I do get your point that since it’s a low-code system, it kind of doesn’t make sense that users will need to build their own backend…
But to ease things a bit, @Harri_Sarsa one of the AppGyver’s awesome team members, said this on one thread: “We are cooking up a visual Backend-as-a-Service product”
So with that said, AppGyver will be able to cater to users that don’t know any backend development, making it a more powerful low-code system.
So for now, AppGyver users can build production-ready apps that either use Client-side storage or REST API integration as a backend, and later use a visual backend system
But I think many will appreciate that they are still able to build their own backend because 1) you will not be forced to stick with one service provider to host the app and provide the database constrained by their pricing model and server limitations and 2) you have the freedom to use any backend one is familiar with and/or can afford.
And regarding the pricing model, my understanding is that if your company is a large enterprise i.e has $10 Million in revenue or funding, then that’s when you may pay for the platform’s services.
Otherwise, if you’re an individual or small/medium business that’s not making that much revenue, then you are free to use AppGyver with either a Client-side storage or REST API integration as a backend for production-ready apps.
In the meantime, we’ll wait until the visual Backend-as-a-Service product is available then I think more users will be catered to, although I don’t know the pricing on that one yet.
But if you’re looking for a no-code system with a visual backend integrated already, you may consider bubble.io, the only downside, as mentioned before, is that you’re tied down to their pricing and system features, and you’ll need to pay more if you’d like your app to be more performant, which sometimes (not always) may have speed and load time issues as you will see on their forums.
And Bubble is mainly catering to web apps, but there are workarounds if you’d like mobile apps, and it has a strong, active community…But I suppose each software has its own fans, and I think you can already tell that I’m a fan of AppGyver
Anyway, I hope you found the above to be helpful.