According to a few analysts, it is estimated that by 2023, 500 million digital apps will be developed and deployed by enterprises. With an ever-mounting backlog on current IT teams in most organizations, building digital apps at scale seems an impossible feat to pull off. According to Gartner, the market demand for app development services will grow at least 5x faster than the IT capacity to deliver them. The solution? Businesses today are leveraging the power of no-code app development. That enables business users to build their own apps without writing any lines of code.
A business stakeholder can easily comprehend the need of your users, he/she has the right expertise and understand the process in and out. Now imagine the same business stakeholder, having to explain every little detail to a software developer. It will be challenging for a software developer to deliver the right application without understanding the intricacies of the process. What if we tell you, that we have a solution to this problem? The solution is no-code app development. With no-code platforms like Quixy, business users get the ability to create applications without writing any code.
Imagine you wish to build a modest Vendor onboarding app for all your prospective and new vendors. Breaking the app down to its bare bones, there are 3 distinct components namely the User interface (the screen that vendors use to fill in the form), Business logic (where your processes are defined), and backend (where the vendor data is stored).
Here, let us delve deep into the User interface capabilities of Quixy. We will explore how seamless and enriching the experience it is to build UI in minutes.
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Also known as Form builder in Quixy, it is a canvas on which you drag and drop form elements to build a user interface for your enterprise apps. You will find more than 40 such form elements that you can leverage to build highly functional apps on the platform at 10x speed. These elements will enable you to capture accurate data into your system.
Form elements are further categorized into Basic, Advanced, and Reference.
Most commonly used elements are grouped as Basic.
Next are the Advanced Form Elements that are used while building medium complex enterprise apps
Finally, there are Reference Elements that are leveraged to retrieve data from the backend i.e. Data tables and Data sources in addition to 3rd party APIs.
Element such as User Reference is leveraged in situations when you wish to look up your users based on the roles and users of the organization. Whereas the User detail element is used to capture the details of the users who are accessing the app.
Pick the elements that you need to build your app and drop them on the canvas. Change the behaviour of the elements in the Properties to customize to the business need.
View how the form looks for your users with Preview. You can view the preview in both the Desktop and Tablet interface.
All major validation types such as Required field, Input length, and Pattern validations are available out of the box. Beyond these validations, Quixy has a robust Business logic layer where you have a plethora of validation options such as Date Range, Luhn’s algorithm, Time range, Text length, etc.
Form level validations can easily be tested out with Preview and validate option to check the behaviour of the elements. Simulate the situation that you anticipate your users are expected to experience.
Bar code and QR code scanner, Facial recognition, Data table reference, Data source reference, Location, QR code generator, and Rich text areas are some of the advanced elements that help you build multi-dimensional apps for your users.
Assume you wish to add two or more values entered by the user while submitting the Tax declaration form or calculate the number of days the user wishes to apply for leave or derive the vendors’ firm age based on the date of establishment or check the days a prospect is in the sales cycle etc. Quixy has Calculate field that derives values from users’ input on one or more fields.
Present critical data in a tabular format (a.k.a Grid) by retrieving the data from the backend. Uniquely identify the data entered by the user with an Autogenerate element where you can define the pattern of the unique ID. Exhibit your reports, which you may have created in the platform, in the app with the Report element. And the list goes on.
Choosing the right form builder tool for your organization depends upon your specific business needs. That is why it becomes significantly important for you to choose a form builder that is easily customizable. Quixy UI builder will enable users to collect any type of data in a breeze. Business users will have the freedom to customize the form according to their needs, making it truly theirs. Want to know more? Sign up for a free demo.