Giving Google App Inventor a spin

Google has created a simple way for us to make our own Android apps. To prove even the dimmest of wits can produce something usable, we had a go.

It's a fact that Google is stuffed to the brim with really, really smart people. You might think you're a bit of a brainbox, but compared to those dudes at Google, we're all idiots. So to help us feel better about ourselves, the search and mobile OS giant has created Google App Inventor , a simple way for us to make our own Android apps.

And by simple, we mean probably not as hard as learning a programming language from scratch, but still not the sort of thing most people would find easy. It does make it possible, however, for everyone to have a go at writing their own app, and have a reasonable chance of success. And to prove even the dimmest of wits can produce something usable, we had a go.

When you open the App Inventor, you're presented with a very Googlish user interface, similar to the Google Apps components such as Docs. In the middle there's a window that represents the screen of your phone--although it's not quite as simple, or limited, as that makes it sound.

Read more of " Google App Inventor: Hands-on with the idiot-proof Android creation tool " at Crave UK.

 

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