8base vs. Google App Maker (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8base
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
8base calls itself a Developer Acceleration Platform using low code to empower developers and businesses to create and host powerful software applications quickly and easily. The vendor says their differentiators include: Developer acceleration platform Low-code BaaS GraphQL, Serverless Autoscaling Role-Based Access Controls SDK UI Kit Command Line Interface Data…
$25
Google App Maker (discontinued)
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Google AppMaker was a low-code development environment. App Maker is included with G Suite Business and Enterprise editions, as well as with G Suite for Education. It was discontinued in early 2021.N/A
Pricing
8baseGoogle App Maker (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
FREE
$0
DEVELOPER
$25
one-time fee
PROFESSIONAL
$150
one-time fee
CUSTOM
Contact
one-time fee
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
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Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
8base
7.0
1 Ratings
22% below category average
Google App Maker (discontinued)
9.3
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Visual Modeling9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Drag-and-drop Interfaces7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Platform Security5.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Platform User Management8.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reusability7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Platform Scalability6.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
Quixy
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Quixy
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Enterprises
Bonita Platform
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
8base
Although we are not a startup and 8BASE allows our backend to be production-ready instantly and thus better support and management of our hardware and scale are automatically progressive with our business. It leaves us more time for hardware development. Recommending to consider acquiring both for all types of companies.
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Google
App Maker is exceptionally strong when you need things to just get done, but your internal development team has a full queue. Or maybe you don't even have an internal development team! If you need a check-in system, an applicant tracking system, an office cleaning checklist with notifications and reports, etc. you can use App Maker to throw something together and make sure your team can use it. You can also collaborate on it, so teams can make this part of their process improvement goals.
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Pros
8base
  • Non-technical people can use accessible software.
  • Cost
  • The simple set up.
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Google
  • Minimal coding experience required. Javascript is a must-have, but the documentation is excellent, and once you're past the learning curve, it's great!
  • Great WYSIWYG editor. It's easy to see the layout and still have deep control over what you're putting together.
  • Excellent integrations with G Suite. There are methods built-in that allow you to easily authenticate and work with the G Suite APIs.
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Cons
8base
  • the UI is complex to handle at first.
  • Lags in many applications.
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Google
  • Definitely not for beginners. App Maker certainly isn't usable by "everybody," but it's excellent for those who are willing to learn and get their hands dirty!
  • Experienced developers will have issues. The target user is someone who doesn't want to (or know how to) use something like App Engine or Kubernetes. People with more experience will certainly see limitations and find it difficult to use to the fullest extent.
  • Data sources can be iffy to manage. It used to be that App Maker would use a sheet or "Drive table" as a data source, but it now requires a GCP data source like CloudSQL.
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Support Rating
8base
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Google
App Maker is a very "do it yourself" platform. There is a huge amount of documentation and plenty of examples to begin learning, plus a vast community support through StackOverflow that can assist anywhere that you're stuck, but the great thing is that it's all up to you. If there are specific features that don't work, Google is always there to help troubleshoot.
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Alternatives Considered
8base
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Google
App Maker is really kind of new in its own space. We haven't seen the level of functionality, nor the deep integrations, with anything else. It can replace a lot of products, and we've seen it in place in many applications across our organization, so it's been able to reduce our spend on products that offer specific functionality and still need to be customized.
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Return on Investment
8base
  • It is stable in its security.
  • Simple development has allowed us to handle less wasted time.
  • Short-term goals are easily met.
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Google
  • We have seen a reduction in time spent on manual processes by being able to automate functions in Google Sheets, take input with special functionality, and have App Maker do the work for us.
  • We have seen the internal development queue decrease, which allows us to focus on larger projects that couldn't be handled by App Maker.
  • We have seen ownership and process improvements increase in certain departments, as they are able to get to work themselves.
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