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6 Best No Code APP Builders

6 Best No Code APP Builders

In this article, we cover a range of no code app builders that you can use to create a range of apps. The landscape of app development has been transformed by the advent of no-code platforms, making it easier than ever for beginners to enter the field. These platforms eliminate the need for extensive coding knowledge, enabling you to create apps through intuitive interfaces and visual design tools. No-code app builders provide a more accessible entry point into app development, allowing individuals with limited technical expertise to bring their ideas to life. The video below from WeAreNoCode provides an overview of six leading no-code app builders that are ideal for novices, highlighting their key features, ease of use, and suitability for different types of projects. Whether you’re looking to create a mobile app, web application, or internal business tool, these platforms offer a range of capabilities to suit your needs. Discover the benefits of no-code app builders for beginners Explore six top platforms: Flutter Flow, Draftbit, Adalo, Glide, Bravo Studio, and Thunkable Learn about each …

The EU’s ‘right to repair’ rule is truly radical – British builders should copy it wholesale | Phineas Harper

The EU’s ‘right to repair’ rule is truly radical – British builders should copy it wholesale | Phineas Harper

My first phone was a Nokia 3210, a cute grey brick with just enough computing power to run Snake. Compared with today’s sleek 5G touchscreen devices it was pretty pants, except in one way: I could repair it. The case, keyboard and battery could, without any special tools, be disassembled and replaced when they cracked or wore out. Unlike iPhones, which arrived on the market as impressive but inscrutable hermetic black boxes – impossible for customers to fix at home – my old Nokia was designed for repair. Today, however, many manufacturers deliberately discourage mending by making their products hard or confusing to tinker with. This inevitably means more rubbish, with the UN estimating that the volume of electronic waste is rising five times faster than recycling rates. Though on paper, the UK government has set ambitious targets to halve the amount of waste Britons produce by 2042, in practice less mending means more demand for more new products, stimulating consumption and fuelling economic growth. For politicians more anxious about growing GDP than wellbeing, repair …

‘I fell for his patter’: how rogue builders left a carer £13,000 out of pocket | Home improvements

‘I fell for his patter’: how rogue builders left a carer £13,000 out of pocket | Home improvements

The nightmare began with a leaking roof. Andrea Giles* duly sought out a specialist company to repair it. But in the space of a month, Giles, a full-time carer for her disabled husband and two special needs children, had lost almost £13,000 and part of the roof of her home after falling victim to two sets of cowboy builders. Her plight highlights the lack of protection for householders who are conned or persuaded into paying rogue builders for botched or unnecessary repairs. Nationally, unscrupulous traders cost homeowners about £3.5bn a year, according to trading standards authorities, and the problem is escalating as demand for home improvements, loft conversions and extensions increases. In Giles’s home city, trading standards received more than 200 complaints about home improvements in the space of a year, with some householders reporting losses of up to £250,000. In an unregulated sector, anyone can set up as a builder without scrutiny, and most rogue traders get off scot-free, typically vanishing without a paper trail when rumbled and leaving householders to pick up the …

England brings in biodiversity rules to force builders to compensate for loss of nature | Biodiversity

England brings in biodiversity rules to force builders to compensate for loss of nature | Biodiversity

England is launching a biodiversity credit scheme this week that attempts to force all new road and housebuilding projects to benefit nature, rather than damage it. The “nature market”, called biodiversity net gain (BNG), means all new building projects must achieve a 10% net gain in biodiversity or habitat. If a woodland is destroyed by a road, for example, another needs to be recreated. This can happen either on site or elsewhere. The requirement becomes law under the Town and Country Planning Act on 12 February for larger sites, and on 2 April 2024 for smaller sites. Quick Guide What are biodiversity credits and nature markets? Show What are biodiversity credits?Biodiversity credits are about putting a financial value on plants, animals or habitats. This means their ecological value can be bought and sold for money. A credit represents a “unit” of positive action, such as creating a new habitat, or preventing the loss of an existing one. This value must be scientifically agreed on so the credits can be traded and are traceable. The idea …

Inside the sectarian split between AI builders that could decide our future

Inside the sectarian split between AI builders that could decide our future

Sign up to our free weekly IndyTech newsletter delivered straight to your inbox Sign up to our free IndyTech newsletter In the nightclubs and hacker houses of San Francisco, a battle is under way for the future of humanity. In one corner are the champions of progress, charging headlong towards a utopian future of technological godhood. Against them are the forces of doom and despair, who would condemn our species to slow death by stagnation. So: whose side are you on? That’s the recruitment pitch for a rapidly-prototyped philosophical movement that has been making waves in Silicon Valley over the past year, known as Effective Accelerationism (or E/Acc for short). As artificial intelligence advances at breakneck pace, threatening massive economic disruption and prompting hearings in Congress about the possibility of “human extinction”, E/Acc offers a counter-intuitive message: Don’t stop. Don’t even slow down. Speed up. Last December this tension between growth and safety exploded into corporate warfare when the non-profit foundation in control of OpenAI – the company behind ChatGPT – attempted to fire its …

