Evolution of no-code.

Imagine being able to create your own website or application without having any technical knowledge. With the evolution of no-code framework, this gives control to everyone from professionals to beginners alike!
No-code or Low-code is about building applications in no time at all with just a few clicks of the mouse button.
what is no-code development Platform?

No-code development platforms are tools that enable businesses to develop software quickly and easily without having to write code. The platforms provide what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) editors and drag-and-drop components to quickly assemble and design applications.

Developers and non-developers alike can use these tools to practice rapid application development with customized workflows and functionality. The benefits of no-code development platforms are numerous. They allow businesses to create software without having to hire developers, which can be expensive. They also enable businesses to quickly prototype and test new applications, which can help them determine if an idea is worth pursuing further.

2021 No-Code Economy Survey

From a survey taken by 1,000 workers across various industries, job levels, and company sizes, comprehensive data was gathered on the understanding, usage, and growth of no-code.

Industry wise expectation of Growth in use of no code tools
Across industries
in computer & electronics manufacturing
in banking and finance
in software
Problems being solved with no code Tools
Building a website
Automating simple tasks
Building an application
Automating processes or workflows
Prototyping a new idea or project
Why People choose to use no code
Easier to use
Faster to develop
Easier to maintain
More control over my project
More affordable
Don’t want to wait for IT or engineering
When did no code tool users learn the tool
within last year
in the last six months 

no-code based emerging jobs:

Automation specialist
Productivity solutions manager
Workflow analyst
Systems engineer
Business operations associate
Process designer
App builder
Process automation lead
IT developer

reasons to invest in no-code:

Cost less than traditional software
Can be learned quickly
Require zero technical skills
Easily integrate with other tools
Update in real-time
Deploy faster
Relieve IT of some responsibilities 

no-code tools:


Timeline of no-code tools.

Founded: 2003
(Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little)

Marking the beginning of the no code movement, also known as the poster child of the internet, WordPress in simple terms, helps you build websites and blogs. It is an open source content management system which means anyone can use or modify the WordPress software for free. Being one of the first of its kind along with the plethora of templates to choose from, WordPress websites are the most popular websites on the the internet today with over 43% of the total websites built on WordPress.

Founded: 2004
(Anthony Casalena)

Like WordPress, Squarespace is a content management system, a do-it-yourself website builder, blogging platform and hosting service that lets businesses of all types create professional websites with the service's user-friendly drag-and-drop interface. You could start off building any website with the variety of templates available under different categories.

Founded: 2004
(Tobias Lütke, Daniel Weinand and Scott Lake)

Shopify helps you bring your business online by enabling you to create e-commerce websites backed by powerful tools that help you find customers, drive sales, and manage your day-to-day. They currently have over 200,000 merchants that have online stores with their platform and the amount of merchandise volume that goes through Shopify stores is far greater than $10 billion. 

Founded: 2006
Tim Magnuson, Mark Magnuson, Milton Fauss

Bildr empowers you to build web apps, launch SaaS products and create useful and beautiful software in the world, with or without code.
Bildr is built on Bildr. 

Founded: 2006
(Avishai Abrahami)

Wix is a cloud based web development platform that helps build websites through a graphical user interface where you can drag and drop elements. Websites are easy to develop through Wix templates. However, it also allows you to build websites from scratch, although templates are preferred and easier to use on Wix. 

Founded: 2011
(Wade Foster)

Zapier empowers no-code creators and others, by providing ways to connect systems, without code, even in the absence of official integrations. It helps you connect your apps and moves information between them automatically. This lets you focus on your most important work instead of doing repetitive tasks. 

Founded: 2011
(Sahil Lavingia)

Gumroad lets you start selling your digital products in seconds. It also gives you access to a great list of tools to help you engage with an audience that cares about you and your work.You can personalize your landing page to your heart’s content, embed a follow form, add a fantastic checkout and consumption experience, and gain access to robust data based on the usage of your product.

As of now, with Gumroad, you can:
- Be as powerful as the world’s largest retailers by setting up automatic workflows and up-sells
- Keep your audience close by adding Gumroad's widgets directly on your website
- Make money selling courses or e-books about tech, career growth, and more!

Founded: 2012
(Howie Liu, Andrew Ofstad, and Emmett Nicholas)

Airtable is a cloud collaboration service with the features of a database and a spreadsheet formatted in a way that lets you always know what’s going on. The fields in an Airtable table are similar to cells in a spreadsheet but have types such as checkbox, phone number, drop-down list, images, and more. Users can create a database, set up column types, add records, collaborate, sort records, and even publish views to external websites. Whether you need to organise a calendar of project deliverables, compile a customer list, or organise any other type of information, Airtable makes it easy to create and collaborate.

Here a couple of ways you can use Airtable:
- Airtable lets you build spreadsheets. So, you can leverage each spreadsheet as a database
- Create views designed for different use cases
- Connect your workflow to hundreds of apps and services, or access your content programmatically.

