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Google opens App Maker tool to all G Suite users

App Maker Google’s low-code tool for building business apps comes out of beta		
		
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Cecil Davis | 19 June, 2018, 11:48

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

In announcing the general availability of App Maker, Google cited research indicating custom mobile apps can save employees 7.5 hours per week, one of the driving motivations behind the increasing universe of low-code tools in the face of a dearth of professional programmers.

The WYSIWYG environment is designed to make sure businesses can create exactly what they need, with a minimum of cost and coding knowledge.

IT budgets often tend to center on CRM, ERP, supply chain management and other large-scale enterprise applications.

GOOGLE'S APP MAKER tool for creating business apps to mesh in with its G Suite bouquet has left private beta. The tool supports popular app development tool standards such as Java, Cascading Style Sheets, HTML and also Google's own Material Design framework. The app has a number of samples and templates which can be used to make apps.

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To make things easier for its enterprise customers, Google has finally pushed its App Maker application development tool out of beta. Google even offers a few examples of where App Maker can help: requesting purchase orders, filing and resolving help desk tickets, and tracking allocation requests.

There are also a couple of new features that have been added in the stable release.

"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. The company has also provided an administrative whitelisting control to avoid apps from running without their permission.

Open: App Maker now offers built-in support for Cloud SQL (GCP account required), offering high performance, scalability and convenience. 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.