I cannot code. I have spent more money hiring software developers to help me grow my business, yet I have no result for my money and time.
These questions and more have dominated the eCommerce niche in Africa. Since coding has become the skills of a few, they often leave you at their mercy when it comes to handling some important business coding.
However, that is gradually ending, especially in Africa, where the majority of business owners are naive. The future of software in Africa is no code. What does that mean? No-code automation tools are gradually putting people with no coding or software knowledge at the helm of their developing tools. No code automation means building technology products without the need for writing many lines of code.
You can code your apps with the prebuilt templates on the no-code automation tools. In a few years from now, we will remember how coding was once a difficult task in Africa.
We will have over 500 million apps developed by 2023, so much for the world to handle, but not enough to handle everything.
The high demand for digital transformation in Africa has triggered the business of creating apps. With no-code automation tools, you can speed up your business processes. You reduce errors and repetitive work.
Even if you can code, the tools are not designed to replace you or destroy people with programming knowledge. What can these tools do for you? They eliminate human errors, reduce boring work, and free up time for you to do other things, and help your teamwork better. For example, if you are good at backend development, you can use no code tools for front end development thus improving your efficiency while delivering same excellent products.
What to know about the future of software in Africa
Cloud disruption has made technology accessible Today, you can get your use cloud to create the tools they want without challenges. The end of the elites’ or large businesses’ domination of this technology is gone for good. All you need is a laptop or smart device connected to the internet to use no-code platforms. Indeed, the table has turned.
- Less dependence on IT
You do not need to call developers for everything again. Cloud and no-code automation tools have limited dependence on IT. You can transform yourself into a creator with little or no knowledge of coding.
IT resources and infrastructure are expensive to afford, leaving it in the hands of a few. You can handle some of your programmings with no-code.
The Covid-19 fiasco has helped Africans understand that agility is the way forward. They can work from anywhere and still produce results. The future for many sectors in Africa is agile and paperless, leaving people to develop what makes them more productive.
This change was inevitable but the pandemic has forced all businesses to adopt it instantly. The future is now paperless and agile, giving every employee the power to develop.
More benefits of no-code include:
• The process is faster application development.
• It helps in improving business functions.
• It comes with a high-quality output.
• It has fewer to no backlogs.
While initially the cost of use of no code technologies may be higher, it is envisaged that over time no code technology would become more rampant thereby making it cheaper and reducing the time spent on conventional technology developments. Perhaps, this is what Africa has been waiting for.