It seems simple and fun! Thank you!
MIT App Inventor is a system that allows you to develop Android apps very easily by just using your web browser. If you have an Android powered device you can have your apps running on it in no time. If you don't have a device you can also use the emulator provided with the software.
For more information on how the system works please have a look at the description page.
To see what the app inventor can do, and how easy it is to work with it, have a look at this video:
For an introduction on how easy it is to work with App Inventor have a look at the following video:
In the next task we will go through how to set up your computer to get started with the system, but first, to finish this task please leave a comment about your impressions of the App Inventor and what you are going to use it for.
I want to create a simple habits-logging app with funny rewards (joke of the day?) to get a smile or laugh. Maybe also another project: a feed-reader style of app that displays the newest (XML) entry for a set of web sites.
Can't wait to see more and experiment. Having the Andriod simulator available enables me to take this challenge, since I don't have an andriod phone.
Scratch for mobile! I tried MIT's Scratch a while back but ran into computer problems with it. This poor old laptop kinda freaked. Considering I still have the same old laptop I'll have to see if it can keeps up.
I want to learn how to make simple little apps and programs to for both home and work. Nothing fancy, just fun things with my 9 year-old.
Thanks for the opportunity to learn this with others instead of struggling through it by myself.
The App Inventor provides a great intro to anyone of any age to start learning about computer.
I love the fact that it creates the Apps on the Android Phone.
I absolutely love the visual jigsaw pieces which allows me to explore rather than reading loads of text that can be intimidating.
Has google not stopped its development? I'm not a 100% certain if I got my facts right here.
And I know this is primarily an educational tool but are the boundary capability of this app? Can I develop more serious app for the real-world. Can the graphical "pieces" become text or scripts because one of the problems I can foresee is the hundred of pieces of graphical jigsaws that are going to appear...
I think its a great step forward for kids primarily and for teaching computing though. I would love it if it can be attached to the raspberry Pi as well and also aduno. An application with all three components would result in something inspiring for the modern day kids.
Hi there, the project was open sourced and now MIT is leading its development, so the project will continue existing. There are many new features to come, and some of the things you mention are still in development, so keep an eye on the project :)
Hi there, the program caters for different levels. There's some advanced features that allow you to start other apps in your phone by sending Intents, or connect to external APIs in any language.
There's also certain advanced actions that are not provided, but the features list is in active development so if you think of something you would like to do, get in touch with the MIT team!