Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Make Your Own Android App: Your Unofficial Intro To MIT App Inventor

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Make your own Android App. MIT’s App Inventor is the easiest way to learn how to make an Android app, but if you don’t know how to get started our latest guide can help. From authorJames Sherar, “Make Your Own Android App: Your Unofficial Intro To MIT App Inventor” goes over the basics of making your very own app for Android using the educational App Inventor tool. Take the first step toward learning to make apps instead of just using them.
App Inventor makes mobile app development highly visual, and highly intuitive. It is an easy and fun way for the uninitiated to learn about computer programming, and is at the same time a productive tool for advanced programmers alike. It is worth mentioning that despite being in its infancy – that is to say beta phase – this platform still offers a robust set of programming tools for all levels of programming ability and is ideal for use in education. Indeed, a major angle being promoted by MIT/Google is its instrumentality in teaching and for introducing anyone to programming, particularly young people, in say a high school setting. Although, it has a much broader target audience than that. That is, adult non-programmers who wish to teach themselves, and professional programmers.
This guide aims to show anyone the basics of using App Inventor in the hopes that more people will create instead of just consuming.
This guide will teach you:
  • What App Inventor is capable of
  • Who should be using it, from beginners to pros
  • Setting up App Inventor on your computer
  • How to develop a simple “Hello World” app using Inventor
  • How to add your masterpiece to Google Play

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