The 5 Unique Features that make JourneyApps the Most Agile Platform on the Market

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JourneyApps maximizes the agility of custom app development for industrial companies, with five unique features that make adapting digital solutions faster, easier, less expensive, and lower risk than any other app platform.

JourneyApps: 5 Unique Agility Features

  1. Vertically Integrated Full Stack
  2. Data Handling Power
  3. Balance of Customizability vs Speed
  4. High-Velocity DevOps
  5. Serverless Integration Paradigm

Learn how to recognize when other platforms fall short — and how JourneyApps is built to achieve optimal agility.

1. Vertically Integrated Full Stack

How other platforms get it wrong:

Many app platforms require you to manually build or combine numerous complex disparate pieces of technology to deliver a whole solution — A fully-fledged custom app that meets business needs. This results in apps are highly intricate and brittle — and therefore changing them is high-risk and costly.

How JourneyApps gets it right:

JourneyApps features a vertically integrated full stack with a universal data model for each application. Everything seen on the left side of the below picture is provisioned instantly when you create an app on JourneyApps and define its universal data model. In addition, all your apps run on a common architecture, cloud infrastructure and security model — there is no risk that your team will get bogged down with supporting variations of different setups and architectures when multiple apps are deployed across the organization.

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Results: Get a full stack app deployed in minutes and adapt over time at a significantly lower cost of change.

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2. Data Handling Power

How other platforms get it wrong:

Many app platforms on the market have very weak data handling capabilities, which impairs agility significantly. The data models are often inflexible, offline data synchronization is impossible or extremely limited, and security features are lacking. These drawbacks make it difficult to iterate fast enough to keep a leading edge on your competitors.

How JourneyApps gets it right:

JourneyApps’ data architecture is designed for data flexibility, data integrity, security, and regulatory compliance. Our universal relational data model makes it trivial to automatically sync relational data across user devices (with no-compromise support for offline use of apps) and our cloud backend.

Furthermore, our SQL Data Pipelines feature allows you to synchronize data from the dynamic and flexible JourneyApps cloud backend to a structured SQL data warehouse, to easily build reports in your BI system.

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Lastly, the EU GDPR compliance tools and first-class security features in the platform means you gain all this power while still retaining ease of security and compliance.

Results: Your team gets significant leverage with data handling and is not bogged down with the vast complexity of things like offline data synchronization, or how to balance data flexibility with structured data reporting.

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3. Balance of Customizability vs Speed

How other platforms get it wrong:

Most custom app development platforms present a frustrating dilemma: They’re either fast but too limited in their capabilities, or very powerful but too complex and slow — and both have big pitfalls. “No code” platforms marketed as easy-to-build-apps usually run into customizability limitations quickly, or bog down the user with enormous complexity that’s no better writing code. Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) has the allure of reducing complexity at the start of a project, but quickly reveals its limits as projects mature.

Alternatively, most platforms which involve writing code and allow deep customization, require longer app development times and result in much more technical complexity — which means apps break more easily. Neither option presents a platform that will ultimately serve its purpose: Quickly creating adaptable solutions without compromising on power.

How JourneyApps gets it right:

JourneyApps doesn’t make you choose between sophistication and speed. Our platform uses high-level scripting in the form of a JavaScript Domain Specific Language, which achieves a refreshing and unique balance of customizability and speed. In addition, it has the huge advantage that developers can use a single skill-set and syntax to build back-end and front-end functionality.

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JourneyApps also has features such as automatic 4-way data binding, an object relational model directly integrated into the high-level scripting, and automatic UI components that provide developers with significant leverage — increasing the productivity and agility of app development significantly.

Results: Quickly deploy customized apps that can match and accelerate the pace of your organization’s innovation.

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4. High-Velocity DevOps

How other platforms get it wrong:

Too many platforms make it difficult to deploy app updates to users. Their deployment processes may have bottlenecks in areas such as data migrations, server-side code and scaling of cloud infrastructure, or they may require new app builds to be sent through a Mobile Device Management (MDM) system in order to be shipped to users.

How JourneyApps get it right:

JourneyApps removes deployment roadblocks with cutting edge DevOps tools such as over-the-air updates, zero schema migrations, automatic elastic scaling of cloud infrastructure, and proactive performance alerting.

JourneyApps also leverages cloud functions to enable rapid, one-click development of serverless backend functionality in the cloud — a major DevOps advantage.

Results: Leverage a set of powerful DevOps features to ship updates to users with one click.

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5. Serverless Integration Paradigm

How other platforms get it wrong

The complexity of brokering APIs, security architecture, and maintenance requirements are just a few elements of why many app platforms make integration cumbersome.

Many platforms try to offer pre-built, but severely limiting integration plugins, which doesn’t solve the problem either. These limitations may result in a solution being abandoned in favor of from-scratch solutions that are easier to integrate.

How JourneyApps gets it right

JourneyApps has developed a unique approach to custom integrations that solves many of the problems associated with integration: Serverless scripted integration — which uses the same JavaScript DSL as the rest of your app. Serverless scripted integration truly allows “any to any integration” — you can integrate apps with any web service and any data structure. Our Serverless integration paradigm works for both inbound and outbound integrations.

Even if you don’t have web service APIs available, we’ll use a Robotic Process Automation-based integration to connect your system UI with your JourneyApps solution.

Results: Custom integrations that do not result in runaway costs and complexity, or implementation failure.

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