Not every company has experienced IT-professionals on staff specifically assigned to work on mobile app development. Fortunately, codeless development can help all enterprises cover more ground.
By means of codeless app development, even employees without any programming skills can easily create apps with such features as geo-location, bar code scanning, photos, audios and videos, signature capture, auto-filled forms, alerts and push notifications. This opportunity is given to the so called “citizen developers” (mobile app developers without programming skills and special education) by the drag and drop interface. As Wikipedia defines it, drag and drop is a pointing device gesture in which the user selects a virtual object by “grabbing” it and dragging it to a different location or onto another virtual object. In general, it can be used to invoke many kinds of actions or create various types of associations between two abstract objects. Such a rapid app development company as Snappii offers a codeless app development platform with the drags and drop concept.
This approach will become critically important in the coming years. By 2018, more than half of all employee-facing mobile apps will be made by enterprise business analysts using codeless tools, according to Gartner’s “Predicts 2015: Mobile and Wireless” report.
Codeless Approach Speeds up Development Process
One more benefit of using codeless tools is the acceleration of the development process thanks to the agility offered to developers. The codeless rapid development approach emphasizes a flexible process that can adapt as the project evolves instead of rigorously defining specifications and being set in stone from the start. Rapid mobile app development (RMAD) focuses on the adjustment of requirements in reaction to knowledge gained as the project progresses. This way, RMAD eliminates the need to redo everything from scratch in case of errors or new additions. Ultimately, it helps to speed up obtaining final, high-quality applications that meet all customer requirements.