July 13, 2010

Google's Android App Inventor: Help or Hindrance?

Google's new App Inventor for Android may be a dream come true for amateur programmers with big ideas for the next mobile app. Whether it will be as beneficial for professional developers, the Android Market or the platform in general, however, is much less clear. On the one hand, putting development capabilities in the hands of the masses could dramatically accelerate the growth rate of the Android Market, making it more competitive with Apple's App Store; that, in turn, could serve to increase consumer interest in the Android platform and enlarge the potential audience for apps created by real developers.

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