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Appgyver – Introduction

Perhaps some of you have already heard the announcement few weeks back that SAP has acquired Appgyver – a Low code / No Code platform that enables power users to build apps quickly. In this blog series I would like to highlight some of the features of Appgyver and give you my first hand experience with the platform.

About Appgyver

Appgyver started its journey in 2013 on the low code app development space. However they have really marked some difference with their Composer Pro platform launched around a year ago.

This tool is a nice one which enables you to build mobile and web apps quickly based on WISWIG layout editor.

Low Code Battle

As per Gartner reports, Low Code Application Platform market is to grow by 23% in 2021. Already there are quite a few strong players. SAP has already having strategic alliance to the market leader Mendix.

Here is the Gartner Magic Quadrant for LCAP


Gartner Magic Quadrant for LCAP

However, compared to Salesforce or Microsoft or ServiceNow, SAP until recent time did not own a LCAP on its own. SAP’s response to this has been SAP Business Application Studio – which is a very powerful tool but still looks more Pro-code than a simplified Low code environment. Though SAP MDK make out strong with its mobile and web offerings, it works well in Fiori design boundary. This strategy may have worked well for corporate apps but when we talk about popularizing consumer grade apps, I feel MDK has its own limitations. This is the exact space where Appgyver can fit it. So in a sense acquiring Appgyver seems to be a smart move.

When I jumped on to their website ( the first thing catches my eye is their tag line  – ‘ You will never go back to coding. Seriously.’ 

In this blog series I’d try to see how true is the above statement. I am going to cover the following:

  1. On-boarding
  2. Composer Pro Editor
  3. Building your first App
  4. Logic and Flow Function
  5. Data and Variables
  6. Integrating with BTP – Back end calls
  7. Embedding Mobile Native features
  8. Debugging and Adding Menu path


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      Author's profile photo Martin Bischof
      Martin Bischof


      thanks for the interesting blog.

      But I have a problem with adding the delete function to the items list.

      Can you explain how you can add the delete button and the event "icon typ" to design the logic for deletion.

      Thanks in advance.

      Kind regards


      Author's profile photo Shibaji Chandra
      Shibaji Chandra
      Blog Post Author

      Please follow subsequent articles in this series. You'll find deletion example here:

      Author's profile photo Martin Bischof
      Martin Bischof

      Thanks. I am alradey did it. But doesn't see how you add the delete button by the image list item. (How is it possible?). To add the delation logic in the area "Logic and Flow Functions" is not the problem. The question is more how I can I add is the delete icon (in the list item) + how I get the Event "icon typ" (is not showed in the area Logic and Flow Functions at his moment.)

      Sorry. I am a beginner in AppGyver.

      Author's profile photo Venkata Subba Raju Elluru
      Venkata Subba Raju Elluru

      Can a customer on ECC also use Appgyver?

      Author's profile photo Dan Antonio
      Dan Antonio

      Yes.  You would need to create an OData service to publish the data so that the app could interact with your ECC system.

      Author's profile photo Ali ABUDEEB
      Ali ABUDEEB

      Hello Shibaji, I'm still confused about our offerings for Low code development. Where does Mendix fit in this picture? When should we position one solution over the other? It seems that all 3 solutions offer similar functionalities. If the customer wants to develop an app for their internal users where broad consumer appeal is unnecessary, what product is the right choice for this situation?

      Thanks in advance