Earlier this year, Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, an analyst firm specializing in digital technology, released their SPARK Matrix for Low-Code Application Development (LCAD) Platforms, its a vendor assessment for major players in the LCAD space.
For the uninitiated, low-code application development is a technology that enables both citizen and professional developers to design, build, test, deploy, and manage enterprise-grade applications, without the need to write code.
In their research, they analyze market dynamics, growth opportunities, emerging technology trends, and the vendor ecosystem of the global market.
The SPARK Matrix analysis is based on primary research by analysts, based on one-on-one interviews with vendor organizations, product use cases, customer impact, and internal analysis of the overall low-code application development platforms market.
They rate vendors on two primary categories—technology excellence and customer impact.
And that research positioned Zoho Creator as a Technology Leader.
We're extremely proud of this acknowledgement of our efforts towards our vision here at Zoho Creator.
Choosing the right low-code platform
Driven by a constantly evolving market, organizations across the globe are quickly shifting to adapt to the changing digital landscape. This has sparked a digital revolution across industries, with the core objectives being creating digital-first enterprises and achieving business excellence—though organizations are finding it increasingly hard to recruit professional developers who can help build the complex applications they need.
Enterprises are looking for a platform that will help build innovative applications and prioritize the speed of development. That's why they need to choose a low-code platform that offers secure, scalable, and sustainable citizen development capabilities.
This is where Zoho Creator comes in.
Why Zoho Creator?
Zoho Creator is a scalable and secure platform that offers end-to-end low-code development tools for users. It enables both citizen and professional developers to create custom web and mobile apps, build extensions, and integrate with third-party applications.
Creator has built-in features that provide app templates, prebuilt workflows, and drag-and-drop AI-features for every part of the application, such as forms, reports, pages, and workflows. Our web-based, multiplatform builder enables users to create, design, preview, and deploy apps for a multi-experience environment, including web, mobile, and tablets.
Some of Creator's key differentiators are:
Unified low-code automation
Multi-persona app development
Enterprise-grade application development
Full-spectrum development & flexible deployment
Maturity of AI-specific capabilities
Protection against technology disruption
Strategy and roadmap
When users build an app on Zoho Creator, the platform automatically generates native mobile and tablet applications without any extra effort. These applications can then be further customized for device-specific user experiences.
Most low-code application development platforms out there fall short when it comes to last-mile customization. Zoho Creator addresses this issue through Deluge—a next-generation scripting language that's made exclusively to cater to the needs of custom applications by understanding the context of data models. It also comes with a cloud-based visual IDE, with autocomplete and syntax assistance to help customers build apps using Deluge.
The platform supports 430+ connectors and over 700 prebuilt workflows, enabling customers to integrate and automate applications, connect information across the enterprise, and facilitate business synergy using a dynamic builder.
Zoho Creator also enables one-click deployment and distribution of mobile apps through its built-in mobile device management (MDM), without requiring additional development effort. It enables companies to maintain data integrity on devices by separating company work profiles from personal profiles.
Creator even provides an AI engine, called Zia, which delivers functions like sentiment analysis, prediction, object detection, keyword extraction, and OCR recognition. Zia can also infer models from data within Zoho Creator, and can perform model detection, cleansing, preparing, transforming, and persisting for incoming data input.
"Zoho Creator offers a unified low-code application development platform which incorporates unified data models to patch solutions together from disparate applications, multi-persona development platforms, and AI capabilities, such that these functions can be directly accessed through both the drag-and-drop builder and a guided IDE that uses Deluge, a proprietary development language from Zoho. Thus, with its robust technology platform, comprehensive functional capabilities, and compelling product strategy and roadmap, Zoho Creator is well-positioned to expand its market share in the global Low Code Application Development (LCAD) platform market."
- Sofia Ali, Analyst at Quadrant Knowledge Solutions
Creator's strategy and roadmap
We invest more in R&D than anything else, which is why we plan to expand Creator’s capabilities even further, by introducing new features and improvements in areas such as integrations, AI, tools for developers, and expansion of our marketplace. The major highlights on our product roadmap include augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR), improved voice capabilities, AI-as-a platform for developers, multi-cloud hosting, deeper data control tools, full application lifecycle support, Zia-assisted development, and a design studio.
While we're extremely proud of this achievement, we'll continue pushing the envelope to deliver an excellent experience to our users.
And we’re just getting started.
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