South Korea credit market resilient to builder’s debt woes, so far

South Korea credit market resilient to builder’s debt woes, so far

SEOUL : South Korea’s credit market is showing signs of stability less than two weeks after officials pledged to expand a $66 billion program if needed to limit the fallout from a builder’s debt woes, analysts said, but added that it was still early days. An announcement by Taeyoung Engineering & Construction, the country’s 16th largest builder, on Dec. 28 to reschedule its debt has fuelled concerns about a credit crunch in money markets, as many real estate projects rely on the short-term debt market to finance construction projects. On Tuesday, the yield on 91-day commercial paper was quoted at 4.24 per cent, down from a 10-month high of 4.31 per cent in early December. It compares with a 14-year high of 5.54 per cent in late 2022, when a missed bond payment by a local government-backed developer of theme park Legoland caused a credit crunch in financial markets. “We cautiously do not see systematic risks from the event as we believe the government and authorities are likely to recycle policy tools from 4Q22, if …

Firebot is designed to scout burning builders before sending in firefighters

Firebot is designed to scout burning builders before sending in firefighters

Stanley Wilson died a decade ago, battling a six-alarm fire at a Dallas, Texas, condominium complex. Two additional firefighters were taken to a hospital and two residents were treated on site for smoke inhalation, but all survived. A pair of reports were made public the following year, citing issues with training and risk assessment, among others. Paradigm Robotics Founder and CEO Siddarth Thakur mentions Wilson when describing his startup’s origin. The death led him down a rabbit hole of inquiry into firefighting tactics. “Firefighters were struggling with this issue where they were required to search for human life inside structural fires, because of federal mandates,” says Thaku. “This places them in life-threatening situations on a day-to-day basis. They’re essentially required – even before fighting the flames – to go inside these burning buildings to look for victims. That means that they can get trapped, stuck in debris, lost and run out of oxygen. The sight is very, very poor. It’s very, very high temperatures.” It’s a pretty straightforward application for robotics, as these things go. …

Glean operational advice from Airbnb and Instacart at TC Disrupt 2023’s Builders Stage

Glean operational advice from Airbnb and Instacart at TC Disrupt 2023’s Builders Stage

What does it take to turn an unknown startup into a household name? The ability to scale. It’s the Holy Grail that every early-stage startup founder chases. Scaling internal operations may lack the glamor of funding rounds and founder profiles, but it’s essential heavy lifting for startup success. Founders looking for inspiration need look no further than Airbnb and Instacart. These two respected companies share important similarities. They scaled to massive size, and each added to their initial wins: Airbnb Experiences and Instacart ad network. We’re thrilled that Naba Banerjee, director of trust product and operations at Airbnb, and Asha Sharma, COO at Instacart, will join us for a session called “How to Build Intelligent Startup Ops that Will Scale with Your Business.” You’ll find it on the Builders Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023, which takes place on September 19–21 in San Francisco. Scaling is no simple feat — if it were, every startup would be a unicorn. Both Banerjee and Sharma are consummate leaders with visibility into two companies that have practically turned scaling …

Announcing the final agenda for the Builders Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt

Announcing the final agenda for the Builders Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt, our flagship startup event, returns to San Francisco on September 19–21, and you can bet TechCrunch+ will be in the house. It’s going to be the biggest and best Disrupt we’ve ever hosted: Along with a few to-be-announced surprises, we’ll have Startup Battlefield and six new stages with targeted materials for founders of all types. With that in mind, I am very proud to announce the final agenda for the Builders Stage, which we teased a few weeks back. If you went to Disrupt 2022, you’ll recall the TechCrunch+ Stage hosted dozens of panels and interviews focused on the nuts and bolts of building and funding new tech enterprises. This year, you’ll swing by the Builders Stage for more of the same great programming: We’ll be talking operations, hiring, fundraising and more, hitting on key topics for a new generation of startup founders. And the TechCrunch+ lounge will make a return as well, so whether you’re busy taking notes inside or drinking coffee with the rest of us just outside, there will be …

Daily Crunch: IBM says its new watsonx platform is an ‘enterprise studio for AI builders’

Daily Crunch: IBM says its new watsonx platform is an ‘enterprise studio for AI builders’

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Happy Tuesday! Couple of quick things: Apply now to pitch at TechCrunch Live’s Atlanta pitch-off. Also, today’s head scratcher of an article is from Devin, who reports that Acapela lets anyone back up their own voice. Until literally 10 seconds ago, we had no idea that that was even possible, and now we really want to do it. — Christine and Haje The TechCrunch Top 3 Big bet on AI: Like other Big Tech companies we’ve talked about before, IBM took its turn this week unveiling what Kyle writes is “a slew of new AI services,” including IBM watsonx, which will “deliver tools to build AI models and provide access to pretrained models for generating computer code, text and more.” More layoffs: LinkedIn is phasing out its China jobs app and with it goes 716 jobs, Catherine reports. The company attributed the app’s demise to “fierce competition and a challenging macroeconomic climate.” …