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Overview

WaveMaker is a cloud-based rapid application development platform which enables users to build web and mobile apps and deploy...

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Syncfusion's Essential Studio is a UI development suite that offers 1,600+ software components and frameworks for developing...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

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  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

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  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.6

45

5

4

3

2

1

29

15

1

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

4.4

341

5

4

3

2

1

184

123

27

1

6

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

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.
I am particularly impressed by your support, which is quick and friendly. I am pleased with the entire team.
But so far it seems to be one of the best. It is quite easy to use and the tutorial was helpful.

Pros

They are all easy to use and well documented with good examples. Their developer support is fast and awesome.
I find it's API very accessible and self-explained and in the fly I did get attached to it, nice UI and very good performance.
I love the community license for small developers like myself. I have only used customer support a few times, but each time the response has been outstanding.

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

Cons

It seems lack of unit tests to their products. For example, some correct Excel equations could be messed up for some reasons which may scare users.
It makes me very hesitant to upgrade to the latest version for fear that something which used to work now doesn't (unit testing UI components is very hard).
The documentation is very bad. Include only very basic and unreal samples.
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  • Last review3 years ago
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  • Last review5 months ago

Key features

  • Total features84
  • AI-assisted Development
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • App Management
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Business Process Automation
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Management
  • Charting
  • Code Development
  • Code Editing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Development
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Management
  • Custom Development
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Aggregation and Publishing
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Support
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Design Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feature Library
  • For Developers
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Integrations Management
  • Iteration Management
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Development
  • Monitoring
  • No-Code
  • Offline Access
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Policy Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Project Management
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Prototype Creation
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Social Media Integration
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Testing Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visual Modeling
  • Web App Development
  • Web Forms
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Website Development
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features38
  • AI-assisted Development
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • App Management
  • Application Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Business Process Automation
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Change Management
  • Charting
  • Code Development
  • Code Editing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Development
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Management
  • Custom Development
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Aggregation and Publishing
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Visualization
  • Database Support
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Design Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feature Library
  • For Developers
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Integrations Management
  • Iteration Management
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Development
  • Monitoring
  • No-Code
  • Offline Access
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Policy Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Project Management
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Prototype Creation
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Social Media Integration
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Testing Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visual Modeling
  • Web App Development
  • Web Forms
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Website Development
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations9
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Drive
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrationsN/A
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Drive
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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WaveMaker

Wavemaker 8.x Online review

Reviewed 6 years ago

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.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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WaveMaker

Rapid Application Development? WaveMaker is the answer!

Reviewed 4 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

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WaveMaker

Great speed on development

Reviewed 6 years ago

Integration with backend rest and database is what we are looking for. We don't need anymore software installation at customer site. In two months we have completed and delivered custom development projects for our customers. With visual studio we could not have such a speed. The ability to export the webapp in WAR format, allows those who have already an internal J2EE infrastructure, to start immediately with the developed webapp in minutes. The support with the chat is very good, fast and reliable...

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