Google Is Killing Its App Maker Service

Posted on January 27, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Google with 5 Comments

Google is killing one of its less known services. The company’s App Maker tool which allowed businesses to make apps without knowing how to code is getting shut down.

The company announced today that it will be taking the plugs off App Maker starting this year. VentureBeat reports that Google is shutting down the app due to low usage.

Google announced today that App Maker is no longer under active development, but it will continue to receive bug fixes. From April 15, 2020, however, users will no longer be able to create new apps with App Maker. And on January 19, 2021, all App Maker apps will completely stop working.

The move comes just weeks after Google acquired AppSheet, a no-code application development platform. The company is actually recommending AppSheet as an alternative to App Maker. It’s not exactly clear how many users are affected by the move, but if your business built any apps with App Maker, you should probably start looking for an alternative before the apps stop working.

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5 responses to “Google Is Killing Its App Maker Service”

  1. jimchamplin

    Because of course they are.

    ”Google cancels Android: ‘Every product has an end’, Sundar Pichai said in a prepared statement today. ‘Android has had a good run. For our users’ convenience, we will allow them time to transfer to another smartphone platform. We will have some very exciting news coming in the future and we hope everyone will be there to cheer us on!” the CEO of the Mountain View, CA company declared. All Android phones in the world will be deactivated on June 8, 2020 despite an outcry from basically everyone.”

  2. lightbody

    I read the news of this here, and had to break it to a colleague who has spent many months learning, then developing solutions for our company in appmaker. He was a fan (until this). Other Google products that have been canned that we were using have been Google Hire, Fusion Tables and Google Cloud Print. Its like an advert for Microsoft, and their long support for legacy systems, which is exactly what businesses want and need.

  3. ezzy

    Is anyone, anywhere, ever surprised anymore by articles that start with "Google is killing Its <INSERT ATTEMPT TO COMPETE WITH A REAL SOFTWARE COMAPNY HERE"?