Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs, has announced the launch of a no-code app builders – “Amazon Honeycode” — a fully managed service that allows customers to quickly build powerful mobile and web applications – with no programming required. Backed by a database in AWS, it is a web-based, drag-and-drop interface builder tool.
Currently in beta, Honeycode is free to use for teams of up to 20 users and 2,500 rows per work load.
Amazon Honeycode gives the power to build powerful mobile & web applications without writing any code. It uses the familiar spreadsheet model and lets you get started in minutes. If you or your teammates are already familiar with spreadsheets and formulas, you’ll be happy to hear that just about everything you know about sheets, tables, values, and formulas still applies.
With a lengthy list of built-in functions, Amazon Honeycode customers can get started creating applications in minutes, build applications with up to 20 users for free, and only pay for the users and storage for larger applications.
Currently, Amazon Honeycode is available in US West (Oregon) with more regions coming soon.
With Honeycode, Amazon will now compete with existing no-code platforms like Webflow, Bubble, Airtable, Intermal and Retool.
In Amazon Honeycode, customers can get started by selecting a pre-built template, where the data model, business logic, and applications are pre-defined and ready-to-use (e.g. PO approvals, time-off reporting, inventory management, etc.). Or, they can import data into a blank workbook, use the familiar spreadsheet interface to define the data model, and design the application screens with objects like lists, buttons, and input fields.
Additionally, one can also add automations to their applications to drive notifications, reminders, approvals, and other actions based on conditions. Once the application is built, customers simply click a button to share it with team members. With Amazon Honeycode, customers can quickly and easily build multi-user, scalable, and collaborative web and mobile applications that allow them to act on the data that would otherwise be locked away in static spreadsheets.