• Rajeshwari Channakrishna

Citizen developers set to dominate no-code app market in UK

The no-code technology trend for App development has hit the UK with one tech company reporting the number of users tripling in the last three months.

Citizen developers, the industry name for people designing and building their own apps, has become the hottest trend in the UK thanks to the development of no-code platforms.

The opening of the app market to people with little or no tech skills has been named as one of the top tech trends for 2020.

With the industry’s Gartner report predicting that no-code app development will make up 65% of the $21billion app development market in the next five years.

Jinen Dedhia, Co-Founder of DronaHQ, which has seen a tripling in the number of UK customers using their no-code app development platform in the last three months, said: “We’re seeing people all over the world experimenting in no-code app development and we now have over a million users and more than 3000+ apps on our platform.”

“The move towards citizen programmers and the democratisation of technology is in the top three technology trends for 2020 and will be as big as cloud storage and big data, trends that everyone now uses.”

“We believed there was a way to use this emerging trend to help businesses move towards digital technology and reduce IT backlogs by empowering them to drive the building and maintaining of custom apps according to their needs.”

“By automating processes and integrating services, businesses are able to use this platform to save time and money by streamlining services such as HR processes, Financial services, Retail services etc.”

The Director of Wolverhampton food company Authentic Bite Ltd, Gurjeet Singh, said: “We're a food manufacturing company with limited IT resources. Other solutions would have required extra IT resource, but DronaHQ gave us the customisation we required.

“We now use the integrated apps to generate bulk invoices for customers as and when we need them. So far we’ve met our dispatch, delivery and invoicing needs through apps that weren’t available through off-the-shelf software.”

Founded in India in 2017 by Computer graduate Jinen Dedhia and Electronic Engineering graduate Divyesh Kharade, DronaHQ grew from of crowd funding to a worldwide business with over one million users which include Colgate, Wipro and L & T Construction.


DronaHQ is a No-code App development SaaS platform for building business apps (Mobile & Web) and automating business process operations for SMB, Enterprises, Business Units & IT Depts. Offering compelling development productivity gains, speed of delivery of apps while ensuring rich end-user experience. 1 million+ users of Apps built on the platform, 3000+ enterprise grade apps. ISO 27001, SOC II certified. Presence in Mumbai, Bengaluru, SFO, London. www.dronahq.com

Colgate, said: “Our DronaHQ led mobile app strategy helped us launch out unified mobile app in less than 15 days without worrying about any ongoing IT support issues. We are running data collection, dashboards, contests, quizzes in a complex structure of CDOs, CSDs in different zones across different products.”

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