Create apps for Android with Google’s ‘App Inventor’

Apple’s app store over the past two years has seen substantial growth in the number of developers developing for the iOS devices. In a recent report AppStore HQ revealed some interesting numbers which show that there are around 43,000 active developers for the iOS platform and just around 10,000 developers for the Android platform.

The availability of quality apps for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad certainly helps in pushing the sales for Apple and Google is also trying its best to experience App Store’s success with the Android Market place.

App Inventor is a tool by Google (still in beta) which promises to enable almost anyone to create apps for the Android. It allows you to visually design your apps using “blocks” based interface. The App Inventor team also claims that you don’t need any programming knowledge in order to develop an app or game.

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 Android platform is not the only one to enjoy this DIY tool to develop apps. GameSalad offer similar game creation tools for the iOS platform.

It will be interesting to see if the public release of App Inventor will give Android Market place the boost it was looking for.

Are you excited about App inventor for Android? Have you used GameSalad to create any iPhone game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

App Inventor in Action

[Engadget]

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