UPDATE: Please note that App Maker has been permanently retired/shut down as of January 19th, 2021. For information about alternatives to App Maker, please reach out to us using our contact form.
Why choose App Maker over traditional app development methods?
The App Maker tool makes it easier for users to create and customize solutions. Features such as the built-in drag-and-drop tool help users create custom codes in just a few minutes. Developers also enjoy a real-time preview of the application, helping to ensure the app is fully functioning well before deployment. At the same time it includes integrated Google Scripts functionalities and an easy connection system to external databases.
The online publishing process is very simple compared to traditional web app systems. It takes just a few steps for the users to publish an app to the organization using the G Suite Marketplace system. If users wish to make changes to the app post-deployment, a preview of the updated app can be viewed without disturbing the published version.
Easy to use
App Maker includes a gallery of templates, drag-and-drop UI design, and declarative data modeling that make it easy for IT developers and users to build team-empowering apps in just a few minutes.
The apps can connect to data from other G Suite products such as Gmail, Calendar, and Sheets. You can also use Apps Script to access Google Cloud Platform and other third-party services.
App control and insights
G Suite administrators maintain full oversight of which apps are running in their organizations, who has access to them, and how many people are using them. Additionally, administrators oversee the exchange of company data, which is secure within App Maker.
Google provides 24/7 App Maker technical support.
Apps made using App Maker are limited to internal use and cannot be deployed outside of the organization.