The Rise of No-Code Citizen Developers

The Rise of No-Code Citizen Developers

The Rise of No-Code Citizen DevelopersThe 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.

Citizen Developers CollaborateCitizen Developers Collaborate

No code, citizen developers prototype solutions with their IT counterparts. 68% of respondents said they build apps with someone outside of their functional area.

IT CollaboratesIT Collaborates

The majority of IT builders (75%) develop three-quarters of an application, leaving the last mile to citizen developers.

It's Part of My JobIt’s Part of My Job

68% of respondents consider developing apps part of their day job. 25% said it is not part of their job, and 7% said maybe.

No-Code Citizen Developers' SkillsNo-Code Citizen Developers’ Skills

97% of respondents have traditional word processing and spreadsheet formula skills, 36% have front-end Web interface skills (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), and 8% have traditional coding skills (Java, NET, C++, Ruby, PHP)

Types of Apps Citizen Developers BuildTypes of Apps Citizen Developers Build

65% of respondents build “get-your-work-done” apps, 42% run business apps, 27% build “delight-the-customer” apps.

How Long Does It Take?How Long Does It Take?

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.

Increased Application Delivery SpeedsIncreased Application Delivery Speeds

71% of citizen developers said they increased their application delivery speeds by at least 50%. 29% have doubled their application delivery speeds.

Integrating With Cloud-based SystemsIntegrating With Cloud-based Systems

73% of respondents plan to integrate apps into cloud-based systems that already exist.

Client LoginClient Login

45% of respondents said they have shared apps with customers and partners as dashboards and reports.

Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel is a contributor to CIO Insight. She covers cybersecurity topics such as digital transformation, vulnerabilities, phishing, malware, and information governance.

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