History and future of
1990's: Microsoft launch Word and Excel
Microsoft, a tool that enables anyone to manipulate data without code, releases the original version of Excel.
2000's: Wordpress launches
WordPress launches with pre-built themes and customisation options. It now powers 35% of the world's websites.
2010's: First wave of No-code tools emerge
Whilst more modern website builders like Wix and Squarespace gain more popularity, the first platforms that allow anyone to build not just websites but whole applications, emerge.
Bubble launches in 2012 based on visual programming language instead of traditional code. And Webflow launches in 2013 with a codeless, 100% visual way to create powerful, flexible websites and apps.
2020's: Explosion of No-code app development tools
The no-code movement becomes a thing with an explosion of tools released across diverse usecases all to help non-techie people build their own digital solutions.
This trend was accelerated by the pandemic as many organizations and individuals adopted no-code tools to adjust to the needs of a contactless world quickly.
2024: No-Code to account for 65% of app development
With no-code expected to be a market worth $52 billion by 2024, experts predict that the majority of app development will be from no-code tools.
At this stage we predict some pretty cool things...
- No-code will be as common as making a Word document
- No-code tools will be as powerful as low-code tools
- A product built with no-code will reach mainstream status
- The majority of development agencies will be using no-code
2030: More products launched with No-code than coding
The global no-code market is expected to produce $1.87 billion in revenue by 2030.
By then we predict some more exciting things...
- No-code courses offered in most schools and universities
- First product built with no-code IPO's
- A major politician talks about the importance of no-code
The future is bright!