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Google App Inventor launched for Android devs

Google App Inventor launched for Android devs

A pre-release edition of the Google App Inventor service has made its debut, giving Android users the right tools to create apps for their mobiles without extensive technical knowledge.

See the App Inventor in action in the clip below

Google App Inventor will be free to download and it will be filled with ready made code which can be dragged and dropped into arrangements of the user's choosing, theoretically making it accessible to most Android users.

Google is hoping that most of the apps will be good enough to join the ranks of professional products on the Android Market, with prefab apps possibly even having the ability to store data created by users in a database.

MIT scientist and Google App Inventor project participant Harold Ableson said: "The goal is to enable people to become creators, not just consumers, in this mobile world."

Google has involved various demographics in the testing of the app creator, from school children to graduate students, in order to prove that it is accessible to anyone regardless as to ability.

To get involved with Google App Inventor you simply need to sign up for a Gmail account and pick up an Android smartphone.

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