Workshop - Google App Inventor for Android: Creating Mobile Applications as a First Computing Experience
App Inventor for Android is a visual programming environment being created by Google that enables non-programmers to easily build mobile phone applications. It will become publicly available starting in 2010. A prototype implementation was piloted in introductory computer science courses at 12 colleges and universities in fall 2009. App Inventor is designed to let students with no previous computing experience explore mobile applications, including communication, location awareness, social networking, and massive Web-based data collections.