Fannie  Zemlak

Fannie Zemlak

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What a Low-Code Platform Should Offer Business Users

A low-code platform is a software development tool that simplifies or automates some of the coding process to help less technical users create web applications, websites, and mobile applications. It often acts as an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for creating apps using established software engineering tools and design patterns.

Low code platforms are primarily intended for non-technical people who have little to no idea about software development. It helps them focus on the actual problem and leave the designing and implementation work to the automated systems.

Low-code platforms help people design, create, and use built-in mechanisms to fulfill their requirements according to their specifications. Users can easily create general-purpose websites using low-code tools, but if they are looking for specific features or need complex functionalities, some coding or guidance is needed.

Common features of low-code app building platforms

Low-code platforms are **intelligent **so they can understand the requirements of the user. The user enters details such as the app type they are looking to build, the goal of the app, its target audience, its intended design, its likely content, and so forth. All of the user’s entered specifications are analyzed according to a particular scenario, and related tools and algorithms are generated. A few key features of low-code platforms are given below.

1. Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE):

Low-code platforms use Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) for component-based development. Since these platforms have almost everything prebuilt in reusable components, you can use them to assemble apps quickly. The platform ensures that the app maintains a minimum level of effectiveness and reliability. You just have to be creative in designing the theme of the website.

2. Drag and Drop Features:

Most low-code platforms provide drag-and-drop functionality, which means that you can easily drag different menus, components, buttons, and labels onto the screen and adjust them according to your requirements. It is one of the most important features of low-code for frontend development because it eliminates the need for users to learn the underlying HTML, CSS, or JavaScript.

3. Frontend-Backend Integration:

After the user has developed different components, they must then connect those components to one another in order to create a functioning app. This is another step that is handled automatically by low-code. Users who manually integrate their various app components will need to perform validation and system testing, but since low-code exists to provide ease, it automatically handles these steps. All that the user needs to do is to specify how the different pieces should interact.

4. Cloud Hosting:

If you write code manually, you will first need to get a hosting service and then have to commit all the files of code on the server to make it visible on the site. This is a very complex task. Low-code handles all of this and gives you the hosting information immediately. Thus, it is a source of abstraction to a general user.

What are the critical features for low-code platforms for business users?

There are many low-code platforms available in the software market. Since all of these platforms focus on the same problem, i.e., providing non-technical users with the ability to create a website, all of them have many common properties. However, the following features are more essential for business users:

  • Simple UI development via drag and drop, menus, headers, labels, etc.
  • Full-stack software integration that eliminates the need to configure the backend, frontend code, and middle tier. All of this is handled automatically or by the developers of the particular site.
  • Cross-platform development, which means that the code that powers your application will function on all of your devices, such as mobile, web, and desktop. Crowdbotics **is leading the way in cross-platform development **by utilizing React Native for Web and React Native for Windows + MacOS.
  • Business Process Management (BPM) and** Customer Relationship Management (CRM)** tools to help grow the business in an automated, intelligent way.
  • Highly attractive and eye-catching visual templates, which can save business users the cost of paying for custom design.
  • **Software development cycle management **tools, such as task management, project boards, and milestone tracking.

Code editing tools that every low-code platform should offer

A low-code platform should provide a clear advantage over conventional development. This means that it should include built-in features that speed up code generation and testing, such as:

  • Automated code compilation
  • Debuggers
  • GitHub integration
  • Database management
  • Data dictionaries
  • Automatically generated API documentation

Practical Priorities of Low-code for Business:

When a user creates software using a low-code platform, all of their non-technical business specifications are translated into technical requirements. For example, if a user wants their website to work properly on both their computer and phone, then the platform should automatically recommend cross-platform code components.

In general, a low-code platform should offer the following practical advantages:

  • Efficiency - you should build an app faster using a low-code platform than you would using conventional development
  • Maintainability - regular hosting, security, and update needs should be automatically handled by the platform
  • Scalability - the platform should offer the option to increase your application’s storage and processing capacity as it grows
  • Integrity - your app’s underlying code should be soundly constructed according to best practices for conventional developers
  • Security - the platform should proactively monitor known security risks and protect all of its hosted apps from these vulnerabilities
  • **Flexibility **- the platform should not force users into proprietary code systems or lock them into rigid terms of service

When should non-technical  business users use a low-code platform?

They’re building a simple app

Non-technical business users should use a low-code platform if they do not require an app with extreme complexity. Complicated applications require continuous maintenance and ongoing development, which can strain the capabilities of many low-code app builders. Thus, these platforms are generally intended for applications that are small, predictable, and simplistic in structure.

They don’t need custom visual design

Low-code platforms also tend to be overly templated. To simplify development for non-technical users, they must force those users to select from a limited menu of options. This can result in a frustratingly narrow range of solutions for business users.

