WaveMaker Features

WaveMaker

Low Code Application Development Platform

4.64/5 (44 reviews)

WaveMaker Feature Summary

  • Pre-designed app templates
  • Built-in themes
  • Page animations & transitions
  • Data visualization
  • Chart widgets
  • Database schema import
  • Support for multiple database platforms
  • APIs
  • MBaaS (mobile backend) integrations
  • Authentication integrations
  • Role-based access controls
  • SSL security
  • No-code UI & widget modifications
  • Markup & scripting
  • Project export as ZIP or WAR file
  • Version control integration
  • In-built source code repository integration
  • Developer network
  • OAuth logins
  • 1-click test & deploy
  • Multi-resolution app preview
  • Multiple deployment profiles

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WaveMaker Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about WaveMaker's features:

Eduardo Piovesam

The next RAD generation - Focusing on Business needs

2016-06-14

With WM, you can develop a entire web application in days, with all the robustness and Security of Java and with the ease of Drag & Drop.

Pros

We like: The Platform which WM is based (Development with Java for Web) and its User Interface (Drag & Drop).

Cons

The lack of other models of licensing, example: license only for web development - with a lower price ;)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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joel reyes

Great Service

2019-06-12

It is a very useful and straightforward service available from anywhere.

Pros

It helps me save time on the op side of the business

Cons

Some configurations are missing. like automatic late payment management, and also credit card payment paid by the payee is missing.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from WaveMaker


Thanks Joel for the review. Will try to include your suggestions in our future product roadmap. Keep trying WaveMaker!

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Rekha Vadivelu

Maarga Systems

2016-08-24

We are able to build a professional and responsive ui build in a quick period.

Pros

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Rodrigo Magalhães

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

2018-02-07

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from WaveMaker


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

Regards,
Team #WaveMaker

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Terence Fernandes

RAD Platform - hype or real?

2017-04-12

I had been looking for many years for a platform/framework that would satisfy my need for developing web based and mobile applications.

Pros

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

A few browser artifacts while scrolling and switching between design and runtime mode are minor inconveniences.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering WaveMaker

Always have your requirements documented and extend them to include every faucet of software development. Second guess customer's business requirement and cast a wider feature net even though the customer has not asked for this.

Source: Capterra
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Carlos Mazzi, PMP, ITIL, COBIT, SCJP, MBA

Amazing tool for develper and their customers

2019-06-12

Allowing the developer to create link with their servers, ,strucuture instead of to be hold only inside the database on cloud; The Help Manuals and tutorial should be update often; The others function ready to use can be included: -PayPal (or other); -Integration with Instagram, Twitter, etc... -Report tools (for printers); -IA; -AR/VR; -Thinking as community once a developers can help one each other in many projects inside the WaveMaker, onde the project can be considered shared or not.

Pros

PROS: easy to hadle it; many functions ready to use; Totally SaaS; VCS included and 100% functional; Quickly to test even in many devices;

Cons

For instance: user control and security; export data (dump); camera;

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from WaveMaker


Thanks a lot Carlos for the detailed review! We will evaluate and try to accommodate your suggestions in our next product releases. Keep trying WaveMaker!

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Krishna Mattaparti

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

2017-04-18

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.

Pros

The ability to create partial pages makes your UI modular and reusable in many places easily.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Zarrar Sheikh

Wavemaker is the ultimate development platform, comparing to open source

2016-09-20

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.

Pros

The database schema tool is far beyond other third party tools.

Cons

After some time, Wavemaker now offer unlimited app development for $99 per month.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering WaveMaker

Learn Java and really give this thing a try, it will not disappoint!

Source: Capterra
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Ken Staker

occasional user

2019-06-12

Pros

I like the low code development capability.

Cons

I've developed an application using the tool and I need to make changes every couple of months, but it doesn't justify paying the monthly fee for the months that I don't need the tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from WaveMaker


Thanks for the review, Ken. We will try to accommodate your concerns into our plans very soon. Keep using WaveMaker!

