Google App Maker high-end, low-code app development platform leaves beta

Google has taken its low-code app development service, App Maker, out of beta and made it generally available. Like others of its type, App Maker helps teams make custom apps to speed up processes and workflows, without much technical knowledge or employing a developer.

To emphasize it’s not just small businesses that can use App Maker, Google showcased what Electronic Arts has been doing with the tool.

Electronic Arts demonstrates how it uses App Maker

Peter McAuley, IT director at EA, said:

“Pooling talent resources was always an ad hoc process, but App Maker let us quickly build an app that tracks allocation requests in detail. Our custom app also calculates and provides management with a view of total resource utilization by month, something which was always more of a chore to put together manually.”

Now App Maker is out of beta, Google has added support for Cloud SQL, responsive templates, new UI and design elements, and the ability to connect with other Google services including Gmail, Calendar, and Sheets.

Because the apps can be managed in G Suite, administrators have control over access, information on usage, and the chance to prevent apps from running. App Maker is available to Google’s Enterprise customers, and those with a G Suite Business and G Suite for Education account.