In the early days of the web, you needed to be a badass developer—or be willing to hire one—to build and launch an app. This approach was expensive and equally time-consuming. But that has all changed thanks to the emergence of no-code tools, such as Glide. Find in this piece 7 no-code apps examples that solved business problems.
Today, you can build and successfully launch an app for your startup in a matter of days, if not hours. The best part is that you can do so without writing a single line of code.
Here at Low Code agency, we’ve helped many startups and businesses quickly bring their app ideas to life. In this post, we will be sharing some no-code examples we’ve worked on in the past. We will be looking at some no-code app examples and no-code SaaS examples.
Our goal is to help you understand the true power of no-code technology and how it can benefit your business.
What’s No Code?
Simply put, a no-code tool allows you to build functional, beautiful mobile and desktop apps without having to write any code.
These tools usually come with a drag-and-drop UI that allows you to build your app simply by adding reusable components to your design canvas.
No-code platforms have a data editor that allows you to feed data into your app to make it functional.
What Can I Do with a No-Code App? Are There Limits?
The short and long answer is no. There are no limits to what you can do with a no-code app. The pain you’re trying to solve in your business can be done with no code (or low code).
For example, with the Glide no-code app, you can build an inventory management app, mobile restaurant app, conference management app, or meal planning app – your options are nearly limitless.
The best part is that you don’t even need to build these apps from scratch. Glide comes with a shipload of customizable app templates you can use to speed up your app-building process.
All you have to do is find the template that closely matches your app idea, tweak and edit it, and then publish. It’s that simple.
7 No-Code Examples of Apps Built by Low Code Agency
Now you’ve known what a no-code app can do, let’s share with you some exciting projects we have built with it.
1. Weekend Mobile Notary
The Weekend Mobile Notary app is a mobile app that we built for one of our clients, not too long ago.
It is a directory app designed to help mobile notary professionals connect with their clients efficiently.
Think about it as an Uber app for notaries.
How does it work?
A user opens the app and searches for a notary using filters such as location or pricing. Once that users find notaries that fit their needs, they would reach out and set up an appointment.
Depending on the arrangement, the user can make upfront payments from the app. Alternatively, they can agree on a pay-on-site arrangement.
MyShoots, as the name suggests, is an app designed for shooting enthusiasts. The overarching goal for building this app is to create a platform where the shooting community could connect and socialize easily.
With this app, shooting enthusiasts can organize shoot days and events without stress. Also, it offers a robust communication channel that allows for easy and seamless communication among shooting members.
How does the app work?
First, the user creates a profile specifying details. After that, the profile will undergo a verification process, after which a Club Captain will invite the user to join a club.
Once the user joins a club, he can start chatting with other members and sharing photos and videos.
Whenever a shooting event draws close, the Club Captain will invite the user with the details of the venue and date of the shooting event through the app. When a user is invited through the app, they receive an email with the details and a link to the shoot, where they can confirm their attendance.
If you don’t get invited to join a club, you can opt for the No Club option. You will still get to chat with other app users but in public mode.
The MyShoots app has both free and paid versions.
In the paid versions, users can add “Places of interest” to their shoot bio. You also get to have a say as to which charity your club can make donations to.
The Frntlne app is an educational app similar to Udemy in many ways, only that it is designed for big retail brands looking to educate their employees about their products and offerings.
Bonuses in the form of cash incentives are given to employees that complete a course. This serves as a motivation booster.
Each course is broken into modules and submodules to make it easy for course learners to follow through. After each lesson, the user has to complete a questionnaire, in order to be able to move to the next lesson. At the end of each course, users have to complete and pass a test.
4. Napps Hairdressing Marketplace – UK
Napps is a directory app that seeks to connect professional hairdressers in the UK with clients looking to get their afro or curly hair made. Napps was born out of the desire to fill the hair market gap for afro hairstyles.
With this app, clients looking to get an afro hairdo can find talented hairdressers within their local area and make bookings with just a few taps of the button.
To make bookings, all the user needs to do is find a stylist of your choice and then tap the bookings button. After that, you will need to make a 25% payment deposit (non-refundable) for your booking to be confirmed.
Failure to meet with your hairdresser 30 mins after your scheduled time would result in the cancelation of your booking unless you two agreed otherwise.
The app also allows potential clients to speak with hairdressers via chat or video/audio-only call. If both parties disagree on a price after conversing, the client can cancel the booking.
