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Alternatives to Google App Maker

Android Studio, Google App Engine, FileMaker, Bubble, and Microsoft PowerApps are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Google App Maker.
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What is Google App Maker and what are its top alternatives?

App Maker lets you develop powerful apps with relative ease. Create a model to manage your data, build a UI in the visual editor, use Apps Script to write some scripts, and you're on your way.
Google App Maker is a tool in the Low Code Platforms category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Google App Maker

  • Android Studio
    Android Studio

    Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA. It provides new features and improvements over Eclipse ADT and will be the official Android IDE once it's ready. ...

  • Google App Engine
    Google App Engine

    Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow. ...

  • FileMaker
    FileMaker

    It is a Platform to create innovative custom apps for your workplace.

  • Bubble
    Bubble

    It is a visual programming language that lets you build a fully-functional web app without writing code. Users have built marketplaces, CRM tools, social networks. Engineers can focus on new features and add them as plugins with code, while business people can focus on the customer-facing product. ...

  • Microsoft PowerApps
    Microsoft PowerApps

    It is a suite of apps, services, connectors and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps for your business needs. Using Power Apps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform (Common Data Service) or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on). ...

  • AppSheet
    AppSheet

    It is a no-code platform trusted by over 200,000 app creators around the world. Common use cases include field service and data capture, transportation, compliance reports, delivery tracking, property surveys, and a whole lot more. ...

  • Flutter
    Flutter

    Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android. ...

  • Mendix
    Mendix

    It is a low-code software platform. It provides tools to build, test, deploy and iterate applications. ...

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    Android studio is a great tool, getting better and bet
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    Google's official android ide
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    Intelligent code editor with lots of auto-completion
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    Its powerful and robust
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    Easy creating android app
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    Amazing Layout Designer
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    Great Code Tips
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    Great tool & very helpful
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    Easy to use
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    Built in Emulator
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    Keyboard Shortcuts are Amazing Out of the box
CONS OF ANDROID STUDIO
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    Slow emulator
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    Huge memory usage
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    Using Intellij IDEA, while Intellij IDEA have too
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    Complex for begginers
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    No checking incompatibilities
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    Lags behind IntelliJ IDEA
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    Slow release process

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Senior Software Engineer at JOOR · | 8 upvotes · 443.8K views

In my modest opinion, Flutter is the future of mobile development. The framework is as important to mobile as React is to the web. And seeing that React Native does not finish taking off, I am focusing all my efforts on learning Flutter and Dart. The ecosystem is amazing. The community is crazy about Flutter. There are enough resources to learn and enjoy the framework, and the tools developed to work with it are amazing. Android Studio or Visual Studio Code has incredible plugins and Dart is a pretty straight forward and easy-to-learn language, even more, if you came from JavaScript. I admit it. I'm in love with Flutter. When you are not a designer, having a framework focused on design an pretty things is a must. And counting with tools like #flare for animations makes everything easier. It is so amazing that I wish I had a big mobile project right now at work just to use Flutter.

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Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 8 upvotes · 442.5K views

As a Engineering Manager & Director at SmartZip, I had a mix of front-end, back-end, #mobile engineers reporting to me.

Sprints after sprints, I noticed some inefficiencies on the MobileDev side. People working multiple sprints in a row on their Xcode / Objective-C codebase while some others were working on Android Studio. After which, QA & Product ensured both applications were in sync, on a UI/UX standpoint, creating addional work, which also happened to be extremely costly.

Our resources being so limited, my role was to stop this bleeding and keep my team productive and their time, valuable.

After some analysis, discussions, proof of concepts... etc. We decided to move to a single codebase using React Native so our velocity would increase.

After some initial investment, our initial assumptions were confirmed and we indeed started to ship features a lot faster than ever before. Also, our engineers found a way to perform this upgrade incrementally, so the initial platform-specific codebase wouldn't have to entirely be rewritten at once but only gradually and at will.

Feedback around React Native was very positive. And I doubt - for the kind of application we had - no one would want to go back to two or more code bases. Our application was still as Native as it gets. And no feature or device capability was compromised.

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    Uploadcare has built an infinitely scalable infrastructure by leveraging AWS. Building on top of AWS allows us to process 350M daily requests for file uploads, manipulations, and deliveries. When we started in 2011 the only cloud alternative to AWS was Google App Engine which was a no-go for a rather complex solution we wanted to build. We also didn’t want to buy any hardware or use co-locations.

    Our stack handles receiving files, communicating with external file sources, managing file storage, managing user and file data, processing files, file caching and delivery, and managing user interface dashboards.

    At its core, Uploadcare runs on Python. The Europython 2011 conference in Florence really inspired us, coupled with the fact that it was general enough to solve all of our challenges informed this decision. Additionally we had prior experience working in Python.

    We chose to build the main application with Django because of its feature completeness and large footprint within the Python ecosystem.

    All the communications within our ecosystem occur via several HTTP APIs, Redis, Amazon S3, and Amazon DynamoDB. We decided on this architecture so that our our system could be scalable in terms of storage and database throughput. This way we only need Django running on top of our database cluster. We use PostgreSQL as our database because it is considered an industry standard when it comes to clustering and scaling.

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    Nick Rockwell
    SVP, Engineering at Fastly · | 12 upvotes · 425.5K views

    So, the shift from Amazon EC2 to Google App Engine and generally #AWS to #GCP was a long decision and in the end, it's one that we've taken with eyes open and that we reserve the right to modify at any time. And to be clear, we continue to do a lot of stuff with AWS. But, by default, the content of the decision was, for our consumer-facing products, we're going to use GCP first. And if there's some reason why we don't think that's going to work out great, then we'll happily use AWS. In practice, that hasn't really happened. We've been able to meet almost 100% of our needs in GCP.

    So it's basically mostly Google Kubernetes Engine , we're mostly running stuff on Kubernetes right now.

    #AWStoGCPmigration #cloudmigration #migration

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    FileMaker

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      Rapid development
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      REST API
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      API
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      Permissions
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      All included
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      Easy to learn
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      Expensive

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      Is this possible to build using no-code tools? I have read about the possibility of using Webflow with Memberstack, Airtable, and Elfsight through Zapier / Integromat, which may allow for good design and functionality. Is it possible with Bubble or Bildr?

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      Hi all, I need to create a simple IoT interface application that connects the end device API with a GeoTab API. I am considering using Bubble due to its simple interface and configuration tools, but I fear it's too simple. We will want to add features and new devices as we grow - I was thinking of using CodeIgniter or CakePHP on a hosted site for the application. Must support JCOM encoding between the two APIs and there is no need for a separate interface as GeoTab already has one; we are just connecting and pushing data. Thoughts?

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      Microsoft PowerApps

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          It seems like there must be zillions of applications where people want these things, so I want a 'low code' approach that already handles a bunch of details so we don't have to. Experience in the past with Angular has involved, in my experience, a lot of low-level coding to 'reinvent the wheel', creating capabilities (like menus to control plotting options like font size) that I'd expect to be very common.

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          (c) For specific components, ability to swap out the built-in components with a customized plot/widget.

          For example, with (c), we might have a situation where we do want to make a custom plot or tool, and would like to be able to drop that into the general application

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                Easy to learn
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                Tooling
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                Have built-in Material theme
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                Good docs & sample code
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                Community
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                Support by multiple IDE: Android Studio, VS Code, XCode
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                Written by Dart, which is easy to read code
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