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Wi>Android Apps with App Inventor provides hands-on walkthroughs that cover every area of App Inventor development, including the Google and MIT versions of App Inventor.

 

Kloss begins with the absolute basics of program structure, syntax, flow, and function, and then demonstrates simple ways to solve today’s most common mobile development problems. Along the way, you’ll build a dozen real Android apps, from games and geotrackers to navigation systems and news tickers. By the time you’re done, you’ll be comfortable implementing advanced apps and mashups integrating realtime multimedia data from all kinds of Web services with the communication and sensor-based features of your smartphone.

 

Topics covered include

  • Installing and configuring App Inventor

  • Building modern, attractive mobile user interfaces

  • Controlling Android media hardware, including the camera

  • Saving data locally with TinyDB, or in the cloud with TinyWebDB

  • Streamlining and automating phone, text, and email communications

  • Tracking orientation, acceleration, and geoposition

  • Integrating text-to-speech and speech-to-text in your apps

  • Controlling other apps and Web services with ActivityStarter

  • Building mobile mashups by exchanging data with Web APIs

  • Testing your apps for diverse hardware with the Android Emulator

  • Example apps, including multimedia center, online vocabulary trainer, finger painting, squash game, compass, geocacher, navigator, stock market ticker, and many more

This book will empower you to explore, experiment, build your skills and confidence, and start writing professional-quality Android apps—for yourself, and for everyone else!

 

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Synopsis:

With Google's App Inventor for Android, practically anyone can create robust, modern apps for Android smartphones and other Android devices. Now, for the first time, there's a comprehensive guide to App Inventor for everyone who can benefit from it: working developers and non-developers alike. This uniquely comprehensive book teaches through hands-on examples and detailed walkthroughs covering the entire development process. After installing and setting up their App Inventor environments, readers will learn how to build apps that incorporate audio, video, data storage, graphics, animation, phone features, SMS and email messaging, voice recognition and output, data exchange via web services, cameras, GPS navigation, sensory inputs, and more. The final section brings together all this knowledge in five start-to-finish app projects that cover a wide spectrum of app development opportunities, from games to geotracking.

About the Author

Jörg H. Kloss has been actively involved with innovative information and communication technology for many years, and has developed Android applications with App Inventor since it was still in early closed beta. Kloss has developed 3D online information systems, and worked at Fraunhofer IAO’s VRLab. He is the author of X3D: Programming Interactive 3D Applications for the Internet, published in German (Addison-Wesley, 2010), and is currently working on mobile augmented reality, ubiquitous computing, and contextual services.

Table of Contents

Preface by Hal Abelson

Preface by the Author

Acknowledgements

About the Author

 

Introduction

 

Part I: Preparing your First App

Chapter 1: Preparation and Installation

Chapter 2: The Development Environment

Chapter 3: Developing your First App

 

Part II: Easy Projects as Warm-Up

Chapter 4: Basic Terms and Central Concepts

Chapter 5: The AI References

Chapter 6: Graphical User Interface

Chapter 7: Multimedia

Chapter 8: Sample Project: Creating a Media Center

 

Part III: On the Way to Becoming an App Developer

Chapter 9: Program Development Basics

Chapter 10: Storage and Databases

 

Part IV: Developing Attractive Apps

Chapter 11: Graphics and Animation

Chapter 12: Sensors

Chapter 13: Communication

 

Part V: Other Features and Useful Resources for the Developer

Chapter 14: Special Areas of Use

Chapter 15: Tips and Tools

 

Appendix

 

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321812704
Author:
Kloss, Jorg H.
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Author:
Kloss, Joerg H.
Author:
Kloss, Jörg H.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120228
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 1.5 in 971 gr

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Graphics » Digital Media » General
Computers and Internet » Graphics » Digital Media » Graphics Applications
Computers and Internet » Internet » Application Development
Computers and Internet » Mobile and Handheld Devices » Android
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » General

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"Synopsis" by , With Google's App Inventor for Android, practically anyone can create robust, modern apps for Android smartphones and other Android devices. Now, for the first time, there's a comprehensive guide to App Inventor for everyone who can benefit from it: working developers and non-developers alike. This uniquely comprehensive book teaches through hands-on examples and detailed walkthroughs covering the entire development process. After installing and setting up their App Inventor environments, readers will learn how to build apps that incorporate audio, video, data storage, graphics, animation, phone features, SMS and email messaging, voice recognition and output, data exchange via web services, cameras, GPS navigation, sensory inputs, and more. The final section brings together all this knowledge in five start-to-finish app projects that cover a wide spectrum of app development opportunities, from games to geotracking.
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