App Maker, is an online tool for quick building and deployment of business apps on the web developed by Google. While the tool has been in beta for the past one year, the company has finally announced the general availability of the service to all developers who wish to give it a try.
The tool is to enable people in organization, especially those with little coding experience to build own business apps, and it comes with any G Suite Business and Enterprise subscription, which data is based on G Suite or Google’s Cloud SQL database or any other database that supports JDBC or that offers a REST API.
Albeit, it takes quite a bit of work to set up the database connectivity, but after that, the design aspect is actually pretty easy — and coupled with ready-made templates, which makes the final application building quicker, irrespective of platform.
App Maker affords the developers with a low-code application development environment which allows building of applications through an easy drag and drop system.
While developers can access Gmail, Google Calendar, Sheets and other data sources, the main applications will likely rely on a database. Another caveat is that it focuses only on Google’s own services, with little or no built-in support for third-party services, although Google has promised to bring more functionality to the service.
App Maker is now available and open to all G Suite Business and Enterprise customers, as well as G Suite for Education customers.