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Best Low-Code Development Platforms Software

Low-code development platforms provide development environments that allow businesses to develop software quickly with minimal coding, minimizing the need for extensive coding experience. The platforms provide base-level code, scripts, and integrations so companies can prototype, build, or scale applications without developing complex infrastructures. Both developers and non-developers can use these tools to practice rapid application development with customized workflows and functionality. Some products are geared more towards developers and require coding for functionality while others provide element libraries for design. Many products can interpret information from databases or spreadsheets and quickly create applications to access and manage information.

These products differ from no-code development platforms because they allow for a greater level of functionality with customized code rather than a drag-and-drop interface. Low-code platforms may allow users to develop applications without ever having to touch source code, but the ability to modify said code if the need arises sets these products apart from their no-code siblings. They also provide less functionality than a full integrated development environment because they do not provide tools to create complete applications from scratch.

To qualify for inclusion in the Low-Code Development Platforms category, a product must:

  • Generate source code as a base for customization
  • Allow developers to customize html markup and source code
  • Integrate with databases, web services, or APIs to connect data
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    OutSystems is the #1 low-code platform for digital transformation - build mobile apps, web portals, mission critical systems and more. Crafted by engineers with an obsessive attention to detail, every aspect of our platform is designed to help you build and deliver better apps faster.

    FileMaker, Inc.
    (159)4.6 out of 5
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    FileMaker is an Apple subsidiary that provides a Workplace Innovation Platform to create, share, and integrate custom apps for mobile, cloud, and on-premise environments. It allows everyday problem solvers to unleash their expertise and innovate in the workplace. It also provides professional partner network, learning resources, an active community, and global reach to its customer base.

    Quick Base empowers businesses to quickly turn ideas into applications that make them more efficient, informed, and productive. By using Quick Base, anyone — regardless of technical background — can quickly create business apps they can use and share with others. Find out why Quick Base is trusted by 6,000 companies, including half of the Fortune 100.

    Mendix is the only Low Code platform built for both speed and control, placing collaboration at the heart of the application development process. Mendix provides an integrated, comprehensive set of tools and platform services for the entire app lifecycle, from ideation and development, through deployment and operation, resulting in applications that are created 10x faster with 70% fewer resources. Recognized as a leader in two Gartner Magic Quadrants and two Forrester Waves, and selected by both IBM and SAP as the standard for high-productivity development for their respective clouds, Mendix helps over 3,400 organizations worldwide, across dozens of verticals, achieve their transformation goals.

    Built on the Salesforce App Cloud, the Lightning Experience combines the new Lightning Design System, Lightning App Builder and Lightning Components to enable anyone to quickly and easily create modern enterprise apps.

    Zoho Creator
    (61)4.4 out of 5
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    Zoho Creator is a low-code application development platform that empowers you to build enterprise-class applications that run on mobile, tablet, and web. Create custom forms, configure workflows, build informative pages, and get your app up and running in minutes. Whether it's logistics or order management, the possibilities are endless. Businesses of all size trust Zoho Creator to manage their data and have built more than 2 million+ apps on it. Access data anytime, anywhere. 

    Visual LANSA
    (53)4.7 out of 5
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    Visual LANSA is a low-code, Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that allows you to build mobile, responsive web or desktop applications (Windows, browser, mobile devices) for cloud (AWS, Azure) or on-premises (Windows, IBM i, Linux). LANSA’s unique single language concept insulates developers from worrying about browser, mobile and server compatibility, allowing them to focus on building applications with the advantage of low-code simplicity when you can and full-code business logic when you need it. LANSA incorporates an integrated meta-data repository and business rules engine to protect data integrity and reduce application development and support effort. LANSA has an application framework which provides the architecture, infrastructure and plumbing code of a pre-built commercial business application. Its zero-code prototyping tool, which includes built-in security, navigation and flexible searching, is a ‘living’ prototype because it evolves into a finished application as real components are snapped into it. The framework provides a desktop-style user experience in the browser that enables users to work on multiple tasks concurrently and switch between them easily and seamlessly. 

    Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration. Create stand-alone Spring applications Embed Tomcat, Jetty or Undertow directly (no need to deploy WAR files) Provide opinionated 'starter' POMs to simplify your Maven configuration Automatically configure Spring whenever possible Provide production-ready features such as metrics, health checks and externalized configuration Absolutely no code generation and no requirement for XML configuration

    KiSSFLOW
    (27)4.6 out of 5
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    KiSSFLOW is rated #1 Workflow and Business Process Management (BPM) software that allows end users to configure workflows. KiSSFLOW is used by over 10,000 customers across 121 countries. With KiSSFLOW, end users can create their first workflow in 15 minutes. KiSSFLOW believes the people closest to the chaos know how to fix it best. That’s why we created a platform to help all business users discover, create, modify and use business applications. Each application is made using beautiful, easy-to-use, and modern technology to help even non-technical people create amazing applications. No coding or complex mapping required.

    Pega is the only industry-leading platform that allows you to build scalable, enterprise-grade CRM, Digital Process Automation, BPM, Case Management, and AI apps, all on one unified platform. Anyone can catapult enterprise digital transformation and innovation with Pega by designing, building, and collaborating – on any application, without any roadblocks. The Pega Platform transforms business stakeholders into citizen developers with a no code, visual app development experience, while empowering professional developers to architect applications with a model-driven approach in a low cow code environment. Pega maximizes productivity, re-use, and scale for the enterprise while delivering meaningful apps 6.4x faster, reducing development costs by 75% and driving ROI by 321%.”

    Domino is a critical application platform that has been essential to business and IT developers alike for decades — to help build solutions with embedded workflow that can automate their business quickly and effectively. Domino powers businesses around the world — from banks, insurance and communications companies — for use in offices, ships, helicopters, and even oil rigs. Domino has always been a leader in application development, business transformation, and automation. Domino has helped savvy business leaders to achieve critical outcomes for years. Domino has always been a secure, rock-solid, and proven platform. Domino V10, the biggest release in years, is the first installment in a reinvigorated Domino platform roadmap which represents the input of thousands of clients, IBM Champions and Business Partners globally for both application deployment and enterprise mail. Domino V10 is faster, more modern, and delivers lower TCO. Advantages to highlight: 1. FAST: Rapid application development—we were there at the beginning of “low-code app dev” space to enable tech savvy business users and IT to get work done faster. 2. MODERN: Domino has enabled businesses to build all kinds of robust solutions. And now, by adding JavaScript and node.js, any JavaScript developer in your organization can enhance, integrate and build new applications that include data and processes from Domino. 3. PROVEN: Enterprise grade platform—secure and scaleable for building workflow and collaboration-centric business processes using the world’s first NoSQL document database. 4. LOW TCO: Lowest Total Cost of Ownership—proven low administrative overhead and easy integration with enterprise ecosystems such as Microsoft. Domino is 15x more cost-effective than the alternatives. 5: OPEN AND INTEGRATES EASILY: Integrate your Domino app into anything that supports node.js/JavaScript – such as Slack, or MSFT Teams. Configure single sign-on using SAML IPDs including Microsoft’s ADFS. You can also call any REST API that you want from your Domino application — bring in a google map, pull in a Watson API, use customer data from Salesforce, ask for an Approval in a Slack channel, or grab support ticket information from ServiceNow. 6. MOBILE: Classic Domino applications can now go mobile. Without any code changes. In less than an hour. IBM Domino Mobile Apps lets developers turn their desktop applications into mobile solutions. On iPads, users can keep working offline and sync-up automatically when communication is available, or more reliable. 7. EASIER ADMIN: Domino V10 now supports CentOS, which lowers your costs immediately compared to Windows. CentOS can be used to create Docker Domino containers as easily as Red Hat Linux (or Windows), so you can deploy your Domino solution on-premises, hybrid, and public — wherever it makes sense for your business. We’ve instrumented V10 so you can understand every aspect of the performance of Domino applications and mail in real-time. Using tools such as NewRelic, you can fully understand the trends and identify opportunities to upgrade to new hardware, identify which application to optimize, or spot any bottlenecks. 8. BETTER EMAIL/CALENDARING: Now, with V10, there is a better user experience, and enhancements of essential email features. Expanded calendar usability, touch-screen support for tablets, and interoperability with O365 applications. Domino Applications on the IBM Cloud Domino Applications on Cloud can lower your TCO by 20-60%. When you partner with IBM, you gain access not only to a full stack of IBM Cloud security services, but also to an IBM security team supporting more than 12,000 customers in 133 countries. And, for the organization, and for you as a business leader, you further reduce your risk of exposure to outage or failure. Your teams will spend less time on maintenance and repair, and more time productive and focused on the business outcomes.

