back to article Low code? Low usage, more like: Add G Suite's App Maker to the Google graveyard, it's switching off next year

Google App Maker, which lets people build simple web-based applications using a graphical user interface, will be axed early next year. The so-called low-code platform will slowly wind down before grinding to a halt on January 19, 2021, Google announced on Monday. Apps created on App Maker will continue to function for the …

  1. ecofeco Silver badge

    Google is becoming more like Microsoft every year

    See title.

  2. RichardB

    Appmaker was treated just like all those other too good sci fi shows on TV when that had schedules.

    Piddled around and hidden behind the sofa. Oh and you had to have the right subscription.

    Not properly linked from the menus, had to spin up a 'default sql instance' on cloud in order to use _any_ sql.

    As with so many things people make, it was almost good. Almost just enough to get people going. But no. They went and ****ed up just a few details to make it die an early and broadly ignored death. One can only speculate at the bullshit internal politics that must have driven those choices, and what agendas those competing teams must have, and how big a bunch of tits anyone who pushed it into their organisation must look right now.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Typically, this kind of things get killed because nobody wants to maintain them. It's work, and nobody gets promoted doing it.

      1. Dan 55 Silver badge

        I wish I had that excuse... "nah, don't fancy doing it"

        1. ecofeco Silver badge

          You just need a good business case.

  3. IGotOut Silver badge

    For an advertising company...

    ..they have a good history of killing of platforms almost no-one has ever heard off.

    1. Rafael #872397

      Re: For an advertising company...

      Actually they've also killed some not-so-obscure ones... hangouts/google+orkut? Pikasa?

      1. TeeCee Gold badge
        Mushroom

        Re: For an advertising company...

        Cloud Print?

  4. IGnatius T Foobar !

    Well then...

    ...I suppose anyone who built an app with this thing will have to "learn to code"

    bwahahaha

  5. foxyshadis

    At this point, no one in their right mind would adopt a second-tier Google app because Google will shortly abandon and eventually ax it, and Google will abandon and eventually ax every second-tier app it makes because no one in their right mind would adopt it. They created this bed, and they're going to lie in it until they stop treating big projects like someone's hobby project on GitHub.

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