Learn to Program with App Inventor: A Visual Introduction to Building Apps (Paperback)

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Learn to build mobile apps for Android devices with MIT App Inventor, a visual drag-and-drop programming language like Scratch.

You've swiped and tapped your way through countless apps, but have you ever created one? Now you can, thanks to Learn to Program with App Inventor. In less than an hour, you'll be able to build and run your first app!

App Inventor is a free software for making Android apps. All you need is a PC with an Internet connection to build your app, and a mobile phone for testing. You'll use a simple drag-and-drop interface, which minimizes errors and avoids too much typing.

A certified App Inventor Master Trainer, Logan breaks down each project into logical steps, lists the components you'll need, and then shows you how to create screen designs, control program flow with conditionals and loops, and store data in variables and lists. Once you've tested the app on your phone, you can test what you learned with challenges at the end of each chapter.

You'll build cool apps like:
  *  Hi, World!: Use your voice to send a text message
  *  Practice Makes Perfect: Rehearse a speech or dance routine with this video recording app
  *  Fruit Loot: Catch randomly failing fruit in this exciting game
  *  Beat the Bus: Track a friend's journey using location services and maps
  *  Virtual Shades: Take a selfie, then try on some virtual sunglasses

Join the 6 million people who have tried App Inventor, and make the journey from app user to app inventor.

About the Author

Lyra Blizzard Logan is a certified Perl, JavaScript and Database Design Specialist and Web Development Professional, who develops web applications using PHP and MySQL. She is an MIT Master Trainer in Educational Mobile Computing (App Inventor) and holds graduate certificates in Instructional Technology: Web Design and in Online Teaching and Learning. She earned her BA from Fisk University and JD from Harvard. Currently, Logan is Executive Vice President & General Counsel of the Florida Education Fund (FEF), a non-profit that creates and implements educational programs for underrepresented groups. In addition, Logan directs FEF’s pre-college programs, which include after-school and summer coding camps for middle and high school students in Florida.

Praise For…

"The perfect DIY instruction manual and guide for creating apps, Learn To Program With App Inventor is an ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, highschool, college, and university library Computer Science & Technology collections." 
—Midwest Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781593279684
ISBN-10: 159327968X
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication Date: November 26th, 2019
Pages: 200
Language: English