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Google winds down Android app inventor, to open source code

Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 in Android, code, compilers, open source by the machinegeek

Last December we noted the announcement of the Android App Inventor from Google. Now Google has announced the discontinuance of the project and states that they will open source the code.

With the winding down of Google Labs, Google will discontinue App Inventor as a Google product and will open source the code. Additionally, because of App Inventor’s success in the education space, we are exploring opportunities to support the educational use of App Inventor on an open source platform.

As a result of these changes App Inventor will be available through the end of the year but users should expect the current App Inventor URL
[appinventor.googlelabs.com] to change sometime in the next 90 days.

Please stay tuned to as we’ll make future updates on our efforts via [the Google App Inventor Announcement forum.]

Karen Parker
App Inventor Program Manager

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