Android App inventor is going to be a game-changer. I have been an Android fan-boy since I started using Android based smartphone. We are now into a world where, Software (Mobile OS) is becoming more important than the hardware of the phone.
To be honest, Android as a Mobile OS is not matured as Apple OS – but the progress it has made in last 2 years is phenomenal. I am sure in next 12 – 18 months it can come to par with Apple iOS.
A mobile phone can be extended to have any functionality that you want on a phone, thanks to free and paid apps that are available in Mobile App stores that every major Mobile OS has currently.
Infact, many developers make a living out of it by developing Mobile Apps. But now Android has gone ahead and given the power of developing apps to everyone, even if you are not a developer and you don’t know anything of programming – Imagine that !
The new product launched by Google – Android App inventor – can be a game changer for the Industry. Here is what Google says about the App inventor.
To use App Inventor, you do not need to be a developer. App Inventor requires NO programming knowledge. This is because instead of writing code, you visually design the way the app looks and use blocks to specify the app’s behavior.
The App Inventor team has created blocks for just about everything you can do with an Android phone, as well as blocks for doing "programming-like" stuff– blocks to store information, blocks for repeating actions, and blocks to perform actions under certain conditions. There are even blocks to talk to services like Twitter.
Have a look at this video to see how easy it is to build an App (This is seriously simple !)
I am taking off to make an App :) – It will be my first Mobile App…woohoo !