Low-Code/No-Code Defined

Low-code and no-code are innovative approaches to software development that empower individuals, including non-developers, to create applications with minimal coding effort. These platforms provide visual interfaces and pre-built components to streamline the development process, reducing the need for traditional coding skills.

OneSignal is a low-code/no-code engagement solution. Once the platform is set up using a minimal amount of code, non-technical users are able to use the platform to create and send messaging campaigns across mobile, web, and other devices without writing any code.

How to Use it in a Sentence

OneSignal is an example of a no-code/low-code solution because it provides developers with SDKs and flexible APIs while also offering non-technical marketers and product managers an intuitive dashboard to manage user engagement. 

Common FAQs

  • Low-code: Low-code platforms offer a balance between visual development tools and the flexibility to incorporate custom code when necessary. They are suitable for users with varying degrees of coding expertise.
  • No-code: No-code platforms are more user-friendly and do not require any coding skills. They rely solely on visual development tools, making them accessible to individuals without programming knowledge.

Low-code/no-code solutions are incredibly beneficial to mobile app development and growth. Some key benefits include:

  • Low-code/no-code platforms such as OneSignal can accelerate app development by enabling your team to create and iterate on solutions more rapidly.
  • They improve collaboration, communication, and innovation which strengthens teams and allows apps to grow with greater speed and agility. Apps like OneSignal achieve this by empowering non-technical team members to participate in app development and UX improvements by doing things such as crafting an app onboarding sequence, publishing in-app messages, running an in-app survey, or crafting re-engagement campaigns.
  • These platforms reduce the burden on developers, freeing them up to focus on more complex tasks and core app functionality, saving valuable time and resources, and driving efficient growth.

Considering whether to invest in an engagement solution or build your own solution in-house? Check out this related article on the benefits and opportunity costs of building vs buying or listen to our Build vs Buy podcast.

Yes, they are! Low-code/no-code platforms can be used to create messaging and engagement campaigns and deliver personalized app experiences without extensive coding.

No, you don't need coding experience for no-code platforms. They are designed for users without any coding knowledge.

For low-code platforms, a basic understanding of coding concepts can be helpful but is not typically a requirement. For some solutions like OneSignal, minimal coding (aka low-code) is required for the initial application setup, but once the platform has been integrated with your app or website, it can be leveraged by non-technical users without writing any code.

Learn how product marketers and CRM managers at the finance app Taptap Send leverage OneSignal without any dev support!

Yes, most low-code/no-code platforms offer integration capabilities, allowing you to connect with your existing systems, databases, and third-party services.

Check out OneSignal's many integrations and solution partners!