Google is adding some important features to its G Suite, including the all new App Maker, which is a low-code application development tool.
G Suite is quite literally a suite of Google’s apps, which is particularly useful for businesses. For as low as five dollars a month, you can get professional business email addresses, cloud storage, data migration, online help, etc. And now, Google has added some cool new features to it: App Maker and new partners under “Recommended for G Suite.”
As Google describes, App Maker has built-in support for G Suite products like Maps, Contacts, and Groups. It also gives you access to other Google Cloud services such as the Directory API and Prediction API as well as third-party APIs. In terms of security, App Maker is built on the same infrastructure as popular Google apps like Gmail or Drive, meaning it is secure.
Whatever your business needs may be, simply drag and drop and do some simple coding, and you have a fully functioning app. For someone like me, who has very limited knowledge of coding, App Maker might be the perfect tool for creating apps in a fairly straightforward and efficient manner.
Google’s App Maker is available for those enrolled in the Early Adopter Program for G Suite Business. If you are not yet enrolled, you can go here to apply.
On top of that, Google has added seven new apps to the Recommended for G Suite program, which lets you use third party apps to manage aspects of your business on G Suite. The new ones are:
- 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
Are you currently using G Suite? Have you had a chance to play around with App Maker? If so, let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!