App Maker deprecated, customers steered to AppSheet

Google recently announced that we will be depreciating the platform App Maker on January 19th, 2021. You can read more about the official announcement on Goggle’s Blog.

If you are a current App Maker customer or know someone who is, we highly recommend sharing this Action Advised document.

If you’re discovering AppSheet for the first time because of this announcement, welcome! A great place to start learning more about AppSheet is this forum, but should you want more actionable information on learning this platform this post is a great place to start.

Should you have any questions or comments about this transition please let us know.

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A couple of things:

  • Today is a difficult day for the AppMaker customers. A platform they invested time and energy in has been deprecated. So we feel their pain and their concern.

  • Let’s do whatever we can to help them. Some of their apps, perhaps even many of their apps, can be built on AppSheet. We have a strong and helpful community here.

I will be posting a message in the AppMaker forum steering them to this thread. I know many of you community members will try to help them get their apps working on AppSheet.

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@praveen
We would be delighted to help and support our new members…C’mon and get them to their new home!

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@praveen - Thanks as always for focusing on the end user (even if it’s an App Maker user). These transitions are never easy, but this certainly makes clear the confidence in the AppSheet platform and the great team behind it. Looking forward to what comes next!!

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Exciting news. Happy to help where possible.

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I’ll second the above. Any UK based App Maker users want a chat to discuss what Appsheet can do then please contact me.

Simon@1minManager.com

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Is some sort of automatic conversion of App Maker apps to AppSheet apps out of the question?

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Hi, is appsheet capable of runing custom javascript code?
Is there any option in trial to connect to external database?
Is there any possibility to make custom html/javascript frontend elements?

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Hi @Igor_Sovcik

Yes you can connect to an external database to build free prototype apps.

Client-side logic is completely declarative — no code (no javascript, no procedural code at all). However, a variety of common UI metaphors are available out of the box.

If you can describe what your AM app does, someone here will likely be able to point you at something similar as a starting point. Thanks

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@Igor_Sovcik welcome to the AppSheet community…Regarding your query:

No directly with JS but AppSheet is Google Apps Script compliant. You can support an AppSheet app with custom GAS via onChage(e) trigger or any GAS code deployed as web-app and integrated to your AppSheet App via custom webhook workflow.

Can you elaborate? What kinda external databases are you querying for?

Are you referring to creating custom front-end UI/UX elements within an AppSheet app?

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Hi @JCadence
Do you have any information regarding integration of Appsheet in G Suite ?
I mean App Maker was a part of the suite at no extra cost and it is difficult to pay $5 or $10 per user in addition.
Regards

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We using mysql in GCE

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@Igor_Sovcik
Yes it’s possible to integrate an AppSheet app with MySQL in GCE

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Will Appsheet restore its partner program?

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The one thing that changed a passing look into a commitment with Appsheet was how ready everyone in the community was to help. Even @praveen patiently answered some of my initial “silly” questions… Ex App Makers will certainly appreciate the comradery here…

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The level of devotion to customer success that @praveen and everybody at the AppSheet team has is unprecedented!

I look forward to seeing the types of apps that people have been making in app maker; I’m sure there’s some unique and challenging scenarios to translate into an AppSheet app, but I’m positive that with the collective skill of the community here we’ll be able to solve any puzzles as they arise.

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Hi @Julien_Poirot At this time I don’t have a definitive answer for pricing, but we are hoping to have an answer to you by the end of the week. I’ll be certain to respond once I have this information available.

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Thanks for this. I’m an AppSheet newbie trying to work out how to port my AppMaker apps and this quote seems like a path. What I’m missing is how exactly to run code to say create a new gsuite user which is something I now do with server side google app script via AppMaker interface triggered code. I think I wriggle my way through anything I can find in AppSheet documentation on AppSheet webhook workflow and follow that back to finding how to hook AppSheet apps into server side google app script code?

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You could start here:

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