Google App Inventor lets anyone make Android smartphone apps

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IDG News Service, 7/12/10

The new Google program puts app creation in the hands of Android users

Google on Monday revealed a new software tool that lets just about anyone make apps for mobile phones that use its Android software.

The beta version of the Web site for App Inventor for Android went live from Google Labs with a video showing how easy it is to make apps, including a number of ideas for apps people can make themselves.

“To use App Inventor, you do not need to be a developer. App Inventor requires NO programming knowledge,” the Web site says. Software code is written by App Inventor software, while users are given options on what to include in the app.

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