Announced back in late January, the App Inventor is now available to anyone. MIT, today, released the first beta of MIT App Inventor publicly, so anyone of you can create your own Android application, no matter if you are somewhat lacking in the coding skills requires to create one.
If you’re unfamiliar with the App Inventor, it allows users to create self-contained APK files with a “what you see is what you get” interface, creating a (relatively) user-friendly way to make basic applications.
The MIT App Inventor allows users with no programming knowledge to create Android applications and games using drag-and-drop blocks that specified your application’s behavior. App Inventor enables users to develop applications for Android phones using a Web browser and either a connected phone or emulator. Users can be indulged with service as they can use the service with Google account. And when you’re done with your app development, you can post it to the Android Market.
The service, however, was shuttered by Google last year, the company made an announced that they would be terminating their App Inventor service and handing over the reins to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). If you’re curious enough to create the next great Android application, you can head over to the MIT site. Good luck and happy coding. 😉
Source – MIT