Please correct me if I'm wroing.. But..
Don't you have to sign up and pay a fee to get your app sold/given away through the Android market place? So it isn't as if all you need to do is set up a free account and get on with it.
In comparison.. In the hallowed sanctity of the app store temple of smut free iSpiffiness... Where each and every app is carefully vetted for purity and wholesomeness by teams of specially trained iElves..
How many tip calculators?
How many fart apps?
How many flashlight apps?
How many apps that are not much more than the example app in the video?
How many PD books wrapped in a reader and sold as full blown apps?
How many games that are little more than accelerometer based versions of those old "get the ball bearings into the holes" games I played when I was a kid?
Can you look me in the eye and say these are worthy examples of the programmer's art? Not just there to make the numbers up?
Agreed. "Lego programming" is not new. But it is a fun way to get involved, and to perhaps see computers as something more than boxes you buy software for and play games or surf for porn on.