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Learning Mit App Inventor: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your Own Android Apps (Learning)by Derek Walter
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With MIT’s App Inventor 2, anyone can build complete, working Android apps—without writing code! This complete tutorial will help you do just that, even if you have absolutely no programming experience.
Unlike books focused on the obsolete Google version, Learning MIT App Inventor is written from the ground up for MIT’s dramatically updated Version 2.
The authors guide you step-by-step through every task and feature, showing you how to create apps by dragging, dropping, and connecting puzzle pieces—not writing code. As you learn, you’ll also master expert design and development techniques you can build on if you ever do want to write code.
Through hands-on projects, you’ll master features ranging from GPS to animation, build high-quality user interfaces, make everything work, and test it all with App Inventor’s emulator. (You won’t even need an Android device!)
All examples for this book are available at theapplanet.com/appinventor
With MIT's App Inventor 2, anyone can build complete, working Android apps — without writing code! This is a complete tutorial that will help you make the most of App Inventor 2, even if you have absolutely no programming experience. Unlike books focused on the obsolete Google version, Learning MIT App Inventor is written from the ground up for today's dramatically improved MIT version of App Inventor. Step by step, mobile expert and instructional specialist Derek Walter guides you through every App Inventor 2 task and feature in plain, simple English.
You'll learn through hands-on projects that help you use features ranging from GPS to media and animation. Walter and Sherman walk you through building high-quality app user interfaces, making them function using the drag-and-drop Blocks Editor, and testing them with App Inventor's emulator. (You won't even need to own an Android device!) You'll master high-quality design and development techniques you can build on if you ever do want to write code. Then, building on everything you've learned, you'll create a capstone app project of surprising power and sophistication!
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About the Author
Derek Walter has been covering the mobile app industry as a freelance writer since the launch of Apple’s App Store. His writing has included application reviews and larger enterprise stories about the expansion of the mobile app ecosystem. His undergraduate degree is in Mass Communication/Journalism and he holds a master’s degree in Educational Technology from The George Washington University.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to App Inventor
2. Getting Started
3. Start Building Apps
4. Basic Terms and Key Concepts
5. Graphical User Interface
6. Games and Animations
7. Beyond Blocks Editor
8. Use of Media Tools
9. More Advanced Programming
10. Trends in Android Development
11. Additional Exercises
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