We get asked this a lot. Because Loco is a new product, a lot of people have never used it before. Because Low-Code is a new software segment, many people don't know what these solutions can do for them. Today, we will attempt to break it down in a fairly straightforward set of examples.
It's all About the Data
Loco begins with and is all about your data. By recognizing that most business applications are really two things—allowing users to manage data and allowing users to manage documents—we have built Loco from the ground up to do that really well. Loco allows you to specify what data your app needs. It allows you to define multiple data elements in each app. It allows you to link these data elements together.
Loco uses a familiar metaphor to allow this construction. Think of a deck of cards. Your app consists of one or more of these decks. Each instance of data in your application is a card that is contained in one of these decks. When you design a deck, you specify the information that can be stored on each card.
In our April release, we will allow documents to also be attached or embedded on each card. This will enable the cards in a deck to represent a lightweight and easy-to-access document management system.
When you define the properties of a deck, you can also set a property to be a card in another deck. For example, if you define a list of severity levels, you can make another deck's property "Threat level" and assign it to the Severity Level Deck. Now when anyone creates or edits a card in that deck, they must select one of the severity level cards to associate with that deck.
Which Apps can I Build?
Here is a list of some of the apps you can build:
|Apps||More Apps||Even More Apps|
|Employee Directory||Customer Management||Time Tracking on Projects|
|Legal Documents Database||Employee Reviews||Project Financial Summary|
|Maintenance Tracking||Preventative Maintenance Schedule||Sales Documents|
|Work Order Tracking||Shared To-Do List||Marketing Planning|
|Agendas and Minutes from Department Meetings||Vehicle Management||Extended Rolodex|
|Departmental Workflow||Compensation History||Product Roadmap Features|
|Strategic Goals Management||Audit History Report||Case Notes|
|Volunteer Management||Lunch Orders||Incident Reporting|
|Defect Tracking||Individual Assignments||Executive Planning|
But wait, there's more! These are only restricted by your imagination. Since you invent the data and the structure, there are no limits to the types of apps that you can construct. Remember that each of these apps are available to team members of your choosing, or it can be used for your private use. Although we recommend that your apps be collaborative, as that is the way that the platform functions best!