App Inventor

Synchronicity, it’s not just an album. So a couple weeks ago my team lead got me a new phone. Not just any phone, A Galaxy S of the TMobile Vibrant flavor. This is in and of itself post worthy – and I need to do one, once I’ve had the phone a bit longer and gotten the hang of it. I’m coming from a Windows Smart Phone and it’s a huge difference.

So why am I here now? Well a while back I heard about Google’s App Inventor for Android and filled out a request to get in on the beta. I didn’t hear back for quite a while and just figured I wasn’t going to get in. I was so busy messing with my new phone I pretty much forgot about it, and then over the week-end my App Inventor invite came.

What I didn’t even know when I requested to get in on the Beta is that a phone is required to use the software. So if I had been invited in earlier, I wouldn’t have been able to do anything. I get the phone, a week later I get the invite and I am up and running.

I set everything up Saturday and it took me about 3 minutes to make my first “App”. It’s nothing fancy or even useful but I just wanted to see how it would work. It is pretty stinking cool. The tutorials are pretty sweet as well.

2 thoughts on “App Inventor”

  1. I’m jealous. I applied weeks ago but haven’t heard anything yet. So, could it be used to develop a simple-featured app for mobile MPD accessing Data.Server’s web services?

  2. It is helpful to review most of the tutorials to get more information on the Google app inventor. The best tool to create free android applications without no programming knowledge.

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