In a surprising turn of events, AWS has announced the shutdown of its no-code app builder, Honeycode, effective February 29, 2024. This sudden decision has left users wondering about the next steps and searching for a suitable alternative. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the necessary migration steps and introduce you to a powerful alternative – GW Apps.
Migrating Away From Honeycode
There are three key steps to migrating off of Honeycode. Your plans could include more steps than this, but these three will always be the key steps.
Step 1: Secure Your Data
First up, before you even start considering Honeycode alternatives, make sure to download any useful data you stored in Honeycode. AWS has officially announced that all data will be deleted on April 30, 2024, so there’s still time, but not that much!
To export your data, use the “Export Data” option under your workbook settings. Honeycode will then provide you with CSV files containing your data. (Visit the Honeycode user community for detailed instructions.)
Step 2: Explore Honeycode Alternatives
There are many proven No-Code alternatives to Honeycode on the market. GW Apps’ outstanding combination of an extensive feature set, ease of use, and excellent value for money make it a compelling replacement for Honeycode.
Below are a few of the advantages of moving to GW Apps:
- Fully No-Code Development
While Honeycode advertised itself as No-Code, building apps almost always requires expression formula programming to complete, while GW Apps is always fully No-Code.
- Form building and Workflow
Honeycode doesn’t include a proper workflow builder. You can create status fields, and different layouts of a form and navigate between them, but there is no traditional workflow capability. GW Apps has a full-featured workflow builder, enabling you to model almost any business approval or review process, and automate manual actions. GW Apps also has more form features and controls, allowing you to build even more capable apps.
- No Data Limits
Honeycode apps are restricted to only 10,000 rows/records, while GW Apps scales effortlessly. With GW Apps clients managing hundreds of thousands of records in a single app, data limitations can be a thing of the past.
- Enhanced Security
GW Apps not only makes sharing apps easy, it also provides customized user roles and robust control over access capabilities. Set permissions to create tailored user experiences and secure business processes.
Affordability was a key feature of Honeycode, and GW Apps has a similar approach. It is one of the most competitively priced No-Code platforms on the market, offering multiple pricing plans for small, medium and enterprise customers
Step 3: Migrate to the New Platform
The final step is to build your apps on the new platform and migrate your data, so you can keep your business processes moving.
GW Apps can help simplify the migration process with the ability to import CSV files. GW Apps can even use your data schema to create forms and summary views automatically as it imports the data, jump-starting your app building.