Cracking the Code: How No Code Tools Are Closing Technology Gaps

Insufficient processes and a lack of tech knowledge shouldn't stop your team. No code tools like Thunkable's app builder can bridge the gap. Find out how.
Written by
Ariel Gonzalez
Published on
August 30, 2023

There’s more demand for tech team talent than there is supply.  As a business leader, you see dozens of requests for new tooling or updates to existing tooling. And while your teams live with the pain of inefficient processes, you must answer for it. But getting the help you need is a massive challenge. There simply isn’t enough available tech talent to step in and help, let alone hire. 

This problem isn’t unique to you. It’s prominent across all sectors and company sizes. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, “The U.S. is facing a significant need to develop adequate talent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to ensure economic strength, security, global competitiveness, and environmental health.” Additionally, the Cengage Group predicts “the (tech) skills gap to widen over the next decade. By 2025, it’s estimated that 3.5 million jobs in STEM will need to be filled.”

So, where should your business businesses turn if there is a deficit in technically available talent? Here are some options to consider:

1. Hire someone.  Easier said than done. Hiring someone is a significant investment that might not be worth the ROI in the long run. 

2. Outsource help. Bringing on consultants and freelancers is a growing trend to mitigate the costs of hiring, but with every new helping hand, you introduce a new work style. Your business is unique, so getting the right outside person to help in the short term may take longer than expected to get them up and running. If further improvements or investments are needed, you start this process all over again. 

3. Up skill yourself and your team. Investing in your existing team to provide the knowledge and tooling needed to solve problems without new headcount or outside help is becoming the new ‘best practice’ for growing companies. You can problem-guess where this is going, but no code tooling is the best way to upskill your organization. 

Historically, traditional approaches such as hiring or outsourcing can be time-consuming and require high involvement before you reap any rewards. When the need for tech skills can’t be met, think about low code no code platforms. No code tools are all about speed, ease of use, and the power to build without requiring extensive coding knowledge.

No Code Tools are Changing the Landscape of Work

No code tools remove the reliance on tech teams bogged down in endless requests and reduce the need for expensive third-party software or complex internal development processes. Existing tech tooling has its place, but it doesn’t always perfectly fit the needs of everyone. In comparison, no code tools can provide that perfect bridge to crack the code on coding. Because you don’t need specialized technical knowledge with no code platforms, people across your organization can create the solutions you need independently while keeping all information and processes in your existing core systems.  

“What if, suddenly, every team in your organization was a software team? Imagine the creativity you could unleash and the operational efficiencies that could happen in your organization if your team was enabled with the tools they needed to create the solutions to their problems,” says Co-Founder and CEO, Arun Saigal, of no code mobile app development platform Thunkable.

Democratization of technology skillsets isn’t about hiring more people, gathering external resources, or sending employees back to school. It is about providing the space and tools that enable people to learn how to solve problems for themselves and, in turn, for your company. The more people get involved in creating custom solutions, the more progress you unleash.

Your team can be more agile, responsive, and innovative in their approach to software development, ultimately driving digital transformation and growth.

Learn how to accelerate business with no code tooling and unleash digital transformation in the workforce by downloading our free ebook!

Equipping Everyone With The Skills Needed For A No Code Future

By embracing a do-it-yourself approach with no code tooling, you can unlock new opportunities and stay ahead of the competition.

Thunkable is one of the leading no code platforms, empowering app Creators of all technical levels to develop their mobile first development strategy and products. Thunkable offers a user-friendly drag and drop app builder and a wide range of components so app developers can move faster in building custom apps without needing to write code. 

Ready to equip your workforce with powerful tools to achieve digital transformation? Get started today!

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Written by
Ariel Gonzalez

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