They have low-grade security requirements

Business users may also deal with performance and security issues on low-code platforms because most low-code platforms don’t offer custom performance and security audits for each app. Due to the large volume of applications that they host, they tend to take a “one size fits all” approach to application maintenance.

They’re planning to scale rapidly

If rapid growth is probable in the future, non-technical business users should be wary of low-code app builders that aren’t designed for scale. Otherwise, willingly or non-willingly, they may have to migrate to a more detailed and extensive form of application, doubling the cost and time constraints.

The above factors are the major reasons why we’ve built Crowdbotics to be a full-code platform that can scale up in complexity and performance. By providing enterprise-ready features like real-time code generation, subscription hosting, and on-demand development, Crowdbotics is designed to power real business apps operating in critical contexts.

When should technical  business users use low-code platforms?

In contrast to non-technical people, technical business users have **in-depth knowledge **of low-code platforms’ working capabilities. Thus, they have an advantage in decision-making. Similarly, technical business users can provide extensive and detailed requirements and understand code and design frameworks; they have a better chance of getting the best results from any builder.

Technical business users should consider a low-code platform when:

  • All of their performance and resource requirements are fulfilled. If the platform can handle the required scope without sacrificing the app’s quality, time, cost, and resources, it can be ideal.
  • The platform can handle large transactions and interoperability challenges. It should be robust enough to manage basic product operations and speed development time both now and down the line.
  • It offers optimized sub-characteristics like consistency, hardware independence, traceability, and error tolerance.

Low-code platform constraints

There are a few general caveats to note when comparing low-code platforms.

Limited functionality

It may not possible to achieve all functional requirements for an app using low-code tools. The opposite is also true, in that the platform may automatically add features that interfere with core functionality. For example, increasing security features could reduce the website’s performance because more layers will be added to the website.

Real-time data processing

Complex websites that handle constantly increasing real-time data can be a challenge for low-code platforms because of the inherent coding and data manipulation constraints.

Platform lock-in

Many low-code platforms lock-in a user once they deploy an app. The user may not be able to change certain functionalities and attributes after creation. Thus, in the long run, the business will not be able to migrate from one cloud-based environment to another.

Crowdbotics Features for Low-Code Development

Although Crowdbotics is not strictly a low-code platform, it provides low-code development services to both non-technical and technical users. Crowdbotics utilizes principles of low-code development to speed up app creation while still offering the full customization capability of a traditional IDE.

For instance, low-code principles are visible in how Crowdbotics has designed its Storyboard** tool**. This tool helps users create a screen-by-screen outline of what a user will see while using an app. Users can see and customize how end users will use their app. What this specific button will do? What screens are necessary for the user to get their desired destination? This ideation process is assisted by Crowdbotics.

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How to Use Hotwire Rails

Introduction

We are back with another exciting and much-talked-about Rails tutorial on how to use Hotwire with the Rails application. This Hotwire Rails tutorial is an alternate method for building modern web applications that consume a pinch of JavaScript.

Rails 7 Hotwire is the default front-end framework shipped with Rails 7 after it was launched. It is used to represent HTML over the wire in the Rails application. Previously, we used to add a hotwire-rails gem in our gem file and then run rails hotwire: install. However, with the introduction of Rails 7, the gem got deprecated. Now, we use turbo-rails and stimulus rails directly, which work as Hotwire’s SPA-like page accelerator and Hotwire’s modest JavaScript framework.

What is Hotwire?

Hotwire is a package of different frameworks that help to build applications. It simplifies the developer’s work for writing web pages without the need to write JavaScript, and instead sending HTML code over the wire.

Introduction to The Hotwire Framework:

1. Turbo:

It uses simplified techniques to build web applications while decreasing the usage of JavaScript in the application. Turbo offers numerous handling methods for the HTML data sent over the wire and displaying the application’s data without actually loading the entire page. It helps to maintain the simplicity of web applications without destroying the single-page application experience by using the below techniques:

Turbo Frames: Turbo Frames help to load the different sections of our markup without any dependency as it divides the page into different contexts separately called frames and updates these frames individually.
Turbo Drive: Every link doesn’t have to make the entire page reload when clicked. Only the HTML contained within the tag will be displayed.
Turbo Streams: To add real-time features to the application, this technique is used. It helps to bring real-time data to the application using CRUD actions.

2. Stimulus

It represents the JavaScript framework, which is required when JS is a requirement in the application. The interaction with the HTML is possible with the help of a stimulus, as the controllers that help those interactions are written by a stimulus.

3. Strada

Not much information is available about Strada as it has not been officially released yet. However, it works with native applications, and by using HTML bridge attributes, interaction is made possible between web applications and native apps.

Simple diagrammatic representation of Hotwire Stack:

Hotwire Stack

Prerequisites For Hotwire Rails Tutorial

As we are implementing the Ruby on Rails Hotwire tutorial, make sure about the following installations before you can get started.

