Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new service, dubbed Amazon Honeycode, using which non-coders will be able to build mobile and web apps with zero coding knowledge.
Honeycode can be used to build apps using an AWS-built database, such as project management apps or task-tracking applications, to manage workflow in small teams. It can help track data over time and notify users of changes, approvals, and provide an interactive business interface.
You can use it to build apps for up to 20 users, free of cost. Beyond that, you’d have to upgrade as a paid user.
In the free plan, apart from the 20 user limit, you get access to 2500 rows of data in a spreadsheet as a part of the product. Old AWS customers like Slack and SmugMug are said to be the first ones who are planning to use the service.
Amazon Honeycode is currently available in the western state of Oregon, United States, only. It is expected to arrive in other regions too in the following weeks.
No-code tools have gained a lot of traction in recent years as it helps people with little or no coding knowledge to build customized applications they need. In the view of coronavirus pandemic, with the IT resources stretched thin, tools like Amazon Honeycode can be very useful.
AWS is already leading the cloud infrastructure market with Google and Microsoft following it closely. With this new service, AWS can expand its customer base beyond programmers.