Google launches do-it-yourself app creation software
By Denny Carter
July 12th, 2010
Google is bringing Android software development to the masses, reports the New York Times. The company will offer a software tool, starting July 12, that is intended to make it easy for people to write applications for its Android smart phones. The free software, called Google App Inventor for Android, has been under development for a year. User testing has been done mainly in schools with groups that included sixth graders, high school girls, nursing students, and university undergraduates who are not computer science majors. The thinking behind the initiative, Google said, is that as cell phones...
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Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i