AppScale has released a new "private cloud in a box" called the App Inventor Cloud Appliance. App Inventor is a Web application that simplifies mobile development. The new appliance includes App Inventor, a private wireless network and a private cloud computing environment which is similar to Google App Engine. The product aims to make it much easier to configure and deploy Android apps.
"With the AppScale plus App Inventor cloud appliance, we make it even easier for a broad audience to innovate everywhere," said AppScale CEO Woody Rollins. "We bring App Inventor—and Google App Engine—to those who otherwise would not have access to it, such as those in remote areas with limited or no Internet connectivity."