About WaveMaker Rapid


WakeMaker Rapid is a cloud-based low-code development platform. Key features include a custom data model designer, charting, visualizations, API designers, automatic data binding, performance monitoring, automatic logic screens and widgets. On-premise deployments are also available.  

Key features include a custom data model designer, charting, visualizations, API designers, automatic data binding, performance monitoring, automatic logic screens and widgets. On-premise deployments are also available.  

Users can build mobile apps through a drag-and-drop interface that offers widgets, templates, grids, interactive charts and various themes. App features can include QR code readers, calendars, geolocation and touch IDs. Additionally, partial pages, various page navigation styles and material designs are also available.

WakeMaker Rapid offers prebuilt integration with various systems such as MYSQL, Oracle databases, Yammer, Sharepoint, Amazon mobile analytics, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Maps.

Services are offered on a monthly subscription basis. WakeMaker Rapid is available on iOS and Android devices and provides support through an online helpdesk.



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41 Reviews of WaveMaker Rapid

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Overall

4.63 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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September 2016

Zarrar from hPublish Inc.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2016

Wavemaker is the ultimate development platform, comparing to open source

This platform is most hidden from anywhere in Google search. When you're looking for website, or software development, you come across a patchwork of tools which are haphazardly used to create a workflow. Anything from database schema tools, front end, back end, security all require a tremendous amount of time and effort. Our case use was creating a video sharing service. We analyuzed WordPress, Drupal, and many others which worked with AWS, CloudFront. The primary reason for choosing Wavemaker was we did not need to install anything, or rely on the multitude of dependencies like in WordPress or Drupal plugins and modules. We wanted to create a custom application but we had little time and budget. We went through many RAD (rapid application development) environments which lacked standardization of libraries like jQuery, HTML5, or even multi platform support like iOS, Anddroind and web. We tried everything and virtually every language including PHP. We realized we wanted to work with Java because of its vast libraries which are mature and time tested. With Wavemaker we were using Java but without being stuck in a boilerplate nightmare or manual coding. With wavemaker, we defined our database schema. Then with a very intuitive GUI were able to construct the various screens with this data and make a very quick but fully functioning prototype with fully aesthetic control, and fully responsive. We were able to configure security, users, role, and permissions very thoroughly right out-of-the-box with any additional Java libraries or customizations. If you're familiar with WordPress, or Drupal, then you know that coming to point of a projects require a host of third party add-ons creating the dependency and update process that is perpetual. Java and Wavremaker rarely needs so many updates if at all every few years. While open source and its many varieties claim to be FREE in cost, and ease of development, as well as ease of usage by end users, after looking at Wavemaker, this is far from the truth. The initial cost of open source projects maybe free, but to develop anything of value and enterprise grade is very costly and filled with hurdles. Wavemaker includes everything one could need to create robust applications for the browser, iOS and Android by automating the most routine tasks and reducing the need to code Java by more than 80%. If you must use Java, and I suggest you do, Wavemaker is it.

Pros

Ease of use. Every tool imaginable on other open source solutions requiring a plugin or module are already available. The database schema tool is far beyond other third party tools. The GUI form building, data linking, and aesthetic control are that of a desktop app. The level of sophistication is above just rapidly developing and app. Wavemaker is also a very sophisticated IDE for Java. The list of Wavemaker features and uses is beyond the scope of this Capterra entry.

Coming from the world of WordPress and Drupal, I have ditched them both in favor of Java and Wavemaker.

Cons

In the beginning the price and available features were odd. For nearly $10,000 per year you could acquire a Wavemaker license for ONE app. After some time, Wavemaker now offer unlimited app development for $99 per month. So there are no CONS at this point in my experience with Wavemaker. Customer service is awesome.

April 2017

Terence from AIS

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2017

RAD Platform - hype or real?

