Published on October 05th, 2010
My friend Jessie has written about the Google App Inventor before. It’s a tool that developers can use to create paid and free Android apps for a variety of phones like the Sony Xperia X10, HTC Desire HD running on Android OS 2.2 Froyo, HTC Legend and Samsung Galaxy 5 i5503, among many other brands.
A few days back, Google emailed me (yes, I did subscribe to them) that the Google App Inventor Beta is ready for free download and can now be used by aspiring Android apps developers like this author.
There is a notice about the Google App Inventor Beta. Google said it’s an invitation-only product. If you wish to download it, you have to sign-up or register at appinventor.googlelabs.com to find out the terms of service relevant to this product. We were fortunate to have signed-up early so we got the email notification. You too can have the opportunity to create free Android apps or paid applications (and hopefully make some money) if you head on to the web address we’ve given and register as soon as possible.
Unfortunately there are some basic system requirements of Google App Inventor which are indicated below:
Operating Systems Allowed
- Macintosh (with Intel processor): Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6
- Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
- GNU/Linux: Ubuntu 8+, Debian 5+
- Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and higher
- Apple Safari 5.0 and higher
- Google Chrome 4.0 and higher
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and higher
Our machine’s Java kept on failing so we were not able to install the Google App Inventor in our Windows 7 system during our first attempt. If you have encountered the same problem in installing Google App Inventor, we suggest you update your machine’s Java software first as the installation will crash. Just a friendly tip…