Pramod George

Pramod George

Can you really build world class apps without coding? 10 burning questions about low-code , answered by a 2X SaaS Founder!

So, you’ve got this killer app idea. You can practically taste its success.

But there’s one teeny problem: coding.

It feels like a brick wall between you and your app dreams.

Let me tell you a secret: It doesn’t have to be.

I’ve been there, staring at lines of code like they were ancient hieroglyphics.

But then I discovered the magic of low-code tools. And let me tell you, it’s a game-changer.

In 2023, I built and launched 2 profitable and complex low-code apps (evallo.app and anntho.com) in just 2 months, by myself, without coding, without hiring developers, for under $10. I also have 13+ years of experience building software for Fortune 5 and Startup companies.

Low-code platforms are like having a team of expert developers at your fingertips, except you’re the one calling the shots.

No more waiting, no more hefty fees, just pure, unadulterated creation.

But of course, you’ve got questions. I did too.

So let’s dive into the 10 questions I hear most often from aspiring no-code app creators – and the answers I’ve learned from building my own apps.

Can you build complex apps using low-code tools?

Yes you can build incredibly complex apps using low-code tools.

I’ve built everything from e-commerce platforms to internal business tools without writing a line of code – and you can too.

And we can do this because today, we have access to “Low-code” tools, not just “No-code” tools.

What’s the difference between no code and low code tools?

No-code platforms allow you to build applications using a visual development environment without writing any code, 0 code. Everything is done through drag-and-drop interfaces, pre-built templates, and other intuitive design tools.

A no- code application’s UI

Low-code platforms, on the other hand, provide a visual approach to application development but also allow for the manual addition of code to enhance functionality or integrate with other systems. 

This makes them more flexible than no-code platforms, as they can cater to more complex requirements.

Today many low code tools allow you to download and own the code.

This means that you can customize your application and scale it without any fear of vendor logins.

Flutterflow’s custom code capabilities

Will learning low-code tools help in my job/ career?

Low-code tools are the future of software development.

It is faster, more secure, less error prone and cheaper.

Just like how cloud platforms made it easy for everyone to start building software without setting up technical environments, low-code tools is the next evolution where you can build complete software solutions without coding everything from scratch.

Knowing low-code tools is going to be a critical and basic requirement in IT jobs all over the world.

What are the best no-code app building platforms?

The no-code landscape is booming, so choosing the right platform can be hard.

I spent the last seven months testing all of the major low-code applications on the market.

I’ve written a blog post showing you the best low-code tools and the yard stick used to evaluate these tools.

Check it out here.

What kind of apps can I build without coding?

The short answer: almost anything you can imagine! I’ve seen no-code used to create:

  • Business Apps: CRM systems, project management dashboards, internal workflow automation tools – you name it.
  • E-commerce Apps: Forget Shopify! Build your own fully custom online store, marketplace, or dropshipping platform.
  • Educational Apps: Create engaging quizzes, interactive learning modules, and even full-fledged course platforms.
  • Lifestyle Apps: From fitness trackers to recipe organizers to travel planners, the possibilities are endless.

How much does it cost to build an app with low code tools?

Here’s where low-code really shines. Most platforms offer free plans to get you started.

You can build and launch your app for zero dollars and you can use the free versions of the app for up to 1000 to 5000 customers.

Paid plans unlock more features and capacity, typically starting around $25-50 per month.

Compare that to the tens of thousands of dollars you’d spend hiring developers, setting up databases, environments etc!

Like I said, in the beginning, this is truly a game changer.

Will learning low-code limit my career options compared to traditional coding?

Learning low-code can actually expand your career options.

It’s an in-demand skill that complements traditional coding knowledge.

Many organizations are adopting low-code solutions, creating new roles for low-code developers.

How long does it take to build an app without coding? How long does it typically take to become proficient in low-code?

Time is money, right?

The learning curve for low-code platforms is generally shorter than traditional coding. In The Founders Club program, you can learn to build using low code in 14 days.

Building a simple app can take days, while more complex projects might take a few weeks.

Either way, it’s a fraction of the time required for traditional coding.

If your goal is to launch your app quickly and efficiently, no-code is the way to go.

Will my app be as good (performance wise) as one built with code?

A well-designed low-code app can be just as robust, performant and scalable as a coded app.

In most cases, I’ve observed that the low-code apps has fewer errors and better code because of the high level of standardization.

Plus, many platforms offer the ability to customise your code and offers integrations with third-party services that expand your app’s capabilities even further.

How do I publish my app to the app stores?

No-code platforms streamline the publishing process.

They often provide step-by-step guides and built-in tools to help you submit your app to the Apple App Store and Google Play Store without pulling your hair out.

How much money can I make from my no-code app?

You can make more money from low code- as compared to traditional coding because you don’t have a high initial capital expenditure

Implement monetization strategies like in-app purchases, subscriptions, advertising, or simply sell your app as a paid product.

The beauty of low-code is that you have full control over how you monetize your creation.

Where can I learn more about no-code app development?

Remember that low-code platforms are just the tools.

What you really need to learn is how to build and launch apps correctly in the market.

For example: A good Carpenter must learn how to make beautiful art using wood. However, if he focused all of his efforts on learning how to hold a hammer, he would not stand a chance against the ambitious and capable carpenters of the world.

This is why I created The Founders Club.

A place where you can learn to build and launch apps quickly and correctly in 3 weeks.

In this program, I combine 13 years of my knowledge building and launching apps into three week program so that you can build faster and get to success sooner.

No-code is more than just a trend; it’s a movement.

It’s about democratizing technology and empowering anyone to bring their ideas to life.

So ditch the code, embrace the no-code revolution, and build your dream app.

I’ll be here, cheering you on every step of the way.

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