    Appian provides a leading low-code software development platform that enables organizations to rapidly develop powerful and unique applications. The applications created on Appian’s platform help companies drive digital transformation and competitive differentiation. For more information, visit www.appian.com.

    TrackVia® is a low-code workflow management platform in the cloud that enables companies to rapidly build customized, mobile and web applications with little to no help from IT in a matter of weeks.

    LiveCode brings three key things to your development process: the interface, the language and live coding. You start with the interface. Get going by opening a new project and dragging items onto it. A button, a field, a scrollbar, whatever your app needs. Play about with them a bit. Resize, rearrange, change the color, add some pretty drop shadows. Make it look funky and just the way you want it.

    WaveMaker Rapid is an award-winning web and mobile app development and delivery platform. For over a decade, tens of thousands of developers have built apps 67% faster using WaveMaker’s visual, drag-and-drop RAD platform. Apps can be deployed to the cloud or on-prem infrastructure with a single click. WaveMaker Rapid is available as a hosted service and as an on-premise software.

    Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS is an intuitive what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) application that allows you to build 2D and 3D web apps without writing a single line of code. It includes powerful tools to configure fully featured HTML apps. As you add your map and tools, you can see them in the app, and use them right away.

    With Xojo anyone can learn to create high quality, native apps for Mac, Windows, Linux, the web & iOS.

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    The PMG Digital Business Platform is intuitive and easy to use, for both end users and administrators. The platform’s low-code configuration capabilities allow both IT resources and citizen developers to build and manage business solutions on their own – without needing developers to write custom code. As a result, PMG solutions deploy quickly, are upgrade-safe, and are easily updated as business requirements change over time. And, with easy bi-directional integration to external systems, PMG augments your existing enterprise technology investments, rather than replace them. The PMG platform is the glue connecting all the critical pieces of your business processes – people, systems, and data.

    JRebel is software for development and operations teams working with Java. JRebel allows users to instantly reload changes to Java classes, resources, and 80+ frameworks, configuration, and compiles quickly with the IDE, instead of Maven builds.

    ColdFusion Builder offers you a single platform to rapidly build and deploy scalable, high-performing web and mobile enterprise applications.

    Aware IM provides an easy and efficient way for small and large organizations to automate their business processes and manage their business over the Internet. It does not require knowledge of programming or database design, it automatically generates data forms and manages web access

    Oracle Application Express enables you to design, develop and deploy beautiful, responsive, database-driven applications using only your web browser

    A Rapid Application Development platform used by ISVs and Corporates to modernize, build and deploy complex cross-platform business applications. By providing our customers the "stack", they can focus on the parts where they truly add value - the UX, business logic and their end-users.

    Spring Roo is an open source software tool that uses convention-over-configuration principles to provide rapid application development of Java-based enterprise software

    Warewolf is a low-code software development tool, designed to do the heavy lifting and tedious tasks that are repetitive and process heavy. Once you build a service it can be reused, manipulated and integrated with other Warewolf services across locations and with many other systems.

    The FOEX Plugin Framework enables you to build modern, feature-rich, single-page business applications using only your web browser. Using our low-code rapid application development (RAD) tool developers can create both the client & server side of enterprise-grade web applications fast and with ease. All components within the FOEX Plugin Framework are AJAX-centric and perfectly integrate with the latest versions of Oracle Application Express.

    Graphite GTC delivers a productivity–enabling platform across all industries, developing and delivering secure, scalable & enterprise class applications. Our team of engineers and business professionals spent over half a decade innovating, designing, and crafting the Graphite GTC Platform. Our platform is a thoughtful and complete graphical development environment designed to give our customers a better approach to delivering and developing the best applications. The Graphite Platform provides the capabilities to build mission critical enterprise applications while encouraging good software design principles, without coding. By using shapes and flowcharts, the Graphite Graphite Studio enables users to create complex back-end processes through the use of straightforward, easy to understand flowcharts. Graphite GTC applications are built with standard technologies and database models, giving complete access to pure source code. Once the project is built, developers have access to the project in its entirety. Graphite GTC generates standard source code that runs on any stack including Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud, without the use of proprietary runtime environments. Generated applications adhere to the latest web development security best practices and have attained 0 error ratings when run through industry leading security threat analysis platforms. Applications are developed visually, encompassing everything from core systems to generating perfectly written 3rd generation language, removing hand coding effort altogether, providing a more secure development method.

