Google has revealed its new beta software on Monday – a software that can make anyone feel like a smartphone application developer. The new piece of online software is called Google App Inventor (beta) and helps users create Android apps quickly and easily.
The website says that app creation is not reserved only to those with programming skills. “To use App Inventor, you do not need to be a developer. App Inventor requires NO programming knowledge,” it says. Users have options of what to include in the app, and the rest of the development process is done by the App Inventor.
The Google App Inventor website helps users create all kinds of applications, from simple games to informative and educational applications, ones that make full use of the Android-powered smartphones’ hardware capabilities. App Inventor provides access to the smartphones’ GPS sensor, enabling the creation of location-aware applications, it uses Android’s text-to-speech capabilities in order to create apps that can speak aloud and it uses internet connection routines in order to allow you to create apps that can communicate with other users or services online.
The Google App Inventor can be used on Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, Windows XP, Vista and 7, GNU/Linux, Ubuntu 8+, Debian 5+ operating systems, using all today’s major browsers on computers capable of running Java 6. App Inventor can also be used on smartphones with Google’s own Android operating systems.