Citizen Developer

  • Five requirements for creating effective mobile-first business workflow apps

    You’re on the road, getting ready to make a sales call. In fact, it’s one of several this week. How do you get prepared? How do you get access to the information you need, when you need it? How can you best leverage your company’s data and business workflow applications, securely, all from the touch of your phone? You want those apps in your hands without the need for an extra device like a laptop. You want the apps developed for mobile-first, not as an afterthought.

    You can picture the scenario. You’re at the client’s site. You have access to their profile including the products they currently own and the client’s history with your company. Your client asks you a technical question that you can’t answer, but you know of a subject matter expert (SME) you can call on. Right then and there, within the app, you initiate a video conference call with the SME. Question answered. Problem averted. Client satisfied.
  • No Code Platforms Give Rise to the Mobile Citizen Developer

    Business use of mobile apps is exploding and with good reason. As a result, many mid-market and enterprise companies now need dozens to hundreds of business workflow mobile apps for their workers. These mobile apps can yield big benefits in cost reduction, increased productivity, and worker job satisfaction.

    But many of these organizations can’t keep up with the demand for a high number of custom-coded mobile business apps. It’s simply too costly and takes too long to go the custom-coding development route.

    And in many cases, it’s not necessary to use custom coding, because new Rapid Mobile App Development (RMAD) platforms empower citizen developers who have just modest technical skills to create robust mobile apps for a fraction of the time and cost of custom coding. Gartner Research predicts that by 2022, 70% of software interactions in enterprises will occur on mobile devices and that more than half of all business-to-employee (B2E) mobile apps will be created by enterprise citizen developers using code-less tools.

    Forrester Research projects the market for such citizen developer mobile no code/low code platforms will grow to $15 billion by 2020.

    This is a big deal.
  • ViziApps Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

    ViziApps is pleased to welcome Michael Hackney to our leadership team.  Michael has joined ViziApps as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President of Products. ViziApps is pleased to welcome Michael Hackney to our leadership team. Michael has joined ViziApps as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice President of Products. Michael, who most recently served as Vice President of Products at RailComm, Inc., will be responsible for leading the expansion of ViziApps’ platform strategy and development. Michael succeeds Michael Kuperstein, ViziApps’ Co-founder and CTO, who passed away earlier this year.

    “As a strong partner for our leadership team, Michael brings a passion for the total customer experience,” said George Adams, Co-founder and CEO of ViziApps. “Together with his outstanding software development track record, Michael’s expertise will be paramount as we expand our vision for No Code Visual Rapid Mobile App Development for Citizen Developers to its full potential.”