What is No-Code?

No-Code is developing software without programming. Thanks to intuitive visual interfaces, you can build apps, automate processes and create databases easier than ever!
Democratization of tech

Only 0.3% of the world's population can program

Almost everyone uses software but hardly anyone can develop it. But thanks to visual interfaces, modular systems and simple language, No-Code is finally giving millions of people access to software development. The potential for new ideas is huge. The developers of the future are called citizen developers.
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Growing demand for applications

From 100,000 to 500,000,000

Demand for applications is expected to grow from 100,000 to 500 million by 2024. That's quite a lot - and it's not far off. We already have too little development capacity - so we need new capabilities. No-code is the answer.
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Thousands of tools

From marketing automation tools to project management software to building service apps, no-code solutions are being used by companies of all sizes and across a wide range of industries to streamline processes, increase efficiency and drive innovation.
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At VisualMakers, we are constantly testing tools to give you the right tools for your project - so that your project is well positioned from the start.
A new role

No-Code Maker

With the growing demand for nocode solutions, the job of a nocode maker is becoming more popular and sought after. According to a recent study, job postings for no-code makers and citizen developers have increased by 250% in the last year alone - making them among the most sought-after and fastest-growing positions in the technology industry.
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Alternative and complement to code

Development with No-Code

No-code will not replace code - but in very many cases it makes sense to use no-code for product development. It's easier, faster, cheaper.
FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Here you will find common questions about No-Code that we are asked again and again.
What is No-Code?
No-code is an umbrella term for technology and software that serve the development of apps and the creation of process automations. The special feature here is that one does not have to use programming languages or be particularly technically versed as was the case in the past. No-code platforms offer a simpler, faster and more cost-efficient approach to software development.
Do I need previous experience to work with No-Code?
No, previous experience is not necessary at all. It is an advantage if you have affinity with other digital tools. A computer, internet and the will to learn are all you really need.
How can No-Code help me and my business?
No-code primarily helps to save time and money in development work - and a lot of it! In addition, no-code tools and the apps or automations built with them are extremely flexible. You can quickly adapt them at any time. No-Code is therefore perfect for quickly realizing ideas as usable prototypes, but also for launching new features or implementing customer feedback. This is true for websites as well as for in-house apps, product ideas and automations across apps.

By the way: We are happy to help you with the implementation of your no-code venture. Read more in the agency section.
What are the advantages of No-Code?
With No-Code you are in most cases faster, more flexible and cheaper in the development of individual software projects over classical programming. In addition, more people have access to handling and building via no-code tools. That means that even non-developers in your company can build, customize and publish apps and tools. Thanks to No-Code, IT people and developers can spend more time on things that really need their skills.
What are the disadvantages of No-Code?
With no-code, you can implement just about anything. But the more complex the undertaking, the fewer tools you have to choose from to implement something. These tools are then also placed high up in their difficulty level and are not always beginner-friendly. As a very rough rule of thumb can be stated: The easier the operation of the no-code tool, the more limited the possibilities. In addition, it is often difficult to decide on the right no-code tool in the beginning. There is a risk that the selected tool will not fulfill everything that was desired.
Is no-code scalable? 
Here, too, it all depends on the tool stack you use. Tools like Xano, Bubble, Make or Shopify grow flexibly with your project and are highly performant even with larger amounts of data. Other tools like Airtable are great for less data-intensive applications - not every project needs to be highly scalable, but has other requirements - like quickly developing a prototype to test an idea.
Can you build enterprise-level solutions with no-code?
Yes, this is also possible with No-Code. Internal and external systems, applications and process automations at the enterprise level can be built with no-code or low-code solutions, depending on their complexity. Special attention should be paid to the scalability, data protection and general security of the tools. Well-known low-code tools for this are OutSystems, Mendix, and the Microsoft Power Platform.
What is the difference between no-code and low-code?
In almost all tools, the two categories merge because no-code tools actually always offer the possibility of extending functions and design with so-called custom code. The difference is, however, that low-code tools do not get along completely without a programming logic. This does not necessarily have to be a classic programming language, but often a simple language developed specifically for the tool is used. Low-code tools are therefore more complex than pure no-code tools and are often aimed at classic developers. On the other hand, low-code tools cover a wider range of functions.
How user-friendly is No-Code?
No-Code tools are usually very user-friendly! This goes along with the idea of No-Code - to give everyone access to building and developing software. No-code tools are mostly based on visual interfaces, drag-and-drop systems, WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editors and simple language.
What can be automated with No-Code?
The world of no-code automations are huge thanks to tools like Make.com, Zapier and co! And there is little that cannot be automated. Common processes include but are not limited to:
Forms processes - creation, embedding, data storage, forwarding and analysis, etc.
Customer processes - registration processes, (day-, time- or event-specific) emailing, onboardings, appointments, reminders, etc.
Inter processes - employee onboardings, data processing and forwarding, metrics creation and presentation
and really much, much more!
What are the no-code tools?
Where to start.... The best place to start is our Tool Directory! There you will find a wide range of tools for databases, app development and process automation.

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