Introduction to Kissflow Apps

Modified 2 months ago

Abhiram

Applies to Kissflow Work Platform:

  • Small Business
  • Corporate
  • Enterprise

What is a Kissflow App?

Kissflow Apps uses a low-code app development approach that requires little to no coding in order to create applications. It uses visual tools and custom scripting to develop and deliver complex applications at scale.

You can utilize the Kissflow Apps framework to create dynamic user applications and workflows on top of Kissflow. You can use them to create custom dashboard views for Kissflow Processes and Boards, build tight integrations, or display layouts from reports and data forms in Kissflow.

Based on specified user roles, users can then interact with these apps inside their Kissflow Work Platform. Your apps can be purely client-side apps or make requests to remote resources.

Your app can already be installed on your account, and you will be able to share it with other users in the account. We're also developing the Kissflow App Store where you'll be able to publicly share your apps in the future.

How's it different from traditional application development?

Rather than using traditional coding languages such as Java, C++, Python, etc., Kissflow's app platform has drag-and-drop features and pre-configured components that allow for application development with little or no coding. You can also use various flavors of JavaScript to add custom features to your application. This not only makes application development easier and more accessible to non-professional developers but also speeds up the overall development significantly.

Apart from your primary Kissflow account, you'll also have access to separate development and test environments to build and test your applications securely.

When to use Kissflow Apps?

Applications play an important role in the automation of workflows. Processes in Kissflow allow you to deploy and run small process flows in no time. This is very convenient if you need to get started quickly and you have a very limited set of people using the flow. However, if your use case necessitates a comprehensive application and you have a large number of stakeholders, developing a low-code application is the best option.

For instance, each tool used in workflows such as process management, case management, or document management is an application. They are usually hosted on a platform such as BPM, CRM, or ERP software. Additionally, they connect with third-party software, such as Google Sheet, Gmail, Slack, etc., using integrations. If your business falls in any of the above categories, you should consider using the Kissflow Application builder to create an application.

With Kissflow Apps, businesses can create customizable applications and allow non-professional developers to create apps in a very short span of time. Anyone in a company, from HR managers to Admin staff to sales representatives, can develop new applications in a relatively short period of time and without the need for professional coding knowledge. This enables the company to speed-up application rollout, accelerating digital transformation and optimizing business processes to promote efficiency and growth.

Benefits of Kissflow Apps

For Business Users
For IT Specialists
For Companies
  • Make an application or workflow without coding knowledge
  • Freedom from tedious
    shadow IT commitments
  • Realize customized value,
    faster, at scale
  • Enhanced customer experience
  • Reclaimed productivity
  • Shorter development cycles
  • Development democratization
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Greater organizational agility
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Integrated security
  • Transparent compliance management
  • Low barrier to entry
  • Built-in governance options

Kissflow App's addressable landscape

Kissflow Apps can be used to build applications in different segments. Below are a few application types you can build using Kissflow Apps:

For Internal teams:

  • Process management
  • BPM
  • Asset management
  • OKR handling
  • Digital process automation
  • Workflow automation
  • Approval management
  • Digital operations
  • Expense management
  • Referral app
  • Sustainability management
  • Gate pass
  • Other vertical solutions such as retail, logistics, manufacturing, and health care.

For external teams:

  • Supplier management
  • Vendor/Customer portal
  • Field service management

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