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Hotwire gem
  • PostgreSQL/SQLite (choose any one database)
  • Turbo Rails
  • Stimulus.js

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Create a new Rails Project

Find the following commands to create a rails application.

mkdir ~/projects/railshotwire
cd ~/projects/railshotwire
echo "source 'https://rubygems.org'" > Gemfile
echo "gem 'rails', '~> 7.0.0'" >> Gemfile
bundle install  
bundle exec rails new . --force -d=postgresql

Now create some files for the project, up till now no usage of Rails Hotwire can be seen.
Fire the following command in your terminal.

  • For creating a default controller for the application
echo "class HomeController < ApplicationController" > app/controllers/home_controller.rb
echo "end" >> app/controllers/home_controller.rb
  • For creating another controller for the application
echo "class OtherController < ApplicationController" > app/controllers/other_controller.rb
echo "end" >> app/controllers/home_controller.rb
  • For creating routes for the application
echo "Rails.application.routes.draw do" > config/routes.rb
echo '  get "home/index"' >> config/routes.rb
echo '  get "other/index"' >> config/routes.rb
echo '  root to: "home#index"' >> config/routes.rb
echo 'end' >> config/routes.rb
  • For creating a default view for the application
mkdir app/views/home
echo '<h1>This is Rails Hotwire homepage</h1>' > app/views/home/index.html.erb
echo '<div><%= link_to "Enter to other page", other_index_path %></div>' >> app/views/home/index.html.erb
  • For creating another view for the application
mkdir app/views/other
echo '<h1>This is Another page</h1>' > app/views/other/index.html.erb
echo '<div><%= link_to "Enter to home page", root_path %></div>' >> app/views/other/index.html.erb
  • For creating a database and schema.rb file for the application
bin/rails db:create
bin/rails db:migrate
  • For checking the application run bin/rails s and open your browser, your running application will have the below view.

Rails Hotwire Home Page

Additionally, you can clone the code and browse through the project. Here’s the source code of the repository: Rails 7 Hotwire application

Now, let’s see how Hotwire Rails can work its magic with various Turbo techniques.

Hotwire Rails: Turbo Drive

Go to your localhost:3000 on your web browser and right-click on the Inspect and open a Network tab of the DevTools of the browser.

Now click on go to another page link that appears on the home page to redirect from the home page to another page. In our Network tab, we can see that this action of navigation is achieved via XHR. It appears only the part inside HTML is reloaded, here neither the CSS is reloaded nor the JS is reloaded when the navigation action is performed.

Hotwire Rails Turbo Drive

By performing this action we can see that Turbo Drive helps to represent the HTML response without loading the full page and only follows redirect and reindeer HTML responses which helps to make the application faster to access.

Hotwire Rails: Turbo Frame

This technique helps to divide the current page into different sections called frames that can be updated separately independently when new data is added from the server.
Below we discuss the different use cases of Turbo frame like inline edition, sorting, searching, and filtering of data.

Let’s perform some practical actions to see the example of these use cases.

Make changes in the app/controllers/home_controller.rb file

#CODE

class HomeController < ApplicationController
   def turbo_frame_form
   end
   
   def turbo_frame submit
      extracted_anynumber = params[:any][:anynumber]
      render :turbo_frame_form, status: :ok, locals: {anynumber: extracted_anynumber,      comment: 'turbo_frame_submit ok' }
   end
end

Turbo Frame

Add app/views/home/turbo_frame_form.html.erb file to the application and add this content inside the file.

#CODE

<section>

    <%= turbo_frame_tag 'anyframe' do %>
            
      <div>
          <h2>Frame view</h2>
          <%= form_with scope: :any, url: turbo_frame_submit_path, local: true do |form| %>
              <%= form.label :anynumber, 'Type an integer (odd or even)', 'class' => 'my-0  d-inline'  %>
              <%= form.text_field :anynumber, type: 'number', 'required' => 'true', 'value' => "#{local_assigns[:anynumber] || 0}",  'aria-describedby' => 'anynumber' %>
              <%= form.submit 'Submit this number', 'id' => 'submit-number' %>
          <% end %>
      </div>
      <div>
        <h2>Data of the view</h2>
        <pre style="font-size: .7rem;"><%= JSON.pretty_generate(local_assigns) %></pre> 
      </div>
      
    <% end %>

</section>

Add the content inside file

Make some adjustments in routes.rb

#CODE

Rails.application.routes.draw do
  get 'home/index'
  get 'other/index'

  get '/home/turbo_frame_form' => 'home#turbo_frame_form', as: 'turbo_frame_form'
  post '/home/turbo_frame_submit' => 'home#turbo_frame_submit', as: 'turbo_frame_submit'


  root to: "home#index"
end
  • Next step is to change homepage view in app/views/home/index.html.erb

