About JourneyApps

JourneyApps Rapid-Code offers a groundbreaking new paradigm of app development: The high-productivity benefits of a low-code platform, with the full power and flexibility of code as a first-class citizen. Small teams of software engineers are supercharged by JourneyApps to conquer the app backlog.

JourneyApps puts a complete full-stack platform at your fingertips which you can start using in minutes. The platform has everything you need to build, deploy and run incredibly powerful business apps.

From A to Z, the platform has you covered: All the way from our OXIDE web IDE, to our integrated cloud backend, CloudCode serverless engine, PowerSync offline data sync, comprehensive set of enterprise-grade UI components, and much more.

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10 Reviews of JourneyApps

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.8 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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January 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2021

Easy to launch application, fast development, but lack of component decoration and functionality

It seems to me that it is ideal for creating internal applications, where it is not very important how the application looks, but what it does. The creation of the application reminds me a Lego game, where you assemble your application from separate components. There is documentation (although it is not always up to date), as well as a developer community, where you can get an answer to your question throughout the day. Development only requires knowledge of JavaScript and XML, so it's easy to get started with that.

Pros

I am a developer, so the main thing for me is how easy it is to get started with the product. It was enough for me to read the documentation (with detailed examples) in one evening to understand how the application works and what the main features are. I like that there is no need to install any special programs, because all development is carried out in the cloud. Also, you can work here with the database. For example, to create a new table, you only need to describe the new table in the schema in xml format.

Cons

Since the functionality is based on components, the app power is limited by the functionality of these components. Also, I am missing the tools to style the application (currently there is only a color setting). You can't set width, or padding, or alignment or other properties that are easily done through CSS and significantly improve the appearance of the application.

January 2021

Jason from AppIt Ventures

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

Great tool for building business focused applications

I’ve built applications for industries including mining and metals, field services, and even the financial sector. Extremely flexible and versatile in experienced hands.

Pros

Real time testing for app builds and the ability to deploy to any platform or operating system without additional configuration.

Cons

Generating custom reports is harder than I would like but not bad for highly customizable software.

Reasons for Choosing JourneyApps

Easier to use and deploy, and no limits to implementation based on plugins, platforms, or other clunky proprietary stuff you often see with dev platforms.

July 2020

Jamarcus from Ulterra

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Oil & Energy

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2020

Fast way to get mobile apps up and running on multiple platforms

The process of creating a mobile app for users to use in remote areas has been an easy process with Journey Apps. The time saved from not having to create the offline data caching infrastructure I think is worth the trade offs with ui customization. With the use of node js packages it seems the platform can allow any developer to resolve any issues they may be tasked with

Pros

I like the deployment process which is very simple. Use of javascript is very convenient to get started quickly developing apps. Components are simple and straight forward. Integration with database and automatic data reloads. Built in database logging. Oxide ide is very nice. The use of node js packages/typescript in cloud code. Offline data caching

Cons

No ability to make ui changes as far font and component styling. No way to reuse views inside other views. No way to handle native javascript events on front end. Development is really constrictive when trying to implement complex features. No typescript ability for front end.

Response from JourneyApps

Replied July 2020

Hi! Thanks for the great review :) I'm on the product team here at JourneyApps and would like to respond to your comments:"No ability to make changes as far font and component styling" <- You can customize the font that your app uses, it's a property in your app's settings. In terms of component styling, we are actively working on providing more options to style your components. It would be great if you could vote and add comments for this on our roadmap here: https://roadmap.journeyapps.com/c/50-custom-css-and-layouts-for-apps "No way to reuse views inside other views" <- Thanks for the feedback! We've added this to our product roadmap. "No way to handle native javascript events on the front end" <- You can access native JS (DOM) inside our html component, and in the future fully custom components which plug into the journey app building paradigm. "No typescript ability for front end" <- TypeScript support is close to release - we're in the final stages of QA. Available in July

July 2021

Alex from TEAM IM

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2021

Good tool for app creation

Pros

The out of the box features really made building the app easier. They could be used to represent, filter, or create/modify/delete data. There are lots of way that the components can be used, and there's no one way to use them.

Cons

The JavaScript used in JourneyApps is not up to date, so there are some missing functions, etc

Response from JourneyApps

Replied July 2021

Hi! Thanks for the generous review, we're glad you're enjoying the platform. Regarding the JavaScript version, we recommend that you rather use our TypeScript mode. This targets ES2018, and all ES2018 features are supported in TypeScript mode. We're trying to keep JavaScript mode very simple for more junior developers and simple apps. Hope that helps?

