Join David Gassner for an in-depth discussion in this video Programming Android apps: MIT App Inventor, part of Programming Foundations: Programming for Kids.
- Kids who find that they like programming with Scratch…might also be interested in MIT App Inventor,…an application that was inspired by Scratch,…but is used to build real android apps.…That is, apps that you can run on phones or tablets.…You don't need to know any programming languages for this.…No Java, for example, because it uses the same sort of…graphical programming interface as Scratch…and many of the other tools I've shown in this course.…App Inventor is available at this website:…at ai2.appinventor.mit.edu.…
Just like Scratch, it's completely free to register…and to use as much as you want.…When you first open App Inventor, after you register,…you'll see the project screen, and it'll be empty.…It's up to you to create your own projects.…I'll create a brand new project, and I'll name it talktome.…The name of the project can be anything you want,…but it can't have any spaces in it.…After you've created your project, you'll see this screen.…There are four panes, side by side.…
The Palette on the left, then the Viewer,…
- Understanding your child's learning style
- Graphical programming on iPads and computers
- Making things move
- Learning about algorithms
- Programming animations, apps, and games
- Programming virtual and real robots
- Programming hardware: Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/10/2014. What changed?
A: We updated the "Programming Android apps: MIT App Inventor" video to incorporate new device footage, so you can see how the app performs on an Android phone.