Low Code Applications are accelerating in popularity and delivering functionality similar the to site design tools of Wix, WordPress and other CMS systems. Low Code Applications are built using drag and drop widgets that create application components, authentication between API;s (application programming interfaces) and joining together tools like SendGrid/Twilio for email and SMS and Stripe for Payment processing, Social media like Google and Facebook for user authentication and then the balance of the application is created with widgets for say events, or maps, or content delivery or surveys and polls.
Low Code Applications are supplemented by your skill at HTMl and CSS to customize, style, animate and design the applications but the heavy lifting of hand coding is done through React.js, Python or other code bases that create the widgets for your use and customization. Low Code Applications like Bubble.io, Mendix, Outsystems all have substantial libraries to pull core services together and then a coding interface to fully customize and integrate non-standard applications e.g. bring in data from a third party application with a RESTful API that uses an API interface widget to support the connections.
Low Code Apps could be used for a company like a landscaper who has long-term clients and they can manage billing and pay with Apple Pay integrated into the app and also get notifications of upcoming maintenance, planting, information from site monitoring including areas that are getting too much water. By using Low Code Applications, organizations can create a service advantage over competitors still mailing invoices.