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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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What Is MIT App Inventor?

MIT App Inventor is a web-based tool for building Android apps (see Figure P.2). This is often referred to as visual programming, which means the user is able to perform programming tasks without entering any computer code.

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Figure P.2 The MIT App Inventor home page. This is where the app-creation journey begins.

App Inventor is actively managed and developed by MIT’s Mobile Learning Lab (the project was originally built by Google). App Inventor is growing in popularity among educators as a way to introduce those with no programming experience to the principles of computer science and app development. It also serves ...

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