Google’s App Inventor to be Shuttered, Released as Open Source
Since taking his spot at the throne of Google, Larry Page has been folding various projects and initiatives into each other. Those that don’t really fall in line with the bigger end up getting killed off altogether. The latest service to be affected by the new changes is the Google App Inventor for Android. Google has posted a message that tells users that it will be ending the App Inventor as it exists today, but ultimately opening the source code.
We can imagine that App Inventor was a terrific tool for upstart developers and in learning environments. Given its relatively easy-to-use tools and features, we’re surprised we didn’t see many success stories over the last year.
App Inventor is slated to be available through the end of 2011 however the URL is expected to change sometime over the next three months.
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