I had been looking for many years for a platform/framework that would satisfy my need for developing web based and mobile applications. I tried the usual Deamweaver, Embarcedero, Telerik platfoms and none of them lived up to the hype of RAD. I had used Wavemaker (5, 6) many years ago when it was open source and was surprised when they changed to a subscription based pricing model last year. I decided to kick the tires with an evaluation last September... and now I'm a paying customer. My proof-of-concept and proof-of-RAD was based on my skills: 1) I am a quick study wth programming languages & databases but don't have the depth of knowledge 2) I don't have the mastery of Javascript & CSS that is fundamental to modern UI's 3) I did not want to break the bank 4) I needed a single platform for web / mobile development (a single codebase is still a dream) I was pleasantly surprised by the rich feature set baked into Wavemaker and even though it's not perfect - the support staff is willing to work with you on issues that are not inherently intuitive or doable - it's worth paying for. All in all I am satisfied with the product.

Pros

The platform is hosted and updated regularly. The features are complete from DB design, import schemas, query, procedures, web services, UI widgets and plain old javascript provide all the tools in a central development environment.

Cons

There is always the learning curve to deal with but this is normal for any platform. I have yet to find something that is a problem. A few browser artifacts while scrolling and switching between design and runtime mode are minor inconveniences.

April 2017

Krishna from Infoswan, Inc

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2017

RAD platform for Java Web & Mobile applications I have been waiting for

WaveMaker is the Rapid Application Development environment for the Java world that I have been waiting for about a decade, to help develop web and mobile applications. Built on latest tech stack (Bootstrap, Angular, Spring, Hibernate etc.) with no vendor lock-in or proprietary code.

Pros

With the widgets and service building framework you would be able to write a SQL to create RESTful webservice integrate with the widgets in a matter of minutes to create responsive web & mobile applications. Easy to build navigation and assign security for the pages or services with support for multiple roles. The ability to create partial pages makes your UI modular and reusable in many places easily. Custom business logic can be created as handwritten Java services. Seasoned web developers should be able to get trained within a week or so and start being productive. With some training simple functionality, reports etc can even be built by business users having the basic technical background.

The platform is a lot more stable now than what it was when I started using 1.5 years ago. Knowledgeable and prompt support helps you get around any issues or help using the platform. Expecting server-side validation framework in the next release, which should help tighten the ability to build business logic on the server side instead of purely relying on client side validations.

Cons

Expected areas of improvement for coming releases (as of April 2017)
Impact to existing application functionality due to platform version upgrades need to be improved by ensuring backward compatibility for all changes and by making the previous version of the platform available for a short period after the upgrade without forcing apps to migrate with no option. Would make it even more suitable for enterprise applications with additional enhancements around configurable server-side validation and workflows. Given that the platform is Angular/JSON heavy, by nature of how search engines work making it SEO ready could a challenge. Overall, I strongly recommend WaveMaker for small companies as well as enterprises looking for a robust RAD platform.

September 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2018

The most affordable and capable platform compared to market leaders in RAD space.

Pros

We were tasked with creating some internal applications for our firm, we have tried out many platforms like OutSystems and Mendix which proved to too costly and some tools like KissFlow and Zoho Creator which are no where near the capabilities offered by WaveMaker. There are a lot of other tools which claim that they are alternatives to WaveMaker but that is far from truth. WaveMaker offers a variety of functionalities and tools which will enable you to create great business class applications where as the claimed alternatives are just form builders, one observation that we had from our journey of finding a good RAD platform is that most of the tools are just form builders and they claim to be equal to WaveMaker, one interesting fact is that you can create similar applications on Microsoft Excel rather than using KissFlow or ZohoCreator. I would not want to go into details but WaveMaker is a great tool if you are interested in creating great applications. It is affordable and their customer services team is amazing.

Cons

There is very little you can think of when you are paying a very small amount. WaveMaker is easily the most affordable platform which has so many capabilities. I do not understand why the claimed market leaders OutSystems and Mendix charge so much where as WaveMaker charges only 10% of OutSystems and Mendix. WaveMaker offers great freedom to move your applications out of their platform but OutSystems and Mendix do not allow users to move application away from their platform. WaveMaker is a great tool but I fail to understand why this is not so popular.