#CODE

<h1>This is Rails Hotwire home page</h1>
<div><%= link_to "Enter to other page", other_index_path %></div>

<%= turbo_frame_tag 'anyframe' do %>        
  <div>
      <h2>Home view</h2>
      <%= form_with scope: :any, url: turbo_frame_submit_path, local: true do |form| %>
          <%= form.label :anynumber, 'Type an integer (odd or even)', 'class' => 'my-0  d-inline'  %>
          <%= form.text_field :anynumber, type: 'number', 'required' => 'true', 'value' => "#{local_assigns[:anynumber] || 0}",  'aria-describedby' => 'anynumber' %>
          <%= form.submit 'Submit this number', 'id' => 'submit-number' %>
      <% end %>
  <div>
<% end %>

Change HomePage

After making all the changes, restart the rails server and refresh the browser, the default view will appear on the browser.

restart the rails serverNow in the field enter any digit, after entering the digit click on submit button, and as the submit button is clicked we can see the Turbo Frame in action in the below screen, we can observe that the frame part changed, the first title and first link didn’t move.

submit button is clicked

Hotwire Rails: Turbo Streams

Turbo Streams deliver page updates over WebSocket, SSE or in response to form submissions by only using HTML and a series of CRUD-like operations, you are free to say that either

  • Update the piece of HTML while responding to all the other actions like the post, put, patch, and delete except the GET action.
  • Transmit a change to all users, without reloading the browser page.

This transmit can be represented by a simple example.

  • Make changes in app/controllers/other_controller.rb file of rails application

#CODE

class OtherController < ApplicationController

  def post_something
    respond_to do |format|
      format.turbo_stream {  }
    end
  end

   end

file of rails application

Add the below line in routes.rb file of the application

#CODE

post '/other/post_something' => 'other#post_something', as: 'post_something'
Add the below line

Superb! Rails will now attempt to locate the app/views/other/post_something.turbo_stream.erb template at any moment the ‘/other/post_something’ endpoint is reached.

For this, we need to add app/views/other/post_something.turbo_stream.erb template in the rails application.

#CODE

<turbo-stream action="append" target="messages">
  <template>
    <div id="message_1">This changes the existing message!</div>
  </template>
</turbo-stream>
Add template in the rails application

This states that the response will try to append the template of the turbo frame with ID “messages”.

Now change the index.html.erb file in app/views/other paths with the below content.

#CODE

<h1>This is Another page</h1>
<div><%= link_to "Enter to home page", root_path %></div>

<div style="margin-top: 3rem;">
  <%= form_with scope: :any, url: post_something_path do |form| %>
      <%= form.submit 'Post any message %>
  <% end %>
  <turbo-frame id="messages">
    <div>An empty message</div>
  </turbo-frame>
</div>
change the index.html.erb file
  • After making all the changes, restart the rails server and refresh the browser, and go to the other page.

go to the other page

  • Once the above screen appears, click on the Post any message button

Post any message button

This action shows that after submitting the response, the Turbo Streams help the developer to append the message, without reloading the page.

Another use case we can test is that rather than appending the message, the developer replaces the message. For that, we need to change the content of app/views/other/post_something.turbo_stream.erb template file and change the value of the action attribute from append to replace and check the changes in the browser.

#CODE

<turbo-stream action="replace" target="messages">
  <template>
    <div id="message_1">This changes the existing message!</div>
  </template>
</turbo-stream>

change the value of the action attributeWhen we click on Post any message button, the message that appear below that button will get replaced with the message that is mentioned in the app/views/other/post_something.turbo_stream.erb template

click on Post any message button

Stimulus

There are some cases in an application where JS is needed, therefore to cover those scenarios we require Hotwire JS tool. Hotwire has a JS tool because in some scenarios Turbo-* tools are not sufficient. But as we know that Hotwire is used to reduce the usage of JS in an application, Stimulus considers HTML as the single source of truth. Consider the case where we have to give elements on a page some JavaScript attributes, such as data controller, data-action, and data target. For that, a stimulus controller that can access elements and receive events based on those characteristics will be created.

Make a change in app/views/other/index.html.erb template file in rails application

#CODE

<h1>This is Another page</h1>
<div><%= link_to "Enter to home page", root_path %></div>

<div style="margin-top: 2rem;">
  <%= form_with scope: :any, url: post_something_path do |form| %>
      <%= form.submit 'Post something' %>
  <% end %>
  <turbo-frame id="messages">
    <div>An empty message</div>
  </turbo-frame>
</div>

<div style="margin-top: 2rem;">
  <h2>Stimulus</h2>  
  <div data-controller="hello">
    <input data-hello-target="name" type="text">
    <button data-action="click->hello#greet">
      Greet
    </button>
    <span data-hello-target="output">
    </span>
  </div>
</div>

Make A changeMake changes in the hello_controller.js in path app/JavaScript/controllers and add a stimulus controller in the file, which helps to bring the HTML into life.

