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What Is Plant an App?

Plant an App is a low-code development platform that lets you rapidly build & deploy web applications. Differentiating itself from other platforms, Plant an App
offers the speed & flexibility of no-code & low-code combined. Developer input is also promoted from Day 1, with a multitude of programming languages & API tools
being supported. Four layers of application development provide the scope to create robust solutions
with real business value.

Who Uses Plant an App?

Business Users & Technical Leaders looking to achieve accelerated & sophisticated web applications including; ERPs, Contract Management, Portals, Support Centres, Learning Platforms & many more.

Plant an App Software - Plant an App Capabilities
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Reviews of Plant an App

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.9
Features
4.8
Value for Money
4.7

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5
58%
4
42%
Anthony
Anthony
Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer in Australia
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospital & Health Care, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Low Code Development of Medical Communication Solution

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Plant an App has been the first development team we have worked with. The team provided to us has been excellent to work with despite the time zone differences. The regular weekly online meetings and introduction to a task platform has allowed regular communication, often allowing answers to be made to questions from the developers as they are posted. The development team has provided a transparency to the build process, giving us the confidence of being able to complete the brief even with the changes in the scope of the application.

Pros:

The Low Code Plant an App platform has allowed the rapid and flexible development of a medical communication solution leveraging on the underlying DotNetNuke platform. It has allowed our company to work closely with the Plant an App development team, being able to see the program development in real time. The ability to be able to use the platform as development is progressing allows rapid application testing and ability to change direction of development without the need to large changes to base code such as in traditional programming. The ongoing development of the Plant an App platform as well as the Low Code Café sessions is constantly adding new features and solutions every week. Our small company started with limited programming knowledge. In 3 months of working with the developers we have been able to learn to develop our own components, entities, SQL, workflows and razorscript code to add to the application development.

Cons:

The main issue I have faced is trying to implement a different skin into the application that makes use of the current bootstrap features. This can limit some UI design features, but does not take away the underlying power of the platform. As with any software tool, upgrades to underlying components can always cause issues with past projects. But with the regular updates from the Plant an App development team we are confident that this design feature will be available in the not too distant future.

Tycho
Tycho
Business owner in Netherlands
Verified LinkedIn User
Internet, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

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Game changer. We are in a great spot, now.

5.0 last year

Comments: From business perspective: our development speed has increased 6 times. And maintenance of a lot of code is basically out sourced as it is leveraged by the platform. Hard to quantify what that saves per year but it is a lot.Projects run smoother as we are able to iterate faster.

Pros:

The first encounter was very pleasant. The UI feels intuitive and creates a feel of certainty. As agile software development means a lot of new insights (customers often redefine specs when they see what they got) and iterations, Plant an App allows this flexibility. After a few days you really understand the concept and how all features are connected and available. Tons of actions that you can use for not only forms but also ini workflows, automations and API's.

Cons:

Would be great to have more hands on documentation.

Jeff
Tech Systems Director in US
Nonprofit Organization Management, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great No-Code Low-Code Option

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: DNN Sharp and Plant an App have allowed us to quickly deploy a new comprehensive app for one of our key functions in our organization.

Pros:

We've used DNN Sharp for years and as Plant an App was developed we were intrigued by the responsiveness of the developers to user input on functionality. It takes the flexibility of the original tools and brings them into a much more user friendly environment. I'm looking forward to transitioning many of our existing tools to the new platform.

Cons:

The only challenge we face is knowing which context we are working in as well as which pattern of code is needed for various functions. Do we use C#, java or SQL logic?

Plant an App Response

3 years ago

Your insights are much appreciated, Jeff! The programming languages used for the low-code part are in most cases interchangeable and depend on user preference. However, in some cases some would perform better than others - for example, using SQL if the need is to operate on data or Javascript if the need is to manipulate some JSON objects. I will take this subject to the team to prepare resources that would assist with this decision. Might be a very good subject for a Low-Code Cafe or a course on the Low-Code Academy.

phil
Application Aprchitect in US
Retail, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Low Code speed with the flexibility of custom development, a winning combination

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: I have automated many business processes, decreasing the labor-intensiveness dramatically, and providing a cleaner, more integrated solution than the disparate processes that were in place before. It allows for building much more complete solutions than other no/low code platforms (like caspio), while providing flexibility to NOT having a licensing model that is per user and penalizes success (like most of the other low code platforms we looked at).

Pros:

the flexibility of the product, the ability to rapidly build custom solutions, the wealth of existing options for building a complete solution, including the useful plugins to provide an end-to-end solution for the business. it is also a very cost-effective solution compared to the per-user licensing most other products in this space use.

Cons:

since it is right now more of a niche tool, not a lot of resources (other than the plant-an-app website itself and their seminars) out there for trouble-shooting or learning excercises, but plant-an-app does have a responsive community to help resolve issues

Mark
Business Owner & Programmer in US
Internet, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Low Code Rapid Application Development

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: My overall experience with Plant an App has been extremely positive. It puts rapid development within my reach, there are multiple opportunities to learn and grow, there is interaction with the company and a community around the product. The biggest thing is creating successful solutions on time for clients.

Pros:

This software allows me to create online applications rapidly. It does so by packaging actions that would ordinarily require a programmer to develop into prebuilt building blocks with changeable settings. Plant an App simplifies the creation of database interactions, workflows, scheduled procedures, API's and more to the act of filling in the right settings. It still allows me to extend functionality with code if desired. It enables me as an integrator to create applications and deliverables that otherwise would have been out of my reach.

Cons:

Like most software in this genre, this product is relatively new and some change in features and organization and licensing are to be expected short term. That said, there is direct contact available with company reps and opportunities to contribute to the success of the product.