They say there’s an app for everything, and if you’re an Android owner who feels there’s still a gap in the market for your mad-cap ideas, you’ve got no excuse not to make them become a reality today as a new DIY Android app maker is launched.
Google App Inventor requires no coding knowledge, meaning that getting to grips with a drag-and-drop interface is all you have to handle to get cracking on your own ideas.
“Instead of writing code, you visually design the way the app looks and use blocks to specify the app’s behaviour,” says the App Inventor site.
“App Inventor is simple to use, but also very powerful. Apps you build can even store data created by users in a database, so you can create a make-a-quiz app in which the teachers can save questions in a quiz for their students to answer.”
The open nature of Google’s OS has always been one of its benefits over Apple’s system, and the Google App Inventor is a great example of how an open-sourced OS can really democratise how a person uses their hardware.
It’s still in a closed-beta testing stage at the moment, but you can sign up here to request an invitation.
By Gerald Lynch | July 12th, 2010