Jul 12

App Inventor for Android Now Available

Google’s App Inventor hit public beta today. App Inventor lets you create Android applications by using a drag-and-drop approach. With App Inventor, you don’t have to be a programmer to develop an application for Android.

App Inventor

I had the opportunity to play around with an alpha version of App Inventor last year for one of my programming courses. This was before I knew how to program in Java or use the Android SDK. Using App Inventor, I was able to create a simple app that made decisions for the user. I also tried developing a Tumblr app, but at that time App Inventor wasn’t so flexible or feature-rich. We’ll have to see if the public beta is more powerful, or if such an application is outside of App Inventor’s target audience.

Request access to App Inventor here.

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