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My company wants to make some relatively small, self-contained web apps to go through specific engineering analysis workflows.
Each app would involve:
(a) User inputs numbers and tabular data either in a table or from a csv import
(b) App makes plots of this data
(c) App performs calculations based on user input and outputs results as either plots or numbers or tabular data
It seems like there must be zillions of applications where people want these things, so I want a 'low code' approach that already handles a bunch of details so we don't have to. Experience in the past with Angular has involved, in my experience, a lot of low-level coding to 'reinvent the wheel', creating capabilities (like menus to control plotting options like font size) that I'd expect to be very common.
(a) Plotting capabilities with prebuilt convenient plotting controls
(b) Ability to 'save' and 'load' (as in, you do the analysis and get results and want to save so that you can reopen this save environment with the data and analysis, as if you'd never closed it)
(c) For specific components, ability to swap out the built-in components with a customized plot/widget.
For example, with (c), we might have a situation where we do want to make a custom plot or tool, and would like to be able to drop that into the general application
Question is - does something exist that does what I am describing? What would you recommend? On our list to check out: Microsoft PowerApps , Dash , UI Bakery, Retool , Tibco Spotfire , Outsystems, Zoho, Creatio, or any other suggestions.
(a) How easy are these apps to maintain (i.e., do they frequently make non back compatible, breaking updates, like they do with Angular)
(b) Need excellent security so I can deploy web apps for large companies
(c) General ease of use (would like to be efficient with developer time).
I am presently using Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel on SharePoint so that I can share stored data and allow data input with users. I need to add simpler input forms, process documentation, attachments, analytics-light and storage as well. I also would like to have mobile data input and retrieval. Retool seems to offer what I need and as there will be less than 10 users, the pricing seems affordable.
I'm looking for any recommendations of this or alternate software.
Hi Everyone. Is anyone using the low code tool Retool for app development at your company?
I was doing some evaluation and wanted to talk to users before we take a decision.
I'm standing up a web app that needs functionality, including profiles, directory, scheduling, video meeting, and payments.
I considered Wix , but I'm not sure it will meet these needs. I'm interested in no code / low code tools in order to move quickly but struggling to navigate through all the options. Any advice on how to select no code / low code tools like Webflow , Bubble , stackbit, Retool , BaseDash , Glide , airkit, adalo, stacker, unqork, tiled, airtable, zapier, v.one, candu, bravo studio, amazon honeycode, unstack, dittofi, makerpad, softr, appsheet, etc.?
Retool 's Features
- A complete set ofpowerful building blocks
- Connect to anything
- Read or write data with queries
- Deploy and share securely
- Host on-premise
- Revision history via Git
- Fine-grained access controls & audit logs
- SAML SSO and 2FA