Non-technical entrepreneurs are the future.
Companies like AWC are bringing new opportunities to those who want to dabble in tech, but may not want to invest 4 years in a college degree or years learning HTML, Java, or CSS. No Code platforms bring IT and business to everyday people, and allow them to participate in this growing industry. Thousands of new apps are made daily, so why should you miss the wave?
Short answer: you shouldn’t.
"No-code tools unlock doors that were previously slammed shut for anyone who couldn’t code." - Krit
Is No Code a new concept?
Not at all. AWC CEO, Tara Reed, has been speaking on No Code since 2015! You may also be familiar with sites like Wordpress, Squarespace and Google Docs, all of which rely heavily on No Code to make the user’s experience as seamless as possible.
How do they do it? GUI, or graphical user interface, is what makes interacting with our supercomputer smartphones both pleasant and straight-forward! It’s the idea of communicating with your computer through visual metaphors, symbols, and pointing devices instead of text. GUI has evolved so much throughout the years, and now we’re at the point of speech recognition. Think about how different your life would be if you couldn’t ask Siri to skip to the next track, or to look up what the hell GUI stands for?!
Is No Code the best option for first-time app developers?
It is if you are short on two crucial things: time and money.
According to Soltech, custom software can cost between 50k and 250k+ depending on the size, functions and complexity of the app. It can also take several months to get the code exactly right. No Code software has come leaps and bounds, and the most recent developments in visual programming have taken these tools to the next level making them faster, and even more intuitive than they were a decade ago.
Apps are Here to Stay:
Your company needs a mobile presence. This is not up for debate.
There are 2.7 billion smartphone users worldwide, plus 1.35 billion tablet users, and a recent study found that the average American checks their phone every 12 minutes. Heck! Another 10% check their phones every 4 minutes. They’re not just checking to see if they’ve got spinach in their teeth; they’re using apps. Most people use about 9 apps per day, and 30 per month. Make sure they’re using yours!
You Can Easily Adapt to Change:
Do you know how much of a pain it is to change code mid-way? Just ask your pissed off programmer, I’m sure they can give you an answer!
One of the cool things about No Code platforms is the ability to make changes to improve usability, experience and track efficiency in almost-real-time by streamlining the entire process. No need to piss off your developer when you can handle it all yourself with minimal hassle. It makes your company that much more self-sufficient. It’s crazy fast to update a program you’ve created yourself, and that you know like the back of your hand.
It’s the Way of the Freaking Future:
If Google is experimenting with No Code platforms, you should assume that not only is there a market, there’s plenty of money to be made. Google wouldn’t bother otherwise!
Henning Leutz, founder and developer, came up with the perfect analogy.
He basically says that you can drive a car from a to b without knowing how an engine works. You can also build an entire company that uses cars, and still know nothing about engines. In a few years, having a driver’s license may be obsolete because cars will drive themselves. He goes on to say “it’s a mistake to think you have to be able to program / code or design to be able to create a product on the web. Creativity is much more important.” If something breaks down in your car, you call a mechanic. No code developers and traditional programmers don’t need to compete against one another, they can work together.
Richard Branson once said that successful people find a way to start before they’re ready. No Code is one way to get your foot in the door. How do you get started? AWC offers a 6-week no code bootcamp. We’ll walk you through from conceptualization to development to marketing to launch.