    The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data. Thousands of developers and business leaders around the world rate Alpha Software as having the best coding-optional environment to solve the enterprise mobile app challenge. For more information and a 30-day free trial visit: https://www.alphasoftware.com

    BP Logix BPMS
    (8)4.8 out of 5
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    Solutions don’t need to be convoluted to be comprehensive, nor do they need to be intimidating to be scalable. That is the difference that Process Director brings to the game: custom applications comprehensive enough to handle complex business problems, but created on an intuitive platform that is business-user friendly. Built by BP Logix, Process Director is a BPM software solution that allows you to create applications quickly— ones that scale well and are easy to restructure… two essentials for organizations that will inevitably grow and change. Free Up Your IT Department Because Process Director can be handled well by business users, it allows IT to get back to its monstrous to-do list. It also gives the people closest to the issues the tools to fix those problems optimally. Their way. No Visio? No Problem Though we do offer the standard ‘if-then’ Visio workflow diagrams, Process Director’s Process Timeline™ provides a powerful alternative— a Gannt-chart style processing engine that offers predictive analytics pulled from your own data. Have complex parallel tasks? No problem. Need something that can scale to hundreds or even thousands of discontinuous activities? No problem. Need something that doesn’t require manual interventions and provides DYNAMIC estimated completion times? No problem and no problem! Process Timeline is included in the Process Director suite of tools, ready for you to deploy. Make Audits Fun! Okay, well perhaps not fun… but at least alleviate the pain of audits by using Process Director to create secure and customizable audit trails. With our BPM software solution you can track changes, maintain accountability and collect data for meaningful reporting and analysis. AI-Powered While we do not promise sentience, we do promise that Process Director’s AI features will enable you to transform your data streams into powerful predictions. With accessible machine learning tools that don’t require a data scientist to leverage, you can take your information to the next level whether it is in-house, IoT (Internet of Things), or beyond! We Got You BP Logix provides customer support that goes beyond the standard. We create relationships with you that begin with in-depth online training for your organization. Our responsive services team is also available to help as much as you require (or desire). We also offer custom options that we can work with you to create. When you reach out to us, we answer. Discover what your applications could be. Discover Process Director.

    Bezlio is a no-code/low-code development platform with a mobile app that gives mobile workers, like sales, field techs, and shop floor users, access to any on-premise or cloud data from their mobile device. Bezlio easily connects to those secured data sources and the platform makes it easy to build your own custom interface in the mobile app.

    Servicenow Application Development is a platform that makes it easy for employees including administrators and other low code developers to build cloud native applications that improve how business works.

    Flutter allows you to build beautiful native apps on iOS and Android from a single codebase.

    A low code development tool for rapid integration and automation of business solutions. Developers and IT pros use Linx to develop processes with technically complex tasks and multiple steps without the need for programming. Typically 5x faster to market than traditional software development, Linx uses robust, drag-and-drop components to quickly and efficiently create, integrate, connect or automate business applications. Versatile and scalable, use Linx for rapid application development; easily generate Windows processes, create and consume web services, integrate legacy or SaaS systems, automate data transfers, file handling and a great deal more.

    Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM.

    Appery.io is a platform that enables developers and business analysts to rapidly create and run apps that help businesses of all sizes increase revenues and improve productivity.

    Azure Mobile Apps is a technology that allows you to connect your mobile app to resources that are important in cloud connected mobile applications such as table data, authentication, and push notifications.

    Elevate Web Builder is a visual rapid application development environment for web applications.

    Rapid business application development platform. Evert8th Framework allows us to quickly develop flexible and scalable applications. Automate business processes, manager data and make your work easier with costume applications. Works for every user regardless of the device or browser choice. Fit on any device - Desktop, Mobile or Tablet.

    ActiveTcl is an implementation of the Tcl scripting language for Windows, Mac, Linux, AIX, HP-UX & Solaris.

