Google unveils App Inventor for Android

July 13, 2010 | 11:55

Tags: #android #app #easy #gui #interface #n00b #point-and-click #programming #smartphone #tablet

Companies: #google

Google's latest App Inventor software takes aim at the exploding smartphone app market and simplifies the entry requirements. Google claims you don't need to be a programming guru to create applications for Android OS thanks to its simplified GUI interface.

Apparently it's been a year in the making, as Google sought advice from schools to develop the interface and learning tools, and even says it has inspired kids to go onto learn further programming languages. The App Inventor site lists tutorials to get you started.

While the Android Market Place is a bit underwhelming at the moment, the App Inventor offers a unique way for more people to get into the new growth and potentially monetisable market. Take a look at the video below for more info.

With Android makers such as HTC sporting record sales and profits, plus an influx of Android 2.2/3.0 tablets come Q4 or early next year - it appears there's no better time to start developing your own Android applications.

Will it even make a dent on the ever popular iPhone App-store though? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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