Mobile industry is going through some great revolution from past one year. Smartphones are breaking the barriers of hardware specifications, new mobile platforms have rolled up the traditional mobile OS, people are getting more hand-held dependent than ever before and, most importantly, mobile applications have got significant interference in human’s day-to-day activities.
Mobile app industry is reportedly set to passover $35 billion as revenue by 2014 and among all major mobile platform Google has stamped the top spot in smartphones with enormous success of Android mobile OS. As per the latest figure, Google is selling more than 300,000 mobile handsets everyday and company is expected to cross 75 million mark by 2012, surpassing overall market of iOS – Apple iPhone platform.
Therefore, a strong justification and need of having your business available for Android mobile users has become unified. Rising challenges and competition don’t allow business’ to ignore the importance of mobile presence. But, for most of people, having their business available on Android mobile, in a refined way, is still a challenge.
Sensing such complex environment for business to Android, Google has launched an online – wizard based application – which can be used to develop any Android application. With a basic knowledge of computer and sense of design can make any person an Android Application designer.
Google’s App Inventor, which was previously available to people only on request, is now free for all who want to create their own Android application for smartphones. The new App Inventor allows you to design & develop your application through wizard and drag &drop functionality and doesn’t require you to have any programming skills.
This has given a boost to many SMB’s & startup to have their presence with Android mobile users via such applications, developed through App Inventor. Many early adopters of App Inventor have developed various applications, like vocabulary app for kids, a bus scheduler and even a marriage proposal cloaked within a Harry Potter quiz with the help of tutorials and little knowledge of design sense, according to Google blog.
The new App Inventor allows people to build application on personal computer but then synced with phone, so budding designers can see how exactly their application will look and perform on mobile device. Designers don’t have to have any development skills as App Inventor inherit all development related environment inside. Few clicks, few images and color selection and your application is ready to rock on Android mobile with the help of App Inventor.
You can develop any simple application to complex one depends on how well you are thorough with the tutorials and the design sense. Even Google also encourage people to share their story and roadblocks, about building such apps, through Discussion Forum.
If you are a business owner (no matter whether it’s online or offline model), it’s time for you to take advantage of Google’s vast market reach of mobile users through App Inventor today. If you are one of the designer who took advantage of App Inventor, don’t forget to share your experience in comment section.