7 Tips to Improve Your No-Code App

The world of technology is always moving forward, and with the rise of no-code platforms, creating web applications has become accessible and easier than ever.

7 Tips to Improve Your No-Code App
Sean Kennedy

Sean Kennedy

February 12, 2023

Unleash the Need for Speed! 🏎️💨

The world of technology is always moving forward, and with the rise of no-code platforms, creating web applications has become easier and more accessible than ever. However, even the most user-friendly platform can't prevent slow performance.

As you know, toddle is built using toddle, and it's pretty darn rapid. ⚡️

That's why we've compiled our 7 tips for speeding up your #NoCode app! 👇

🔬 Analyse Your Web App's Performance:

The first step to fixing performance issues is to identify them. Analyzing your web application's performance is crucial to understanding where your biggest performance bottlenecks are and how you can fix them. Many great tools are available for analyzing your web app's performance, and we recommend using Google PageSpeed Insights. With Google PageSpeed Insights, you'll get a detailed report of your website's performance, including suggestions for improvement and a score 100.

📸 Optimise Media Content:

Images and videos are a great way to enhance the user experience of your web app, but they can also severely slow it down if they're not correctly optimized for the web. Large image and video files take longer to load, which can harm your app's overall performance. To avoid this, it's important to optimize your media content. Many tools are available for optimizing images, and our favorite is Squoosh.

Squoosh is a free, web-based tool that allows you to optimize your images with just a few clicks.

🐢 Be Mindful of Third-Party Scripts:

Third-party scripts can be a great way to enhance the functionality of your no-code app, but they can also significantly impact its performance. When adding third-party scripts to your app, you must be mindful of their impact on performance and choose wisely. Check your page speed regularly and be mindful of the scripts you add to your app. For example, tools like Google Analytics and Intercom are great for tracking and communicating with your users, but they can also slow down your app if you're not careful.

🐰 Fast Data for a Fast App:

The speed of your API requests is crucial to your app's overall performance. If your API requests are slow, your users will have a poor experience, which can negatively impact your app's popularity. Choosing a backend optimized for speed is important to ensure a fast and seamless experience for your users. Additionally, it's essential to regularly monitor your API requests' performance to ensure they're as fast as possible. We recommend using Supabase for lightning-fast data requests.

🏏 Avoid Over-Fetching:

Over-fetching can significantly impact your app's performance. When your app fetches too much data, it takes longer to load, negatively impacting the user experience. To avoid over-fetching, it's important to use pagination to limit the amount of data fetched in a single request. Most no-code platforms support pagination, making it easy to limit the amount of data fetched and improve your app's performance.

⛓️ Unchain Your App's Speed:

Avoid Request Chaining. Request chaining is when one or more data requests must wait for another to finish before it can be executed. This can significantly increase the load time of your application and affect the user experience. To avoid request chaining, consider using parallel or asynchronous requests to load data simultaneously rather than waiting for one request to finish before starting another. This can help to speed up your application and provide a seamless user experience.

🏘️ Location, Location, Performance:

Choose a No-Code Platform Available in Every Region. The location of your application's hosting server can significantly impact the performance of your no-code app. Choosing a hosting server close to your target users is essential to reduce the data travel time and speed up the user experience. This will help minimize the latency and ensure your app loads quickly and smoothly. Consider opting for a no-code platform available in every region to choose the hosting server closest to your target users. So. To round things up, performance matters when building a no-code app. Following the tips outlined in this post, you can ensure that your app is fast, responsive, and provides a seamless user experience. From analyzing your application's performance to choosing a no-code platform available in every region, these tips can help you speed up your no-code app and take your user experience to the next level.

So why wait? Start optimising your no-code app today and feel that need for speed! 🏎️💨

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