Whilst NoCode tools aren’t entirely new, they’re certainly beginning to take off in a big way, especially with those looking to create SaaS (Software as a Service) microservices.
What is NoCode?
The creation of ‘drag and drop’ tools has seen huge changes in the web design industry. Building a website with a selection of blocks you just drag onto canvas has meant that almost anyone can build an impressive looking site.
But NoCode didn’t stop there. Building a website or e-commerce store is one thing, but making it a functional SaaS product without knowing any coding?
Integrations have allowed us to automate multiple functions across platforms since the likes of IFTTT, Zapier and Integromat let us set up a few ‘recipes’.
Now we have the opportunity to build this sort of integration into a web app with tools like Bubble and Adalo, or a spreadsheet into an app with Glide or Stacker, connect our data with Airtable, and roll them all up into an amazing webflow site.
Why is this happening?
Simply put, it’s a huge time saver and one of the best ways to launch a minimum viable product (MVP).
Functioning SaaS apps can be launched in a matter of hours and provide product validation quickly. It’s also allowing non-coders to bring their business ideas to life, without the cost of hiring developers.
The benefit of launching a microservice
Creating an app with a single function is a great way to hone in on providing a solution to a problem that your audience needs solving.
It’s also a great way to bring in new customers. Hubspot currently offers no less than 8 free tools on its website, all designed to solve a problem that its target audience might have. All you need to do is give them your email address and… wait, didn’t we just used to use ebooks as lead gen tools?
Provide something of value, keep it simple, low cost or free, and start building an audience for your new startup or bring these new users into the fold of your main business with a few clever newsletters.
Building a NoCode SaaS is becoming more accessible all the time. If you’re not already thinking about what you can create to support your business, start now.