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Building custom business applications is a must for enterprises looking to:
- improve customer engagement and experiences
- increase collaboration and efficiency
- migrate to the cloud
- future-proof business processes
But the demand for these apps expands beyond IT’s ability to deliver. Resources are stretched, and outdated delivery methods hinder growth.
The why of increasing application velocity is obvious, but the how is less so. It seems like there are too many barriers on the path toward better software development.
The barriers of enterprise app development
Low-code accelerates app development
Low-code is 90% faster than traditional development, making it easier for enterprises to build game-changing applications.
Low-code development incorporates automation and abstraction to streamline development processes for users of all skill levels. It also gives professional developers more opportunities to innovate enterprise-wide solutions.
A low-code application platform (LCAP) helps enterprises:
- increase developer productivity with visual user interfaces, reusable components, platform extensibility, and workflow editors.
- ensure app quality and consistency with automated testing.
- develop an app and deliver seamless user experiences across mobile, desktop, and tablet.
- deliver maintainable, easy-to-scale solutions on cloud-native architecture.
- incorporate an Agile way of working and a DevOps culture.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is application development?
Application development refers to the process of creating web or mobile software solutions for a specific need. With enterprise application development the process involves creating apps for business purposes, such as automating workflows or modernizing legacy systems. Ideating, planning, designing, building, testing, integrating, and deploying are all part of the application development lifecycle.
What is an application development platform?
An application development platform provides the tools and technology necessary to design, develop, implement, and maintain web and mobile applications. These platforms provide development environments that make it possible to build custom business applications in house.
What is low-code application development?
Low-code application development is an approach that requires little or no coding expertise. Instead of complex programming languages, low-code platforms feature intuitive development toolkits and visual interfaces that people of all coding skill levels use to develop custom applications.
What are the challenges of enterprise application development?
Enterprise application development is often seen as a challenge because many businesses have a lack of resources, inefficient or broken lifecycle management processes, problems with legacy systems, departmental silos, and/or communication issues. Enterprises also have evolving business needs, a high volume of data, limited resources, and complex integration requirements that can prolong the development process and delay deployment.
Low-code application development platforms alleviate these challenges. Features of low-code platforms include visual modeling, project management tools, pre-built templates and widgets, and other tools that enable rapid development and deployment. Low-code takes a visual, user-friendly approach that people of all coding skill levels can understand.