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Google Will Shut Down Designing Platform App Maker in 2021

Google will close the application designer App Maker on January 19, 2021 due to its low demand.  Reported by company, "Build apps that fill gaps, like accelerating business workflows or scaling internal operations, with G Suite’s low-code development environment. App Maker is included with G Suite Business and Enterprise editions, as well as with G Suite for Education." The service will be gradually downturned, as explained by Google.

Google App Maker have templates, drag-and-drop UI design, and declarative data modeling, with Google aiming at IT developers and enthusiasts. Apps develop via App maker with are connected with first-party services such as Gmail and Calendar and G-suite admins will have full control access in App Maker. From April 15, 2020, it will no longer be possible to create new applications in the designer, but it will be possible to edit the already existing ones. By January 19, 2021, all applications based on the App Maker will stop working.

The company informed that due to the specific source used for App Maker users will not be able to directly transfer their applications to another platform and have advised users to consider its other services.

For automation of complex business processes - AppSheet is the new tool you should consider and its operation is that are similar to App Maker.

If you used App Maker to create applications - For the development and hosting of web applications on a fully managed platform in Google Cloud Platform (GCP), use App Engine.

If you used App Maker for data collection -  Use Google Forms that comes with far many features than App Maker.

Greg David

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