What is our primary use case?
I am not a PowerApps user, but recently I have been evaluating and scoring no-code to low-code platforms (for developing mobile apps). The score chart is divided into sections, such as usability and features like the ability to test and multi-platform. Due to these evaluations, I learned the systems well enough to be able to build a sample application on all of these platforms and then fill in my evaluation.
What is most valuable?
I like the fact that Microsoft PowerApps it a self-contained solution; I could build everything and then deploy it. I liked the UI designer that they had for building the screens and also defining the flows. Of all of the solutions I evaluated, it was the easiest to use and deploy.
What needs improvement?
Microsoft PowerApps is not intended for customizing what's generated in a major way. You have these little windows where you can enter your script and such, but there is no script debugging, nothing like that. You build and you auto-generate the code. From there, if you want to customize it too much, then it's going to get difficult — OutSystems was more intended for that; you can do a lot more customization after you build your solution.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
The stability is pretty robust. I didn't encounter any crashes or anything unexpected.
How are customer service and technical support?
I did have a negative experience with customer support. I contacted them and was connected with an automated messaging system; It was hard to get to talk to someone. That was definitely a concern for me.
How was the initial setup?
For me, the initial setup was very simple and smooth-flowing.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
I was using a free version. The company has a subscription where you can use certain features for free, but there are features that require a premium subscription to use. I am not certain, but I suspect they would be expensive.
What other advice do I have?
On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.