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Practical Android Projects by Pieter Greyling, Lucas Jordan

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Chapter  11

App Inventor

There have been many attempts over the years to simplify the development process and allow more people to develop apps. Google's App Inventor is another tool that can bring software development to the masses, rather than being in the hands of a small number of professionals. The value of App Inventor can seem dubious to a professional developer with years of Java experience. Why use App Inventor at all? The answer to that lies in understanding that more and more non-technical people will discover App Inventor, and it behooves the professional developer to understand the tools these people will use. It gives us the ability to understand the challenges they face, and gives us a context for helping would-be software developers ...

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