Google Debuts 'App Maker' for Simple Apps

Mitch Wagner
6/15/2018
50%
50%

Google is launching App Maker, a low-code tool designed to let anyone -- even line-of-business users -- build business applications using G Suite.

"App Maker is G Suite's low-code application development environment that makes it easy for teams to build custom apps to speed up workflows and make processes better," Google said on the company blog.

Google notes that, according to analysts, custom mobile apps can help employees save 7.5 hours per week, but IT doesn't have resources to build those apps. "Why? Because their IT budget centers on big enterprise apps like CRM, ERP and SCM, and beyond those priorities, IT executives' attention focuses on security and governance," Google says.

Google campus -- the Googleplex. Photo by Google.
Google campus -- the Googleplex. Photo by Google.

"App Maker was created to enable your line-of-business teams to build apps for the jobs these bigger apps don't tackle," Google says.

As an example, Google cites games developer Electronic Arts, which used App Maker to build a tool to allocate staff resources to different projects and provide management with a monthly view of resources utilization, something that was previously compiled manually.

App Maker connects to Gmail, Calendar, Sheets and other G Suite apps and Google services, as well as third-party services using standard APIs, with access controls for security.

App Maker first launched as part of an early adopter program way back in 2016, and is now generally available for G Suite Business, Education and Enterprise users.

Related posts:

— Mitch Wagner Follow me on Twitter Visit my LinkedIn profile Visit my blog Follow me on FacebookExecutive Editor, Light Reading

(0)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
Featured Video
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
September 17-19, 2019, Dallas, Texas
October 1, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana
October 2-22, 2019, Los Angeles, CA
October 10, 2019, New York, New York
November 5, 2019, London, England
November 7, 2019, London, UK
December 3-5, 2019, Vienna, Austria
December 3, 2019, New York, New York
All Upcoming Live Events
Partner Perspectives - content from our sponsors
Transform Beyond Borders to Lead the Innovation
By Ben Zhou, CEO, Whale Cloud
Reject Limits. Build the Future.
By David Wang, Huawei
China Telecom & Huawei Jointly Complete the World's First End-to-End 5G SA Voice & Video Call
By Jay Liu, Senior Marketing Manager, Cloud Core Product Line, Huawei Technologies
All Partner Perspectives