Founded: 2012

Notion is a fantastic tool that helps you organise your work, and you can pretty much adjust it to fit all of your needs. Also, there are a lot of templates to choose from made by incredibly creative people.

Here are a couple of ways you can use Notion:
- To publish and advertise your schedule or a schedule of an upcoming event you are organising
- You can use it for note-taking
- It helps you collaborate with others
- You can use it to compile and share public documents and more

Founded: 2012
(Emmanuel Straschnov)

Bubble lets you create interactive, multi-user apps for desktop and mobile web browsers, including all the features you need to build a site like Facebook or Airbnb.​ Traditional web applications require you to manage your code and set up a deployment process to a web server. Not Bubble – it handles your deployment and hosting for you. Most importantly, there are no hard limits on the number of users, the volume of traffic, or data storage.

Founded: 2013
(Vlad Magdalin, Sergie Magdalin, Bryant Chou)

Webflow is a powerful, web-based design tool that gives you the superpower of designing, building, and launching responsive websites without writing a single line of code. A 100% visual way to build websites, animations and interactions. Like other website builders, Webflow too has a lot of templates to choose from. However, what makes Webflow stand at the forefront of website builders is the complete freedom to design and develop a website from scratch. Webflow has its own CMS (content management system) and Ecommerce functionality. It is also coming up with it’s own memberships which would take it to the next level along with logic based actions that could be set by the user. Webflow generates W3C-compliant code that can be instantly deployed as-is or handed off to developers for further customization.

Founded: 2014
(Trey Smith, Nik Rudenko)

Buildbox is the world's first software that truly allows anyone to create amazing games regardless of technical skill. Due to its unique user interface, making games becomes a fluid process that doesn't require any scripting, programming, or software design experience.

Users can: 
- Drag and drop to create unique and professional 3D games
- Add smart assets into their game
- Add action effects and logic to their games and more

Founded: 2014
(Shishir Mehrotra)

Coda is an all-in-one doc that brings all of your words and data into one flexible surface. With Coda, you no longer have an unconnected web of documents, spreadsheets, databases, and niche workflow apps to get things done – because everything will be unified and brought into one location. Coda comes with building blocks like tables and buttons – and time-saving templates so your documentation can grow and evolve with the needs of your team.

Founded: 2018
(Andrew Lawrence, Braden Ream, Michael Hood, Tyler Han)

Voiceflow is the industry leading conversation design tool for teams to design, prototype and launch voice & chat assistants. It provides you with the resources you need to design, prototype, and launch voice and chatbots without writing any lines of code. Its fast and visual drag-n-drop canvas allows you to leverage components, robust context models, interaction model exports, and more.

With Voiceflow, you can:
- Design prototypes for Alexa and Google Assistant
- Build voice apps as good as custom code, easier and faster
- Track and analyse the results of your voice apps with custom analytics
- You get context first designs that enable you to create engaging contextually layered voice apps and conversations effortlessly

Founded: 2018
(David Adkin)

Adalo is a platform that makes creating apps as easy as putting together a slide deck. What Wordpress, Wix, and Squarespace have done for websites, Adalo does for apps. It was officially released in November 2019. Before launching publicly, Adalo built and sold apps to both new startups and existing businesses itself.

Founded: 2020
(Fazle Rahman, Sandeep Panda)

Hashnode is a no-code blogging platform that allows you to publish articles on your own domain and helps you stay connected with a global developer community. You only have to focus on publishing articles on your blog while Hashnode takes care of the rest – customisation, readership, visibility, web monetisation, and so much more.

With Hashnode, you:
- Don't have to worry about maintaining or constantly updating your blog since Hashnode handles everything
- Only have to focus on writing and publishing articles on the blog
- Will get readership on your blog from day zero
- Can customise your blog to meet your needs and so much more

Founded: 2021
(Kelvin Umechukwu, Adetunji Opaleye)

Bumpa is that one stop shop for everything a developer or business owner needs to sell online and manage their business. With Bumpa, you can set up your website with your products in less than 5 minutes. Bumpa allows you to record sales from your website, your physical shop, various marketplaces and even on social media. This no-code tool stands out because of the ease of setting up and also managing both your online and offline systems

Future of No-Code

No one knows for sure where the future of no-code technology will take us, but we can make some guesses. We believe that the continued growth in no-code creators, community and content won't stop any time soon. The average person is continuing to amass more technical knowledge, and we believe the lines between what's considered "no-code" and "low-code" will continue to blur.

In the business world, Gartner predicts that more than half of medium to large enterprises will have adopted low-code application platforms by 2023. The COVID crisis is also accelerating no-code adoption. A KPMG survey found that since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the number of executives naming low-code development as a top priority has quadrupled.

So what does this all mean for no-code technology? We believe that no-code will continue to become more and more popular as it becomes easier and easier to use.