App builder

Backendless

Backendless is a full stack visual app development platform that will allow you to build apps without having to write a single line of code. It is a fan favorite among low-code platforms because of how easy to learn it is. Backendless has templates available to help you build databases apps for almost any industry.


Backendless Features

Fans of Backendless love it for its most recognizable features: 

  • Component-based UI Builder
  • Real-time database
  • User authentication and management suite
  • Push notification and in-app messaging console
  • Codeless logic builder
  • API management

Backendless Prices

Backendless manage two types of products:

  • Individuals & Small Businesses: Springboard ($0/mo), Cloud 9 ($25/mo), Cloud 99 ($99/mo)
  • Medium to Large Enterprises & Established Businesses: Backendless Pro and Managed Backendless both with custom price.

*Features depends on choosen plan.

*Free trial available


Backendless Integrations and Plugins

On the API side of things, you’ll find that Backendless connects with various tools such as

  •    REST API


Backendless integrates with the following platforms for flexibility and ease of use:

  • Bubble
  • Thunkable
  • Make
  • Zapier
  • DronaHQ
  • Retool
  • Webflow
  • Adalo
  • Wix

Benefits

Backendless will allow you to build a Native apps with a visual editor. We think that its main benefits are the following:

  • Platform's visual approach and pre-built APIs
  • Graphical 'language'
  • Excellent backend support: DB, file system, cloud coding
  • Very good online support
  • The feel of a company/system evolving in the right way

Drawbacks

Its drawbacks, on the other hand, are these:

  • Lack of tools to inspect/debug a software program as a whole
  • Need more documentation and/or an index that points to existing written and video documentation
  • Its not completely clear on what the best practice is for using blocks or containers etc in the frontend builder
  • if you have a block in the logic builder that is not connected to something and navigate away, there is no prompt.


Backendless Documentation and Support

Backendless has a comprehensive knowledge base to help you learn how to use it. If you ever find that you need any help in using the app, and depending on which plan you go for, you will have good customer support available. It also has good ratings across the board. 


You’ll find that you have medium control over your app’s design, with its drag and drop interface. You might also notice that Backendless is sufficiently responsive and pretty secure. You can use the following databases to fuel/feed your app, which means that these platforms can be used as a data source for your app: Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL.


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