Hello App Inventor!: Android programming for kids and the rest of us

Hello App Inventor!: Android programming for kids and the rest of us

Paula Beer, Carl Simmons


Hello App Inventor! introduces artistic younger readers to the area of cellular programming—no adventure required! that includes greater than 30 enjoyable invent-it-yourself initiatives, this full-color, fun-to-read ebook begins with the development blocks you must create a number of perform apps. Then you will research the abilities you want to deliver your individual app rules to life.

Purchase of the print booklet features a unfastened booklet in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

About the Book

Have you ever puzzled how apps are made? Do you've got a superb suggestion for an app that you really want to make fact? This ebook can train you ways to create apps for any Android machine, whether you might have by no means programmed earlier than. With App Inventor, for those who can think it, you could create it. utilizing this unfastened, pleasant device, you could make a decision what you will want your app to do after which click on jointly colourful jigsaw-puzzle blocks to make it take place. App Inventor turns your venture into an Android app for you to attempt in your computing device, run in your mobilephone, percentage together with your buddies, or even promote within the Google Play store.

Hello App Inventor! introduces younger readers to the area of cellular programming. It assumes no earlier adventure. that includes greater than 30 invent-it-yourself tasks, this publication begins with uncomplicated apps and steadily builds the talents you want to convey your individual rules to existence. we have now supplied the photos and sounds to get you begun instantaneously. And a different studying issues characteristic connects the instance you are following to big computing thoughts you will use in any programming language.

App Inventor is built and maintained by way of MIT.

What's Inside

  • Covers MIT App Inventor 2
  • How to create lively characters, video games, experiments, magic tips, and a Zombie Alarm clock
  • Use complex mobile good points like:
    • Movement sensors
    • Touch display interaction
    • GPS
    • Camera
    • Text
    • Web connectivity

About the Authors

Paula Beerand Carl Simmons are expert educators and authors who spend such a lot in their time education new academics and introducing kids to programming.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting to grasp App Inventor
  2. Designing the consumer interface
  3. Using the display: layouts and the canvas
  4. Fling, contact, and drag: person interplay with the contact screen
  5. Variables, judgements, and procedures
  6. Lists and loops
  7. Clocks and timers
  8. Animation
  9. Position sensors
  10. Barcodes and scanners
  11. Using speech and storing information in your phone
  12. Web-enabled apps
  13. Location-aware apps
  14. From inspiration to app
  15. Publishing and beyond

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