It’s been one and half year since Google has announced App Maker, a new online tool for quickly building and deploying business apps on the web. Google has mostly remained quiet as the company has not disclosed anything ever since and kept in a private mode, but G suite announced in a Thursday blog post about the general availability of App Maker. G Suite’s low-code environment for building custom business apps is now available to use for all G Suite Businesses, Enterprises, and Education customers.
Streamline Work Process and Improve Workflow
Google thinks that IT executives are not paying as much attention to the app development as they are devoted to the security and governance. So, the idea of creating App Maker is to assist virtually anybody in an organization, including those with little to no knowledge of coding to build their own line-of-business apps with the use of data that’s already stored in their G Suite.
With the use of App Maker, Google wants teams in offices to build custom and bigger apps for functionalities like resolve help desk tickets, requesting purchase orders, track allocation and revamp company processes to help businesses achieve performance, scalability at more convenience.
Specifically focuses on Google’s own services
Get the built-in support for Google’s Cloud SQL database. A user can build their own line-of-business applications based on their stored G Suite data in and can access Google Calendar, Sheets Gmail as data sources for their apps. App Maker allows to access to 40 Google services in total. As of now, App Maker is not providing any built-in connectivity with third-party services.
Use Google Analytics to monitor the apps
App Maker is specifically designed to build custom business apps, even if you have little to no coding knowledge. To succeed low-code straightforward drag-and-drop app development environment is being offered.
The Big takeaways;
- Google’s low-code App Maker tool is now generally available to all G Suite enterprise business customers, as well as G Suite for Education customers.
- Google wants school teachers and organizations to use App Makers to help students and employees to learn basics of coding and application development to build a sub-app for a specific element for their business.
- Expanded OAuth Whitelisting” controls to avert apps from running without their approval.
- Built-in support for Cloud SQL, a drag-and-drop user interface design, responsive templates and declarative data modelling.
- Build custom apps to speed up workflows and help a business combat with tech talent shortage.