I haven’t had a chance to do a ton of exploring of this yet, but I definitely will! Sounds like a great option for pairing with programming in PEM’s new MakerLounge (http://pem.org/learn/maker_lounge)
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has released a website that allows you to create your own app. It’s free to use and relatively simple. The website features videos that introduce you to the simple coding language that the apps are made of, and then allows you to create real working apps that you can use on your Android device. Unfortunately, they have not been able to make the apps available for Apple devices, but fear not–You can still make them and test them out on the site.
To use the App Inventor, click here. This will take you to the front page where you can click around to get your bearings and learn before you decide to make your app. If you use this, please tell us what you’ve made in the comments! We’ll showcase what ever it is you decide to make!