Google now offers a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ (DIY) app creation software tool for the Android platform.
App Inventor for Android encourages programmers, non-programmers, professionals and students to create mobile apps for Android-powered devices.
The tool enables DIY developers to drag code for different functions and rop them into a template. Consumers with no knowledge of Java (Android’s app programming language) could become first-time app creators.
Fortune's Seth Weintraub calculates if only 1% of Android phone buyers create an application, Android’s application store would grow by 1600 apps every day. That’s well over half a million additional apps created every year; more than five times the total number of apps available at present in Android Market.