Budibase vs. Google App Maker (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Budibase
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Budibase is a low-code platform from the company of the same name in Belfast, that enables users to design, build, automate, deploy and scale custom internal applications in minutes, and with confidence.N/A
Google App Maker (discontinued)
Score 7.3 out of 10
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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
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Editions & Modules
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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

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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
Budibase
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Ratings
Google App Maker (discontinued)
9.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Visual Modeling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Drag-and-drop Interfaces00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Platform Security00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Platform User Management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reusability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Platform Scalability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
Quixy
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Quixy
Quixy
Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
Quickbase
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
BudibaseGoogle App Maker (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Budibase
Even though its a solid tool I think for now it is best suited to create some relatively complex apps but not best suited to build very complex apps where you need to manipulate data during runtime. But they are actively developing the produt and push updates on the regular basis which makes me feel optimistic about their future.
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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
Budibase
  • Can connect REST APIs
  • Can define User Roles
  • Open Source so you can host it yourself if you prefer
  • They have a component called reapeater field which is extreamly useful in cases you want to iterate UI component on you table
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  • 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
Budibase
  • Building UI even though simple, it gets tougher when you want to build a complex one. The way they have implemented data sources in the UI is bit rigid.
  • you can not use JS in all the components to manipulate data which makes it less dynamic compared to say AppSmith.
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  • 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
Budibase
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Discontinued Products
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
Budibase
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Discontinued Products
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
Budibase
  • made building internal tool easy
  • saved good number of man hours compared to building tools from scratch
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Discontinued Products
  • 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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