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Google Adds Low-Code To G Suite, Called As App Maker

By Monica U Santos , Dec 01, 2016 05:40 AM EST
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G Suite is designed by Google to help users to do their work at its best, whether real-time collaboration that brings the whole team together or machine intelligence that speeds up everyday tasks. But Google said they believe all company has unique needs and workflows that G Suite alone wasn't built to address. So today, Google is announcing two new ways to customize and extend your experience on the G Suite platform: App Maker, a new low-code developer tool for building custom enterprise applications and the addition of seven new partners to our “Recommended for G Suite” third-party partner program.

Google Adds Low-Code To G Suite, Called As App Maker

According to PC Mag, G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps) is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering that incorporates all of Google's productivity tools—from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to Gmail, Hangouts, Google Drive. In addition to the App Maker beta available today as an Early Adopter Program for G Suite Business customers, Alphabet also announced seven new app partners in its "Recommended for G Suite" program.

"App Maker lets you build line-of-business apps fast," said Ajay Surie, Product Manager for App Maker. "It comes with a drag-and-drop UI editor with samples and templates, and then you can dive into a full code editor to customize. We wanted the product to help developers focus on building the applications and not worry about infrastructure; with App Maker, you can deploy custom apps for exactly what you need them to do, in a single click."

As per PC World, App Maker echoes services like Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle’s Project Visual Code, QuickBase, SkyGiraffe and others. In this case, the apps users can create with Google’s service are meant to run on the web, but are built to be responsive so that they display well on tablets and phones.

Announcing New Apps For The ‘Recommended For G Suite’ Program

Based on the Google blogspot, here are their new recommended partners:

  • Asana for project & process management
  • DocuSign for eSignature
  • Freshdesk for customer support
  • LumApps for corporate & social portal
  • Virtru for encryption
  • Xero and Zoho Invoice for finance & accounting

At of today, App Maker only has built-in connectors to Google services, but a company spokesperson said in an interview that it’s “actively investing in easy to use, built-in connectors to the most commonly used services.”

 

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