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Learning MIT App Inventor: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your Own Android Apps by Mark Sherman, Derek Walter

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FusionTables

FusionTables is a Google product that works like an online spreadsheet but enables you to access the data directly from your app and make structured queries. The query mechanism is a professional-strength feature, so you can ask for specific parts of the data. For instance, a query lets you ask for all the people who are registered for a certain class. The previous database systems in this chapter are easier but less powerful, so you’d have to create that sort of organization yourself.

FusionTables can handle a huge amount of data, far more than TinyWebDB. It is also private and secure, unlike TinyWebDB. It lets you make specific queries, including adding and modifying data, thus giving you a great deal of control over your large ...

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