#CODE

import { Controller } from "@hotwired/stimulus"

export default class extends Controller {
  static targets = [ "name", "output" ]

  greet() {
    this.outputTarget.textContent =
      `Hello, ${this.nameTarget.value}!`
  }
}

add a stimulus controller in the fileGo to your browser after making the changes in the code and click on Enter to other page link which will navigate to the localhost:3000/other/index page there you can see the changes implemented by the stimulus controller that is designed to augment your HTML with just enough behavior to make it more responsive.

With just a little bit of work, Turbo and Stimulus together offer a complete answer for applications that are quick and compelling.

Using Rails 7 Hotwire helps to load the pages at a faster speed and allows you to render templates on the server, where you have access to your whole domain model. It is a productive development experience in ROR, without compromising any of the speed or responsiveness associated with SPA.

Conclusion

We hope you were satisfied with our Rails Hotwire tutorial. Write to us at service@bacancy.com for any query that you want to resolve, or if you want us to share a tutorial on your query.

For more such solutions on RoR, check out our Ruby on Rails Tutorials. We will always strive to amaze you and cater to your needs.

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Carmen  Grimes

Carmen Grimes

1595491178

Best Electric Bikes and Scooters for Rental Business or Campus Facility

The electric scooter revolution has caught on super-fast taking many cities across the globe by storm. eScooters, a renovated version of old-school scooters now turned into electric vehicles are an environmentally friendly solution to current on-demand commute problems. They work on engines, like cars, enabling short traveling distances without hassle. The result is that these groundbreaking electric machines can now provide faster transport for less — cheaper than Uber and faster than Metro.

Since they are durable, fast, easy to operate and maintain, and are more convenient to park compared to four-wheelers, the eScooters trend has and continues to spike interest as a promising growth area. Several companies and universities are increasingly setting up shop to provide eScooter services realizing a would-be profitable business model and a ready customer base that is university students or residents in need of faster and cheap travel going about their business in school, town, and other surrounding areas.

Electric Scooters Trends and Statistics

In many countries including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, China, Japan, India, Brazil and Mexico and more, a growing number of eScooter users both locals and tourists can now be seen effortlessly passing lines of drivers stuck in the endless and unmoving traffic.

A recent report by McKinsey revealed that the E-Scooter industry will be worth― $200 billion to $300 billion in the United States, $100 billion to $150 billion in Europe, and $30 billion to $50 billion in China in 2030. The e-Scooter revenue model will also spike and is projected to rise by more than 20% amounting to approximately $5 billion.

And, with a necessity to move people away from high carbon prints, traffic and congestion issues brought about by car-centric transport systems in cities, more and more city planners are developing more bike/scooter lanes and adopting zero-emission plans. This is the force behind the booming electric scooter market and the numbers will only go higher and higher.

Companies that have taken advantage of the growing eScooter trend develop an appthat allows them to provide efficient eScooter services. Such an app enables them to be able to locate bike pick-up and drop points through fully integrated google maps.

List of Best Electric Bikes for Rental Business or Campus Facility 2020:

It’s clear that e scooters will increasingly become more common and the e-scooter business model will continue to grab the attention of manufacturers, investors, entrepreneurs. All this should go ahead with a quest to know what are some of the best electric bikes in the market especially for anyone who would want to get started in the electric bikes/scooters rental business.

We have done a comprehensive list of the best electric bikes! Each bike has been reviewed in depth and includes a full list of specs and a photo.

Billy eBike

mobile-best-electric-bikes-scooters https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enkicycles/billy-were-redefining-joyrides

To start us off is the Billy eBike, a powerful go-anywhere urban electric bike that’s specially designed to offer an exciting ride like no other whether you want to ride to the grocery store, cafe, work or school. The Billy eBike comes in 4 color options – Billy Blue, Polished aluminium, Artic white, and Stealth black.

Price: $2490

Available countries

Available in the USA, Europe, Asia, South Africa and Australia.This item ships from the USA. Buyers are therefore responsible for any taxes and/or customs duties incurred once it arrives in your country.

