What Will New No-Code Solutions Really Be Able To Do For Startups?

September 28, 2021

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What Will New No-Code Solutions Really Be Able To Do For Startups?
"I want to build the next Amazon...but I don't know how to code."  For all the non-technical people. And even technical people.  Let me introduce you to No-Code.
### **What is No-Code?**  No-Code tools allow people to build software without needing to write a single line of code.  These tools typically have user-friendly interfaces and drag-and-drop functionalities.  They're significantly faster and cheaper than coding.
Writing code and debugging might take hours or days. No-Code can get it done in minutes.  A classic example is [Shopify](https://www.shopify.com/). Anyone can build an e-commerce site now!
### No-Code Tools Are Insane  Many people think that the capabilities of No-Code are limited.
That's what I thought too.  But when we looked into it, we were blown away by what No-Code tools can do these days.  For example, [Bubble.io](http://bubble.io) teaches you how to build any web app without coding.  You can even build an Airbnb with Bubble!
No-Code isn't limited to just non-technical people.  One of our Smoothie readers told us that he builds all his new ideas through no-code before coding anything.  This saves him a lot of time. As a result, he can spend more time talking to users and iterating.  After testing the initial prototypes, he starts writing his first lines of code.
### Companies to watch:  - [Webflow](https://webflow.com/): Web - [Bubble](https://bubble.io/): Web - [Softr](https://www.softr.io/): Web - [Leadpages](https://www.leadpages.com/): Landing pages - [Adalo](https://www.adalo.com/): Mobile - [Glide](https://www.glideapps.com/): Mobile
- [Studio:](https://studio.design/) Web design - [Buildbox](https://www.buildbox.com/): Video games - [Upqork](https://www.unqork.com/): Enterprise - [Bildr](https://www.bildr.com/): SaaS, chrome extensions, etc - [No-Code Cycle:](https://www.nocodecycle.com/) Marketplace for No-Code projects
### We Predict That...  More people will continue to use No-Code tools. The speed and efficiency give it a competitive advantage over those who don't use it. It will become the standard for building.  More startups will be created as non-technical founders will be able to build technical businesses.
The next level of No-Code will leverage AI. For example, AI like GPT-3 will allow you to just speak out loud what you want built, and it will produce the code. "I want a button here that shows users the latest Smoothie article!"
### 4 No-Code **Opportunities:**  - **Build:** Learned No-Code for yourself and build awesome products - **Education:** There will be a growing demand for learning No-Code. There are resources like [#100DaysOfNoCode](https://www.100daysofnocode.com/) or individuals making [cohort-based courses](https://www.makerpad.co/course/no-code-fundamentals-getting-started-with-no-code). What other opportunities are there to teach people at scale?
- **Consulting / Agencies:** Become the expert in No-Code and help other businesses. Many will realize the value of No-Code but won't know how to effective use it in their organization. A great chance to build your own business. - **No-Code Blockchain:** What is the next level of No-Code? Someone needs to make a solution that can build blockchain products and smart contracts with No-Code.

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"I want to build the next Amazon...but I don't know how to code."

For all the non-technical people. And even technical people.

Let me introduce you to No-Code.

What is No-Code?

No-Code tools allow people to build software without needing to write a single line of code.
These tools typically have user-friendly interfaces and drag-and-drop functionalities.

They're significantly faster and cheaper than coding.
Writing code and debugging might take hours or days. No-Code can get it done in minutes.

A classic example is Shopify. Anyone can build an e-commerce site now!

No-Code Tools Are Insane

Many people think that the capabilities of No-Code are limited.

That's what I thought too.
But when we looked into it, we were blown away by what No-Code tools can do these days.

For example, Bubble.io teaches you how to build any web app without coding.
You can even build an Airbnb with Bubble!

No-Code isn't limited to just non-technical people.
One of our Smoothie readers told us that he builds all his new ideas through no-code before coding anything.

This saves him a lot of time. As a result, he can spend more time talking to users and iterating.
After testing the initial prototypes, he starts writing his first lines of code.

Companies to watch:

We Predict That...

More people will continue to use No-Code tools. The speed and efficiency give it a competitive advantage over those who don't use it. It will become the standard for building.

More startups will be created as non-technical founders will be able to build technical businesses.

The next level of No-Code will leverage AI. For example, AI like GPT-3 will allow you to just speak out loud what you want built, and it will produce the code. "I want a button here that shows users the latest Smoothie article!"

4 No-Code Opportunities:

Build

Learned No-Code for yourself and build awesome products

Education

There will be a growing demand for learning No-Code. There are resources like #100DaysOfNoCode or individuals making cohort-based courses. What other opportunities are there to teach people at scale?

Consulting / Agencies

Become the expert in No-Code and help other businesses. Many will realize the value of No-Code but won't know how to effective use it in their organization. A great chance to build your own business.

No-Code Blockchain

What is the next level of No-Code? Someone needs to make a solution that can build blockchain products and smart contracts with No-Code.

Community Highlight:

"LOVE the improvements and changes. Visualizations make it so much more digestible. Really good flow and knowledge consumption. This is quickly becoming a weekly fav newsletter of mine."

Special shoutout to our reader John Ababseh (San Francisco). He's been very consistent with helping provide feedback for every article!

Reply back to this email with any thoughts you have! We read every reply.

Twitter Highlight:

Hilarious tweet by @ChrisJBakke

This was also the best ad on Twitter we've seen!

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