AppMaster.io vs. Power Apps

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AppMaster.io
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
AppMaster.io is a no-code platform designed to help businesses create production-level applications with code generation: backend, web, and native mobile apps. What types of apps are supported? Server applications (backend), web applications (admin panels and client portals - frontend), mobile applications (native for IOS and Android) What technology is used to create the…
$5
per user
Power Apps
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
PowerApps is a low code / rapid application development product from Microsoft that allows users to quickly build apps.
$20
per month per user
Pricing
AppMaster.ioPower Apps
Editions & Modules
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Power Apps Premium
$20
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AppMaster.ioPower Apps
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AppMaster.ioPower Apps
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
AppMaster.io
9.0
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Power Apps
7.9
19 Ratings
9% below category average
Visual Modeling9.14 Ratings7.617 Ratings
Drag-and-drop Interfaces8.94 Ratings8.918 Ratings
Platform Security8.94 Ratings9.218 Ratings
Platform User Management8.94 Ratings8.318 Ratings
Reusability9.14 Ratings5.318 Ratings
Platform Scalability9.14 Ratings8.217 Ratings
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User Ratings
AppMaster.ioPower Apps
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(4 ratings)
8.3
(21 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.7
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppMaster.ioPower Apps
Likelihood to Recommend
Appmaster.io
Best suited for complex apps with different business flows that you have to join in one product. Also perfect for enterprise apps with a single backend but different types of users (like clients and account managers). The built-in deployment options let you run your app offline, which is great for highly secure apps with sensitive data. Also good if you need API integrations - docs are ready-made and there're many pre-set modules. As for less appropriate scenarios - AppMaster.io maybe be too rich for simple single-button apps, but once you move past the entrance threshold, simple apps are just several minutes away with AppMaster.io.
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Microsoft
PowerApps is well suited for "quick-wins" and fast prototypes of business solutions. It also is beneficial for situations where business partners and developers work together - it allows the business folks to provide a "quick-and-dirty" prototype which is then fleshed-out by developers that are trained experts on the platform. The interactive and easy to understand representation of the solution allows business partners to "see" the solution and add, remove, or correct aspects of it themselves. It provides a common view and understanding of the actual solution across business units and tech teams. PowerApps, being a low-code\no-code platform is not well suited for business processes that require many complex computations or large amounts of custom code - such as solutions that are better architected as Web Site or "full-blown" desktop solutions. There are solutions that are just not easy or quick to accomplish in a low-code\no-code platform. Enterprise Architects should know the difference, however business partners often try to create a solution and only when stuck because it becomes too complex do they engage a tech team for assistance - at which point there are sunk-costs involved and hinderences to re-platforming the solution
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Pros
Appmaster.io
  • Server back end nocode businnes processes create
  • Visual programming
  • iOS/Android APP development
  • Admin panel
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Microsoft
  • Power Apps has formats that are pre-built that don't require any coding which makes it easier to achieve your vision. This does become a challenge if your App needs don't fit into that format.
  • We deal with a ton of data so the fact that you can connect to any data source in addition to their pre-stablished data connections makes the process a breeze.
  • The online learning resources and tutorials are helpful as well for those who are tech savvy.
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Cons
Appmaster.io
  • The service is rapidly developing now and adding new points constantly, so hardly any specific weaknesses can be pointed out.
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Microsoft
  • More complicated to understand in comparison with Nintex Forms.
  • Complicated to find errors.
  • Using PowerApps for SharePoint Forms is a bit complicated by setting up the start and load scenario with a lot of JavaScript.
  • Load values, change them by code, and save them back could be easier. Actually quite complicated to handle a lot of variables.
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Usability
Appmaster.io
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
PowerApps is a great solution and I have spent the last year familiarizing myself with the platform and building custom applications to complete a whole range of tasks such as asset management, custom invoice generation, and item restriction tracking. We as a company have barely begun to scratch the surface of what can be achieved with PowerApps.
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Support Rating
Appmaster.io
Very quick replies, very thorough answers, they help with even the smallest cases and always are there when you have even the most stupid questions.
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Microsoft
The community forums are extremely responsive to questions asked, there is a good body of online documentation and many community posts to draw from. Although the platform has changed, which means some of the posts are out of date and the solutions provided aren't relevant. Of relevance, I read over 400 articles plus documentation to get this first app built in SharePoint, move it to SQL and make it work exactly the way it should.
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Alternatives Considered
Appmaster.io
Wide functionality allows you to implement complex projects. The server back-end is very easy to communicate with applications. And there are a lot of additional integration modules with external services.
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Microsoft
Much cheaper, much more customizable, and easier to use. There is not much of a learning curve and the licensing cost is much cheaper. PowerApps does one thing very well, whereas other platforms are mediocre. There is much more customization possible for your in-house workflows that you can build yourself vs using NetSuite engineers to build it for you.
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Return on Investment
Appmaster.io
  • We can develop faster with a smaller team.
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Microsoft
  • It has given us a focal point for development. We now have the possibility of connecting to mobile and the default SharePoint online interface isn't always easy to manipulate. PowerApps has given us an opportunity to improve our user experience.
  • An improved user experience has given us a better shot at compliance. When users don't fight the environment, they don't gravitate towards workarounds or non-compliance.
  • As lists and libraries change, the platform scales pretty well.
  • Having users with the capability to create their own forms and tools has dialed back the app dev need (there is a balance though) and distributed power to the process architects and people who actually need the solutions in the first place—much more efficient model of service delivery: self-service.
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