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Xano

The Fastest way to build a Backend without code

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What is Xano?

Xano is the fastest way to build a scalable backend for your App using No Code.  Each Xano account comes with a scalable server, a flexible database, and a No Code API builder that can transform, filter, and integrate with data from anywhere.

Why use Xano?

  • Store data on a powerful Database with No Record Limits
  • Easily Create APIs with simple to complex business logic using No Code.
  • Integrate and connect to any platform or Front-end
  • Scale to support millions of users without worry.
  • Launch without worry on Xano’s secure infrastructure 100+ Tutorial videos, robust documentation, and a vibrant community.

Who is Xano for?

https://www.xano.com/solutions/

  • Entrepreneurs build applications they once paid a team of developers to make
  • Developers Deploy apps faster without sacrificing quality or scale
  • Product owners validate ideas quickly and deploy apps without engineers
  • Digital Marketers Integrate systems and automate customer touchpoints
  • Students Learn backend development concepts by building MVPs without code

People turn to Xano when they want ...

  • One Backend to power many front-ends
  • Flexible Storage. No record limits
  • Data Transformation Xano is Turing complete.
  • APIs Easily build Apis and connect to External ones
  • Scale - Xano is built on best-in-class scalable infrastructure

Build any Backend, then Scale it

Xano's feature-rich, infinitely-flexible backend builder lets you visually program and develop API-based backends with full authentication and database support. The battle-hardened hosting platform is in use across Fortune 500 companies and can stand up to any kind of scale. If you're looking to support a heavy use-case without code, Xano is the tool to do it.

Growing Ecosystem

Xano's Marketplace lets you choose form a variety of starter templates to get your project moving quickly! It also provides tons of extensions for integrating with popular services like Twilio and SendGrid. Want to send a text message or email without writing code? Xano has you covered.

Cutting-Edge, No-Code Features

Xano comes packed with powerful features out of the box and rarely seen in other No-code tools, like Geo-Location, Webhooks, OAuth (So you can build a sign into Facebook, Google etc feature without code) and more! 

Use your favourite front-end tool

Xano is completely front-end agnostic - In other words, you can build your user interface in tools like Webflow, Adalo or Bubble, and then use Xano to power the backend and logic. With Xano's multi-platform support, you can easily use your favourite tools to build across web, tablet and mobile, while Xano controls and scales everything behind the scenes!

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The NoCode.tech Verdict:

Xano is a big favourite at NoCode.Tech - It's "Turing Complete" which is a nerdy term that means "You can build LITERALLY anything" with Xano. They have a growing marketplace of templates and extensions to minimise the amount of time you need to spend building, and if you're familiar with REST APIs, you're going to feel right at home in Xano. And if you're not? Well thankfully they've got a huge tutorial series to get you up to speed!

How do I know which tool is right for me?

When considering a no-code tool, we always recommend taking 4 key factors into account:

Ease of Use - How easy is it for a non-technical person with no coding skills to use this tool to make apps? Is there a big learning curve? Can someone who has a basic grasp of Microsoft Office also get a grasp of this tool? Or does it require a lot of up-front training? This is perhaps the most important factor to consider.

Flexibility - How much flexibility does this tool have in terms of what you can build? Can it handle complex decision-making behind the scenes and allow you to bring any app idea to life without any coding at all?

We award extra points here for tools which allow you to integrate with other tools for extra functionality, or let you add your own custom code. Consider whether or not all of your desired functionality is supported by a tool before you use it!

Design-Freedom:  Does the tool give you full freedom to bring a design to life? Not all No-Code tools have complete flexibility. Remember, this can be a double-edged sword! If you're not confident in your design abilities, you may wish to pick a tool with less design freedom, as often these tools will set beautiful defaults for you.

Glide is a great example of this, you can customise the branding colours and the order of components, but Glide ensures your design stays looking like a proper app appropriate for either the iOS or Android platform.

Cost-Effectiveness: Simply, how affordable is this tool? Remember, this can get complex - Some tools will start with a trial while you build, but charge you to publish your app live. Other tools have specific limits, such as a certain number of records in your database or not being able to integrate other tools into your app without paying extra. As long as you can afford the lower tier plans and have a solid monetisation for your app, don't worry too much about "scaling" or long term costs as often you'll have income in future to supplement these.

Remember - A low score in any one category does not mean the "tool" is bad - For example, a tool with high ease of use, but low flexibility and design-freedom could simply indicate that this tool is incredible easy to use and perfect for a beginner who doesn't have mountains of decision-making into their app. It could also mean the tool is focused on being the best tool on the market for a very specific type of app, like a portal or marketplace.

Make sure you check out our individual reviews for more information on why we decided on these tools

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Ease of Use

1 = Lots of training or experience required, 5 = Can get up and going immediately with no prior knowledge or computer skulls

Cost - Effectiveness

1 = Prohibitively expensive or unscalable pricing plan. 5 = Free or incredibly high value for money with a low price of entry. Note this score is decided relative to peer tools in the category

Flexibility

1 = Few or no features, unable to make anything custom, little-to-no integrations with other tools or platforms. 5 = Completely customisable, lots of integrations with 3rd-party tools, easy to add your own features, logic and even code, if needed

Design-Freedom

1 = Choose from pre-designed templates only, little-to-no design customisations available. 5 = Complete, pixel-by-pixel customisable design - usually very easy to completely replicate a design from Figma, Photoshop or Sketch

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