The Rise of No-Code Citizen Developers
Although the majority of an application is built by IT, the last mile is often left to “citizen developers,” who are trained to solve business problems.
No code, citizen developers prototype solutions with their IT counterparts. 68% of respondents said they build apps with someone outside of their functional area.
The majority of IT builders (75%) develop three-quarters of an application, leaving the last mile to citizen developers.
68% of respondents consider developing apps part of their day job. 25% said it is not part of their job, and 7% said maybe.
65% of respondents build “get-your-work-done” apps, 42% run business apps, 27% build “delight-the-customer” apps.
62% of respondents said it takes them less than two weeks to build an app, 27% say it takes 2 to 4 weeks, and 13% say it takes them more than one month.
71% of citizen developers said they increased their application delivery speeds by at least 50%. 29% have doubled their application delivery speeds.
73% of respondents plan to integrate apps into cloud-based systems that already exist.
45% of respondents said they have shared apps with customers and partners as dashboards and reports.