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Google New App Maker Help People To Build Custom Enterprise Software

The G Suite family of productivity tools for the enterprises from the Google Cloud will now be joined by App Maker, a low code tool for rapid application development of business-centric apps.

The service lets users drag and drop widgets around on a user interface that complies with Google’s Material design principles. But they can be customized further with scripts, as well as HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and JQuery content. And once apps are live, it is possible to monitor usage through Google Analytics.

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Google App Maker

Like the competitors from Microsoft and numerous startups, App Maker promises to make it easy for anybody to quickly develop basic apps that’s serve a very specific purpose inside an organization.

App Maker lets users integrate the apps with many services, including Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Contacts, Google Drive, Gmail, Google Forms, Google Groups, Google Translate, Google Maps, Google Sites, Google Sheets, Google BigQuery, and Google Calendar.

Since the same infrastructure as the G Suite would be used for deploying these apps, users will have scalable, high performance apps without worrying about the underlying technology. Even though the initial focus of App Maker is on simplifying the development process for small apps, it features decent scripting support for those who wish to customize things further.

BEYOND G SUITE:

In addition to the App Maker announcement, Google also announced that it is adding a few new enterprise applications to its ‘Recommended for G Suite’ program. The program certifies that an application is well-integrated into G Suite and that it has been tested for security vulnerabilities. The new partners the company announced are Virtru, LumApps, DocuSign, Freshdesk, Zoho Invoice, Asana and Xero.

In picking these products, Murphy says that ‘We asked ourselves, what are the categories of products we’re not likely to fill, but we know customers are using?’ For a company that is already using Asana for project management or Xero for accounting, the fact that these services have partnered up with Google might be one more reason to give G Suite a try.