9 December, 2023

10 Google-based tools – Exclusive for Web developers

Being one of the weighty companies in the world, Google has got its name and fame as the most popular search engine. Apart from the search engine, the organization is also the provider of world’s famous services like Gmail, Google Plus and Google Play. While these are some remarkable obsessions about Google, there are also certain other disciplines in which the company has marked its name. Google offers a plenty of effective and efficient tools for web developers. Illustrated below are some of the best tools and services offered by Google exclusively for web application developers.

1. Google App Engine
Google App Engine – This PaaS (Platform as a Service) is a cloud computing platform used for developing and hosting web applications in all Google managed web data centers. This service allows applications to run across multiple servers. Google App Engine lets automatic scaling for web applications. When there occurs an increasing number of requests for an application, in order to handle the exceeding demand, the tool automatically allocates resources for the web applications.

2. Open Social
This public specification tool defines a component hosting environment and a set of common application programming interfaces (APIs) for web based applications. Open social was firstly designed for social network applications, which was then developed by Google down with MySpace and other social networks. In recent days, this tool is becoming to be adopted as a general use run time environment which allows un-trusted or partially trusted components belonging to third party companies to run in an existing web application. The open social foundation also integrates and supports a plenty of other open web technologies, which encourages OAuth and OAuth 2.0, activity streams and portable contacts.

3. AngularJS
AngularJS is an open-source JavaScript framework. The ultimate goal of this tool is augmenting browser-based application with Model view Controller (MVC). Though HTML is good for declaring static documents, it tails of when you try to use it for declaring dynamic views in web application. This tool lets you to extend HTML vocabulary for your application. Angular JS allows you to reduce the amount of JavaScript needed to make web applications functional. The page language of this tool is a superset of HTML.

Also Read: Angular Vs React: Which One is Best for your App?

4. Page Speed
For retaining visitor engagement, any site must have fast and optimized pages. Higher the customer engagement, higher is the retention and conversions. The page speed tool is exclusively designed to favor this purpose. It helps you to optimize the performance of your website. The tool approaches products that help you identify performance best practices which can be applied to your site. Optimizing with Page speed tools can help developers to automate the process in a right way.

DART platform allows you to write code that runs on servers and in modern web browsers. The DART tool comprises of a language editor, compiler to JavaScript (dart2js), libraries and a virtual machine for both servers and browsers.

While running the DART code in web browsers, the dart2js compiler pre-complies the DART code into JavaScript. This complied Javascript has to be optimized for a smooth running of your web applications.

6. Google Web Toolkit
GWT (Google Web Toolkit) is an exclusive development tool kit for building and optimizing complex browser based applications. The tool kit is used by many products at Google, together with Google Adwords and orkut. Google web tool kit is completely open source, free and is used by more than thousands of developer worldwide.

7. Google Swiffy
This is a web based tool developed by Google, which converts SWF files to HTML5. The primary goal of Google Swiffy is to display flash contents on devices which do not support flash like iPhone, iPad and Android tablets. The functionality of this tool kit is more or less similar to that of Wallaby form Adobe, which converts FLS files to HTML5.

8. Webmaster Tools
Google’s webmaster tool is an effective tool by Google, which greatly benefits webmasters. This free-of charge service lets webmasters to check indexing status and optimize the visibility of their websites. The service displays traffic for each keyword individually and gives information about the website performance as per the Google search query. Webmaster tools don’t cover search results from other search engines like Yahoo or Bing and it is fully Google-based.

9. Google Go
This open source programming environment makes it easy for web developers to create simple, reliable and efficient software. The tool allows programmers to write functions which can operate on inputs of arbitrary type. Interfaces which are relevant to Google go will not participate in type hierarchies.

10. Code Playground
This tool offers the option to inspect all the Google API, pull the code and run the tests. Developers can also save the code and use it for their own sites and applications.

Punith is Digital Marketing Head at Contus. He has worked with startups since 2005 to market their products and services. Along with the passion for analytics and marketing he enjoys offering strategic digital and inbound marketing solutions.


  1. karthickeyan Reply

    very useful, DART used by google adsense,but no browser support DART. DART Compiled as JavaScript and then only it runs otherwise we can use chromium browser.

    1. Punith Post author Reply

      Thanks for your comment Karhickeyan. Yes, of course you are right. The DART code should be complied into JavaScript. Though the dart2js compiles the DART code into JS, it needs some optimization to avoid technical issues. If not, Chromium browser is the only solution as it directly reads the code.

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