Naaps also offers mobile hairdressing options. In this arrangement, the hairdresser travels to the client’s location after the booking is confirmed. Travel fees are charged at £2.00 per mile.
But if traveling isn’t a convenient option for the hairdresser, the client will visit the hairdresser’s salon instead.
5. First Look
A lot of youngsters and high-schoolers dream about joining a baseball team when they get to college. To make this dream a reality for many, Low Code agency partnered with a sporting company to build the First Look app.
This app allows young baseball players to track their sporting and playing metrics such as runs, isolated power, pitches, etc. Coaches and sports recruiters on the hunt for baseball talents can then use this record to assess the skill of a potential player.
The First Look is a 2-sided app, meaning both players and coaches can use it.
To use this app, players first need to sign up for an account using their details. After creating an account, the next step is to log in and start tracking their training.
Players get rewarded each time they log track records.
First Look comes with a dashboard from which players can track their skill report, check other players graduating the same year, and players in the same position with them.
There’s also a community platform that allows players to chat and socialize with each other.
And then there’s another version for coaches.
It works similarly to the player’s version, only this time, a coach’s profile first needs to be reviewed by an admin before using the app.
Once their profile is approved, they can create a recruitment profile and start screening potential players by checking their metrics.
When coaches find players that match their selection criteria, they can add them to their watchlist. Adding a player to a watchlist allows the coach to track the player over time and determine if the player is a good fit.
6. Amazon Influencers Platform
Having an influencer promote your products can help bring you a ton of sales and revenue. Hence, we built the Amazon Influencers Platform App.
This app aims to connect influencers with Amazon eCommerce entrepreneurs looking to promote their businesses.
How does the app work?
First, users must create an account and provide their signatures as a security measure to keep spammers off.
After that, registered users are taken through an onboarding process. It is during this process that users get to choose between an Amazon Seller or an Influencer account.
Users will see different interfaces depending on the type of account they choose.
To connect with an influencer, all a user needs to do is post what is known as “jobs.” In the job posting, the seller details what s/he is willing to give in exchange for promotion from an influencer.
Also, the criteria an influencer needs to meet are spelled out in the job description. Image and product details are also included.
When an influencer finds an interesting job posting, s/he will reach out to the seller or add the job to the “request list” if they are not ready to reach out yet.
The Amazon Influencers Platform comes with a FAQ section that users can resort to if they get stuck.
The last one on this list of no-code platforms built by Low Code Agency is the Restaurant SMS Marketing App.
The Restaurant SMS marketing app is an innovative app that makes it easy for food lovers to connect with their favorite restaurants via SMS.
How does it work?
A unique QR code is assigned to every registered restaurant on the platform. When users scan the code, they will automatically be directed to the restaurant’s detail page.
On this page, they get to fill out a request form and input their phone numbers. When they do, an automated SMS containing a unique discount code will be sent to their phones.
Also, the restaurant owner is free to create the verbiage for their SMS messaging.
This platform app can hold as many restaurants as possible—it is entirely up to the admin to determine the number of restaurants to be added.
Do You Want To Build an App with No-Code? We Can Help You!
Low code and No code technologies are revolutionizing the way apps are built. Today, you can create a functional app for your business in a matter of hours, unlike before when it used to take months and tens of thousands of dollars.
If you need professional help to bring your app idea to life, you can trust LowCode Agency to get the job done. As a US-based company with a robust team of experts, LowCode is the best option for you to get a custom app made in weeks for a fraction of the cost of traditional development.
We have helped hundreds of businesses and organizations like yours do that and we can help you to do the same. Check out some reviews of LowCode in Clutch. You can at least have a free discovery call and see if a) no code is a good fit for your idea and b) if LowCode Agency is the right team to build your app.
Originally published 1 Dec 2021
Updated March 14, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
Simply put, no-code products are mobile and web apps built using no-code tools like Glide. This also includes websites. For example, most of the websites you visit these days are no-code website examples built with WordPress, a no-code platform.
No-code is a term that refers to any technology that allows you to build an app, PWA, or website without writing any code. This tool makes it easy for non-coders and developers to create a functional application without knowing a lick about coding.
You can build just about anything with a no-code tool—a conference app, an eCommerce website, a ride-hailing app, etc. The only thing that limits you is your imagination.
Weekend Mobile Notary is a typical low-code example. This app was built with minimal coding—the rest was drag-and-drop.
Jesus is the founder of Low Code Agency: a low-code development agency that allows small business owners to get their mobile and web apps done fast and cost-effectively while maintaining quality.