Google, the renowned global tech giant, has reportedly announced the acquisition of AppSheet, a Seattle based firm that offers no-code application software development platform. AppSheet has raised over $17 million over a valuation of $60 million.
Through the AppSheet acquisition, Google has now made it simpler for organizations to develop mobile apps without writing even a single line of code. The platform works by fetching data from a form, spreadsheet or database, and utilizing the column or field names as the basis to create an app.
AppSheet, founded in Seattle in 2012, counts organizations such as the University of Michigan, the Global Cancer Institute, Costco, Toyota, Pepsi and Whirlpool among others in its client portfolio.
The no-code development platform is integrated with the tech giant’s Google Cloud platform, integrating with Google Forms and Google Sheets already. However, it also works with a few other tools, which include Salesforce, AWS DynamoDB, Box, Office 365, and others. The company stated that it would continue to support other platforms, even after the contract finishes.
Google, through a blog post, stated that the ability of AppSheet to support a wide range of applications, integrated with Google Clouds extensive expertise in vital verticals, would further enable digital transformation in industries such as media and entertainment, communication, financial services, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.
The company further added that the agreement is subject to customary closing conditions. The agreement is expected to reach conclusion in the coming weeks.
Praveen Seshadri, CEO, AppSheet, stated that the company is integrating with Google Cloud and would also continue to operate the service in the future. Seshadri further added that the company can now offer a better platform for its customers and further reach as well as empower more users.
Google looks at this acquisition as expanding its growth philosophy by using no-code working with application integration, workflow automation, and API management.
No financial terms were disclosed by the companies regarding the acquisition.
Source credit: https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/14/google-acquires-appsheet-to-bring-no-code-development-to-google-cloud/