    AppStudio for ArcGIS is a groundbreaking tool in the GIS app revolution. It lets you convert your maps into beautiful, consumer-friendly mobile apps ready for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and publish them using your own brand to all popular app stores .

    Kony Quantum (formerly AppPlatform) is the leading low-code platform that enables businesses to quickly build enterprise-grade applications with unbridled speed—without compromising on user experience, security, or innovation. From visual editing tools to streamlined deployment and updates, Kony Quantum brings the best of what low-code has to offer, so developers can work faster, smarter, and at scale. We know that digital capabilities can change or expand over time or during your application build. With Kony Quantum, you can feel confident knowing you’re solving for your needs today and well into the future. Kony DBX is the banking and financial services arm of Kony, Inc, and is a globally recognized leader in digital banking transformation. Kony DBX is Kony’s brand for an end-to-end banking solution which includes a purpose-built Digital Banking Platform and a suite of integrated applications. The Kony difference: -Go Fast: Build mobile and web applications faster using a simple, yet powerful visual development environment. Maximize developer productivity with interactive guides, backend integration connectors, and automated build, publish, and testing features. -Scale Easily: Never hit a wall as your needs grow for more advanced features, channels, apps, or users. Deliver engaging employee, partner and consumer applications on a unified low-code platform that can flex and scale with your business well into the future. -Innovate Freely: Experience the ease and speed of low-code with the power of digital. Deliver immersive experiences using intelligent chatbots, biometrics, augmented reality, and more. Access 100% of the native device features and drop into code when needed. -Experience Better: Kony Quantum’s native omni-channel support delivers better user experiences by taking full advantage of the underlying platform and device capabilities. Better experiences drive better results. Experience better with Kony Quantum.

    Slim is a PHP micro framework that helps you quickly write web applications and APIs.

    Thymeleaf is a modern server-side Java template engine for both web and standalone environments.

    WEBCON BPS is a Rapid Application Development platform that reduces time and risk of application delivery projects. Unlike other tools focusing on quickness of initial deployment of departmental solutions for here and now, WEBCON BPS allows to effectively support business processes, from departmental to mission critical, with no-code solutions that effortlessly adapt to frequent changes in the digital world. WEBCON BPS is an ideal solution for companies - representing any industry - that want to quickly turn ideas into tangible business applications that end-users will use because they love, not because they have to. The key product features: - no-code platform - InstantChange technology - extremely fast and easy live modification of applications and workflows - user-friendly interface - on premises & in the cloud - multilingual interface - graphical workflows & forms editor - mobile version Integrations with other systems: Out of the box: SharePoint Server, SharePoint Online (o365), SharePoint Foundation, Active Directory, Oracle DB, SQL DB, SOAP, REST, Exchange, Outlook, Word. SDK available.

    WorkflowGen is a leading digital process automation solution that lets organizations and IT providers design and deploy business-critical, process-driven web and mobile applications. Quickly deliver solutions that meet your customers' unique requirements thanks to fast prototyping and low-code approaches. Increase your teams' efficiency by leveraging a highly configurable workflow engine and form designer. Deliver advanced process-driven solutions with a high level of configurability with the GraphQL API, Webhooks & Node.js and extensive Azure integration capabilities. WorkflowGen has been deployed by over 500 organizations across 70 countries, including industry giants such as Comcast, Sony Music, Deloitte, KPMG, XL Group, Mitsui, Abbott Manufacturing and Maersk Line.

    Apache Websh is a rapid development environment for building powerful, fast, and reliable web applications in Tcl. Websh is versatile and handles everything from HTML generation to data-base driven one-to-one page customization.

    DaDaBIK is a no-code / low-code development platform that can be used to quickly develop any type of database-driven application without coding.

    dbFront is a RAD (Rapid Application Development) tool specifically designed for use by DBA's and Analysts. dbFront requires no code, is simple to administer, and is straight forward for users. With dbFront you can quickly build a client application for your existing database that is immediately useful. In addition, dbFront dynamically updates itself as your database changes.

    InRule Technology® provides a decision platform that enables organizations to automate and change decisions and business rules in applications without coding. We help enterprises keep pace with changing requirements by making applications easy to update - by technical or business people.