Google App Inventor is a simple WYSIWYG Android app development tool, the DIY Android application software Google App Inventor is out of beta now, and available to everyone who wants to make their Android gear do simple tasks, without a single line of code.
Google App Inventor is aiming to let folks who don’t want to spend months or years studying programming languages, make their own Android apps that no one else might use, but would make life easier for this particular individual.
The web-based software has been tested on different target groups, including high school girls – the least geeky people on the planet – and the ease of use appeared promising. App creation is as simple as dragging together code wrapped as images to make a newly minted app do basic tasks like send a text message to someone under certain circumstances. The pieces of the coding puzzle also allow you to use the phone’s hardware such as accelerometer sensors, in order to detect certain positions, and take action accordingly.
The switch from private to public beta isn’t the most significant thing in the world — up until now you just had to ask for an invite to get one — but we’re sure amateur Android coders and experimenters will appreciate not having to go through that extra step.