What is Low-code platforms, when are they used and what are their advantages

Creating a website without programming skills, making a chat bot, an online store, an application, automating a business process with minimal participation of developers is a reality.
Low-code is a development method without code or with minimal programmer involvement. Many people call Low-code a promising direction for business: the cost of developers' labor is growing, and it is not easy to find a competent specialist. For small businesses, such a developer is not always available due to a limited budget, and an online presence in the digital era is critical.

What is a Low-Code platform and how is it different from Zero-code?

Low-code and Zero-code refer to PaaS (Platform as a Service) - cloud platforms as services, as well as aPaas (Application Platform as a Service) - application builders. At the interface level, the platforms are similar: the product is created from ready-made modules, but with fields for the code in Low-code. Low code is a drag-and-drop development method in a visual interface, but with manual code elements.

Low-code does not exclude classical development and work of programmers, but accelerates them. We say “speeds up” because manual coding is not always a project from scratch: even experienced programmers in the flow of standard orders sometimes take templates of their own code to save time.

How did we choose our Low-Code platform?

When choosing a platform, it was important for us to launch a minimum viable product, a native interface so as not to spend a lot of time training new developers, and integration with a sufficient number of services.

Omnitep is exactly the platform that automates and robotizes business processes and CRM. Here they create corporate applications with a minimum of code. The interface of the platform is quite simple, but it is designed for professional developers.
The platform makes applications for iOS and Android, which are deployed in the cloud in one click. Ready-made modules in Low-code further speed up the work of our programmers with typical tasks and eliminate repetitive actions, and you can always add code for individual solutions, settings and personalization. Development in the platform takes place according to ready-made templates or freely. Integrations are also supported, there are built-in services.

The platform is able to manage data from any systems, even from CRM. The service has graphical and API interfaces for working with business processes.

Benefits of Low-Code platforms

1. Speed
Ready-made templates and process automation in development speed up the creation of a new digital product. No long preparation is needed - a working tool is created in a few days.

2. Flexibility
The need for code in Low-code applications, on the one hand, complicates the work, on the other hand, gives flexibility in creating a product. The standard drag-and-drop constructor is convenient, but limited when solving non-standard tasks. Manual code = scaling the solution and expanding the functionality of the product.

3. Development cost
There is no need to inflate the staff of developers, whose salaries in the market are growing, as are the requirements for employers. A project with Low-code will take fewer hours of work than a development from scratch, so business costs will decrease.

4. Reducing the burden on IT
Making a product on a Low-code platform is a lifesaver when the IT department is in a rush and there are no free hands. IT-specialists are left with priority projects where deep expertise is needed, and employees without deep knowledge of programming languages ​​themselves create, for example, an application for the company's internal tasks.

5. Низкие риски
Вложения в Low-code разработку ниже, чем в обычную. Собрать на конструкторе MVP продукта и потерпеть неудачу — не такой риск, как месяцами вести разработку, вкладывать ресурсы и не получить позитивный отклик от рынка.

Disadvantages of Low-Code

Programming skills are still needed if the standard functionality of the Low-code platform is not enough. Therefore, this development method is not for everyone.

Platform dependency. Not all development services provide open source and give free rein to developers.

Where can we use Omnitep?

On low-code platforms, websites, browser or mobile applications, chat bots are made, they collect and automate mailing lists, create tools for automating business processes. For example, with Omnitep it is possible to pull data from different marketing channels into one report automatically.

What other business challenges can we solve with Omnitep?

  1. Launch and validation of MVP (minimum viable product) with market entry and refinement. If the project turns out to be a failure, the company will not lose as much money as it can with a full-fledged development.
  2. Testing hypotheses or individual functionality.
  3. Assembling a prototype of a future product.

In the Business Culture, marketers, project managers, analysts, designers and executives work with Omnitep. Omnitep is a salvation for our customers at the start of a business or burning deadlines. If earlier it cost a lot of money and time to make an application, now we can make a minimum viable prototype in a few weeks and test it on the target audience and save the budget for business promotion.


Low-code is development in a visual interface with ready-made code modules, but with the ability to write manually. At certain stages, it does not require professional knowledge, but for non-standard solutions, expertise is needed - writing code by a professional. Flexible development method with scalability.

On low-code platforms, they create websites, mobile applications, automate business processes, test hypotheses and launch MVP at no additional cost. Both methods speed up and simplify development, but do not compete with the work of a programmer.

If you want to develop a product and launch it in the shortest possible time, while maintaining a budget, you will definitely be interested in Omnitep, and we will help you with the implementation.