Join Michael Lehman for an in-depth discussion in this video Testing App Inventor 2 on the Android Emulator, part of Learning Simple Android Development Tools.
…We've talked briefly about using the Android Emulator for…testing, but let's look in detail at some of…the aspects of using the Android Emulator and why…it's convenient and some things to watch out for.…In order to fire up your app in the…Emulator you come up to connect and you select emulator.…The emulator fires up.…Waits 20 seconds to make sure everything is…installed properly and fires up the app companion…and then deploys your app to the app…companion so that you can begin interacting with it.…What's important to remember that the emulator…is an emulator, it's not a device.…
So therefore what you're going to see is still…an approximation of what someone will see on a device.…And in particular, there are multiple versions of the Android Operating System.…And the one that's included with the emulator inside App Inventor…2, is one of the earlier versions of the Android Operating System.…So, if you want to see how your app is going to…look on a more modern device, you'll want to connect up your device.…Via Wi-Fi or USB and test out your application using an actual device.…
- 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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