Monday, July 12, 2010

Google launch simple Android app developer

Google are trying to make their Android mobile platfrom as open as possible, and to that end they've released a simple (apparently) app developer for people to make their own.

App Inventor allows people to do just that. See the details here, or follow this tutorial to make your own WhacAMole.

Or watch this video to see how to make a cat app.

This is a pretty interesting move, considering how 'closed' the Apple system is.

For more on this, read this excellent debate on the closed nature of Apple's system in comparison. Includes such lines as:

"Would it be a good car if the hood were welded shut?

A lot of people would like it if there was no need to open a car hood or even have one."

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