Google has announced that it has acquired AppSheet, a no-code application development platform that allows users to create mobile, tablet, and web applications using cloud-based spreadsheet and database platforms like Google Drive, DropBox and Office 365. This acquisition will help citizen developers build with greater speed & efficiency, and extend applications without the need for professional coding skills.
AppSheet has the most aggressive strategy and roadmap for empowering business people as developers. The platform had the highest score possible in the commercial model criterion and it shows in a stellar experience along with strong features for mobile app development, data design, application scaling, and documentation generation,’ ‘The Forrester Wave: Low-Code Platforms For Business Developers,’ Q2 2019, had said about the platform.
AppSheet will complement Google Cloud’s strategy to boost the application development space, thanks to the AppSheet’s ability to power a range of applications — from CRM to field inspections and personalised reporting. This ability combined with Google Cloud’s expertise in key verticals is likely to enable digital transformation across all industries. With this acquisition, citizen developers will be able to develop applications by leveraging Google Sheets, Forms, Android, Maps and Google Analytics.
In addition, AppSheet will let its customers to continue to integrate with data sources, including Salesforce, Dropbox, AWS DynamoDB and MySQL. According to AppSheet CEO, Praveen Seshadri, this integration will the company deliver a better platform for its customers and reach and empower many more users.
‘As we engaged with various leaders in the Google Cloud team, we found to our delight that Google Cloud shares our commitment to a no-code platform. We admire the amazing, innovative technology that Google has created over the last two decades. There is great potential to leverage and integrate more deeply with many of Google’s amazing assets like G Suite and Android to improve the functionality, scale, and performance of AppSheet. Moving forward, we expect to combine AppSheet’s core strengths with Google Cloud’s deep industry expertise in verticals like financial services, retail, and media & entertainment,’ he said.