Software that creates software. How far are we? – application generator

Posted on 5 May 2017 by Madalina Lacatis

Developers build apps and users enjoy using them. Apps are useful and sometimes indispensable. But the process of building an app by writing code is not that fun and sometimes can be pretty repetitive. And guess what? This is what developers hate the most (after bugs, of course). So they would work hard to build a software that would allow them not to write a single code line. The code will be generated for them.


As Phillipp Lessen states:

“Only lazy programmers will want to write the kind of tools that might replace them in the end. Lazy because only a lazy programmer will avoid writing monotonous, repetitive code […]”  

Not only did programmers develop this software for their personal use but made it user-friendly so anyone can benefit from it. Now we know it as a software generator or application generator and it’s a good friend when it comes to creating apps.


But let’s see how this tool will optimize the process of creating an app and what are the differences.


In the first option, when you develop an app by writing code, the workflow would look like this:


While by using an app generator the workflow will look like this:


With an app generator, you don’t need programming knowledge. You can develop your app with a small amount of effort, in a couple of minutes. Your product is only at a few “clicks away”. The process is definitely faster and easier. You don’t have to design the back-end because it is already built, nor the front-end because you have a variety of cool templates that you can choose from. And the coolest part? You can modify anything at anytime you want. You don’t need a developer to change the color of your app or the functionalities, you can do it yourself. This kind of software is accessible online and it saves you time and money.    


Developers are super excited and you should be too!


If you don’t believe me give it a try! Tell us your idea and you will get a free trial.