Google boosts Android app growth

Summary:Google has launched an effort to make everyone an Android software developer to grow its app inventory and the Android marketplace.

Google has launched an effort to make everyone an Android software developer.

The search giant is hellbent on growing its app inventory and the Android marketplace and has the momentum and open approach to just give Apple a run.

Now Google is offering a do-it-yourself mobile app tool. The tool, which is available now in Google Labs, is called App Inventor.

Read more of "Google's master Android plan: We're all mobile app developers now" at ZDNet.

Topics: Software, Apps, Mobility

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