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kjk
07-12-2010, 10:55 AM
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/app-inventor-for-android.html

App Inventor is a new tool in Google Labs that makes it easy for anyone—programmers and non-programmers, professionals and students—to create mobile applications for Android-powered devices. And today, we’re extending invitations to the general public.

Looks pretty cool! I applied for an invite.

=X=
07-12-2010, 02:00 PM
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/app-inventor-for-android.html



Looks pretty cool! I applied for an invite.

Okay Kjk, you get karma for this post.

BTW thanks for all the other news post your making it easy to stay on top of he latest news.

kjk
07-12-2010, 04:21 PM
Ahahaha, thanks-just trying to give this new forum a push to start-I'm sure it will really take off once more reading-centric Android devices show up on the market.

=X=
07-12-2010, 07:22 PM
Ops sorry my last post had "least" I meant to say "latest"..... I promise that wasn't a Freudian slip :)

kjk
07-12-2010, 08:42 PM
Ops sorry my last post had "least" I meant to say "latest"..... I promise that wasn't a Freudian slip :)

well, there certainly could stand to be more news, especially concerning actual products ;)

Lo Zeno
07-13-2010, 05:16 AM
I've applied for an invitation too!
I already develop Android applications using the standard SDK and NDK in Eclipse, but a tool to make the smallest applications more quickly is surely welcome.

That, and also I suspect that I may be able to turn the AppInventor into a Form Designer to use with my standard projects in Eclipse.

kjk
07-13-2010, 10:56 AM
I've applied for an invitation too!
I already develop Android applications using the standard SDK and NDK in Eclipse, but a tool to make the smallest applications more quickly is surely welcome.

That, and also I suspect that I may be able to turn the AppInventor into a Form Designer to use with my standard projects in Eclipse.

Based on the invitation form-it looks like they are focusing on students..I probably should have used an .edu email address :p

Lo Zeno
07-13-2010, 11:27 AM
Based on the invitation form-it looks like they are focusing on students..I probably should have used an .edu email address :p

That's why I used my university email address ;)

=X=
07-13-2010, 11:39 AM
I don't have my edu email any longer. However in their instructions I was sure it said enter your Gmail address

Lo Zeno
07-14-2010, 05:09 AM
You're right, I didn't pay attention to it.
I'm better fill the form again then :D I can always mention my university in the last field.

kjk
07-14-2010, 10:51 PM
You're right, I didn't pay attention to it.
I'm better fill the form again then :D I can always mention my university in the last field.

Have you tried Palm's Project Ares (http://developer.palm.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1883&Itemid=56) simulator for web apps? It is pretty neat.

kjk
08-20-2010, 12:34 PM
Got my invitation to Inventor!

Catire
08-20-2010, 05:50 PM
Got my invitation to Inventor!

Ditto

kennyc
09-01-2010, 10:13 PM
Looks interesting. I just built my first app - "Hello Android" yesterday using the standard ADK from Google. as I wait on my Droid X....

Thecovester
11-02-2010, 10:48 PM
Can anyone help me out here?
I'm trying out Google's Android AppInventor, and I want to do something on the tutorial. The tutorial is called PaintPot, and it teaches you about the canvas and other stuff like that. I'm at the 2nd half of the tutorial, and I want to make it so that I can change the size of the drag line as well as the dot size. In the tutorial, it even says that "You can draw in PaintPot and use the new buttons to draw either big dots or small dots. Notice that dragging your finger still produces a thin line" but it doesn't give any solution. I've scoured the web for help...no luck.

Does anyone know how to make the "DrawingCanvas.Drawline" become larger? I want to make it so that whenever I press the buttons that say "Large" and "Small," it not only changes the dotsize but also the Drawline size. Thanks in advance.

Thecovester
11-02-2010, 11:11 PM
That's why I used my university email address ;)

I just gave it my gmail and after about a week i was in....is that just luck? :P

Logseman
11-06-2010, 09:34 AM
I've applied for it. It is a way to start programming for a noob, and I've always had the thrill of that. Let's see what comes ^^