Ralph Roberts - Google App Inventor Beginner's Guide


Ralph Roberts - Google App Inventor Beginner's Guide

Google App Inventor Beginner's Guide

Год: 2011

Автор: Ralph Roberts

Жанр: Programming

Издательство: PacktPub

ISBN: 978-1-84969-212-0

Язык: Английский

Формат: PDF

Качество: Изначально компьютерное (eBook)

Интерактивное оглавление: Да

Количество страниц: 356

Описание: The number of mobile apps has grown exponentially in the last two years. If you want to join the crowd, Google’s App Inventor is the easiest and best tool for you to get started with. It is a tool to create Android phone apps and uses a graphical user interface, and drag and drop methods to create apps. It’s so simple that anyone can build an app.

Learn how Google App Inventor eliminates the mystery around programming. It is a visual language, where we simply drag and drop blocks (graphic elements representing blocks of code) in various combinations to give us applications that run on our phones or other Android-based devices. No programming background is required. Playing with blocks has never been more fun!

The emphasis is on creating apps that work and that you understand fully. The first part of the book gives you a sound foundation in the basics, and lots of tips on how to use App Inventor. The second part is all about creating complete apps ready for real world use. The book includes apps that communicate, use databases to remember, surf the Web and other networks, use GPS and various sensors on your phone, and let you write or play games.


Chapter 1: Obtaining and Installing Google App Inventor

Chapter 2: Learning Components

Chapter 3: Playing with Blocks

Chapter 4: Mastering Concepts and Advanced Components

Chapter 5: Apps That Communicate

Chapter 6: Apps That Remember

Chapter 7: Apps That Surf the Web

Chapter 8: Apps That Know Where They Are

Chapter 9: Games and Animation!

Appendix A: Links and Resources

Appendix B: Last-Minute Update

Appendix C: Final Last-Minute Update

Appendix D: Pop Quiz Answers