Google Offers Free App Inventor Software for Android
Google has announced that it will be offering soon a free software called Google App Inventor for Android.
The system has been in development for a whole year now with the help of computer scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It was designed for future app developers with little knowledge in programming. In fact, schools and universities that did not come from the computer science stream have tested it.
“The goal is to enable people to become creators, not just consumers, in this mobile world. We could only have done this because Android’s architecture is so open. These aren’t the slickest applications in the world. But they are ones ordinary people can make, often in a matter of minutes,” said Harold Abelson, the one who led the development of the project.
A Gmail account is needed to use the development tool.
It is expected that the number of Android apps will pass the 100,00 mark by the end of this month. This is still smaller when compared to that of the applications available for rival Apple iPhone. The introduction of the App Inventor for Android is expected to help Android in catching up to Apple iPhone in terms of number of applications.