Can’t find the Google app you want? Then build your own!
Google has unveiled the App Inventor for members of the general public to create their own Android apps using a WYSIWYG editor.
That’s a pretty bold move that few people saw coming.
The tool looks about as complex as an HTML editor so won’t really be suitable for everyone, but it’s a cool enough idea to boost app volumes on the Android Market. Unfortunately, there is the danger it will flood the Android Market with even more low quality apps, and navigating the store is already a poor experience so far.
Nevertheless, I’ve signed up the tool since there a a few apps I’d like to add to my phone, including:
- A decent weather app that shows multiple locations, like the one on the iPhone.
- A simple screen capture tool
What App would you create?