According to Gartner, LowCode platforms are the evolution of RAD to cloud and SaaS models. But what does that mean? Is LowCode the same as RAD (Rapid Application Development)? In our opinion yes, so to answer the original question we would say LowCode is a RAD platform that has a mostly visual way of developing and deploying applications. We do not agree with the "to cloud" part in the Gartner definition. In fact, an evolution from RAD to anything else should NOT restrict developers or companies to cloud-only development.
In Gartner's terms of LowCode development technologies, we consider only the LowCode Application Platform (LCAP) and Multi-experience Development Platforms (MDXP).
Although Gartner has a different approach, probably driven by the money spent by its customers wanting to be called LowCode vendors, we at the LowCode experts consider LowCode to be a full-stack development environment. We are only interested in platforms that offer a development environment where database, logic and front-end for web and mobile can be built from a single development environment. On top of that, we clearly favour LowCode platforms that can deliver a cloud and on-premise LowCode, or even a local experience.
There are so many lowcode platforms around and I bet you might wonder what we think is the best lowcode proposition. To be honest there is no such thing as the best lowcode platform. It really depends where you are coming from. However it is really good to compare lowcode platforms before you make a decision. Therefore B-Synergy is a partner of lowcode experts where we team up with experts in the field who actually use multiple platforms but also with the platform vendors to give you the best overview. There you can find out what is the best lowcode platform for your business.