July 2020

Jonathan from Parker Drilling

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Oil & Energy

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2020

Expand your enterprise application portfolio at Lightspeed

Our experience with JourneyApps have been incredible, beyond their great tool, they have a incredible group of people to support you throughout the project, with meaningful meetings, follow ups and quick response to your questions and needs; providing expert guidance on how to accomplish your requirements using their software.

Pros

JourneyApps mades multi-platform application development a worry-free environment. Their modern and online development tool allowed us to built our application in just a couple of months, releasing it to desktops, phones and tablets all at once. Their system is intuitive and provides key assisting tools to help you design and program your application, specially if you are using their latest release OXIDE.

Cons

As a multi-platform development tool, they use the same design elements and look & feel across devices so your personalization options in terms of layouts and overall distribution are not as wide as you would with a stand-alone Web page or App. Although, the've released new functionality since we started at the beginning of 2020 so I'm confident we'll have more personalization options in the future/

June 2020

Paul from Coe Press Equipment Corporation

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Machinery

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2020

New Customer Started as Oxide Beta user

Sales opportunity tracking.

Pros

Found the JourneyApps development process very simple to jump into. Have been a developer for over 25 years, but new to utilizing Javascript extensively. With a few short training sessions with some great people at JourneyApps, we were able to roll out a brand new application to users in less than 8 weeks, with most of that time spent deciding how the app would function and learning some Javascript at the same time. The functionality of development platform combined with deployment features allowed us to focus solely on what functionality we wanted and not on the technology platform.

Cons

Being new to using both the JourneyApps platform and Javascript made it difficult to determine the line between pure Javascript and the app framework. This is not really a con about the JourneyApps software but our particular adoption path. Loved that we could start with a basic app with very little code needed and add more logic as we designed our app.

Reasons for Choosing JourneyApps

The simplicity of defining data models and views combined with the seamless deployment to both mobile and desktop devices without requiring an Internet connection for the app to function.

July 2020

Alex from Edge OFS

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Oil & Energy

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2020

My Review

JourneyApps has helped me as a developer early in my career to hit the ground running. Delivering features is relatively quick with all of the tools that JourneyApps offers. I have thoroughly enjoyed the support given by the JourneyApps team. They are all extremely helpful and respond very quickly.

Pros

Not having to manage infrastructure and/or the build is amazing. It allows our team to focus on development and helps us deliver products sooner.

Cons

Some components are more customizable than others. This makes certain feature requests difficult to implement.

Response from JourneyApps

Replied July 2020

Thanks for the generous review! We're constantly working on providing developers with more UI control. If you have specific component customizations that you want to see, please vote/submit ideas on our public roadmap: https://roadmap.journeyapps.com/

July 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2020

Excellent tool for building cross-platform applications

I am a FrontEnd Developer with little knowledge on Backend and Databases, but using JourneyApps environment I am able to work with DataModel's, Backend integrations, and on cloudecode with Javascript. This particular feature is allowing me to extend my skills as a full stack developer, and the other great benefit is WRITE ONCE-RUN ANYWHERE feature by supporting mobile, desktop and web applications

Pros

1. The fact that it allows to have a Single code-base for Web, Desktop and mobile applications. 2. New Oxide editor 3.Flexible working environment 4. Github integration 5. Database and Backend integrations.

Cons

Nothing in specific, but I would like to see if you can allow to have more control on HTML components in terms of customizing

December 2020

Grant from Buckeye Partners

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Oil & Energy

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

JourneyApps Review

JourneyApps makes it easy to develop and deploy apps across a variety of platforms . We have rolled out several fully functional mobile apps in JA using only a fraction of the time and resources that would be needed otherwise. Additionally, JA's fully customizable code-first approach has allowed us to tailor our apps to our specific use cases in a scalable fashion.

Pros

The Oxide IDE makes it very easy to develop applications within the framework. The autocomplete feature makes coding very efficient.

Cons

Basic knowledge of JavaScript, XML, and general programming concepts are necessary to build apps

July 2020

Mike from SAExploration

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Oil & Energy

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2020

Remote Workforce Review

Very positive. Operations is pleased with the quick response to their requests and the costs.

Pros

We like the rapid development and deployment. That fact that we did not have to worry about how to store on local devices, how to forward, etc, allowed us to focus on the business side of the application rather than the technical side.

Cons

A little bit of a learning curve is required. We did not have a lot of JS experience, so that was something we had to pick up as well as the learning curve for the tool.