Being a developer, what I was enjoying the most was building applications from scratch, using native code with full freedom. But in my new workplace, I got a chance to work on Microsoft Power platform extensively, and I am overwhelmed by the capabilities of the no-code low-code based Microsoft Power Platform. Including Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents.
Power platform integrates with Microsoft Office 365 and their enterprise application platforms Microsoft Dynamics and Sharepoint.
So far, I have built a few mobile apps using Power Apps. Being a developer, you can do more innovative and sophisticated apps than a regular person with this low code Power Apps. You can develop data-driven applications much quicker than building a native or hybrid app. But remember, it has its limitations. But I’m delighted with what it offers.
Worth mentioning the Power Automate service, which allows you to create automated workflows for your apps and your other services.
As an example, what I did recently was, I created a mobile app which digitalised the traditional paper-based tally sheet in the factory used by Supervisors using Power Apps. I used the Sharepoint list to store data with Power Apps, used Power Automate to retrieve information according to each shift and schedule emails reports to shift managers. I reckon I might do more reporting stuff soon with Power BI, excellent service for business analytics.