App Maker: Google’s low-code app building platform now available for developers

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App Maker: Google’s low-code app building platform now available for developers

App Maker provides those users with low-code tools to make their own custom mobile apps, with the goal of helping G Suite customers create apps specifically for their own needs that larger and more mainstream business and education apps can not offer.

Google explains: "Today, we're making App Maker generally available to help you rethink how your teams operate".

App Maker is created to help professional developers and business professionals who don't necessarily have a formal coding background, including business analysts and system administrators, build applications without necessarily requiring help from IT.

The service is available to G Suite Business and Enterprise users, as well as G Suite for Education customers.

To make things easier for its enterprise customers, Google has finally pushed its App Maker application development tool out of beta.

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This is in contrast to relying on bigger apps for tasks, like purchasing orders and filing help desk tickets, that can not be customized. The app has a number of samples and templates which can be used to make apps.

The updated App Maker also comes with responsive templates for building apps more easily, as well as a new drag-and-drop interface that allows developers to quickly add the components they need. "With App Maker, you can revamp company processes like requesting purchase orders or filing and resolving help desk tickets, as if you designed and built the processes yourself". Also support for Cloud SQL will boost it's performance.

App Maker apps can work with data in Gmail, Google Sheets or Calendar.

Until now the tool was in private beta; now every developer can give it a try and create applications easily.

Google has also layered features that give administrators more control over App Maker in their domain. Plus, you can use Apps Script to access over 40 Google services, Google Cloud Platform and other third-party services that support JDBC and REST.

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