no code milestones 2021

2021 Look Back: No-Code Milestones and the Future

December 29, 2021

There’s no doubt that low-code and no-code had a great run in 2021. There are numerous developments, new platforms and increased awareness on this type of development. With its growth rate, experts say the global low-code/no-code development platform market is expected to produce $187 billion in revenue by the year 2030. Businesses of all sizes will be able to utilize it and will account for more than 65% of application development activity by 2024.

It has also created a symbiotic relationship with traditional coding. The message is clear - no-code will not replace coding.

It aims to enable a larger group of people to code and let the ideas transition into digital reality. This opens doors for people to enable their simple websites, apps, and automation faster than regular coding. According to a survey, 84% of enterprises have used low-code/no-code to reduce bottlenecks on IT resources, increase speed-to-market, and better collaboration in digital asset development.

With 2021, ending in a few days, let’s take a look back on the milestones of no-code this year and how they took one step forward in becoming an essential tool for development.

What Made No-Code a Success in 2021?

1.      Growth of pioneer platforms and increased startup platforms

2021 saw the growth of the original no-code platforms and expanded plans into 2022 and beyond. In July, Bubble gota $100M Series A round into the company. According to co-founders Emmanuel Straschnov and Josh Haas plans to grow with its nascent customers as they expand in scale and eventually, invest in education to increase more no-coders. Webflow announced game-changing upgrades during their No-Code Conference last November.

This year, saw the launch of new brands of no-code platforms. Jotforms, originally an online form builder, launched Jotform Apps lets users add forms, links, widgets and branding to one fully customized app that is downloadable.

2.      Adaptability to Business Sizes

As the world slowly starts living with Covid, businesses are on a mission to bounce back. With the shift to online shopping for the majority of people, having your own e-commerce digital asset is essential. No-code can be used by startups and small businesses to build their initial websites and increase their awareness. Big business can use this for a myriad of possibilities such as creating minimum viable products, internal automation and so much more. This kind of flexibility shows that no-code’s significance is now seen by everyone.

3.      Flexible with the trends

New technology is always popping up and no-code platforms work a way to integrate these. Take for instance the cloud-based technology. Tech giants like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google continue to advance their cloud technology. Forrester predicts the global public cloud infrastructure market will grow to a whopping $120 billion with 35% growth.

Another trends that we discussed in our previous article, 2022 App Development Trends to Look Out For , artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can be integrated into large scale no-code projects. You can also apply natural language processing (NLP) which is a subset of AI and ML that focuses on enabling computers to process and understand human language.

In 2022, experts are seeing more AI and ML application for no-code projects. This makes it more approachable by putting power in the hands of domain experts democratizing NLP even further.

4.      New leaders to keep the community growing and developing

The no-code community now have a set of leaders that can lead the way for education and innovation. They have been established and have been known to grow the community. Educators like Lacey Kesler whole ads Women in No-Code community which empowers women in the no-code community or Ben Tossell of Makerpad that teaches no-code development.  Toolmakers who introduced new ways to use no-code such as Arun Saigal of Thunkable or Howie Liu or Airtable have been recognized for creating platforms that encourage creativity and wisdom.

2021 and Beyond

No-code has taken great leaps in2021 and this is mainly through the no-code community. The development and innovation are because there is a growing number of users out there. The number of no-code agency has increased offering this service to a wider crowd. As the mission of no-code to make technology accessible, 2022 will only see the further growth of no-code to infinity and beyond!

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