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Knack Expert Interview: Mike Moore on Empowering Citizen Developers

08/19/2020 Posted by Jeremy


UK Knack partner Mike Moore shares wisdom on how to convince your organization to give no-code a try, how to find and empower citizen developers, and apply Lean principles to bring your operations to the next level.

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Onboarding Remote Employees

07/31/2020 Posted by Jeremy


“Trial? Like a probationary period?”

I had gone through several rounds of interviews, including a two hour video call with 12+ attendees. I thought I had a Knack offer in the bag, so I was surprised when the “employment offer” ended up being an invitation to “trial” with Knack. I had never trialed with a company before. At first take, it seemed like a huge risk. I was asked to engage with Knack on a contract basis for ~2-4 weeks to decide if it was going to be a good long-term fit (AKA if I’d gotten the job). Needless to say, I was hesitant.

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Parenting: How to Make Working From Home Work for Everyone

07/15/2020 Posted by Ranasha


For working parents, whose days require fulfilling professional duties while caring for their children at the same time, the challenge can be intense. Here’s how to create a work-life balance that works.

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Zen & the Art of No Code App Maintenance

07/07/2020 Posted by Danielle

No code apps like Knack allow innovators to move swiftly, saving countless hours of pricey development time. However, the desire to move quickly can sometimes introduce problems that can come back to bite you later.

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How Knack Partners Can Help You Go Further, Faster

06/19/2020 Posted by Jeremy


No matter how intuitive a no-code application development platform is, you’re still developing an application. For many customers, making the journey with a trusted Knack partner becomes just as important as choosing Knack in the first place.

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Updates on Knack’s New Builder 🚀

06/12/2020 Posted by Jeremy

Updates on our new builder beta program, new features and improvements, and how you can help drive the direction of our live apps.

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San Mateo County Uses Knack to Empower Citizen Volunteers

06/04/2020 Posted by Jeremy

How a California county used no-code to coordinate  thousands of volunteers to help respond to COVID-19.

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How to Optimize Slack for Remote Work

05/26/2020 Posted by Liz


While everyone’s been talking about Zoom video conferencing of late, business communication tool Slack has also been adding millions of new users in the past few months. These tools have smoothed the transition from the office to Work From Home, but your remote communication woes aren’t going to be magically solved by simply hopping on a Zoom call or shooting a Slack message into the ether.

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The Life and Times of an Accidental Knack Consultant

05/22/2020 Posted by Jeremy


Carl Holmes didn’t intend to start a Knack consulting business. Like many Knack Partners now in our Builder Network, he just wanted to find an easier way to solve critical business problems.

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Don’t Go Back to the Office

05/14/2020 Posted by Jeremy

With sports on hold due to COVID-19, our new national pastime seems to be predicting how the pandemic will shape the future. Spoiler alert: No one really knows.

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