DECP 03: e-Learning Application Development
Learn about MIT App Inventor
In short, App Inventor lets you develop applications for Android phones using a web browser and either a connected phone or emulator. The App Inventor servers store your work and help you keep track of your projects.
You build apps by working with:
- The App Inventor Designer , where you select the components for your app.
- The App Inventor Blocks Editor , where you assemble program blocks that specify how the components should behave. You assemble programs visually, fitting pieces together like pieces of a puzzle.
Your app appears on the phone or emulator step-by-step as you add pieces to it, so you can test your work instantly as you build. When you're done, you can package your app and produce a stand-alone application ready for install. If you don't have an Android phone, you can build your apps using the Android emulator, A software that runs on your computer and behaves just like the original phone.