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We have 2 reviews for Caspio. The average overall ratings is 2.5 / 5 stars.
Overall Opinion: We're not sure what Caspio offers to companies, but compatibility with Wordpress is not among them. We were told by their sales team that there were multiple ways, including plugins and API’s that would allow us to integrate our Wordpress site. In fact, there aren’t. For example, the limit on their API calls per month would not run our app for a day. Neither of these limitations were mentioned by their sales staff, even after repeated questioning about the costs from our CEO. We had a fully working, functioning prototype in our old database we demo’d for the Caspio sales staff and they claimed they could match all the functionality. In fact, nearly every promise they made was specifically disproven, and, the solution seemed very limited. It’s UI features left a lot to be desired. In the end, we spent over $60k and 9 months before abandoning Caspio. We finally realized the “rathole” was simply not ever going to work. Every Caspio workaround caused another problem. Their sole resolution was to have their technical staff work with our development team. Each time, they failed to create a reliable workaround. We finally had to walk away from tens of thousands in development costs because we figured out their routine— stonewall until their technology could catch up. It never could. And, tell us that we could upgrade (again) to get “that” feature. In the end, this wasn’t true. We upgraded and still, it would not do something simple. Caspio is good at marketing, and willing to sell you anything. But its a rudimentary, overpriced solution. We ended up with Filemaker again (our old database). It’s newer versions are substantially more compatible, and Web friendly than SAS-based Caspio. Go figure?
Overall Opinion: There are countless reasons to use Caspio when trying to build an app. Many people that have ideas for apps are unable to realize them because they do not have any knowledge of coding for the computer. Luckily, Caspio does not require any knowledge of coding to use. Because of this, almost anyone can use it. The software also comes along with several incredibly helpful features that make creating and running your app easier than ever. The built-in cloud capabilities that come with Caspio are very useful long after you have already used the software's easy to use set up to design your app. Analysis of data from your app also comes in very handy later because it allows you to see which aspects of your app are the most successful. Apps build with Caspio are very secure because they use high quality security software. This provides you with peace of mind that your app will not be broken into or ruined by hackers online.
Pros: Caspio does not require any knowledge of coding from users trying to build apps. This opens up the app building process to people who previously may not have considered themselves capable of creating anything online. Caspio can be used to create online forms of varying levels of complexity, making the process of app creation even easier. The data analysis and interactive reports that Caspio sends you are of vital importance to the long term success of your app. With information from them, you can see what your app is doing right or wrong and you can change it accordingly.
Cons: Caspio is not designed for building any sort of website, it is mostly based towards apps, especially mobile apps. People with extensive knowledge of coding and web development may only find themselves hindered by Caspio. Sometimes it can be hard to try to navigate through Caspio's many complex features.
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