Crowd Academy takes you on a journey across seven stages of learning known as bases. As you complete each base you'll progress to the next one until you're a Certified Crowd Machine Developer.
You'll learn to build apps with Crowd App Studio, our no-code app building and hosting platform. This allows anyone to bring their apps to market faster, cheaper, and easier than any other approach.
Learning with Crowd Academy is 100% free with no hidden fees, allowing anyone, from anywhere across the world an equal opportunity to learn new and exciting development skills.
This is where the magic happens during your Crowd Academy journey. The Crowd App Studio gives you the platform to build and manage simple or complex apps.
Regardless of the solution you need, you can quickly build your app within Crowd App Studio without limitations or compromise. Unlike other technologies that constrict you with building blocks, low-code, or traditional coding languages – the Crowd App Studio allows you to create sophisticated and visually stunning apps faster than any other solution.
This is where your journey begins, with an easy-to-understand introduction for people without any experience in programming/development. Throughout this module you’ll be taken through app fundamentals, how they’re structured and what they do. This lays the groundwork for building your first app in Base One.
In Base One you’ll learn about ‘Patterns’ and ‘Activities’ and all the other basic terminologies for how to structure an app in Crowd App Studio. You’re also introduced to the Knowledge Suite where you’ll find answers to any questions you may have about building apps. This is where you first visit the Crowd Academy forum and join the ever-growing online community.
Once you pass through Base One and get a strong understanding of the basics, you’ll move into Crowd Machine’s Page Designer and learn to build your first user interface for a commercial application. We’ll guide you through building a product catalogue and an ordering system – strengthening your knowledge of app structures.
In Base Three, you’ll learn how to to use ‘Rules’ – a natural expression language to implement advanced functionality into your applications. Rules are a critical aspect of Crowd Machine’s no-code approach to application development. By the end of Base Three, you’ll have learned how to implement rules that provide the functionality for the structures that you built in Base Two.
In Base Four, you’ll learn how to configure your application to communicate with an external system. Crowd Machine uses Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to integrate and exchange information with third-party systems. What you learn in this module will give you the ability to create an app that is capable of integrating with external services such as Google, Salesforce, Twitter, and many more.
Now it’s time to learn how to use Crowd Machine’s powerful reporting tools to present your application data in an intuitive and business-friendly manner. Having the ability to report and visualize application data is critical in today’s rapidly changing business environment.
By now you’ll have a strong understanding of what goes into an application and how to build one from scratch. So, in Base Six you’ll learn how to build an advanced business application that’ll teach you about topics such as security, portal development, navigation, and data import/export techniques. This will set you up for success in Base Seven and ensure you have the ability and knowledge needed to complete Crowd Academy.
Utilizing everything you’ve learned from Crowd Academy so far, you’ll now design and build an application to achieve final certification. After you’ve submitted your app, you’ll be graded and given feedback. Upon successfully completing Base Seven, you’ll be a certified Crowd Machine developer.
This is where your journey with Crowd Academy comes to a close, but your future as a certified no-code app developer has just begun.