How I Discovered the Potential of No-Code

I first discovered the term “no-code” in 2019 and, for me, it was a “Eureka” moment because it encapsulated everything we had been trying to do with MyMedBot, our COVID Screening platform, and now with Skippet: to make computing accessible to everyone.

My first experience with no-code was Apple’s Siri Shortcuts, which enables people to create automations on their iPhone. First, I created an automation to help me manage my Type 1 Diabetes that allows me to ask my computer or iPhone what my current blood sugar level is.

I say: “Computer, tell me my blood sugar.” And my computer replies: “Your blood sugar level is currently 109 milligrams per decilitre. Slightly falling.”

This saves me having to get out my phone, open the app, which relays information from my blood sugar monitor, and look at my reading.

Using Siri Shortcuts opened my eyes to how anyone can create their own apps with a no-code platform.

The rise of personal assistance services that use human speech to create actions and workflows, like Siri and Alexa, shows the path that we are on.

Soon after I created my blood sugar app, I created an automation to help me track feedback on our MyMedBot app; using Siri Shortcuts I was able to take a screenshot of the feedback, add notes and automatically submit the information to Google Sheets.

Having a little technical knowledge allows me to use low-code or no-code tools and create great automations for free but we, at Skippet, want everybody to be able to do these things without having any coding or programming skills.

Most no-code tools use a graphical interface i.e. screen icons, a mouse, and click and drag, to help users create apps that would usually only be available to coders. However, you still have to be able to think like a programmer to implement them. Why should anyone have to spend their precious time learning these tools?

That is why Skippet is making no-code more accessible by enabling people to simply type out their problem in plain language to create apps that make their work and personal lives easier.

Solving a problem or implementing a solution should be as easy as describing it. Someone may struggle to figure out a solution to a problem but if they can describe their problem, Skippet will solve it for them.

In March 2022, Skippet raised $2.4 million in seed funding and we plan to launch towards the end of 2022 . Follow us on Twitter and join our waitlist to get access when we launch.

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