Digital Transformation

Infographic: Low-Code vs. Traditional App Development

How do standard software development and low-code differ? Take a look at this low-code vs traditional development infographic to find out.

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3 minutes

Feb 13, 2023

Software applications are very useful to businesses, and the more customized an app is, the better the results are for the organization when trying to build a program that solves a unique problem.

The biggest hurdle most businesses run into is a lack of development expertise, experience, or know-how. Developing an application or program the traditional way can involve more people, more money, and more time than a low-code approach which provides businesses with the same tools, just simplified.

So, which is best for businesses: low-code or traditional development?

What does low-code look like in real business scenarios? Download our low-code application case study to see how low-code applications revolutionized a logistics company’s order processes.

Why Should Businesses Consider Low-Code?

The majority of SMBs simply cannot afford to invest in traditional app development. Low-code development is an alternative to traditional development that simplifies the process and makes it more accessible to businesses without the time, money, or expertise necessary for alternative development styles.

How does it work? It’s right in the name: low-code (or no-code, as it is also referred as) refers to platforms where complex and customized applications are created and rolled out in a matter of months, drastically cutting down on costs and making custom apps a far more feasible prospect for companies.

72% of low-code developers create apps in three months or less compared to six months or even years it can take to develop applications using traditional methods.

Low-code development can do this because the platform used to develop low-code apps requires comparatively little coding expertise, functioning as a drag-and-drop interface with built-in common features that can be applied with ease.

This has opened up new possibilities for businesses. Not only is it making it possible, but many organizations are now developing apps using low-code methods for a fraction of the cost.

This is not to say there isn’t a place for coders in app development. Having the help of experienced developers will still elevate the quality of what you can accomplish even with low-code programs. But even with developers, the pros of a low-code process for app development outweigh the cons. Take a look at how the two styles of app development stack up in this infographic:

low-code vs traditional app development

Low-Code vs. Traditional App Development


Low-code development platforms are types of software that allow businesses of all sizes and with all levels of expertise to create applications using a ‘drag and drop’ interface. Instead of writing things by hand using code, the modules, buttons, and features you need to build your application already exist, you just need to pick which ones you need and decide how you want everything to work together.

Essentially, with low-code, the code is already written by whoever developed the platform. But, since the hard work is done, that leaves the easy part to businesses who simply need to arrange components into desired orders to build custom workflows.

Traditional Coding

With traditional development, a developer would need to build the code line by line in order to develop a custom application. They could use some pre-written code elements, but everything would have to be stitched together using complex coding methods. Doing it this way takes longer and requires immense experience in computer languages to be done right.

In Conclusion

Low code vs. traditional development really comes down to how much money, time, and expertise a business is willing to invest in app development.

For businesses without access to expert developers or who have limited budgets, low-code platforms are a great choice. They have all the features and components needed to build custom applications and workflows without having to deal with complex computer coding. Plus, it’s faster and cheaper while still maintaining a level of customization and quality.

See low-code development in action. Download our case study in which we show you how a low-code application helped a logistics company optimize its workflows to create more efficient, digitized order processes. Download the case study now.


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