Features

  • Control – Ride with confidence with our ultra-wide BMX bars and a hyper-responsive twist throttle.
  • Stealth- Ride like a ninja with our Gates carbon drive that’s as smooth as butter and maintenance-free.
  • Drive – Ride further with our high torque fat bike motor, giving a better climbing performance.
  • Accelerate – Ride quicker with our 20-inch lightweight cutout rims for improved acceleration.
  • Customize – Ride your own way with 5 levels of power control. Each level determines power and speed.
  • Flickable – Ride harder with our BMX /MotoX inspired geometry and lightweight aluminum package

Specifications

  • Maximum speed: 20 mph (32 km/h)
  • Range per charge: 41 miles (66 km)
  • Maximum Power: 500W
  • Motor type: Fat Bike Motor: Bafang RM G060.500.DC
  • Load capacity: 300lbs (136kg)
  • Battery type: 13.6Ah Samsung lithium-ion,
  • Battery capacity: On/off-bike charging available
  • Weight: w/o batt. 48.5lbs (22kg), w/ batt. 54lbs (24.5kg)
  • Front Suspension: Fully adjustable air shock, preload/compression damping /lockout
  • Rear Suspension: spring, preload adjustment
  • Built-in GPS

Why Should You Buy This?

  • Riding fun and excitement
  • Better climbing ability and faster acceleration.
  • Ride with confidence
  • Billy folds for convenient storage and transportation.
  • Shorty levers connect to disc brakes ensuring you stop on a dime
  • belt drives are maintenance-free and clean (no oil or lubrication needed)

**Who Should Ride Billy? **

Both new and experienced riders

**Where to Buy? **Local distributors or ships from the USA.

Genze 200 series e-Bike

genze-best-electric-bikes-scooters https://www.genze.com/fleet/

Featuring a sleek and lightweight aluminum frame design, the 200-Series ebike takes your riding experience to greater heights. Available in both black and white this ebike comes with a connected app, which allows you to plan activities, map distances and routes while also allowing connections with fellow riders.

Price: $2099.00

Available countries

The Genze 200 series e-Bike is available at GenZe retail locations across the U.S or online via GenZe.com website. Customers from outside the US can ship the product while incurring the relevant charges.

Features

  • 2 Frame Options
  • 2 Sizes
  • Integrated/Removable Battery
  • Throttle and Pedal Assist Ride Modes
  • Integrated LCD Display
  • Connected App
  • 24 month warranty
  • GPS navigation
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Specifications

  • Maximum speed: 20 mph with throttle
  • Range per charge: 15-18 miles w/ throttle and 30-50 miles w/ pedal assist
  • Charging time: 3.5 hours
  • Motor type: Brushless Rear Hub Motor
  • Gears: Microshift Thumb Shifter
  • Battery type: Removable Samsung 36V, 9.6AH Li-Ion battery pack
  • Battery capacity: 36V and 350 Wh
  • Weight: 46 pounds
  • Derailleur: 8-speed Shimano
  • Brakes: Dual classic
  • Wheels: 26 x 20 inches
  • Frame: 16, and 18 inches
  • Operating Mode: Analog mode 5 levels of Pedal Assist Thrott­le Mode

Norco from eBikestore

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The Norco VLT S2 is a front suspension e-Bike with solid components alongside the reliable Bosch Performance Line Power systems that offer precise pedal assistance during any riding situation.

Price: $2,699.00

Available countries

This item is available via the various Norco bikes international distributors.

Features

  • VLT aluminum frame- for stiffness and wheel security.
  • Bosch e-bike system – for their reliability and performance.
  • E-bike components – for added durability.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes – offer riders more stopping power for safety and control at higher speeds.
  • Practical design features – to add convenience and versatility.

Specifications

  • Maximum speed: KMC X9 9spd
  • Motor type: Bosch Active Line
  • Gears: Shimano Altus RD-M2000, SGS, 9 Speed
  • Battery type: Power Pack 400
  • Battery capacity: 396Wh
  • Suspension: SR Suntour suspension fork
  • Frame: Norco VLT, Aluminum, 12x142mm TA Dropouts

Bodo EV

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Manufactured by Bodo Vehicle Group Limited, the Bodo EV is specially designed for strong power and extraordinary long service to facilitate super amazing rides. The Bodo Vehicle Company is a striking top in electric vehicles brand field in China and across the globe. Their Bodo EV will no doubt provide your riders with high-level riding satisfaction owing to its high-quality design, strength, breaking stability and speed.

Price: $799

Available countries

This item ships from China with buyers bearing the shipping costs and other variables prior to delivery.

Features

  • Reliable
  • Environment friendly
  • Comfortable riding
  • Fashionable
  • Economical
  • Durable – long service life
  • Braking stability
  • LED lighting technology

Specifications

  • Maximum speed: 45km/h
  • Range per charge: 50km per person
  • Charging time: 8 hours
  • Maximum Power: 3000W
  • Motor type: Brushless DC Motor
  • Load capacity: 100kg
  • Battery type: Lead-acid battery
  • Battery capacity: 60V 20AH
  • Weight: w/o battery 47kg

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Brain  Crist

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COVID-19 Has Changed the Future of Low-Code. Are You Ready?

How can we turbo-charge growth for the modern business? A hint: ride on the coattails of low-code software development and bridge the digital gap.