March 2017

chris from Promatix Ltd

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2017

Great Tool but beware pricing

We undertook a trial of the product based on online reviews and articles. From a UX point of view and meeting the need for 98% codeless programming Wavemaker is extremely well designed and implemented. The learning curve is not too steep, although online materials arent as user friendly as the product interface, and within a month we had built our first fully functioning app (reasonably complex) and had gone through UAT and deployment, incredible speed considering from a standing start. The support team were incredible, very responsive and helpful. Then towards the end of the trial we contacted the sales team to purchase the monthly developer licence mentioned on this and other sites, unfortunately this option was withdrawn from the market and that the current pricing model is an eyewatering per month per application! This price is justified as it included AWS hosting, bearing in mind a medium AWS EC2 instance cost roughly per month, this clearly points to wavemaker withdrawing itself from the SME market only being interested in very large enterprises running apps that would need XLarge AWS instances. In short excellent tool, but unless you are looking at hosting an expensive bill anyway not really worth undertaking the trial.

Pros

UX, ease of development and deployment, support team excellent

Cons

cost model is for large enterprises only, and only for applications that will have a very clear ROI.

$99 developer licence no longer available, $24k per year per application. Prior reviewers mentioned at $99 not even a decision to be made, and i would agree but at this price point also no decision to be made but in the opposite direction.

February 2019

Román Josué from Agile Solutions

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

Rapid Application Development? WaveMaker is the answer!

When having a project of software development for a web-based app, even if short of time or no, WaveMaker is a great choice as will allow you to spend less time on ordinary tasks and let your developers team concentrate more on the business logic and the functionality of the app. It really speeds up the development and reduce the time which would take in average.

Pros

WaveMaker is a great studio to develop web-based applications for Java Developers. As it uses the latest technologies and frameworks your app will be up to date for a long term. It uses the MVC arquitecture, on both frontend and backend, and there's a clear separation between this last two.
Something I really like is that WaveMaker is like a combination of code generator for the tedious and cumbersome parts, while you still have full control of everything and can change it as required.

Cons

I really loved the desktop version, and I'm missing that they no longer support it. My favorite version was the 6.7.0 RELEASE, even if having some bugs, the desktop version was something great!

Response from WaveMaker of WaveMaker

Replied February 2019

Thanks Roman! Really appreciate your time for this review. Keep trying WaveMaker. Regards, #Team WaveMaker

February 2018

Rodrigo from Agilits

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2018

WM enables us to do many times as much with limited headcount.

Development speed and less bugs on final developed application.

Pros

The speed we have from concept to product is paralleled only by much more expensive tools like IBM VisuaAge, currently available only to high end risc workstations. The support is by large the best part in WM. The support team is always solicit and ready to pursue and provide any need for either support or information on how to do things with the tool.

Cons

WM would benefit greatly if had a planned roadmap ahead in time. Sometimes corrections and new features are expected and hence we face difficulties planning ahead in time without such information from WM product management. We have the release notes, of course, but only a few days before a release is actually made available.

Response from WaveMaker of WaveMaker

Replied March 2018

Thanks for the review, Rodrigo. Enjoy & keep trying WaveMaker. And do let us know any concerns: info@wavemaker.com. Regards, Team #WaveMaker

August 2016

Rekha from Maarga Systems Private Ltd

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2016

Maarga Systems

We have developed two applications for our POC so far. During that phase we found wavemaker is real a Rapid application development tool. Implementation of Security and its features is very easy to apply. We are able to build a professional and responsive ui build in a quick period. All menus are user friendly especially for developers. Navigation and validations are easy to implement. Excellent customer support, whenever we need response for any issue we got the replies on time. Follow ups on pending items by support team and their punctual in replies are highly impressive. Wherever we need any custom function to be implemented we can achieve it using angular JS and Jquery is an added advantage.

