What you can do with Low-Code and No-Code Platforms

Data Management

A data management platform is a foundational system for collecting and analyzing large volumes of data across an organization. Those platforms offer a visual interface in order to structure, create and update data, as well as to visualize the data through grids, lists but also calendars, Gantt, and timeline dashboards instead of looking at tables and rows.

Web applications

A web application (or web app) is application software that runs on a web server, unlike computer-based software programs that are run locally on the operating system (OS) of the device. Web applications are accessed by the user through a web browser with an active network connection.

  • e-Commerce: A website that allows people to buy and sell physical goods, services, and digital products. Through an e-commerce website, a business can process orders, accept electronic payments, manage shipping and logistics, and provide customer service.
  • Landing page: a ****single web page (destination page) on which a visitor arrives/lands after clicking a link on a search engine optimized results or online advertisements (via social media or search engine marketing campaigns).
  • Marketplace: An online marketplace is a type of e-commerce website where product or service information is provided by multiple third parties. Airbnb is a good example of a Marketplace as multiple individuals are referencing their services in one marketplace (airbnb.com).
  • Membership: A membership site is a web application where customers get access to content for members. Often, membership sites are paid and the content is exclusive.
  • Portals: A web portal is a specially designed website that brings information from diverse sources, like emails, online forums, and search engines, together in a uniform way. Usually, each information source gets its dedicated area on the page for displaying information; often, the user can configure which ones to display.

Mobile Applications

A lot of LCNC platforms allow creating Native Applications or Progressive Web Apps (PWA).

Internal Tools / Business Applications

Internal tools are internally-facing software developed and utilized within an organization. They range from business-specific apps to employee WIKIs and are usually tailored to an organization’s processes. Internal tools have been around since the early days of software development.

  • Sales Force Automation: manage the leads/prospects and streamline the qualification and sales process with automated workflows
  • Human Resources Platform to facilitate the hiring process, manage internal talents, streamline the onboarding and offboarding process…
  • Business Specific Applications from logistic to quality control, you can use LCNC platforms to quickly create an app that can replace a paper-based process by visually helping users by automating and calculating repeating tasks, highlighting what to check/do, and generating alerts when an error is detected.
  • Front-end for databases: LCNC platforms also provide the ability to create front-end to existing databases or backend to help employees input or update data easily.

Business Process and Data automation

A business process can be any set of activities that help a business accomplish a specific goal.

Integrations between platforms

LCNC tools allow to the creation of custom integrations between different platforms without having to code anything. Some are basically providing thousands of “ready-to-use” Connectors such as Zapier, that can connect for example between a CRM such as Salesforce and a collaboration platform such as Slack to create automatic notifications. Tools like Zapier combined with Business applications will enable to automate processes as mentioned above, in addition, to allowing for integrations between Applications. Tools like Integromat can handle creating custom connectors when not provided by Zapier and allow for data transactions between two platforms using APIs (API and creating custom integrations are specific courses that will be covered as part of the BootCamp).

Chatbot and conversational / interaction tools

A chatbot, chatterbot, or Conversational bot is an application used to conduct a virtual online chat conversation via text or text-to-speech, instead of providing direct contact with a live human agent

  • if Answer B, then go to question 3,
  • if visitors select Answer X, then go to the product page, or generate a purchase link…

Artificial Intelligence

Much of the expense related to AI goes into the technical expertise necessary to build, deploy, and run AI programs. Now, with the emergence of No-Code AI, all organizations have a chance to explore the technology using the people and resources they already have.

  • Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR): Speech recognition is an interdisciplinary subfield of computer science and computational linguistics that develops methodologies and technologies that enable the recognition and translation of spoken language into text by computers with the main benefit of searchability
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP): refers to the branch of computer science — and more specifically, the branch of artificial intelligence or AI — concerned with giving computers the ability to understand text inputs and spoken words in much the same way human beings can.
  • Analyzing media content and making improvement recommendations, transforming and improving images, videos, and even text data using machine learning technology.
  • Convert live conversation / Audio files to text
  • Convert text into audio with human-like voices

Web Scrapping

Every web page is a dataset readily available publically. Access to this data is crucial for the success of most businesses in the modern world. Unfortunately, most of this data is not open for integrations and most of the data sources do not provide the option to sync their data with your platform or save the data which they display on your local drive. This is where a Web Scraping tool can help you.

  • Price comparison sites deploying bots to auto-fetch prices and product descriptions for allied seller websites.
  • Market research companies use scrapers to pull data from forums and social media (e.g., for sentiment analysis).
  • As long as you are not crawling at a disruptive rate and the source is public web crawling is not illegal.
  • Competition & Price Comparison Monitoring: Web Scraping can be used to periodically extract product data from various e-marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, Google Shopping… This applies also to competitor websites for services and goods, where you can periodically extract the publically available pricing tables or information and monitor those into a spreadsheet.
  • Real Estate: You can build property directories, by extracting ****Property details displayed by real estate websites like Realtor using a No-Code Web Scraping tool.
  • Data Analysis: collect and analyze data related to a specific category from multiple websites to a single spreadsheet (or database) so that it becomes easy for you to analyze (or even visualize) the data.
  • Sports statistics: Web scraping can be used to collect sports data from various platforms and allow you to build your own statistic tool. For example, extracting all the statistics of players and match results from a given soccer team in order to elaborate a probability engine.
  • Tourism: Web scraping is used by a lot of booking platforms and flight rates comparison tools.

Conclusion

You can do a lot with the help of LCNC!

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Pierre-Edouard G.

Pierre-Edouard G.

Citizen Developer Strategist, entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in marketing, project delivery, and application architecture.