From idea to app: How low-code makes it possible, part 3 – A WTMT special podcast mini-series

Low-code application development enables custom application development by citizen developers in an intuitive cloud-based environment.

There is an app for just about anything these days. Car shopping, finances, entertainment, social connection and more. This is equally as true for the business world as it is for the general consumer. Yet, even with the proliferation of apps, many companies find they have unique challenges or needs for which there truly is no “app for that”. What can companies do in this situation? They can use low-code to create custom applications to resolve their specific challenges.

Low-code application development gives everyone the tools they need to build their own apps without requiring specialized coding knowledge or qualifications. By using Mendix – the low-code application development platform from Siemens – we can all become citizen developers thanks to the simple drag and drop interface.

In the first episode of this WTMT mini-series, we learned the basics: how low-code works, its user-friendly interface and how it provides rapid solutions to complex problems. In the second episode, we explored how it helps organizations address manufacturing challenges through collaboration and integration, and shared some real-world examples.

Creating custom apps with low-code

Mendix incorporates data from products and systems to break down silos and facilitate collaboration

In the final episode of this 3-part mini-series, Our Mendix experts Dina Durutlic, Product Marketing Manager, Erno Rorive, Senior Product Manager, and Jakob Schillinger, Technology Evangelist return to talk about the accessibility of low-code application development, share examples of how it can be used for manufacturing applications (or just for fun), and how it gives everyone equal access to the wide-reaching capabilities of the digital twin.

We also share the story of how Siemens Digital Industries Software brought Mendix into the family, the next evolution of the Mendix journey as it drives further towards creating solutions, and a little teaser about the much-anticipated launch of Data Hub will be also explored in this episode. You can listen to the final episode below:

From Idea to App: How Low-Code Makes It Possible

Have you ever had an idea for an app, but you don’t know the first thing about actually creating it? Low-Code. The name says it all. This development environment, quite literally, gives everyday people the tools they need to access the power of code without requiring further specialized knowledge or fancy qualifications. By using Mendix simple drag and drop functionality, we can all become citizen developers. 

So far in this series, we’ve learned more about how Low-Code works, its user-friendly interface, and how it helps organizations address manufacturing challenges through collaboration and integration. Here to help us close things out, we’re welcoming back Mendix pro’s Dina Durutlic, Product Marketing Manager, Erno Rorive, Senior Product Manager, and Jakob Schillinger, Technology Evangelist. 

In our final episode of this 3-part WTMT mini-series, we’ll explore the sheer simplicity of low-code application development, share examples of how it can be used for fun social media purposes and a few more serious manufacturing applications, and how it gives everyone equal access to the wide-reaching capabilities of the digital twin.

You’ll also hear how Siemens Digital Industries Software portfolio played cupid, bringing Mendix into the family, and the next evolution of the Mendix journey as it drives further towards creating solutions. Finally, you’ll get a little teaser about the much-anticipated launch of Data Hub.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How did Siemens acquire Mendix? (1:39)
  • Can anyone really use Low-Code without knowing any code? (7:15)
  • What is Data Hub? (11:08)
  • What got you interested in Mendix? (12:24)
  • Where should you start if you have an idea for an app? (13:51)

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • The versatility of the digital twin (3:16)
  • How DISW helps companies access the digital twin (5:19)
  • The power of the connector (7:15)
  • How you can get started with Mendix (14:44)

Resources:

Mendix Academy

Mendix World

Connect with Dina Durutlic:

LinkedIn

Connect with Erno Rorive:

LinkedIn

Connect with Jakob Schillinger:

LinkedIn

Erno Rorive - Senior Portfolio Manager Ecosystem Services at Mendix

Erno Rorive – Senior Portfolio Manager Ecosystem Services at Mendix

Working for Mendix since 2014, Erno has become an expert in low-code, technology and industry. As a Senior Product Manager at Mendix, Erno covers a broad spectrum of initiatives across both organizations, as Mendix in now part of the Siemens family. He focuses on the products of both portfolios and on their Go-To-Market.

Jakob Schillinger – Technical Evangelist at Mendix

Jakob Schillinger – Technical Evangelist at Mendix

As a Technical Evangelist for the Marketing team at Mendix, Jakob drives digitalization at Siemens by ideating application portfolios for different business and operating units. He guides portfolio implementation through app factories that help making value return of investment plan- and executable, catalyst business and IT agility and make organizations future-ready. Jakob uses his insights into the adoption process to make people in Siemens and beyond aware of generated value.

Dina Durutlic - Product Marketing Manager at Mendix

Dina Durutlic – Product Marketing Manager at Mendix

Dina specializes in crafting and elevating the Mendix message and is passionate about delivering value to customers and prospects. Throughout her career she has worked with cutting edge technologies that give organizations a competitive edge in their respective industries.

Ginni Saraswati – Host

Ginni Saraswati – Host

Ginni Saraswati hosts and produces Where Today Meets Tomorrow. She is CEO of New York City-based Ginni Media, an award-winning journalist, multi-award nominated podcaster, and veteran on-air radio host/personality from Melbourne, Australia.

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