We are CitizenDeveloper.com

Our mission is to expand software development to non-technical users. We utilize the latest technologies for security, scaling, language processing, and machine learning. By making software development fast and easy, organizations can enjoy increases in productivity at levels not seen since the Industrial Revolution.

How We Got Here and Where We're Going

2003

R&D Begins!

Leaving a successful career in southern California with companies like Blizzard-Activision and eBay, co-founder Treff LaPlante returns to his home in Central PA...still a young man...and forms Express Dynamics, LLC. The company’s single minded vision? To produce a no-code software development tool, and to disrupt the custom software industry in the way that Henry Ford transformed the automobile.

CitizenDevelopers' first research and development team in 2003
2005

Launch!

With two years of development and the early adoption of open source technologies such as LAMP and AJAX, Express Dynamics launches the first ever turing-complete no-code development environment. To claim this achievement they had to pioneer a full suite of data, presentation and logic layers. Notable inventions included a visual query builder with lexer-parser and pattern matcher, a visual expression builder, and a visual procedural logic interface.

CitizenDeveloper first launchs as Express Dynamics, LLC in 2005
2008

2.0 Launched!

Cloud enabled and business booms!

Moving away from bare metal and imagining the potential of “The Cloud”, the 2nd generation no-code development tool “WorkXpress” is launched as one of the world’s first application platforms-as-a-service (aPaaS). The Cloud empowers the addition of Systems Administration and Dev Ops tools to the no-code mix. The business grew at a meteoric pace to encompass hundreds of thousands of users on five major continents.

Express Dynamics, LLC's team launches 2.0 in 2008
2017

3.0 is Launched!

Machine learning and natural language. The vision is fulfilled!

With advances in technologies like asynchronous javascript, containerized microservices, machine learning and natural language processing; CitizenDeveloper.com launches the first ever turing-complete no-code development language usable by non-technical developers.

No longer young, the founders have now witnessed an explosion in no-code development and seen production quality metrics that would make Henry Ford jealous: these include time and cost reductions of 95%, a substantial increase in delivery margins, and substantial cost reductions to the customer. The Industrial Revolution has been over for a century...it’s time for a software revolution!

CitizenDeveloper is demoed at tech-events for it's 2017 launch

How We Got Here and Where We're Going

2003
 2003 R&D Begins

R&D Begins!

Leaving a successful career in southern California with companies like Blizzard-Activision and eBay, co-founder Treff LaPlante returns to his home in Central PA...still a young man...and forms Express Dynamics, LLC. The company’s single-minded vision?: to produce a no-code software development tool, and to disrupt the custom software industry in the way that Henry Ford transformed the automobile.

2005
2005 Launch

Launch!

With two years of development and the early adoption of opensource technologies such as LAMP and AJAX, Express Dynamics launches the first ever true no-code development environment. To qualify, they had to pioneer a full suite of data, presentation and logic layers. Notable inventions included a visual query builder with lexer-parser and pattern matcher, a visual expression builder, and a visual procedural logic interface.

2008
2008 2.0 Launched

2.0 launched!

Cloud enabled and business booms!

Moving away from bare metal imagining the potential of “The Cloud”, the 2nd generation no-code development tool “WorkXpress” is launched as one of the world’s first application platforms-as-a-service (aPaaS). The Cloud empowers the addition of Systems Administration and Dev Ops tools to the no-code mix. The business grew at a meteoric pace to encompass hundreds of thousands of users on five major continents.

2017
2017 3.0 A Game Changer

3.0 A Game Changer!

Machine learning and natural language. The vision is fulfilled!

With advances in technologies like asynchronous javascript, containerized microservices, machine learning and natural language processing; CitizenDeveloper.com launches the first ever turing-complete no-code development language usable by non-technical developers.

No longer young, the founders have now witnessed an explosion in no-code development and seen production quality metrics that would make Henry Ford jealous: these include time and cost reductions of 95%, substantial increase in delivery margins, and substantial cost reductions to the customer. Next up...a software revolution.

With Over 500,000 Users Across 6 Continents We Have Served Every Major Industry

Legal Document Parsing and Repository Application

Automated Route Plotting/Scheduling Solution for In-Home Services

Job Staffing and Candidate Onboarding HR Portal

With Over 500,000 Users Across 6 Continents We Have Served Every Major Industry

Elementary Education Reward-Based Learning App

State Contracted Criminal Offender Automated Compliance Program

SaaS ERP for Corporations in the Construction Industry

Our Team

Treff LaPlante
Treff LaPlante
Chief Executive Officer
Drew Mclain
Drew McLain
Chief Information Officer
Calvin Fuerst
Calvin Fuerst
VP of Sales and Operations
Laura Peiffer - Senior Developer at CitizenDeveloper
Laura Peiffer
Senior Developer
team photo

Our Culture

  • Company Culture Committee
  • Outings to McGrath's Pub
  • Pa Tech Nights at Senator's Island
  • Paintball, Anyone?
  • Annual Secret Santa Gift Exchange
  • 3D Movies at the Whitaker Center
  • Ice Cream Social Brownie Contest
  • We Survived the Escape Room Complex!
  • Anything Star Wars
  • Hero-of-the-Storm Holidays
  • El Sol Mexican Restaurant Lunch
  • All next to the State Capital of Pennsylvania and the mighty Susquehanna River!
  • Office snack bar, coffee and donut Mondays

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Located in the heart of Harrisburg's Tech Scene!

Our Mission

CitizenDeveloper.com expands software development to non-technical users. We utilize the latest technologies for security, scaling, language processing and machine learning. By making software development fast and easy, organizations can enjoy increases in productivity at levels not seen since the Industrial Revolution.

CitizenDeveloper.com

303 Walnut Street, Suite 204
Harrisburg, PA 17101

1 (717) 609-0029
info@citizendeveloper.com