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PLATFORM OVERVIEW

Discover why Plant an App is one the only low-code platforms

to successfully involve developers from day 1


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The Problem with Low-Code

Companies aren’t getting the tailored software solutions they need fast enough


Nowadays, enterprises are all about Digital Transformation and a major prerequisite of adapting to the new world is to improve the delivery of tailored software solutions. This is where Low-Code comes in. It is a global movement of epic proportions that promises to deliver. Gartner predicts that “by 2024, low-code will be responsible for 65% of all application development.” Even so, many are failing to adopt low-code platforms in their teams.

Most low-code platforms are alienating developers


Low-Code platforms generally provide a way for non-technical users to get involved in the software development process. Even though this is an achievement in itself, there is still a bigger picture to paint. Think about it - who are the people that gain the most value from a promise of delivering tech faster? The developers. And the fact is, within the current market, software engineers are reluctant to use low-code platforms because they are not flexible enough. Developers can’t jump in with their own custom code, can’t build complex enterprise applications and overall, they see low-code platforms not as developer tools but rather, toys.

A lot of players only go after the business user


There have been many new players emerging in the low-code space in the last few years, but the most successful ones have been around for at least a decade. What they have in common is that they fail to get developers excited.

Our Vision

A low-code platform loved by developers

Plant an App is a low-code platform built by developers, for developers. We give teams the speed of low-code without compromising flexibility. We enable developers to get involved earlier on in the project with business requirements, while also allowing for business users to be involved in the technical development process. This solution shortens the feedback loop and removes the friction between IT and business, and dramatically accelerates software delivery, by up to 20 times. 

A low-code solution for the entire team

Basically, the platform offers multiple levels of app development that different user types in the organization can access depending on their level of tech knowledge, but also on the specific project requirements, using only what is needed.

Roles in Plant an App

Business Users

Typical Personas

  • Project Manager on the stakeholder side
  • Business Analyst on the stakeholder side
  • Small and Midsize Business Owners (SMBs)
  • Department Lead
  • Digital Transformation Leader
  • External Digital Transformation Consultant

Citizen Developer

Typical Personas

  • Technical Business Analysts
  • Fresh graduates from technical universities
  • Graduates from related online courses
  • Junior Developers

Low-Code Engineers

Typical Personas

  • Database developers & architects
  • Back-end software engineers
  • Front-end developers

Software Developers

Typical Personas

  • C# developers
  • Front-end and Angular developers
  • Outsourcing development shops and freelancers
  • Developers on other back-end technologies such as Python or Java

The Platform

The Swiss-Army Knife of Software development

The product runs on top of mature, validated technology, as the founding team has been working on the building blocks and the foundation for a decade.  Basically, all the know-how, success, and technological innovations of the last 10 years have been bundled together and upgraded within a robust platform offering.

Visual Development Tools


Tables are defined in a visual editor. It doesn’t require any SQL knowledge. At a high level, an entity tree displays the relationship between tables. This is a popular feature amongst business analysts that use it to build the barebone of the app instead of writing specs.


We adopted the BMPN standard for defining processes in a visual manner that reflects the process flow. This is an experience that is both familiar to the business user but also highly simplifies the work of an otherwise technical person. The standout capability of Plant an App Workflows is that it can handle very complex processes, with hundreds of touchpoints, scaling seamlessly.

Developer-friendly functionality


Used by Plant an App for application versioning. Each time a setting is changed in a builder or in any module, a commit on behalf of the current user is submitted to GitHub. This results in having full history, trackability, and transparency in the development process.


One of the main objections that developers have in adopting low-code platforms is that they lack flexibility and that, at one point, they will reach a roadblock in development and have to start over. With Plant an App, the road goes on as they can plug-in their own custom code into the apps they are developing and/or make use of the advanced Integration capabilities to easily connect new or existing systems.

Pre-built & ready-to-configure components


APIs are built in a visual editor by defining input data, the process that runs with that data, and the output that is returned to the caller.


From simple inputs and dropdowns to more complex fields such as Google Places, Star Rating or Permission Grid controls. The Form Builder is a complex tools that also includes Advanced Layouts, Workflow Capabilities, Templates, are Embeddable, Conditional Logic, Dynamic Fields, and can even be called from Custom DLLs with Extension points.


Automatically searches all content from pages, entities and files. Each folder, page, a module on a page and so on can be configured with its own metadata and instructions, such as boosting content, specifying categories or custom data. Can index content form custom tables, including external databases.

Over 20+ ready-made Integrations, including SalesForce, Twilio, Microsoft Dynamics, Slack, MailChimp, and more


Over 40+ other pre-built modules and 100s of actions allow for endless creative combinations to build almost anything quickly


Enterprise Grade

Designed to tackle any digital challenge of the modern organization, any level of scaling up, without losing flexibility

  • Security
  • Audit & Compliance Trailing
  • Hosted in the Cloud or On-premise Data Centers
  • Collaboration Features enable rapid incremental delivery 
  • Flexible Support Levels & SLA for all timezones
  • Integration with Single Sign-On (SSO) providers 

Community Driven

As the technology and the business are constantly growing, so is the Plant an App community. We are lucky to have beautiful people that not only use the product but also always give feedback to us and to others to help improve what we're doing and what can be done within Plant an App. 

Visit our Community Support Forums
Go to the Community Portal

Register for the Low-Code Cafe, our Weekly Community Webinar, where we get to talk about all things low-code and you get a sneak peek in the latest product updates.
Join the Low-Code Cafe

Partners

Whether you are looking for a Plant an App Implementation Partner or are seeking more info on what it means to be a low-code agency and even apply to become a Certified Plant an App partner, we have you covered. Learn more about the Partner Program

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Become a Partner

Training and Learning Resources

Constantly updated resources for all roles, from citizen developers to the low-level, highly technical programmers.

Check out our YouTube Playlists for Getting Started with Plant an App and The Low-Code Feature Focus.

Visit the Learning Center to see product documentation.
Go to Learning Center


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