Join Michael Lehman for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding sensors, effectors, and storage, part of Simple Android Development Tools.
…We've talked about the basic elements.…We've talked about input and output controls, but no good Android…app would really be good for anything without sensors, affectors, and storage.…Sensors are a way of getting things into your app, affectors are…a way of getting things out of your app to the user,…and storage of course is a place where you can save your…pictures and movies and sound recordings and data that your app generates.…So, the basic set of sensors that every single android device has are a camera, a…microphone, an accelerometer, and most have a gyroscope and a compass.…
Now with the Camera of course you can take still and video pictures.…With the Microphone you can record sound, or…you can detect the presence or absence of sound.…With the Accelerometer, you can determine what's the orientation of the device.…With the Gyroscope you can determine how it's actually moving.…And with the Compass you can tell what direction it's…pointed in, relative to the magnetic pole in your hemisphere.…Some Android devices have more advance controls such as temperature…
- 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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