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IT on a Roll: How a No-Code Platform became Part of Google Cloud?

Google Cloud’s latest acquisition would help enterprises empower millions of citizen developers to more easily create and extend applications without the need for professional coding skills.

No-code development platforms have been in existence within the industry for some years now. They have been enabling software makers to deal with the rising demand for automation and drag-and-drop features, helping DevOps teams to quickly create such products with less or no coding. As CIOs look to accelerate their Cloud infrastructure and development cycles, No-code platforms have created a niche for themselves in the last few months. And. today, we have a piece of big news for you already. Google is promoting the new-age trend of computing with low-code DevOps. It has announced that a no-code DevOps platform AppSheet will join its family of Cloud products. AppSheet is branded as a leading No-code application development platform used by a number of enterprises across a variety of industries.


What No-Code App Development Means for the DevOps Industry

According to Gartner, an enterprise low-code application platform offers wide-ranging and compelling productivity gains for DevOps teams. As Cloud and Software vendors step-on efforts to optimize their DevOps processes and automation in today’s competitive landscape, no-code/low-code platforms offer valuable opportunities. No-code platforms empower more business applications to be built with greater speed and efficiency.

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However, many companies lack the resources to address these challenges. Google Cloud, together with AppSheet, aims to help enterprises empower millions of citizen developers to more easily create and extend applications without the need for professional coding skills.

At the time of this announcement, Praveen Seshadri, CEO and Founder of AppSheet¹ said, “We are philosophically and strategically aligned with Google Cloud in a shared commitment to a no-code platform. The AppSheet platform has been live for more than five years. As we’ve matured, so has the IT industry, and there is now a tremendous pent-up demand for enterprise automation. With the rise of low- and no-code platforms, citizen development has emerged as the strategic way for modern organizations to invest, innovate, and compete.”

Why AppSheet?
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According to “The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Platforms For Business Developers,” Q2 2019, “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.”

Google Cloud’s Vice President, Amit Zavery², added, “This acquisition helps enterprises empower millions of citizen developers to more easily create and extend applications without the need for professional coding skills.”

AppSheet Acquired by Google Cloud
AppSheet Acquired by Google Cloud

AppSheet has helped thousands of DevOps projects take shape in the cut-throat Digital ecosystem.

According to Google’s official blog, AppSheet aligns well with the current Google Cloud’s strategy. This includes, reimagining the application DevOps space with a no-code platform to boost productivity with workflow automation, application integration, and API management, entirely native on the Cloud.

AppSheet’s ability to power a range of applications—from CRM to field inspections and personalized reporting—combined with Google Cloud’s deep expertise in key verticals, will further enable digital transformation across industries like financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, communication and media & entertainment. 

GoogleCloud team would leverage AppSheet DevOps expertise to develop richer applications at scale for Google Sheets and Forms, in addition to earmarking emerging technologies for other Google products such as Android, Maps and Google Analytics.

In addition, AppSheet customers can continue to integrate with a number of Cloud-hosted data sources including Salesforce, Dropbox, AWS DynamoDB and MySQL.

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