Low code app development is considered to be a future-proofing technology that helps in creating customized apps for web and mobile devices. The main goal of low code app development is to create user interfaces that are easy to operate on mobile handsets without compromising the performance and speed of the apps on the enterprise server. The main benefits of using this technique are: reduced deployment costs, higher flexibility, better scalability and greater reliability. There are different types of low code app development options available. Let’s see the main examples.
WAP: A WAP is a web-based application framework that enables creating web-native apps in Java and XML formats. The format of these apps allows the device to access the same code as that of the developer’s server. In other words, the WAP is used to create native apps that run on the Enterprise Resource Planning server and/or the Mobile Enterprise Server. It is a complex solution because of its use of client-server technology.
CLP: A CLP is a compiled language that produces Portable Application Programming interfaces. This means that, a program written in one programming language can also be executed on a mobile device. The language used in CLP is C++. It provides a high-level programming experience for mobile devices with a focus on ease-of-use and portability. Although highly recommended for low cost and fast creation times, it has limited availability.
Hybrid: Hybrid apps use both technologies to achieve the target functionality. The software starts by downloading and installing the necessary files and technologies needed by the enterprise. They are then operated through the Bluetooth 4.0 technology on the device. This hybrid approach enables the business to save costs because the business does not need to invest in creating a separate web server for the apps. It is available on many mobile devices.
Native: Native apps are made using the native programming code of an application platform. The platform, in most cases, native controls and emulates the app from the developer’s point of view. This allows for faster downloads of applications, greater flexibility, and secure downloads. However, it limits customization and control because it is limited to a specific device and network environment. It is available for either free or paid use.
Complete: A complete app is an app that is created using the full power of a web server along with a mobile backend. It is made using all the tools and technologies needed to develop on a web server. All the files and codes have been included in a packaged application and executed on the device. It is available for both free and paid use. For businesses that do not want to use the paid version they can use the free version and only pay for any additional features.
Hybrid apps are created using an enterprise web server and mobile backend technology. They are designed so that the enterprise app works on smartphones and tablets and can be downloaded for a specific number of devices. It is compatible with both iOS and Android and can be distributed via iTunes and Google Play.