Jessica D'Oliveira, Analyst for Forrester, recently wrote about the value of low-code development, especially in a start-up environment. Before joining Forrester, D'Oliveira created more than 50 no-code minimum viable products, which provided a great perspective on how these solutions can be used.

D'Oliveira says the solutions were “Built for — or with — entrepreneurs looking to launch digital businesses. This experience gave me firsthand insight into the ways that low-code platforms can solve startup problems, the hurdles that face founders who want to adopt a low-code platform, and ways that vendors could improve their ability to connect with founders and startups.”

One of the key observations made was that low-code can help solve the scale problem for startups. According to D'Oliveira, in their rush to validate their idea, startups frequently streamline their front ends by gluing together multiple back-end services. Although these processes are useful for building proofs of concept, they often do not scale and usually consist of a grab bag of forms and tables for collecting data, directories to visualize data, payment systems, and third-party data connectors to implement automation.

Low-code platforms such as Viziapps can help solve these problems.

ViziApps is the only mobile development platform that enables users to visually create, in a low-code or no-code environment, their mobile app user experience, app navigation, use of multiple backend data sources simultaneously, and use of native device features.

To see the article, visit Starting Up The Low-Code Market.

Mobile app for automobile dealerships

Car Detailer buffing out an automobile hoodSuccessful automobile dealerships are very good at selling and buying cars, selling parts, and providing repair services. However, dealerships are challenged to cost-effectively staff and maintain detailing services given the inconsistency of labor demands over the course of any given month. This is where CP&S Detail comes in.

CP&S Detail has been providing automotive dealers with innovative products, services, and solutions for over 26 years. CP&S offers a complete line of chemicals and equipment, a trained labor force, Car Wash Systems, Automotive Detailing Services, and related training.

Enter ViziApps – No Code Platform and Development Partner Services

To deliver the automotive detailing services required by the dealerships, CP&S Detail needed an effective mobile workflow app, DetailMgr, that they could easily use to manage their work shifts and provide CP&S management with visibility and accountability of their work results. DetailMgr needed to track each employee, what they are paid, the hours they work, the tasks they completed and how efficiently they completed each task. Capturing these data points using DetailMgr tells CP&S Detail in real time if they are making money and what adjustments are needed at each dealership.

Screen shot of DetailMgr mobile appCP&S went the traditional route working with a software vendor to develop DetailMgr but the effort was expensive and time consuming. CP&S knew there had to be a better way. They learned about ViziApps’ no code platform and the development services available. ViziApps recreated the DetailMgr mobile app on the ViziApps platform including the integration with Quickbase®, the cloud platform CP&S uses for their core IT applications and operations. The result was a much more economical and functional solution.

Now, with three years of user feedback using DetailMgr in the field, CP&S wants to make significant changes to the mobile app. They recognize the design of ViziApps as a no code platform would enable them to make the changes in house. However, they don’t have the resources. Again, they are working with a ViziApps VIP Partner as the development services provider.

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Smart Phones. Smart Homes.
Why not Smart Livestock Management?

Cows standing in a pastureIn the Feb 18, 2015 Forbes article, “The Future of Agriculture? Smart Farming,” contributing author Federico Guerrini wrote “The agricultural sector is going to face enormous challenges in order to feed the 9.6 billion people that the FAO predicts are going to inhabit the planet by 2050: Food production must increase by 70% by 2050, and this has to be achieved in spite of the limited availability of arable lands, the increasing need for fresh water (agriculture consumes 70 per cent of the world's fresh water supply), and other less predictable factors, such as the impact of climate change, which, according a recent report by the UN could lead, among other things, to changes to seasonal events in the life cycle of plant and animals.”

Guerrini wrote further, “One way to address these issues and increase the quality and quantity of agricultural production is using sensing technology to make farms more "intelligent" and more connected through the so-called "precision agriculture" also known as ‘smart farming’.”

This is the problem Outsource Technical Concepts is addressing with AgVis, their precision livestock monitoring solution. And they are doing so with ViziApps for the mobile app.

Sandeep Raut, in his CIO Watercooler article , User Experience Design – a key to Digital Transformation writes “A UX design can supercharge productivity, add immense value to customer interactions, and help employees love their jobs. He goes on to say “Overall UX design should have short navigation steps so users require very few clicks to get the information they want. It should be based on responsive web designs so applications maintain full functionality, usability and appeal on different browsers and screens from desktop to laptops to tablets to smartphones.”

Successful digital transformation requires efficient mobile app user adoption, and that requires an effective mobile user experience. The ViziApps’ platform focuses on the creation and management of responsive mobile business process apps with optimal workflow and simple and efficient UX navigation. Using ViziApps LogicBuilder™, you can rapidly create custom mobile workflow apps with branded UX, optimal UX navigation, and use of mobile device features, all with no code. These LogicBuilder Functions enable Citizen Developers, IT Professionals, and Solution Providers to rapidly create robust and even complex Mobile First business process and workflow apps using visual drag ‘n drop techniques, not coding.

What’s delivered to the end user is a simple UI designed to focus the user on the task at hand, providing them with just the information and options they need to take next-step actions via the device in their hands.

ViziApps helps speed Digital Transformation. ViziApps helps your mobile employees love their jobs.