google appinventor, like construct for Android (by Google!)

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Post » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:12 am

you have to sign up to get to beta it, but:

pretty badass if you ask me:
here's the homepage:(take a look at the tutorials. it's nuts):
http://appinventor.googlelabs.com/about/index.html
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Post » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:35 am

Nice but for what OS's it is for?

Is it just for Android? (what is this anyway? never heard of Android before, sorry) or for Windows as well?
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Post » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:15 am

[quote="LavaWave":3t8ppcv3]Is it just for Android? (what is this anyway? never heard of Android before, sorry) or for Windows as well?[/quote:3t8ppcv3]

Andriod is a operating system developed by Google for mobile phones. And no, i don't think it can work of windows as well, but you can use a Andriod emulator to test you apps on PC.
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Post » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:18 am

right, but the creation tool itself runs in a browser
the apps and games you make run on android
Android is the OS that's in the gradual process of dethroning IPhone as The smartphone
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Post » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:26 am

[quote="abhilash2863":12qjgjsd][quote="LavaWave":12qjgjsd]Is it just for Android? (what is this anyway? never heard of Android before, sorry) or for Windows as well?[/quote:12qjgjsd]

Andriod is a operating system developed by Google for mobile phones. And no, i don't think it can work of windows as well, but you can use a Andriod emulator to test you apps on PC.[/quote:12qjgjsd]

What year was Android created? is it recent and is it complete or beta?
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Post » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:03 am

Utube vid of Appinventor.
[url:1hfyasv6]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ADwPLSFeY8[/url:1hfyasv6]
And a Utube of Construct for comparison.
[url:1hfyasv6]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J---aiyznGQ[/url:1hfyasv6]
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Post » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:22 pm

Not sure when I was completed. But its by Google, complete and on v2.2. In fact,I'm posting this message from my android phone
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Post » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:29 pm

I've been beta testing this for a while now, and I have to say that it's a great concept, but has a long way to go.

It is web based, and works quite well once you get past the Java problem of running the blocks editor.

It has a lot of short-comings, and I'm hoping that it's because it's an early beta.
I'm still programming the Android version of my game directly in Java because the App Inventor is way off from being able to do it.

App Inventor has great potential should Google choose to put the work into it.
My fear is that it will not become as advanced as is needed for serious Indie development, and is aimed at anybody and everybody to create simple apps that will sustain the deployment of google ads via free games.

I've asked Google for a roadmap for App Inventor, but I am yet to hear back.

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Post » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:04 pm

I think the event system takes the "puzzle blocks" idea a bit too literally. It looks a bit messy compared to a Construct event list.

I wonder if I could persuade Google to write an exporter for Construct 2 instead? :)
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Post » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:16 pm

[quote="Ashley":2r79lfof]I think the event system takes the "puzzle blocks" idea a bit too literally. It looks a bit messy compared to a Construct event list.

I wonder if I could persuade Google to write an exporter for Construct 2 instead? :)[/quote:2r79lfof]
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