Will Low Code/No-Code Solutions Overtake Custom Software?

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Low code vs Custom Software Development

Easy! Effortless! Fast! Light!  We are talking about the low code platforms that are resolving the dependence on developers in building applications. With market demand for mobile application development services getting to be 5x times the capacity of IT to deliver, low code apps are the future, particularly for small business enterprises.

According to Gartner the low-code development market was estimated to total $13.8 billion in 2021 (an increase of 23% from 2020) and Forrester Research says that low-code platforms are driving about 50% annual growth.

The business reasons for these low code application development platforms paint a rosy picture but are these platforms for everyone? Here is a look into why this trend is creating a buzz and the pros and cons of low code/no-code development.

What are low code solutions? 

A low code solution provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to build web and mobile applications. Of course, the low code solution has been first built by a team of developers for others to use. Low code platforms are directed towards other developers, who need not develop solutions from scratch because LCDPs (low code development platforms) have a drag and drop functionality that automates every step of the application yet allows for some amount of customization.

No-code on the other hand is geared towards non-tech savvy users or citizen developers as they are known. These businesses or individuals can still use the low-code platform features, without the need to customize them.

The best examples of low code platform providers are