DECP 03: e-Learning Application Development
Learn about MIT App Inventor
Creating an app through "App Inventor" begins in your browser, where you design how the app will look. Then, like fitting together puzzle pieces (demonstrated in practicle module), you decide the functionality of your app's. And via a live connection between your computer and your android powered phone, your app appears on your phone instantly. You can build many different types of apps with App Inventor. Often people begin by building games like MoleMash or games that let you draw funny pictures on your friend's faces. You can even make use of the phone's sensors to move a ball through a maze based on tilting the phone.
But app building is not limited to simple games. You can also build apps that inform, educate and interact. You can create an app to deliver a lesson or a quiz app to help you and your classmates study for a test. With Android's text-to-speech capabilities, you can even have the phone ask the questions aloud. To use App Inventor, you do not need to be a professional developer. This is because instead of writing code, you visually design the way the app looks and use functionality blocks in a simple drag & drop manner to specify the app's behavior.