OutSystems provides a low-code rapid application development and delivery platform that generates responsive web apps. These can access mobile devices’ native capabilities through OutSystems Now, a hybrid app that aggregates all of an organization’s mobile apps inside a native application shell. Server side, it generates .Net or Java code, depending on your choice of platform.
The OutSystems development environment runs on Windows; the platform can run on Windows and IIS or Linux and a Java application server. OutSystems can integrate with SOAP web services, REST APIs, major databases, SAP, and cloud systems such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
OutSystems recognizes that learning to use the system can be a daunting task—it compares it to Frodo Baggins’s epic journey into Mordor in the Lord of the Ringstrilogy—but offers a wealth of learning tools, including guided paths, courses, and webinars online, and also classroom training.
To speed application development, it also provides a repository of reusable application modules, connectors and components, OutSystems Forge.
OutSystems has a development environment; paid subscriptions start at $5,400 per month for three environments (dev, test, and prod) running in OutSystems’s cloud.