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J Stevens

The ultimate software-development environment

2016-06-14

Wavemaker is the ultimate software-development environment which we as professional developers like to use.

Pros

It's drag and drop and gives you fast results.

Cons

There is a learning curve. You'v to get used to the way Wavemaker expects things to construct.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering WaveMaker

There's a lot of documentation, but some face-to-face instruction sessions would be nice.

Source: Capterra
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Ayesha Mogal

Developed a Leave Management system within weeks for our startup

2018-03-14

Pros

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from WaveMaker


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

Regards,
Team #WaveMaker

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Desmond Chigariro

Let's talk Rapid Application Development!

2019-03-27

Pros

WaveMaker makes it easier and faster for the rapid development of applications.

Cons

I can be a little difficult to learn to use the software, but when you grasp the concepts you are good to go.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from WaveMaker


Thanks a lot Desmond Chigariro for the review. Keep trying WaveMaker!

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Andi Derhemi

Best RAD solution ever used!

2017-01-05

All phases from development to production can be managed in a simple way.

Pros

- plenty of features - fast development of applications - application security feature

Cons

none

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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chris dickson

Great Tool but beware pricing

2017-03-22

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.

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Román Josué de las Heras Torres

Rapid Application Development? WaveMaker is the answer!

2019-02-20

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.

Pros

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!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from WaveMaker


Thanks Roman!

Really appreciate your time for this review. Keep trying WaveMaker.

Regards,
#Team WaveMaker

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Jerry Braga

Best RAD Software Platform for WEB Applications

2016-09-30

Connect to popular 3rd party apps like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter.

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Source: Capterra
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Dejan Ka¿nik

Excellent software development environment

2016-09-20

I graduated with WaveMaker development platform software, where I presented the tool and developed a web application.

Pros

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

Cons

I hope that you will continue in the future as well focused on the development.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering WaveMaker

Like the development of web and mobile applications, which are your tools WaveMaker extremely fast, high-quality and useful you can do.

Source: Capterra
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Marcello Modica

Great speed on development

2017-03-27

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.

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Source: Capterra
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Greg Lisovoy

Quick and relatively easy platform to develop complicated applications.

2018-02-06

Pros

Otherwise with minimal research we have so far been able to develop quite complex applications. The support provided by the wavemaker team is quick and accurate with minimal discussion.

Cons

Assuming this is mostly used for business development it would be good to see device barcode and peripherals integrated.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sean Sloan

Puts the Rapid into RAD

2016-02-08

This allows us to focus the client's attention on the prototype without distraction. Applications can be developed and deployed fast, taking the grind out of the repetitive tasks allowing us to get on with the value adding aspects of the application development process.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Paul Owino

Reduce your development time by over 60%

2016-12-07

We have been using wavemaker to reduce development time for our frontend applications.

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Source: Capterra
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Eduardo Piovesam

Verified Reviewer

Wavemaker improved our lead time and results

2018-06-04

Pros

User Interface is the one best thing that we really like in the product since we have had acquired the first annual subscription

Cons

Even with GUI (Graphic User Interface) still requires some coding java script in the onde thing that we don't like.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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FABIANO TERAOKA

Satifaction

2019-06-13

Deadlines.

Pros

speed development, practicality, online.

Cons

Price, timezone support, intermediate price for small business

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from WaveMaker


Thanks a lot Fabiano for the review. Will surely consider your suggestions as inputs for our future product releases. Keep trying WaveMaker!

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Alexander Watson

First year with Wavemaker

2017-01-18

For some applications it really works well.

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Source: Capterra
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Don Redd

Absolute Best Enterprise Tool Available - Period!

2016-08-23

The documentation for the Mobile development - currently is a little weak.

Pros

Overall - the best Web-Based MBaaS Platform, or in general, Mobile Development Platform on the Web running in a Browser.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering WaveMaker

I came from Apperyio, but I only wish this was available when I started looking for another RAD Mobile Development tool. - And they do Web as well. Advice - sign up. Very professional platform - try the Trial and see for yourself.

Source: Capterra
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