No-code apps are applications that are created without writing any code. So you don't have to be able to program to make a no-code app. This seems attractive, but it often turns out to be difficult to build apps of higher complexity without thorough knowledge of data structures and formulas.
There are also many advantages of no-code apps:
- Low development costs
- High development speed
- Can be easily rolled out within the organization
- Can be used on the laptop as well as on the phone
Nowadays there are many possibilities for building no-code apps. HandiHow currently offers two solutions that fit the most commonly used platforms in schools: Google and Microsoft.
Some time ago, Google bought AppSheet, a popular platform for developing no-code apps. AppSheet is increasingly integrated within Google. With AppSheet you can easily connect a Google Sheet on your Google Drive to the app.
HandiHow offers a two-day course in the field of AppSheet (beginner + advanced). We also offer consultancy in building the app. You can also choose to have the app built by us in the first instance, and then manage it yourself.
Microsoft offers a three-pronged solution for automation within the organization:
- PowerApps for creating no-code apps
- Power Automate for creating automated workflows
- Power BI for creating dashboards and charts
These solutions work closely together. For example, the PowerApp can initiate a workflow, and Power BI dashboards can be displayed within a PowerApp.
A PowerApp can also be made as an independent product, but then the options are more limited. To build a complex app, you probably need all three programs.
It is very nice that these solutions can then be perfectly integrated within MS Teams. For example, you can load the PowerApp or PowerBI dashboard into a channel of MS Teams. PowerApps can also be accessed by phone, by downloading the PowerApp app on iOS and Android.
PowerApps are automatically very secure, because you can set who within your organization can access the app.
HandiHow offers consultancy in building the app. You can also choose to have the app built by us in the first instance, and then manage it yourself.