Yes, you can create your own apps for Android devices—and it’s easy to do. This extraordinary book introduces you to App Inventor 2, a powerful visual tool that lets anyone build apps. Learn App Inventor basics hands-on with step-by-step instructions for building more than a dozen fun projects, including a text answering machine app, a quiz app, and an app for finding your parked car!
The second half of the book features an Inventor’s Manual to help you understand the fundamentals of app building and computer science. App Inventor 2 makes an excellent textbook for beginners and experienced developers alike.
- Use programming blocks to build apps—like working on a puzzle
- Create custom multi-media quizzes and study guides
- Design games and other apps with 2D graphics and animation
- Make a custom tour of your city, school, or workplace
- Control a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robot with your phone
- Build location-aware apps by working with your phone’s sensors
- Explore apps that incorporate information from the Web
About the Author
David is a professor of computer science at the University of San Francisco, where he introduces USF students from across the university to coding and computer science. His course-in-a-box teaching materials have served as a template for hundreds of courses at the K-12 and university levels, as well as for the Mobile Computer Science Principles (mobileCSP.org) Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum.
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