From a photo sharing app to clothing made from sour milk, we look at the origin stories of eight inventors under 30.
InStudios is a visualization app for inventors, artists, and creative types in general.
Loren Brichter, the developer behind Tweetie and its hugely popular pull-to-refresh gesture, which has now made its way into countless iOS apps, has spoken out about Twitter’s recent move to patent the feature. Speaking on the One More Thing podcast, Brichter said that there’s really no need for people to worry about it. It was [...]Show More Summary
Six speakers in 45 minutes! Here are some highlights… MIT App Inventor and jQuery: MIT App Inventor – a web-based Android app development tool. Store your code at the site, can test what you’re building by using the site. Has a designer that lets you add components, modules, etc. Has an AppToMarket that uploads your [...]
R.I.P. the inventor of Red Bull (The Daily What) Pinterest's problem with fake accounts (Ars) The greatest doctors of the nerd world (Popped Culture) Controlling crowds with apps (/.) Facebook Hacker's Cup has a winner (TNW) Guy Fawkes masks featured in fashion show (Oy&Co) Pictures of Presidents drinking beer (BuzzFeed) (title pic via Neatorama)
Legendary scientist, inventor, futurist, and all-around tech icon Ray Kurzweil is attending the ongoing South By Southwest Interactive conference for the first time ever this year, and TechCrunch TV was very excited to be able to sit down with him for an interview. Show More Summary
Ralph Baer is often called the father of video games. His invention, the Magnavox Odyssey, was the first home console system. I photographed and interviewed him this summer as part of my ongoing series on inventors (the book and app for which will be out eventually I promise). Since he turns 90 years old this [...] No related posts.
MIT has revived Google App Inventor, and has launched a beta version of their own MIT App Inventor. App Inventor is a visual, web-based tool which allows virtually anyone to develop Android apps without any coding skills. In order to use App Inventor, all you’ll need is a Google account. The process starts in your [...]
You'd be forgiven for thinking you've already read this article. Truthfully, you pretty much already have. The software is the same (App Inventor), the milestone is the same (public availability), even the development status is the same (beta). Show More Summary
As MIT App Inventor debuts in open beta, the novice-friendly Real Studio development tool is offered for free to the unemployed.
Tablets and smartphones are very personal devices, but software for them is built for the masses. What if you need a very specific app on your Android phone? You could build it yourself with the MIT App Inventor, even if you have very little programming knowledge.
A little ahead of schedule, the first beta version of MIT's App Inventor for Android landed on the web today at appinventor.mit.edu. The App Inventor, first launched by Google in mid-2010 before being discontinued and open-sourced last year, allows just about anyone to dive directly into Android app development with a simple web-based interface. Show More Summary
There is a reason people love the tagline, “There’s an app for that,” so much. It’s true. There are apps for everyone, including inventors. Here are a few shared by Davison Inventions. iHandy Carpenter This app has five of the most well designed tools for builders, makers and carpenters. InventionLand An app on a mission [...]
Post by Julie Ryan Evans While most kids are focused on what apps they can convince their parents to let them download, a 10-year-old from Denver was determined to create one of his own. Fifth grader Daniel Chao wasn't quite sure what...Show More Summary
You guys probably know this by now, but I was a fan of App Inventor. Watching my wife use it to create her own application just sucked me in, and I loved the whole idea of a way for anyone to make an Android app. When we heard that Google...Show More Summary
Google must be feeling generous: it donated Sky Map to undeserving armchair astronomers and it's letting the great unwashed get at its App Inventor development platform. The software toolset was cooked up in partnership with MIT: a web-based interface that lets anyone build Android apps without getting elbows-deep in code. Show More Summary
Google has reminded its users that the flagship platform to allow anyone to create an Android app will permanently shut down at the end of the year. read more
Google's App Inventor is dead, long live MIT's App Inventor! A final notice everyone -- if you have some projects sitting around in App Inventor, and would like to keep them, either for some crazy time-capsule experiment or in the hopes of migrating them to MIT's App Inventor project, you've only got a handful of days left. Show More Summary
(A Santa clause: Spoilers lie ahead.) Last week Condé Nast debuted a free web app called Santa’s Hideout, a registry for children’s Christmas gifts. Kids browse a virtual toy store and build a wish list; parents set spending limits and share the list with friends and family. If someone buys a gift, Santa checks it...