rid of the requirement of writing a lot of code lines, compiling and then realizing that you typed something wrong.


In this article, we will approach the types of applications, the most common programming languages and how no-code makes the development more democratic.


Types of Applications by Technology

There are three basic types of mobile applications, according to the technology used for coding them, i.e. pass on the instructions to the machine.

  • Native: created for one specific operational platform or system;
  • Web: responsiveness sites’ versions that can work on any mobile device or OS (Operational System), because they are delivered using a mobile navigator;
  • Hybrid: a combination of native and web applications, allowing them to be accessible via an icon on your phone, or being downloaded from an app store.

Development using code

If you risk developing applications, you must choose the right technology and programming language to create a robust, innovative and easy-to-use product.


With a lot of available options, you need to consider pros and cons before you make a decision. There are many programming languages, the main ones being:


Python

Python is the most simple programming language, i.e, closest to human language. It is used in different application types (web development, machine learning, games, etc.). That’s why, according to the RedMonk staff report, it is the world’s second most popular programming language.


JavaScript

It is a programming language based on a text used for both client and server-side that turns the web pages interactive. JavaScript code is simple, flexible, easy to write and debug. In addition, you can use it inside scripts written in other programming languages.


Kotlin

This language is high-level and purely object-oriented. Therefore, this implies that “all value is an object” and there is no primitive data available. It also makes the garbage collection process automatic (a form for memory management), including having robust and dynamic typing.


Java

There are excellent frameworks for web applications development, including Spring, Hibernate, Play, GWT, JSF. This language can build complex softwares with high performance.


No-code: Reducing bureaucracy in developing applications

With the no-code movement, the application development work became more democratic. Nowadays, you can quickly create softwares for a company, without programming knowledge, allowing you to focus on strategic issues.


This way, organizations of all sizes can use these platforms to create personalized applications specifically adapted to their workflows.


Check a video here that shows, in practice, how to develop applications in a fast and practical way with a no-code platform.


  1. Drag-and-drop

One of the easiest resources of a no-code development platform is the Drag-and-Drop Builder.


Choose the design elements, widgets and other components required for your mobile application. Now, organizing everything in the development environment is enough to build the visual of your application, all just dragging and dropping.


Editing the features of your widgets is also easier with no-code platforms. All you need to do is to click on the button “edit” and input the form validation rules, rename the widget or inputing position markers.


After saving changes, the project will be synchronized automatically on the no-code platform. After that, you can easily implement the application and your collaborators can start to enter data about inventories, inspections and searches easily.


  1.  Productivity for the team

Since the no-code development allows more applications to be built in less time, things that used to take months to be done, now just take a few days, even a few minutes. Hence, the team becomes more productive and can bring even more innovation for the company.


  1. Decrease costs

The ability to develop applications in less time reduce costs. The no-code application development abstracts the frontend and backend development complexities.

But this is not the only advantage, as no-code reduces the requirement of hiring programmers. Above all, the no-code platforms can turn the work more productive.

These are just some of the no-code platforms’ advantages and a comparison with how coded applications work. Do you have an idea to create an application and need help? Round Pegs relies on no-code experts that are ready to launch your app. Visit our site!


September 14, 2021

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