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Google today announced the launch of App Maker, the newest entry in the low-code, drag-and-drop app building market. Like its competitors from Microsoft and numerous startups, App Maker promises to make it easy for anybody to quickly develop basic apps that serve a very specific purpose inside an organization – source
App Maker is essentially a tool that simplifies the process of making a business app, in which a developer with limited experience doesn’t have to futz with the underlying code but instead pieces together the various components based on pre-made Google templates. The look of the tool is similar to the types of consumer-oriented website-building software like Adobe Dreamweaver, except tailored to work with Google-sanctioned apps and services. (source)
If all you want to do is slap together something simple such as an app to collect information from employees, you can create a spreadsheet-like database that gets stored in Google Drive, then pull together an interface with canned elements such as text fields, pop-up calendars, star ratings, and Google Maps views. For more advanced projects, serious coders can take advantage of SQL databases, scripting, and standards such as JQuery, and can hook App Maker creations into Google Analytics. (source)
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