Low-code development platforms provide a visual, drag and drop development environment for building mobile and web applications. A low-code development platform typically includes a visual integrated development environment (IDE), pre-built connectors and simple integration to back-end data systems, and support for rapidly building, publishing, and deploying applications.

While low-code development platforms can accelerate the application development process, there are a broad range of types of platforms. While the simplest “no-code” platforms are typically very easy to implement, that simplicity is the result of substantial constraints in what types of applications can be built and the capabilities of those apps. The real challenge is to ensure that it is fast and easy to build simple applications but that as the number, users, type, scope, or features expand, the platform can expand with them, in other words, low-code without limits.