Mobile assistant for landlords - low-code development with integration services
Currently, everyone is trying to minimize expenses as well as software development costs. The low-code / no-code approach is becoming increasingly popular.
In this proof of concept, the main goal was to test the possibility to develop applications following this approach.The solution we worked on was a mobile assistant for landlords allowing them for managing their property, tenant applications, and finances.
To conduct a proof of concept in a short term.
To reduce manual coding as much as possible.
To find a set of services to cover app functionality.
To have a working prototype created by a designer.
In order to speed up development and decrease development costs, we decided to carry out a research to find an appropriate set of low-code platforms and automation services. To eliminate the stage when developers implement a user interface based on design, we decided to use a tool with which developers and designers could work together. We’ve chosen Draftbit as a low-code platform. There, the designers have prepared a prototype.
The prototype’s been exported to the React Native project (cross-platform solution) where developers have added business logic and integration with the database. As a solution for the database and admin panel, we’ve chosen the Airtable service that has great features for data entry, form generation and visualization. To automate the process of checking new records in the database and sending notifications, we’ve used the Integromat service.