FISHERS — When something is called a movement, you know it’s big.
That’s exactly the case with the no-code/low-code movement, which allows non-technical entrepreneurs and marketers more access to and control over the digital realm in which their companies increasingly exist.
With no-code/low-code tools, people with little to no programming experience create websites and digital apps, sometimes in just hours or days.
While the movement has been growing for at least five years, the pandemic has accelerated its spread, especially among customer-facing workers who suddenly became separated from their information technology departments just when they needed to change their business strategies quickly.
“The emergence of no-code and low-code apps has created a revolution,” said Ryan Greives, director of Greives brand and communications at Fishers-based Formstack.
It’s a game-changer not just for existing companies and entrepreneurs but also for people who have an idea and are dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur.
“This has created a creator’s economy,” Greives said. “I see this 100 percent increasing the number of startups. Now there’s an explosion of solo entrepreneurs that are creating businesses by using no-code and low-code tools to get their business off the ground.”
The movement closes the gap between the ever-growing demand for digital products and the limited number of software developers available to build them.