Limitations of No-Code Product Discovery
Even though no-code solutions have been around for many years now, they’re still not able to replace all elements of custom mobile app development.
Security concerns for enterprises
When you choose no-code solutions, the data is hosted with the solution provider. This can be a problem for enterprise-level security measures where data storage is strictly controlled.
Plus, it’s not inherently clear for security teams at enterprises how to check for security vulnerabilities with limited access to code. And as no-code tools become business-critical systems for some companies, a question about the maturity level of their security teams arises.
Limited calculations and “if” statements
With more complex backend operations, some of the “if” statements and mathematical calculations need to be handled by the custom backend written separately. This naturally calls for backend development experience.
While no-code builders let you create custom designs, they lack engaging animations and features. You’re left with default animations, shapes, and shades. But fancy animations aren't necessary to validate an idea.
When you go down the no-code path, you sign-in with a vendor that delivers the no-code platform. In other words, the future of your product will be dependent on the vendor’s business. That entails monthly fees and often an inability to get the source code in case you want to extend the product in-house with your own team using custom development.
The app will be protected so that you won’t be able to stop using the platforms and retain the code. The vendor lock-in could eventually become a restricting factor in the development of your application. What if a certain feature won’t be supported? What if an integration of a third-party tool that you heavily rely on won’t be implemented?