Rapid application development focuses on developing software fast. It achieves this by facilitating quick prototyping. In RAD, functional prototypes are shipped quickly, with changing requirements implemented incrementally in each iteration. RAD also provides visual development tools, such as drag-and-drop application builders, which accelerate application development by minimizing the coding required.
Many conventional software development methods, like the waterfall model, are too time-consuming. In today's agile environment, most organizations need to ship quality software quickly. An agile solution, like a RAD tool, facilitates seamless and rapid business process automation.
The tangible benefits of a RAD tool include:
AppCreator's drag-and-drop form builder enables you to easily create forms that can collect any type of data. The page builder allows you to drag-and-drop page elements to build visually appealing dashboards, without breaking a sweat. Thanks to the drag-and-drop builders, your front end can be built in a fraction of the time it takes to build conventional user interfaces, which ensures overall application development is faster.
Complex applications require custom logic implementation as a part of the development process, which usually requires complex programming languages. It is often time-consuming to program applications, and typically requires the expertise of expensive programmers. AppCreator makes this process easier by providing a user-friendly scripting language called Deluge. Deluge is easy to learn, and makes it easy to implement complex logic since it has syntax similar to English. With no complicated programming required, AppCreator ensures custom application development a breeze.
Conventional application development methods take months to convert prototypes into working applications. AppCreator reduces the time it takes to deploy fully functional enterprise-grade applications to only hours or days.
AppCreator empowers the various types of users involved in application development, including:
Business processes can be manual and repetitive. AppCreator offers a point-and-click workflow builder which allows you to quickly automate your organization's repetitive business processes and reduce turnaround times.
AppCreator follows the "develop once, deploy anywhere" philosophy. You only need to develop applications on the platform once. Then, when you deploy them, they are instantly published on the web and mobile platforms. This saves you from the time-consuming process of developing, testing, and deploying your applications separately for each platform.
AppCreator offers a slew of developer tools, such as Sandbox, Schema Builder, and Application IDE, as well as features like logs and widgets. These developer tools empower your organization's application developers, enabling them to architect and deploy high-powered applications with ease.
AppCreator is equipped with several enterprise-grade features, each designed to help you create powerful applications with ease. These features include:
With these, users of the platform are empowered to create feature-rich applications.