DIY Android Apps
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Did you ever want to turn to a manager, or someone in marketing, or just anyone who doesn't live personally through the pain of what it takes to move an application from concept to clickability and say "If you think it's so easy, why don't you just do it yourself?" If you are currently employed as a developer it's likely that you have resisted that rather career-limiting urge. Yet, dreams can come true. Google has released a tool called the "App Inventor," which provides a drag-and-drop environment which will allow anyone who can design a slide presentation to put together an Android application.
The good news, is some of the more ridiculous application requests may take care of themselves. The bad news is that this will make for a lot of weird stuff out there in the Android application market.
App Inventor runs across platforms, which is the typical Google way. I haven't tried it out yet, but I will soon. Maybe I'll post some sort of weird app for you to enjoy. If you do something with it, why not upload it onto My dW and share it?