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6/12/2016
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10 Cool Tools To Build Apps Without Code

Building an app doesn't always require skill in software development. All it takes is one of these tools and you too can create effective business-class apps.
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ViziApps

ViziApps is not a tool for non-programmers. It isn't only for building internal apps. It is, instead, a rapid development tool intended to help professional dev teams knock out commercial mobile apps faster than they could with traditional coding tools. If you're looking for a system that will help you reduce dev costs, ViziApps is a great candidate.
ViziApps really helps cut back the coding and cost on the front end. The company recognizes there is going to be database work required in many cases and leaves the database to the traditional programmers. But since getting the interface right can be time consuming and costly, turning to a tool like ViziApps can help transform your development team into the Justice League of the company. Who doesn't want to be a superhero when it's time to pass out accolades and bonuses?

(Image: ViziApps)

ViziApps

ViziApps is not a tool for non-programmers. It isn't only for building internal apps. It is, instead, a rapid development tool intended to help professional dev teams knock out commercial mobile apps faster than they could with traditional coding tools. If you're looking for a system that will help you reduce dev costs, ViziApps is a great candidate.

ViziApps really helps cut back the coding and cost on the front end. The company recognizes there is going to be database work required in many cases and leaves the database to the traditional programmers. But since getting the interface right can be time consuming and costly, turning to a tool like ViziApps can help transform your development team into the Justice League of the company. Who doesn't want to be a superhero when it's time to pass out accolades and bonuses?

(Image: ViziApps)

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Susan Fourtané
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6/18/2016 | 3:26:40 PM
Re: Canvas
Curt, 

Yes. And you have to consider that maybe some companies don't contact you to let you know about the list. Then you have to imagine that there could be even more since there are so many app builders. 

-Susan 
kthan804
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6/17/2016 | 5:01:14 PM
10 Cool Tools to Build Apps w/o code
Does anybody remember a company called Magic Software? They have been around a long time a I believe they merit inclusion in here as well.
varese
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varese,
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6/17/2016 | 11:50:34 AM
what about buzztouch
Has anyone ever heard of it/used it?
msanders85201
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msanders85201,
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6/16/2016 | 1:48:30 PM
Self 'programming' is great, until one has to support it
While the concept of these tools are good, how many can also help in the back end of area, such as data protection, DLP, patch support for the tool, etc.? Even in a small group, just wanting a report type output, the question of long term support, is it secure, etc is always present. In your opinion, how should these standard IT items get accomplished with these types of tools?
Curt Franklin
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Curt Franklin,
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6/15/2016 | 4:15:57 PM
Re: What about line of business apps?
Thanks for that, @WallisB. I'll definitely have to take a closer look!
WallisB562
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6/15/2016 | 1:55:46 AM
Re: What about line of business apps?
Hi @Curt Franklin
We like the simplicity to use, there is some learning curve (about a half day for a skilled developer to become completely familiar with it), but after that you can get a lot of the repetative, heavy lifting out of the way and get on with the solution.
Definitely suggest it to companies looking to get more efficiency and to move away from a monolithic architecture.
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6/14/2016 | 3:03:25 PM
Re: Filemaker
Glad Filemaker has kept up -- can't think of anything else around that long except WORD, etc. Yes, I miss the flying toasters as well -- 
Curt Franklin
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6/14/2016 | 2:04:49 PM
Re: Filemaker
@jastroff, you're absolutely right -- Filemaker has been around forever. Filemaker 15 is a much different animal in terms of capabilities than those old-time Mac applications, though: It's a serious tool that's still pretty darned easy to use.

Now, if I could just my flying toasters back...
Curt Franklin
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Curt Franklin,
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6/14/2016 | 2:02:47 PM
Re: Surprised you didn't include Zoho Creator
@Bruce, thanks for both of these suggestions!

I've covered Zoho Creator in the past and have covered Zoho since they launched. It is, indeed, a very good system. I've got absolutely nothing against them and look forward to covering them again in the future.

Thank you for the pointer to the Oracle tool. I'll have to take a closer look at it; I also want to explore whether SAP offers anything in this space. Perhaps I'll be able to do a comparison sometime soon.

Thanks again -- I really appreciate all the suggestions from my readers!
Curt Franklin
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6/14/2016 | 2:00:06 PM
Re: Filemaker
@Joe, I've used Filemaker fairly frequently during the last decade or so. I like it for my personal projects. It is massive overkill for many things (I miss their Bento product for simple database apps) but it will let you easily created very powerful tools for yourself or a company.
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