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Google 'App Inventor' allows anyone to create Android apps

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Jul 2010 21:58 User comments (1)

Google 'App Inventor' allows anyone to create Android apps Google has launched the App Inventor this week, a tool that will given anyone the chance to create apps for Android phones.
The software tool is in beta, and Google Labs has created videos and screenshots to help new users.

"To use App Inventor, you do not need to be a developer. App Inventor requires NO programming knowledge," says the site.

The code is written inside the software.

Additionally, the tool offers suggestions and options for app creations, like how to build apps that will link to social networking services, or a new SMS app.

The move should give Android another leg up on the Apple iOS, which requires people to have software coding skills to make apps, and then Apple has to accept the app to their App Store.

Check out the site here:

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112.7.2010 23:59

That is rather cool; assuming it does anything useful.

Nevermind; I installed their little app and set everything up like their guide said, then I went to start writing an app, and came to a page saying that I could not write an app because I hadn't been approved. Nice one google...very funny making me install that crap just to send me to a page that says I can't use any of it.

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