Google has announced that it is going to shut down the service Android App Inventor by the end of the year.
Android App Inventor is a DIY tool developed by Google to help anyone, even those without advanced programming skills, create and develop their own apps for Android devices. App Inventor is run by Google Labs, which is announced to be shutting down in a few weeks time. Several projects from this site ripe as products and services and many others have simply vanished – App Inventor is among the unlucky ones.
With the help of an MIT professor Hal Abelson, App Inventor focused on promoting computer science and programming. It simplifies the development process by dragging, dropping and connecting blocks of code to create a complete application. However, many users feel that it is still a bit more complex to use this. Now it has become official that Google is going to scrap this service.
Drag-and-click environment gets popular now and then, claiming to be the next big thing until the world discovers code runs faster and is more flexible.