Wouldn't it be nice if anyone thinking of developing an app or site without using code could take their web idea and find all the NoCode and LowCode tools out there that could do it?
We would need some sort of app/site type list and then have the toolmakers themselves fill out what their tool can and can't do for each type.
What do you think?
Could that be possible as a cooperative effort in this NoCode/LowCode tool landscape?
Do you think it is even needed? I would really like some perspective on this.
When I talk to clients and other people, there is a LOT of interest in building something themselves. They know they don't have coding skills, but they think the NoCode tools are very capable. But they have trouble with a few things. Enough so that 90% of those I chatted with won't even start.
Here are the main worries:
So what is the solution?
In my mind, we need a lookup site such as I generally described above where toolmakers themselves document for us what their tools can and cannot do in terms of general internet business types (membership sites, e-Product sites, training sites, course sites, tutorial sites, newsletter sites, etc.). People need to know they can pick a tool that can completely build their special app.
Then, I think we have to lower the perceived complexity of getting started and one of the ways of doing that is to look at existing commercial sites and show how these can be broken down into component parts (like user registration, checkout, payment processing, etc). Further, we could show that though the business as a whole is unique, its comprising components can be stitched together and separately built using NoCode tools.
Lastly, I think we need to show them exactly how some existing business sites could be reconstructed, but using NoCode/LowCode tools.
This, in my mind, is a way to get fence-sitters to jump to the NoCode space with excitement.
(If you are interested in this sort of thing, I tweet about it all the time. DM me and we can discuss if you don't want to chime in here)