For those Do-It-Yourself people out there, Google's DIY Android "pseudo-programming app", Google App Inventor, is out of beta and available now. The app allows you to customize some of the things your phone can do, and it allows you to create your own custom apps, without having to write a single line of code. It's designed to help those of us who don't want to spend years learning how to program, but still want to exercise creativity and ingenuity. Supposedly, the app was actually thoroughly tested with several different target groups. Notably even their "high-school girls" group seemed to fathom its use.
The process involves dragging around code-wrapped images designed to 'piece together' tasks and actions in order to create a cohesive pattern of action. One example given was that you could setup your phone to send a specific text under certain preset conditions. You can even create simple games. The possibilities seem limitless with the power of imagination 'taking the reins'. I suspect that this will become one of the most popular downloads from the market. What do you guys think?
Get started today by following the link here: http://appinventor.googlelabs.com/learn/setup/
Source: Google via Phonearena