Congratulations on starting your journey as a citizen developer! Citizen developers are individuals who use low-code or no-code platforms to build custom solutions to business problems, often with little or no formal training in software development.

If you have looked into low-code or no-code (LCNC) application software, you understand that it is based on a drag and drop interface that allows anyone without coding experience to be able to create workflows and applications. Anyone who can create applications with LCNC is considered to be a citizen developer. If you’re just starting out and looking for some tips on ways to kick-start your citizen developer journey, look no further! 

Let us give you 5 things to help you get started:

1) Identify the problem you want to solve: 

Start by thinking about the business problems or challenges you want to address with your solution. This could be anything from automating a manual process to streamlining data entry to improving collaboration within your team.

2) Research low-code or no-code platforms: 

There are many platforms available that allow you to build custom solutions without writing code. Some popular options include Power Apps, AppSheet, and TrackVia. Research these platforms and choose one that meets your needs and fits within your budget.

3) Get familiar with the platform: 

Once you’ve selected a platform, take some time to learn the basics of how it works. Many platforms offer tutorials, documentation, and online communities where you can find helpful resources and ask for guidance. For example, TrackVia offers TrackVia University on demand for free. You can even get started with a free 30-day trial. 

4) Start building: 

With a solid understanding of the platform and the problem you want to solve, you’re ready to start building your solution. Take your time and don’t be afraid to experiment – building custom solutions is a learning process, and you’ll likely encounter challenges and setbacks along the way.

5) Test and iterate: 

As you build your solution, be sure to test it thoroughly to ensure it works as intended. If you encounter any issues or find ways to improve your solution, make the necessary adjustments and continue testing until you’re satisfied with the final product. With and LCNC platform, making changes and trying new iterations is easy with simple ways to make changes, delete things that aren’t working and implement new features with the ease of drag and drop. 

To see what a LCNC platform looks like and get familiar with what it can do for you, sign up for a FREE DEMO that will show you the basics. 

Better yet – if you want to get started with Citizen Development, sign up for TrackVia’s Citizen Developer Bootcamp. You’ll get everything you need to be on your way! 

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