Difference between Low-Code & No-Code Platforms

Hooper Labs
June 14, 2021

The most common question raised in terms of Low-Code & No-Code platforms is what is the difference between the two? Although they aim for the same goal, to bring speed for the business in go-to-market approach. Still, there are some differences which leadership should clearly understand before taking decision to go ahead with any.

Hooper is a No-Code software development platform. But what does this mean? And what’s the difference between no-code and low-code tools?

The difference between no-code and low-code platforms principally comes down to the approachability, ease of use and the level of technical knowledge that the user is assumed to require to have.

With a no-code platform, a majority of our customers have no programming skills whatsoever, and they’re able to use it to basically help burn down their backlogs, streamline workflows, and get their work done very quickly.

Low-code platforms, on the other hand, also very useful and important, do assume some level of technical sophistication and technical skills in their users, and they’re principally aiming at helping those IT developers get a very productive platform for them to be able to build and deliver projects quickly.



Both low-code and no-code platforms are driven by visual development. They give you the ability to see the business process or app you are building visually, not in lines of code. This means that business stakeholders can meaningfully engage with the development team, understand what their systems are doing and have the flexibility to make changes quickly.

Drag and Drop

The tools that you use to develop with work with drag and drop. Select the element, drag it onto the design surface and connect them in the logical order. These will be configurable to work according to your business needs.

Pre-built tools and connectors

Depending on the platform you are using, pre-built tools and connectors are ready-made in almost all low-code and no-code platforms. Tools come with ready-to-use services and connectors, speeding up development times and allowing for easy integration.


It is evident by highlighting some of the differences between low-code and no-code platforms that there is a subtle, but clear difference. When choosing which platform suits your needs you should take into consideration the complexity of your app, processes, and systems, the size of your development team and their capabilities and the speed at which you need to go to market.

As a rule of thumb, no-code platforms are great for “citizen developers” who require something simple but quick, compromising on the customization; low-code platforms are great for software developers who want to build micro-controlled systems, compromising time.

A quick and easy way for your Bimodal IT strategy, from Hooper Hooper’s no-code application development software creates a ‘fast lane’ within your bimodal IT strategy so that you can achieve your digital goals.

Our platform augments existing IT efforts so that a separate cross-functional team of business and IT people can quickly test new digital ideas and iterate toward the perfect business solution, reducing risk on your team while keeping potential business impact high.

Our success stems from our signature visual modelling capabilities and business logic workflows that make it easy for your teams to quickly create and test their solutions in the real world.

Learn more about Hooper and creating your business ecosystem using a rapid application development platform and how it fits within your bimodal IT strategy.

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