Remember App Inventor? It was a tool produced by Google Labs that allowed users to build Android applications.
A few months back it had received a major update which provided users visual blocks and App Inventors user interface to build high quality apps. The App Inventor was a hit because to use it, users needn’t be specialized in any kind of programming skills.
Users need not write codes for developing the app, instead, you visually design the app the way you want and use blocks to specify the app’s behavior. Games like Whack-A-mole, Tic-Tac-Toe and Pong were came from the AI furnace and there were also quiz apps with TextToSpeech capabilities.
The bad news now is that the Inventor is going to be shut down. Google had announced a month back that they are sealing the Google Labs vault and now with that action the Inventor will come to an end in 90 days time.
But it might not completely faze out. Google has said that it might open source the Google Labs App Inventor code. So that’s good news for aspiring developers.
But the company has warned that the current AI URL will change sometime in the next ninety days, so subscribing to App Inventor Announcement Forum would be a good idea.