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Learn How to Extend Your Knack App to Interactive Displays With Intuiface

10/16/2020 Posted by Ranasha

Presented by Alex Bernier at the Intuiface Virtual User Conference


We love to hear how our customers are using Knack! We also appreciate it when they share their Knack knowledge and use cases with others. 

Knack is most often used as a complete solution that combines the power of a relational database with an intuitive, web-based user interface. But Knack can also be effectively paired with other UI platforms for specific use cases. In the coming weeks, we'll be hearing from Knack customer Alex Bernier, who has done just that.

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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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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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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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South Africa’s Tech Community Uses Knack to Coordinate Nationwide Pandemic Response

04/30/2020 Posted by Jeremy

Stephen van der Heijden never thought he’d be the one implementing technical solutions to help South Africa’s official response to the coronavirus pandemic. As VP of Growth at talent marketplace OfferZen, he’s not a coder. But thanks to no-code solutions, Stephen found himself leading the way on building an application that’s now coordinating volunteer efforts across the country.

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How Frontline UK NHS Healthcare Workers Are Using No-Code Software to Fight Coronavirus on a Global Scale

04/23/2020 Posted by Jeremy

In the battle against COVID-19, it’s easy to follow the strides and stumbles of presidents and prime ministers. But years from now, when the books are written and movies made, the best stories will be of those who put their lives at risk on the front lines of the pandemic.

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Knack Helps Fight COVID-19 with Contact Tracing in The Philippines

04/15/2020 Posted by Jeremy

Once a suspected case tests positive for COVID-19, it becomes a race against time to find all those who have had personal contact with the infected. If contact tracing and isolation don’t happen quickly enough, mitigation efforts will rapidly fail to contain the virus in any community.

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