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Google is launching a new tool on Monday that lets anyone create an app for Android phones.


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  1. Crodley

    Crodley Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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  2. flu13

    flu13 Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome!
     
  3. all43

    all43 Well-Known Member

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    OOOOOooo this is cool, thanks for the heads up.
     
  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    I guess it really depends on how many of these "home brew" apps make it to the market. If they just start showing up without any way to sort or separate them, it's going to be a mess.
     
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    yeah, it will be interesting to see how quickly the market grows, but at the same time it will be interesting to see how much CRAP makes it into the market to have to search through in order to get to a decent app.
     
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    I signed up. I'm working on learning Java and I see it as just another tool in the toolbox.
     
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    wmtoandroid Well-Known Member

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    This is awesome news!

    I'm actually waiting for a programming book for Android to come in from Amazon today, so I'm excited to get started!

    As for the useless apps flooding the market... you have to pay $25 to be able to post your app on the Android Market. This will deter a lot of people from uploading "junk".

    Having said that, if you use the AppBrain website, it filters out "spam" apps, so you don't even see them when looking for legitimate apps.

    On the flip-side, App Inventor will allow someone with a great idea who knows nothing about programming to come up with some pretty nice apps :)
     
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    I signed up too, can't wait to try it out.
     
  9. king chillout

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    I know less than zero about programming, but I've always thought I could come up with a handy app if there was something like this to produce it on.

    I might have a go at this myself.
     
  10. mrmojoz

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    I don't see a way to build advertising into these either, so that should keep the "build crap and get free money" crowd away as well.
     
  11. Rob_A

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    wow, awesome. Now I can make some apps for my phone (like soundboards my daughter can play with) even if I don't care about putting them on the market.

    I used to use Klick N Play, Shoot'em Up Construction kit, RPG Maker 2000 back in the day to make some pretty cool (simple) games.

    Looking foward to it
     
  12. Crodley

    Crodley Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Or better yet, for me, a soundboard OF my family. I'd love that at work. I know, I'm sentimental. :)
     
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    ... and it's in stuff like this that the true value lies. Folks who are not concerned about widespread appeal, but who just want to make very personal applications. It makes Android even more personal.
     
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    According to this column, these apps won't be published in the market:

     
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    i got my account, and to be honest can't see that much can be made with the tools that they give you. Anyone else had a look yet?

    You won't be designing any 3D racing games anytime soon with this interface.
     

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