Those were those days when executives had to twiddle thumbs while waiting for IT comply with their requests. These days, in particular, rapid application development software companies like HokuApps are proving IT implementation to be a rapid and affordable affair. The formula they use is a low-code approach to mobile and web application development.
Incredible features ensure that companies like HokuApps are growing rapidly, thanks to the demand for agile and quick application solutions. Here are excerpts from our interview with Kay Parker, HokuApps’ Sales Readiness Evangelist:
What’s the secret to HokuApps growth?
There is no secret per se. It’s the demand for HokuApps solutions. We provide web and mobile applications at 10x speed. No other company can match this. Plus, solutions delivered are bug-free and are highly scalable for future integrations.
How does HokuApps manage such delivery while others lag behind?
You could say that other companies can also provide such services. But that factor that makes HokuApps stand out is our take on digital transformation and enterprise mobility. We believe that we have to provide the best services based on the best technology available. And the best available technology comes with the low-code approach. Sure, there is competition with the agile methodology, but with the rapid application development software, there are fewer bugs and iterations needed in the long run. Basically, you can expect little friction in the entire process. HokuApps RAD software can claim of this.
We have heard of low code but what is this approach?
The low code isn’t another trend. At least we at HokuApps believe this. Low code means that we have templates pre-built based on your requirement and industry. For example, a customer might be looking for an HRM app. We have a template for it. But not all features of the app are suited to the customer. So, we just make the changes with a drag-and-drop method. It’s as simple as that.
HokuApps’ rapid application development software offers 3 features that set up apart from the competition.
Firstly, there is the visual development of the app. The RAD software development is an intuitive way to build apps. After defining the business logic, the data models, required modules, legacy systems audit and user interface selection – we create full-stack apps with a grad-and-drop method, which integrates modules instantly. Testing is done at each stage to check the viability of the iteration. Our customers tell us that they observed productivity increase by at least 12 times.
Secondly, the app is deployed on the Amazon AWS server. This makes sure that all data is safe. But more importantly, as the rapid application development software solution is cloud-based, data access is easy, from anytime-anywhere. Our solutions offer stateless architecture which enables availability of out-of-the-box integrations and usability on any smart device. And as the iterations are faster than ever before, user feedback is used to the best possible extent. This helps the app reinvent itself, which will garner better ratings from your clients on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
Thirdly, HokuApps rapid application development software just doesn’t stop being a partner to our clients after creating and deploying apps. The partnership continues by providing complete app lifecycle support. We handle the security and make upgrades as every Android, iOS and other versions are released by parent companies. With each upgrade, we have to make changes to the app itself so that it works well on the new OS platform upgrade. In my opinion, this is the most important solution that HokuApps RAD software provides. In addition to the previous features, our apps support social collaboration, one-click deployment, user feedback loop, and agile performance management.
How is this better than the agile methodology? And doesn’t agile provide better integrations with APIs?
Not really. Agile methodology is great, but the speed of software development and system integration is much slower. It takes a minimum of 6 months to make a prototype with agile. But with rapid application development software, we can deliver a prototype in just 2-3 weeks. Apart from being bug-free, these solutions are pre-built but highly customizable. This is because our developers create the app with constant communication with our clients. The solutions we provide are reliable and provide the improved user experience. Of course, most of the app development is automated, while the rest is hand-coded. This is less than 5% in my opinion. Challenges like data types and schema are hand-coded.
What about security?
That’s a really important topic that needs more attention. With advanced technology comes advanced risks. This is any field in any part of the globe. But with so much data ‘talking’ among each other, we have the responsibility to keep our client data safe. Hence, we use Amazon AWS, the most secure server in the world. Also, our rapid application development software comes hard-coded with 256-bit AES encryption so that no malware is able to access the data. In addition, the software offers the single-sign-on option, thus, easing accessibility to our clients.
And our clients have instant access to our customer service staff, 24*7. In case of any sign of intrusion, our dedicated employees get an alert instantly and they can follow up with the client to see if their devices are in safe hand. Whatever the scenario, we keep a constant vigil as a lot depends on our services, even post developing an app.
I am sensing there is a bigger picture here than just creating apps. Would I be on target?
That’s definitely the case. There is a bigger picture. As the cliché goes, mobility isn’t just about going mobile. What most people don’t realize is that the app will completely transform businesses. From the way they work the way, they deliver your solutions or services to their clients. With an increasingly Darwinian ecosystem, businesses need to deliver at a speed that their clients demand. There is no other way. It’s not just who comes first, but who delivers faster. The fact of the matter is that with the best rad development software i.e., HokuApps, organizations can outdo the competition by streamlining their operations. I mean, which executive doesn’t want real-time data and customizable analytics in their palms.
Rapid software development is here to stay and the demand for rapid application development software is increasing by the day. RAD software will create a new benchmark to create a perfect marriage between technology and business. Just wait and watch.