Join Michael Lehman for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring code-based and no-code alternatives, part of Learning Simple Android Development Tools.
…As I said, there must be an easier way, and…there's two different kinds of tools that will make it easier.…The first are code-based tools that allow you to write logic using visual blocks.…There's also code-based tools in which you actually write text, but in…a much simpler way than you do with Android Studio and Java.…And there's no -ode tools that allow you to use…pre-existing blocks, like you're building up something out of LEGOs.…Code-based tools allow you to do point-and-click logic generation.…Some of them allow you to build your own custom functionality.…
And the two that we're going to look at are MIT AppInventor 2, which actually…started out as a MIT project, then became a Google Beta project, and finally has…migrated back to MIT, and is being used by hundreds and hundreds of teachers around…the country to teach programming to people…who've never done any kind of programming before.…The other thing we're going to look at, is something called Basic4Android.…It's a Windows only application.…But, it's something much akin to Visual Basic for Android,…
- 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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