Amazon joins the no-code party with AWS Honeycode

Amazon Web Services is justly renowned for the tools and support it has available for developers and programmers. But in a nod to the growing low-code/no-code trend where everyday people are creating apps without using a programming language or even knowing how to code, Amazon has unveiled AWS Honeycode.

AWS Honeycode: Create apps in minutes

Available now in beta, Amazon says AWS Honeycode lets customers build apps for an array of needs using “a simple visual application builder to create highly interactive web and mobile applications.” AWS says Honeycode can be used to easily create apps to “track and manage things like process approvals, event scheduling, customer relationship management, user surveys, to-do lists, and content and inventory tracking.” AWS says virtually anyone can start creating apps in minutes.

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AWS Honeycode is based on “the spreadsheet model,” so if you know Excel, you will find you already have the skills needed to create applications. “If you or your teammates are already familiar with spreadsheets and formulas, you’ll be happy to hear that just about everything you know about sheets, tables, values, and formulas still applies,” says Jeff Barr, chief evangelist for AWS.

How it works

Making app creation even easier, AWS Honeycode includes several templates so you can create applications such as a simple survey for your website, a team task tracker, and inventory management with the click of a drop-down menu. You can customize your apps using the Honeycode App Builder, which comes with a ton of features, including a palette of predesigned objects such as lists, buttons, and input fields. You can see how this works — and get your creative juices flowing — by visiting the AWS Honeycode blog page or watching the video below.

As for pricing, up to 20 users can use AWS Honeycode for free. But there are charges for more than 20 users and, as Amazon says, “storage used for larger applications.” While it’s in beta, you can try it for free.

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Peter King

Peter King has been Managing Editor at TechGenix since July 2016. As a technology editor, reporter, and columnist, he has worked at some of the biggest U.S. newspapers, where he directed coverage of breaking news stories and steered award-winning projects from conception to publication.

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