At Cobry (formerly known as Google Apps for work), we know that no modern team gets by with the use of only one set of tools. We all have some requirements for third-party apps such as CRM systems, Project Management and Communications. But if you like to keep everything organised and under one roof, there’s a new Google App for you. App Maker is a new ‘low-code’ development tool, used for building fully customisable business apps.
You may be slightly unnerved when reading ‘development tool’, but App Maker was built for the average user, not just developers. So whether you’re looking for a simpler way to run staff projects, induct new employees or approve budget allocations, App Maker lets you build a simple app with all the features you need in just a few days.
There’s no limit to what App Maker can be used for, as every organisation will have different requirements. In the video below, you’ll see how some current G Suite customers have been putting it to use to simplify some of their everyday needs.
“As your application scales to hundreds or thousands of users, that’s taken care for you,” says App Maker product manager Ajay Surie.
A simple calculator can be developed to allow managers to adjust things like hourly wages, overtime and years of employment along with any employee benefits. This could be used to provide an instant compensation scenario for potential employees during the recruitment process.
App Maker could be used to create an employee directory, packed full of user information, with search & auto-complete functions. Like any other app, it can be finished with Google’s material design to provide ease-of-use and a consistent, fresh style. The app could then be duplicated and altered for other departments or even different companies.
Many companies will have processes in place for performance management, but it can be very difficult to ensure that employees track important milestones correctly. An app could be created around the existing processes to make it easier to log information like coaching sessions, personal goals and professional achievements as well as setting up reminders for specific milestones.
If you’d like to find out more information about App Maker, G Suite or cloud computing in general, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be delighted to have a chat about how we could help.