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Jul 13 2010   3:31AM GMT

Google App Inventor

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Now this is interesting, a front end to help an end user create their own Google apps!

People can build any app they want with App Inventor, according to Google. The App Inventor team has created blocks for just about everything you can do with an Android phone, the company said.

The team has also created blocks for doing “programming-like stuff” such as storing information, repeating actions, performing actions under certain conditions, and talking to services such as Twitter, Google said.

Users can create games, quiz apps and leverage Android’s text-to-speech capabilities.

To use App Inventor, you have to first fill in a form and sign up for the beta here. The form focuses strongly on educators.

Before using App Inventor, users have to link their smartphones to their PCs or Macs through the USB port.

Head on over to Technology News to get the full scoop.

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