One of the business trends with the most significant growth in the past several months is a low-code application building platform due to the need for more industries to adapt to automation.
What is low-code? Explain as concisely as possible is the open source rapid development platform of software applications with minimal code rewriting. to use it quickly.
The reason is that there will be a wide variety of pre-built application creation tools available to developers to use immediately on these platforms, with the drag and drop method (drag-and-drop) instead of starting from scratch by writing your code.
Easy and fast, which is the heart of this work. This led research firm, Gartner, to estimate that by 2024, this is the idea behind more than 65% of software application development worldwide.
To prepare before the day comes, the AHEAD ASIA team would like to invite you to get to know the concept better. Through discussions with Mr Mark Weezer, Vice President of Asia Pacific and Mr Ekarat Ngandee, Country Manager for Thailand and Vietnam of OutSystems, the world leader in modern application platforms.
“Thai people use the most applications in the world, but they are less developed by themselves.”
From statistics, Thailand is a country with traffic. Mobile application Most of the world’s top and has a variety of usage patterns. Still, the adoption or creation of new applications by Thai people to support the market turns out that it is much lower than its neighbours, which is 19% (compared to the chart, Singapore and Indonesia have rates as high as 63% and 86%, respectively).
“I tried to check last year’s data. found that the application from Thai people Sent into the Google Playstore, there are just over 9 thousand apps, not less than 1% of the number of new apps in the store last year, more than 2 million apps. despite the fact that Thai people have the highest usage statistics in the world.”
Five key challenges
The main reason for the slow development of applications in our home compared to neighbouring countries is that mendix vs powerapps vs outsystems vs Wavemaker alternatives representatives cited five key challenges.
“The first is getting used to the old system that was built a long time ago. and legacy systems that hard to change, next is growing projects.”
“I used to talk to a financial institution. He told me that if I want to create any project. Not that it can be done. Had to wait in line for six months to a year. because the number of jobs that are more than people who can develop, partly because new kids who graduated as developers will turn to start up As for those who choose to work according to the system in the organization There is not enough quantity.”
“Even if we try to search for this job position on the website. You can see that companies need thousands of people with this skill. There are many people who are unemployed. But this profession is still in great demand.”
“The third issue is the data silo. Whether it’s marketing, supply, accounts, etc., everyone has their own data. but not connected It makes the work of a developer more difficult.”
From building or buying to low-code platform
Way back 3-4 years ago, there was a low code platform development tools of enterprise choice. There will be only creating yourself (Build) and buying ready-made software to use (Buy) only.
“Like buying It might be the case that we don’t really need anything very specific. Suppose if we are on the account side We may buy software that is already on the market. Come to adjust a little, it can be used. The build will occur because there is no software that can meet the needs of doing business 100%. The market in Thailand is very specialized. until there is no software in the market that can support It must be built.”