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DhiWise vs. Appsmith: Why choose Apps over standard Internal Tools?



December 6, 2021


December 6, 2021

Can you envision a professional platform with prefabricated tools that lets you attend to customers and leads better? Well, low-code resources like Appsmith let you do that, and with relative ease. As much as this might excite you, you need to ask yourself a simple question.

What would you rather choose: a platform running a slew of internal tools and interfaces or a full-fledged app that is responsive enough to function as a standalone platform?

Well, we would give you some time to ponder over this question, but in reality, nothing beats having an app developed for your business that is built from scratch, and that too, in the least possible time. While low-code offerings like Appsmith can give you a similar, app-like feeling by letting you create a bespoke, interactive platform, this approach leaves a lot to be desired if a multi-faceted app is desired.

In comes DhiWise, the world’s first 100% developer-centric ProCode platform that focuses on moving the app-development power into your hands. And as an organization owner or a developer in charge of app building, you can continue to be expressive with the code work without having to spend days working around the repetitive boilerplate.

Confused? Well, keep reading on to understand why DhiWise is a better, all-inclusive app development resource that doesn’t cut short your app-relevant options like any other low-code resource. 

ProCode triumphs over Low-Code: Today, Tomorrow, and Till Kingdom Come.

With low-code resources like Appsmith, you can make use of the JavaScript-powered web framework to create workflows, dashboards, admin panels, and other internal tools. Sounds impressive, right? Well, as much as Appsmith’s vigil to make the concept of an application simpler and commendable enough, it still doesn’t take the backend resources into consideration.

DhiWise, being a ProCode platform, takes matters into its own hands when creating a complete and inclusive app is concerned. Put plainly, DhiWise offers everything a low-code platform can think of, in addition to complete code access and a tech stack that screams COMPREHENSIVE.

Still unsure about adopting DhiWise? Here are the top 4 reasons to choose it over Appsmith:

  1. App-Specific Approach

Now, let’s revisit the question that was asked earlier in this discussion. Well, in case you already have the MVP on you, and you simply want to improve it with workflows, dashboards, and additional capabilities, you might very well rely on Appsmith. But then, if you want a full-fledged application that can run on the web browser or mobile device on its own, you better go with DhiWise.

DhiWise not just lets you prepare a frontend for your server-connected app but ensures that every base is covered, courtesy of database integration, Auth support, API management, and other features.

  1. More than one framework

Well, if you are already using Appsmith, you might want to scale beyond a single JS framework that lets you in on pre-existing widgets and UI elements. While this approach allows you to get the resource up and running within minutes, it isn’t a sustainable approach if you want the application to evolve over time. 

Just so you know, visualizing app components and integrating them to make the application more interactive is good enough, but it doesn’t cut it when you are planning to build something more permanent in nature. Also, it only covers you if you plan on getting a front-end app rolling, which is exactly what Appsmith and the open-source framework help you achieve.

DhiWise, on the other hand, comes equipped with a wide range of native, hybrid, and web app development frameworks like Node.js, Kotlin, Swift, Laravel, React, and Flutter, making you scale beyond the front-end and into a space that concerns holistic app development.

  1. Code Ownership

Just for the record, Appsmith is a standard low-code platform that even lets you pick customizable code snippets to make the app bigger and better over time. But then, DhiWise goes a step ahead by letting you work with libraries and get the entire app code downloaded just for you once the GUI-powered app is built and deployed. 

This makes you privy to the boilerplate utilities in a much better way, allowing you to keep working on the app even when the MVP is prepared using DhiWise builders.

  1. Quick API Integrations

First of all, even Appsmith lets you plug in GraphQL access, Database support, or even APIs to that frontend application of yours. But with DhiWise, you can go a step further by managing API queries, actions, and responses in a more expansive way. DhiWise builders let you set APIs manually or even upload JSON documents to make API management easier and proactive.


Appsmith, as a standalone resource, helps you create some powerful front-end applications and internal tools like forms, map viewers, and more. And more importantly, it even allows access to Google logins, MySQL database integrations, and other low-code exclusives. 

But then, DhiWise goes several steps ahead and lets you build a fully functional app, not just a front-end resource. And with DhiWise, you need not worry about app scalability as anything you build using DhiWise builders is cut out for the long haul.