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News Google unveils App Inventor for Android

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Threefiguremini

    Threefiguremini New Member

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    Awesome! I am loving my htc legend but the app store is the one thing I am envious of on the iphone. Hopefully we'll see some beauties coming out of this.
     
  3. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    That's pretty damn awesome, I can see some amazing apps coming from this, and lots of not so amazing ones too :p
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    That is a great idea - no programming required removes a pretty massive obstacle, and if it works as well as Google claims it won't be long before the Android Marketplace is overloaded with content.
     
  5. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    While on the one hand this sounds exciting ... on the other there will be no money to be made by the bedroom coders. The Android app market will flood with utter shite as the bedroom codies get going, eventually a minor few massively dedicated people will shine, but will the lack of quality push more folks to Apple? Yeah I know App store has shite on it as well, but you wait n see what little Johnny fills the Android app store with ...
     
  6. Bakes

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    Don't like. We'll see a massive influx of tiny apps to the Android appstore. They won't do anything innovative, and will be like those facebook quizzes, badly designed and executed. Whilst you'll be able to do some things quite well, there'll be no substitute for an experienced programmer. The only saving grace is that it costs $25 to publish your app.

    (This is from someone who has widely used applications in the Android Market)
     
  7. Omnituens

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    As long as Popcap get in gear and make PvZ I'll be happy.
     
  8. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    "No programming required" is BS. Yeah so you don't need to write any code to make an "app" with a picture of a cat that meows when you tap it. Big deal. Show me an app that actually does something USEFUL that has been built without writing a single line of code, then I'll be impressed.
     
  9. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i think it's a good idea. allows for some quick clicks to get a small app you want. eg. if i want an app that does a specific task my way, i can make it easily without paying a monthly fee.

    on the other hand, it'll be bad for average joe who just want to download a couple quality apps. im sure it'll bring up the total app count on Android though.
     
  10. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I think some of you are missing the point. Sure, by removing the hard coding obstacle you may see an initial influx of "meowing cat" apps, but I don't think that will make it any more difficult to find useful apps. Don't you geeks make use of search capabilities and user reviews? The iTunes app store is flooded with a lot of crap, but that has never stopped me from finding something cool or useful.

    I believe that some apps are effective in their simplicity, and by removing the difficult programming hurdle it allows creative people to publish ideas that they otherwise might not have been able to create. In addition, I do think that the experience will encourage the successful ones to learn additional programming skill sets. And that's a good thing, right?
     
  11. wafflesomd

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    Just have a user rating system for each app. Problem solved.
     
  12. Faulk_Wulf

    Faulk_Wulf Internet Addict

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    I think there should just be a separate section for App Inventor apps at first. Like a little trial area so that you don't have to dredge through all the Market to see what's there but you still know what you're getting into.

    Sure there'll be Crapps, but there'll be a few creams that rise to the top. :)
     
  13. fabler

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    Yup.. awesome.. already registered.
     
  14. DbD

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    It's "Scratch" for your phone. Pretty cool tbh.
     
  15. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    <sarcastic>
    Amazing! A doable girl with nothing to do in her life, except maybe working for google, dragged a button, added a cat image to it and added a "onclick play a sound" snippet. And then she pressed the image with her little vinger and it says "miaaauw"

    My god! I can see in a nightmare(ish) vision, the world being overrun with 16 billion crap applications for your phone. I can't even imagine what kind of crap it would produce, Ok! I can... Look mammy if you press this image of your ugly head. You hear yourself screaming in rage to daddy! hahaha how much fun!

    </sarcastic>
     
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