BUILD AN ANDROID APP USING MIT APP INVENTOR
Android is spreading rapid day by day. Many of you may have android phones. There are many apps found for your use. These android apps are created with android programming and java language. So, do you want to be an app author? But you have no knowledge of android programming, right? Then this topic is perfect for you. In this topic we will show you how to create an android app without having programming skills. We will use MIT APP INVENTOR for this purpose. App Inventor is an awesome creation by Google and MIT.
Through this platform you can create app in browser with some logic blocks .Then you can test your app live on your device while developing and designing. All your projects will be hosted on Google.
HOW TO BUILD AN ANDROID APP USING MIT APP INVENTOR
Before you start we recommend reading the official setup guide here: http://beta.appinventor.mit.edu/learn/setup/index.html
Then to create your app visit: http://beta.appinventor.mit.edu/
Then accept license from Google.
After this you are now ready to create your app. It’s just like puzzle game, you have to place block as per your logic. We will create a app called “slideshow”.
Click on “New”, left top on the screen. Then give project name. Then drag vertical or horizontal alignment from side bar to the screen to create vertical or horizontal blocks. Horizontal alignment means things place in this block goes horizontal. Same for vertical. Then you have to insert buttons, label, and checkbox, whatever you need for your program to the suitable blocks. Now complete the design such as color, font size etc.
After that the design part is ready .What we have to do nest is interaction among the objects with logic block building. So as for a slideshow, we will create 4 buttons (i.e. let we create slide show for 4 images).in each button we will assign a image. This will happen by logic blocks. Under My Blocks, navigate any of your images, and then Drag to button 1 (you can use any button).You will hear a beep sound if the blocks are properly connected. Then add image 2 to button 2 and so on. Now you have a simple app ready. Before finalizing, we suggest to revise again. After that connect your device to computer and then click on “Package for Phone” on designer window. Then choose “Download to Connected Phone”. After emulator is launched, click on Connect to Device button. You Can find and Emulator, Click on it. The app will live action on emulator.