Given the benefits of rapid development - lower costs, faster delivery, and greater accessibility - the low-code market is pushing forward to a digital revolution and is projected to reach $27.23 billion in the year 2022. But for those with an eye for faster development cycles will know, today’s leading platforms - such as OutSystemsMendixLinx - were offering rapid development tools from as early as the naughties.

Since then, there has been no looking back.

But before we get to 2022, we need to understand 2020 - the year of Coronavirus - which has ushered in a new reality: Being an adaptable, the digital enterprise has never been more critical. So, how do we adapt, and what lies ahead in 2020?

Pushing to Digital Can Affect Positive Change

In this era of digital transformation, the ability to ship products quickly is a precious trait. Embracing the changes in technology and the newest innovations is no longer limited to the high-flying startups in Silicon Valley or Fortune 500s. Today, every company needs to be a technology company in some way.

Specifically for development, we have come to a place where thanks to many libraries and frameworks, what would’ve once taken many developers to build from scratch is now more often than not, replaced by very few IT pros plumbing different things together.

And if this is the trend to follow (efficiency!), it is why we are seeing so many “no-code” or “low-code” solutions popping up all over the place.

The truth is that in 2020, there are increasingly fewer reasons to write code. From small one or two-person businesses to unicorn startups and large multinationals, every company needs a developer or a team of developers to help with scaling digitally. The difference today is the increased demand to deliver products quickly, meaning that developers need a way to move faster. For those willing to break the model of traditional development, the solution can be found in low-code tools.

And the benefits are apparent:

  • **Speed **- Instead of time-consuming code, low-code platforms use visual models, eliminating the need for knowledge of syntax or boilerplate code.
  • **Flexibility **– Solving unique business problems via customization, without being exorbitantly expensive (read: hours writing code), will always prevail.
  • **Automation **– Less time wasted in trying to get things to work, and more time spent in actually getting them done. Win-win.

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Fannie  Zemlak

Fannie Zemlak

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What a Low-Code Platform Should Offer Business Users

A low-code platform is a software development tool that simplifies or automates some of the coding process to help less technical users create web applications, websites, and mobile applications. It often acts as an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for creating apps using established software engineering tools and design patterns.

Low code platforms are primarily intended for non-technical people who have little to no idea about software development. It helps them focus on the actual problem and leave the designing and implementation work to the automated systems.

Low-code platforms help people design, create, and use built-in mechanisms to fulfill their requirements according to their specifications. Users can easily create general-purpose websites using low-code tools, but if they are looking for specific features or need complex functionalities, some coding or guidance is needed.

Common features of low-code app building platforms

Low-code platforms are **intelligent **so they can understand the requirements of the user. The user enters details such as the app type they are looking to build, the goal of the app, its target audience, its intended design, its likely content, and so forth. All of the user’s entered specifications are analyzed according to a particular scenario, and related tools and algorithms are generated. A few key features of low-code platforms are given below.

1. Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE):

Low-code platforms use Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) for component-based development. Since these platforms have almost everything prebuilt in reusable components, you can use them to assemble apps quickly. The platform ensures that the app maintains a minimum level of effectiveness and reliability. You just have to be creative in designing the theme of the website.

2. Drag and Drop Features:

Most low-code platforms provide drag-and-drop functionality, which means that you can easily drag different menus, components, buttons, and labels onto the screen and adjust them according to your requirements. It is one of the most important features of low-code for frontend development because it eliminates the need for users to learn the underlying HTML, CSS, or JavaScript.

3. Frontend-Backend Integration:

After the user has developed different components, they must then connect those components to one another in order to create a functioning app. This is another step that is handled automatically by low-code. Users who manually integrate their various app components will need to perform validation and system testing, but since low-code exists to provide ease, it automatically handles these steps. All that the user needs to do is to specify how the different pieces should interact.

4. Cloud Hosting:

If you write code manually, you will first need to get a hosting service and then have to commit all the files of code on the server to make it visible on the site. This is a very complex task. Low-code handles all of this and gives you the hosting information immediately. Thus, it is a source of abstraction to a general user.

What are the critical features for low-code platforms for business users?

There are many low-code platforms available in the software market. Since all of these platforms focus on the same problem, i.e., providing non-technical users with the ability to create a website, all of them have many common properties. However, the following features are more essential for business users:

  • Simple UI development via drag and drop, menus, headers, labels, etc.
  • Full-stack software integration that eliminates the need to configure the backend, frontend code, and middle tier. All of this is handled automatically or by the developers of the particular site.
  • Cross-platform development, which means that the code that powers your application will function on all of your devices, such as mobile, web, and desktop. Crowdbotics **is leading the way in cross-platform development **by utilizing React Native for Web and React Native for Windows + MacOS.
  • Business Process Management (BPM) and** Customer Relationship Management (CRM)** tools to help grow the business in an automated, intelligent way.
  • Highly attractive and eye-catching visual templates, which can save business users the cost of paying for custom design.
  • **Software development cycle management **tools, such as task management, project boards, and milestone tracking.

