Join Michael Lehman for an in-depth discussion in this video Challenge: Take a selfie when you win, part of Simple Android Development Tools.
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…Time for a challenge.…We've gone through the process of building Color Spotter in Basic for Android, which…was less time consuming but more typing than what we did what App Inventor.…It's not easily possible to send text messages with Basic for…Android without loading an external library, which requires the paid version.…So we're going to do a challenge that you can do when you…have just the trial version, and that challenge is to take a selfie.…What you need to do is to use an Intent.…To open the camera, to send an email…and so forth on Android uses something called Intents.…
And what you'll need to do is to create a new…Intent, and you can look in the help files to figure…out how to create an Intent, and initialize it with the…name android.media.action.IMAGE_CAPTURE, spelled just like it…shows on the screen right there.…And then start that activity and that will go ahead and open the camera.…And allow you to take a selfie.…This challenge should take you five minutes.…After that, I'll show you my solution and then we'll talk about…
- Understanding the elements of an Android app, such as controls, sensors, effectors, and storage
- Exploring MIT App Inventor 2
- Getting started with Basic4android
- Building simple apps
- Testing apps on Android emulators and devices
- Sharing apps
- Creating hybrid apps with Appy Pie, Make Me Droid, and AppMakr
Skill Level Beginner
1. Overview of Android Development
2. MIT App Inventor 2
4. Web-App-Creation Tools
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