Google announced “App Inventor for Android“, a Java Web Start based IDE that allows everyone and your mother to create innovative Android-apps by simply dragging & dropping blocks around;
App Inventor in Action
Granted, this isn’t the web-tech approach I was hoping for (just frigging copy/paste Palm HP’s WebOS’s MOJO, will you Google?), but this sure seems like a great leap forward! Now let’s hope people will do more then let their cat purr on our phones.
If you want to play around with App Inventor, you’ll have to apply for access first. While eagerly awaiting an answer from Google, you can already take some pictures of you cat or you could browse the documentation and the tutorials.