Low-Code/No-Code path to Business Applications – AWS Scores again

Introducing HoneyCode a new, fully managed low-code/no-code development tool that aims to make it easy for anybody in a company to build their own applications. All of this, of course, is backed by a database in AWS and a web-based, drag-and-drop interface builder.

Developers can build applications for up to 20 users for free. After that, they pay per user and for the storage their applications take up. There is no wait for applications to be approved on play store / app store as the applications are not directly deployed, rather through a pre deployed player ( interpreter ).

Like similar tools, Honeycode provides users with a set of templates for common use cases like to-do list applications, customer trackers, surveys, schedules and inventory management. Traditionally, AWS argues, a lot of businesses have relied on shared spreadsheets to do these things.

Honeycode allows AWS clients to build interactive mobile and web applications with no programming required. Honeycode has a simple visual application builder customers can use to, in Amazon’s words, “create applications that range in complexity from a task-tracking application for a small team to a project management system that manages a complex workflow for multiple teams or departments.”

The company is hoping that Honeycode can eliminate the need to resort to spreadsheets and emails to schedule events, create to-do—lists, track personnel progress and track content and inventory, among other business functions. Honeycode apps will make it easier for clients to sort, filter and link data together and will also give them way to create data dashboards that are updated in real-time. Clients don’t even have to worry about managing and maintaining any hardware or software — Amazon will take care of those.

Honeycode has pre-built templates clients can use, but they can also build apps from scratch using the visual spreadsheet-like interface to manually add elements like lists, buttons and input fields onto app screens. Apps with up to 20 users are free, and clients will be able to pay for more users and storage if they need to.

During a test drive, I have felt that this is going to bring a big change.