Software development for teams has traditionally been really slow. You could be writing code blazingly fast, but development lifecycles are riddled with countless pains and hiccups; we’re talking about long feedback cycles, changing product requirements, deployment complexities, cumbersome code review processes, and rough handoffs between design, product, and engineering.
Uiflow is driven by the desire to accelerate the software transformation of the world by eliminating many of these inefficiencies—helping you develop significantly faster and empowering your teams to build software together. We’re building towards a vision where teams—designers, product managers, and developers—can collaborate on applications without overriding each others’ work. Let’s take a deeper look into the core ideas Uiflow uses to help you build 10x faster.
With limited development resources, strategic allocation is essential to agile software creation. However, in the current industry ecosystem, we end up relying on developers to code everything even if parts can be developed significantly faster without code. Let’s look at a simple example. Changing a property like the color of a button should be intuitive and straightforward, but the current state of software development makes it difficult. Developers need to keep color palettes in sync with designs, search the repo for the style rules governing the button, select the right color, preview it in the app, and finally commit and push.
Uiflow is creating the best tools for each facet of the software development lifecycle—leveraging no-code to take your front-end development to the next level. While the drag-and-drop builder makes UI design a breeze, Flowlang, our Turing complete visual programming language provides a consistent interface across every component and integration. Uiflow can be used to develop all kinds of applications, but its real potential is revealed with increasing complexity. Some interesting use cases include project management portals, CMS and inventory management systems, and internal tools like transcription management and business process management tools.
Uiflow is designed to reduce friction in every stage of the development lifecycle. The studio is divided into different workspaces for enhanced collaboration: design for building pixel-perfect UI, connect for connecting and testing APIs within Uiflow, and logic to combine designs and connections to build powerful applications. In addition to workflow segregation, this compartmentalization allows for seamless collaboration—where designers, product managers, and developers can work together to streamline (and even eliminate) handoffs. This means near-instantaneous feedback loops, faster iterations, and faster deployment.
Another core ideology that drives product and design decisions here at Uiflow is ensuring you have all the tools necessary to unblock yourself. Our command line interface (CLI) lets you import your existing tech stack—including design systems, data connectors, and custom components built in your favourite IDE—empowering organization-wide application development. And the best part? All components work with each other automatically.
To experience how powerful Uiflow is, take a look at a universal search hub application that will search your organization’s Trello, Notion, and Slack to populate results from a singular search bar. Matt, our senior solutions engineer, demonstrates how easy and fast it is to connect to external data sources like Notion and configure app logic within the Uiflow studio.