Pros

1. Responsive UI is very pleasant
2. Easy configurable and very well defined Security
3. Functionality can be quickly achieved.
4. Technical Support guidance for any issues.
5. Online References We are able to find many references for Wavemaker which is a vital factor for developers or fresher who start with wavemaker
6. RAD Quickly we can develop apps
7. DB connectivity
8. Versioning control option is good
9. Deployment procedure is simple
10. Backup / restore process is easy to use
11. Interface points / API support are extensive

Cons

1. Support for more databases would be welcome
2. Error logs can be more user friendly
3. Better support for rich text would be good
4. Ability to create scheduler jobs would be good

September 2016

Dejan from Javno podjetje Komunala Slovenj Gradec d.o.o.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2016

Excellent software development environment

Experience excellent. I started with version 6.7, and now I develop in version 8.0 and see the progress. I graduated with WaveMaker development platform software, where I presented the tool and developed a web application. I am particularly impressed by your support, which is quick and friendly. I am pleased with the entire team.

Pros

I am impressed with the development of software platforms and support.

Cons

I have no bad experiences or observations. I hope that you will continue in the future as well focused on the development.

January 2017

Martin from TECHmosis

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2017

Wavemaker 8.x Online review

My Experience with this product is that it is outstanding. If its all about speed and accuracy then I give Wavemaker 10/10. The Wavemaker Studio product is very professional and well worth the cost of a paid subscription. Support is always prompt and the engineering support team get my issues resolved quickly. Overall I would not bother looking anywhere else for a product that does what Wavemaker does. All their claims on their website are accurate!.

Pros

Fast, lightweight and flexible. Easy to adapt to any hosting situation or app store.

Cons

It is a cloud studio so I have concerns about untrusted environments. Also there were concerns about the default setting for C3PO Database connector.

April 2017

Giovanni from GeoDataLab

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2017

One of the best RAD

Hi everybody, We would like to give our personal review about WM platform. Months ago we were struggling with the choice of a RAD platform to choose in order to speed up our developing process. We tried many of them with similar architecture, but since we had experiences in the past with the community edition, after a long talk with sales' manager, we ended up buying a licence with WM. From our point of view this platform it's a great combination for nowadays developers, it allow us to manage the source code in order to personalize as much as we can the code, but at the same time it offer so many options that reduces incredibly the amount of time spent for each project. Support is great, through email and directly from the Online Studio's chat. We had the need of sending several questions and we always had a fast and kind feedback. Plaftorm is being updated often and the road map seems to be very interesting for the future,we hope that small business we'll always be in WM's plans(Even though rate plans seems to be going just for enterprise) PROs: Architecture,Easy of Use,Support CONs: Documentation The only point in which we would work more is the documentation, there's a lack of some usefull information. It would be very nice to have a community in which users can share their questions and their purposes. WM should work on this. Anyway we are really satisfied of our choice. Great product for the value, Thanks again, GeoDataLab Staff.

August 2016

Don from FXD

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2016

Absolute Best Enterprise Tool Available - Period!

The documentation for the Mobile development - currently is a little weak. But, i have emailed a fella named Madhu, and him and Wavemaker's staff has went out of their way to help me - SEVERAL times - and i haven't signed up yet - but I will be signing up this Friday, Aug 26, 2016.

Pros

Very well put together platform. Very good - no, excellent support. Very knowledgeable staff. They even built a couple of small demo apps for me to help me understand things. Overall - the best Web-Based MBaaS Platform, or in general, Mobile Development Platform on the Web running in a Browser. And - it was originally built by VMWare - another very big Pro.

Cons

Documentation for mobile a little weak, but they are improving every day, but meanwhile, they have online chat that responds to you in minutes, helps you resolve issues everytime.

May 2018

Carlos from FERTILIZANTES TOCANTINS S/A

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2018

The Best way to create apps Java and Web resposible

Pros

Easy to use;
Interface is nice, fit, easy, on the hand!
Good documentation (and it's very important);
Support almost in real time!
Great gadget you can use easly and much more...
You can test your app our website in your mobile in few seconds.

Cons

I don't have any yet...
The Application is very complete.
GUI has many tutorials that give us condition for self-learning.
If I could friendly suggest is more hardware integration, for example light(câmera) and acelerometer... could be ...

August 2016