Google App Inventor Goes Open Source

Posted: Jan 24 2012, 1:30pm CST | by , Updated: Jan 24 2012, 1:35pm CST, in News | Android


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Everyone will get App Inventor soon

I know I have many times though I would like an app for my Android device that does something specific, but haven't found it in a form I liked on the Android Market. I bet that many people out there have felt the same way. Google has a tool that has been used by devs in the past called App inventor that it is sending open source.

Google has over the last month or so been moving things that don’t make money from its own development to the open source masses to develop. It did this with Sky Map and now App Inventor. The development is being turned open source and MIT will be working on it too.

MIT plans to offer a version called MIT App Inventor. There is a catch though; the software is apparently only for Linux and Mac. If you are on those OS' you can get the software and use it to design your own apps without having to know any programming languages.

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