A step-by-step introductory guide to mobile app development with App Inventor 2
About This Book
Get an introduction to the functionalities of App Inventor 2 and use it to unleash your creativity
Learn to navigate the App Inventor platform, develop basic coding skills and become familiar with a blocks based programming language
Build your very first mobile app and feel proud of your accomplishment
Follow tutorials to expand your app development skills
Who This Book Is For
App Inventor 2 Essentials is for anyone who wants to learn to make mobile apps for Android devices – no prior coding experience is necessary.
What You Will Learn
Perform technical setup and navigate the App Inventor platform
Utilize the interactive development environment by pairing a mobile device with a computer using Wi-Fi or USB
Build three apps: a game, an event app and a raffle app
Create the user interface of the app in the Designer and program the code in the Blocks Editor
Integrate basic computer science principles along with more complex elements such fusion tables and lists
Test and troubleshoot your applications
Publish your apps on Google Play Store to reach a wide audience
Unleash your creativity for further app development
App Inventor 2 will take you on a journey of mobile app development. We begin by introducing you to the functionalities of App Inventor and giving you an idea about the types of apps you can develop using it. We walk you through the technical set up so you can take advantage of the interactive development environment (live testing). You will get hands-on, practical experience building three different apps using tutorials. Along the way, you will learn computer science principles as well as tips to help you prepare for the creative process of building an app from scratch. By the end of the journey, you will learn how to package an app and deploy it to app markets. App Inventor 2 Essentials prepares you to amass a resource of skills, knowledge and experience to become a mobile app developer
Style and approach
Every topic in this book is explained in step-by-step and easy-to-follow fashion, accompanied with screenshots of the interface that will make it easier for you to understand the processes.
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