With the launch of the Google App Inventor for Android, a development tool that allows anyone, without technical ability, to create applications, is there still a need for software developers?


“I believe this to be a good thing,” stated Kareem Tawansi, CEO of software development vendor Solentive Software.

“The more people are empowered to create their own technology, the greater the possibility of imaginative and innovative products available on the market.

“Having said that, tools to allow non-developers to create applications have always been talked about and marketed,” Kareem continued, “however there will always be a place for experienced software developers especially amongst the development of complex, enterprise systems.”