Google Launches Android App Inventor; Now You Can Create Android Apps Too

July 12, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google has released a beta version of a new software called Android App Inventor that allows users with no knowledge of programming to develop Android based- apps for themselves on their own.

The do-it-yourself software is present in Google Labs along with a video that demonstrates the simple procedure of making an app and also offers different ideas for apps. The software writes the code for the apps while users only have to choose the functions that are to be included in their specific app.

Various apps such as apps that link to websites such as Facebook or Twitter and GPS-related apps can be created using the software. The only requirements mentioned on the Google Labs site are a Gmail account, an Android handset and a computer.

App Inventor will also increase the popularity of Google’s Android mobile operating software over Apple’s iOS. The operating software that is present in Apple’s devices such as iPhone and the iPad require knowledge of software programming and the apps that are created must also be approved by Apple first.

However, Apple’s approval process guards its operating software and devices against malware and fraudulent apps. Google’s procedures to prevent Android OS from such malicious softwares are still unknown.

The announcement for the App Inventor was made over a year ago. Take a look at the video below to see how it works.

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