With the technology industry facing an ongoing shortage of workers with tech skills, no-code platforms have emerged as a transformative opportunity for businesses. According to Gartner, the no-code and low-code platform market will be worth US$12.3bn in 2024.
Allowing anyone to build apps and automate workflows using a visual interface – with no coding or technical skills required – these tools experienced a dramatic rise in adoption over the past few years due to the acceleration of digital transformation from the pandemic, and that growth continues to gain momentum.
With that in mind, Technology Magazine explores 10 of the top no-code tools in 2023, helping businesses in a number of ways from app development to building AI models.
Mailchimp is an email and marketing automations platform for growing businesses, empowering millions of customers around the world to start and grow their businesses with world-class marketing technology, award-winning customer support, and inspiring content. Acquired by Intuit in 2021, earlier this year the company announced it was launching Intuit Assist in Mailchimp, a gen AI-powered marketing assistant that helps users generate content and optimise their marketing strategy.
No-code point-and-click web editor and cloud hosting platform Bubble enables users to design, develop and launch production-grade applications without a single line of code.
In October the company announced new no-code tools in generative AI and mobile application development. Bubble AI, the company's new generative AI tool, will enable builders to create options for dynamic web page layouts automatically from a simple text prompt, including dashboards, profile pages, galleries, social feeds and more.
With over 3.5 million creators currently building and launching businesses, Bubble has empowered developers from Fortune 500 and tech companies like L'Oreal, HP, Veed.io, Lyft, Rappi, HubSpot, VMware and Zendesk.
8: Amazon SageMaker Canvas
Amazon SageMaker Canvas enables business analysts and data science teams to build their own models without having to write a single line of code.
SageMaker is built on Amazon’s two decades of experience developing real-world ML applications, including product recommendations, personalisation, intelligent shopping, robotics and voice-assisted devices.
Amazon SageMaker aims to simplify and accelerate the process of building and deploying machine learning models, making it more accessible to developers and data scientists who may not have specialised expertise in managing the underlying infrastructure.
Zapier is a no-code automation tool that connects thousands of apps and services. It lets users create automated workflows, or Zaps, without any coding knowledge.
A leader in no-code automation, Zapier’s platform integrates with 6,000+ apps from partners like Google, Salesforce and Microsoft.
Founded in 2012, today Zapier powers over 2.2 million businesses globally, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies.
Founded in 2019, Akkio is a technology company whose mission is to make AI easy enough for anyone to use. The company’s no-code machine learning platform helps modern sales, marketing, and finance teams create and deploy AI predictive models.
By combining state-of-the-art ML technology with a streamlined, intuitive cloud platform, Akkio empowers businesses to embrace all the benefits of AI without requiring data scientists or complex coding.
Microsoft’s Power Platform is a low-code/no-code platform that includes several no-code/low-code development tools. Power Apps is a service for building and using custom business apps that connect to your data and work across the web and mobile - without the time and expense of custom software development. it enables users to easily develop mobile and web apps for any business need – even without any technical or development experience.
Airtable enables any team, regardless of technical skill, to create apps on top of shared data and power their most critical and unique workflows.
The world’s largest enterprises use Airtable to build customised connected apps for their most critical and unique workflows — from managing product roadmaps to launching marketing campaigns to tracking job applicants — all on a single platform.
3: Google AppSheet
Google offers a number of no-code tools. Google Cloud's AppSheet is a no-code app development platform, allowing users to quickly build mobile and desktop apps with their existing data. AppSheet Automation combines no-code and Google AI to make it easier for anyone, anywhere to automate business processes.
Allowing users with no-to-minimal experience to train high-grade machine learning models, AutoML from Google enables developers with limited machine learning expertise to train high-quality models specific to their business needs.
ServiceNow empowers organisations with a range of no-code and low-code solutions. ServiceNow App engine is a development tool for creators of varying skill levels to build applications. ServiceNow App Engine empowers businesses around enterprise-class low code application delivery with intuitive and intelligent experiences, at speed and scale. The low-code/no-code tools and processes within App Engine enable citizen developers and seasoned full-stack developers alike to build consumer-grade applications without the complexity and long development cycles associated with traditional development methods.
1: Salesforce Platform
Salesforce Platform gives every team the power to create with AI. No code and low code solutions mean users can develop apps and build personalised digital experiences faster.
Users can build internal apps that enable employees and external apps that delight your customers — all integrated with a CRM.
Responsive, customisable components unlock developer productivity, and businesses can ship quickly thanks to collaborative DevOps and secure test environments.