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What are the Pros and Cons of Developing Applications Without Code

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Are you looking for a cost-effective way to build a product? Consider the no-code method. It is an alternative way to build software fast and at a low cost used by forward-thinking startups and agile enterprises. In this article, we will highlight the pros and cons of product development with no-code to understand if the no-code technique is for you. 



What is No-code Product Development?


No-code platforms require no prior programming or coding experience. It means that founders and their team can use the power of no-code to build products like mobile applications, landing pages, and even social media networks. Check out answers to frequently asked questions about no-code and a list of products you can create with its help.


One of the biggest no-code misconceptions is that it is used for developing only simple products. But the truth is that no-code builders are becoming more and more sophisticated to support apps with complex functionalities. Now it's possible to create end-to-end enterprise software using no-code tools only.


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Pros of No-code Development


No-code development is quickly changing the way we build technology. With the ease and speed at which software can be developed, the potential for creative innovations will see a significant increase.




Fast 


With no-code drag and drop functionality, you can build MVP, any website, or an application just by moving its elements around. For example, you can drag a menu bar onto the interface editor without working on it individually. Building a product with no-code saves a lot of your time and effort. The test process is also automated so that the overall development time can be reduced by 80%.


Cheap


The overall cost of building and maintaining software with no-code is significantly lower than working with traditional coding. Two factors play a key role:

  • No need to hire skilled programmers. Experienced programmers can charge as high as $50,000 to build an application from scratch. The price doesn't include the yearly maintenance fee and the cost for upgrades and additional features. 

  • You can use low-cost no-code platforms. Subscription plans are based on the number of users subscribed and a set of advanced functionalities. Platforms like Bubble offer subscriptions as low as $25 per month for a basic web app that supports API integration, email support, and much more. Read more about the types of apps you can build with Bubble


User-friendly


No-code tools are easy to navigate and use. With options of pre-built elements to choose from, you can get an application together in a few hours. With no-code, you can also make quick adjustments to core features. The changes made in one part of the project will automatically alter the other pieces of the software. You can also make modifications to one feature without adjusting the whole software. 



Cons of Building Products with No-code


Although no-code is a powerful tool, it still has many limitations:

  • Lack of user interface understanding. To build something with no-code, you need a general knowledge of user behavior in terms of interface.
  • Security risks. Although no-code platforms are secured, you can still face security issues if the no-code platform itself gets hacked. Unlike coded software, no-code platforms can jeopardize your application if they come under attack.


  • Limit of customization options. No-code platforms offer a wide variety of templates and customization options. However, there's a limit to how far you can go with the particular platform. Especially it is related to user interface designs and advanced features. But no-code tools are developing fast and quickly, closing this disadvantageous gap.


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