Code editing tools that every low-code platform should offer

A low-code platform should provide a clear advantage over conventional development. This means that it should include built-in features that speed up code generation and testing, such as:

  • Automated code compilation
  • Debuggers
  • GitHub integration
  • Database management
  • Data dictionaries
  • Automatically generated API documentation

Practical Priorities of Low-code for Business:

When a user creates software using a low-code platform, all of their non-technical business specifications are translated into technical requirements. For example, if a user wants their website to work properly on both their computer and phone, then the platform should automatically recommend cross-platform code components.

In general, a low-code platform should offer the following practical advantages:

  • Efficiency - you should build an app faster using a low-code platform than you would using conventional development
  • Maintainability - regular hosting, security, and update needs should be automatically handled by the platform
  • Scalability - the platform should offer the option to increase your application’s storage and processing capacity as it grows
  • Integrity - your app’s underlying code should be soundly constructed according to best practices for conventional developers
  • Security - the platform should proactively monitor known security risks and protect all of its hosted apps from these vulnerabilities
  • **Flexibility **- the platform should not force users into proprietary code systems or lock them into rigid terms of service

When should non-technical  business users use a low-code platform?

They’re building a simple app

Non-technical business users should use a low-code platform if they do not require an app with extreme complexity. Complicated applications require continuous maintenance and ongoing development, which can strain the capabilities of many low-code app builders. Thus, these platforms are generally intended for applications that are small, predictable, and simplistic in structure.

They don’t need custom visual design

Low-code platforms also tend to be overly templated. To simplify development for non-technical users, they must force those users to select from a limited menu of options. This can result in a frustratingly narrow range of solutions for business users.

They have low-grade security requirements

Business users may also deal with performance and security issues on low-code platforms because most low-code platforms don’t offer custom performance and security audits for each app. Due to the large volume of applications that they host, they tend to take a “one size fits all” approach to application maintenance.

They’re planning to scale rapidly

If rapid growth is probable in the future, non-technical business users should be wary of low-code app builders that aren’t designed for scale. Otherwise, willingly or non-willingly, they may have to migrate to a more detailed and extensive form of application, doubling the cost and time constraints.

The above factors are the major reasons why we’ve built Crowdbotics to be a full-code platform that can scale up in complexity and performance. By providing enterprise-ready features like real-time code generation, subscription hosting, and on-demand development, Crowdbotics is designed to power real business apps operating in critical contexts.

When should technical  business users use low-code platforms?

In contrast to non-technical people, technical business users have **in-depth knowledge **of low-code platforms’ working capabilities. Thus, they have an advantage in decision-making. Similarly, technical business users can provide extensive and detailed requirements and understand code and design frameworks; they have a better chance of getting the best results from any builder.

Technical business users should consider a low-code platform when:

  • All of their performance and resource requirements are fulfilled. If the platform can handle the required scope without sacrificing the app’s quality, time, cost, and resources, it can be ideal.
  • The platform can handle large transactions and interoperability challenges. It should be robust enough to manage basic product operations and speed development time both now and down the line.
  • It offers optimized sub-characteristics like consistency, hardware independence, traceability, and error tolerance.

Low-code platform constraints

There are a few general caveats to note when comparing low-code platforms.

Limited functionality

It may not possible to achieve all functional requirements for an app using low-code tools. The opposite is also true, in that the platform may automatically add features that interfere with core functionality. For example, increasing security features could reduce the website’s performance because more layers will be added to the website.

Real-time data processing

Complex websites that handle constantly increasing real-time data can be a challenge for low-code platforms because of the inherent coding and data manipulation constraints.

Platform lock-in

Many low-code platforms lock-in a user once they deploy an app. The user may not be able to change certain functionalities and attributes after creation. Thus, in the long run, the business will not be able to migrate from one cloud-based environment to another.

Crowdbotics Features for Low-Code Development

Although Crowdbotics is not strictly a low-code platform, it provides low-code development services to both non-technical and technical users. Crowdbotics utilizes principles of low-code development to speed up app creation while still offering the full customization capability of a traditional IDE.

For instance, low-code principles are visible in how Crowdbotics has designed its Storyboard** tool**. This tool helps users create a screen-by-screen outline of what a user will see while using an app. Users can see and customize how end users will use their app. What this specific button will do? What screens are necessary for the user to get their desired destination? This ideation process is assisted by Crowdbotics.

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Appsinvo : Best Low Code App Development Platforms

There has been an enormous surge within the number of low code development platforms within the previous couple of years. the competition during this market is getting peak with each passing day. if you would like to develop a coffee code app, the experienced team of Appsinvo is usually there for you. Read More at : https://www.appsinvo.com/blog/best-low-code-app-development-platforms/

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