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WaveMaker Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

WaveMaker product overview

What is WaveMaker?

WaveMaker is a rapid app development (RAD) platform which can be used to create both web and mobile applications using a drag-and-drop, low-code visual interface, while still giving users the ability to extend and customize the underlying code. Multiple device types are automatically supported, with one-click cross-platform mobile development, testing, and deployment.

Key benefits of using WaveMaker

  • A range of built-in web and mobile app templates, including dashboards and login pages, and UI themes allow users to instantly begin working on the design of their application, and for mobile apps, page animations such as slide, fade, flip, and pop, can be added and touch gestures linked to actionable events.

  • For mobile apps, data can be stored offline on the client device, and device features including the camera, contacts, location, network, and more can be accessed and used.

  • Developers can modify applications according to business logic or workflows, with the ability to edit the HTML markup and Javascript, and write additional Java services.

  • The user interface and widget properties can be changed without requiring any code, and behavior and navigation can be setup based on events or user actions.

  • Application behavior can be controlled based on user roles, with role definition, assignment, and access level controls on pages, widgets, and services.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    Knowledge Base
    FAQs/Forum
    Phone Support
    24/7 (Live rep)

    Training options

    Videos
    Live Online
    Webinars
    In Person
    Documentation

    WaveMaker pricing information

    Value for money

    4.2

    /5

    45

    Price starts from

    No info

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    WaveMaker features

    Functionality

    4.4

    /5

    45
    Total Features42 4 categories

    Most valued features by users

    API
    Third Party Integrations
    Access Controls/Permissions
    Drag & Drop
    Collaboration Tools
    Reporting/Analytics
    Data Import/Export
    Workflow Management

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    WaveMaker users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6

    /5

    45

    Positive reviews

    98%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.77/10
    Rating distribution

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    Pros
    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.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    The support team is excellent and their response is quick and effective.

    RN

    Reji N.

    I've evaluated a lot of RAD tools including Mendix, Outsystems, BettyBlocks and I have been very pleased to have choosen Wavemaker. They demonstrate a committment to constantly improving the product.

    KV

    Kameron V.

    Cons
    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.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    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.

    ZS

    Zarrar S.

    Developer licence no longer available, $24k per year per application.

    cd

    chris d.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Rapid Application Development? WaveMaker is the answer!

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    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!

    Vendor response

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

    Overall Rating
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    • Ease of use
    • Features
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Wavemaker is the ultimate development platform, comparing to open source

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    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,...

    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.

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    Developed a Leave Management system within weeks for our startup

    Reviewed 4 years ago
    Pros

    It is fast compared to other players in aPaaS space, feature rich and efficient. Its took only weeks to create a Leave management software.

    Cons

    Wave maker can get really expensive, particularly for a start up business like ours. Hope they come up with a better pricing model

    Vendor response

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

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    RAD Platform - hype or real?

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    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...

    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.

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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

    Reviewed 3 years ago
    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...

    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.

    WaveMaker FAQs and common questions

    WaveMaker has the following pricing plans:
    Pricing model: Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    WaveMaker has the following typical customers:
    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


    WaveMaker supports the following languages:
    English


    No, WaveMaker does not have an API available.


    WaveMaker integrates with the following applications:
    SharePoint, GitHub, Quick Base, Yammer, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Bitbucket, Facebook, Google Calendar, Google Maps


    WaveMaker offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Chat, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep)

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