App Inventor for Android: Build Your Own Apps - No Experience Required! [NOOK Book]

Overview

Build your own Android Apps – piece by piece!

App Investor for Android is a complete, hands-on –guide to creating your own apps with Google’s App Inventor –a powerful tool that allows even non-programmers to create mobile applications for Android-powered devices. Inside, you will learn programming and mobile OS concepts while creating fully functional, useful, and fun applications for the Android platform.

Using App Inventor’s drag-and-drop ...

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App Inventor for Android: Build Your Own Apps - No Experience Required!

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Overview

Build your own Android Apps – piece by piece!

App Investor for Android is a complete, hands-on –guide to creating your own apps with Google’s App Inventor –a powerful tool that allows even non-programmers to create mobile applications for Android-powered devices. Inside, you will learn programming and mobile OS concepts while creating fully functional, useful, and fun applications for the Android platform.

Using App Inventor’s drag-and-drop interface, you will create apps that take advantage of Android device features including the accelerometer, GPS, messaging, contacts, the Web, and more.

Insider you will learn how to

  • Set up App Inventor and connect your phone or emulator
  • Use the App Inventor Designer to create your app’s look and feel
  • Work with the App Inventor Blocks Editor to ass functionality to your app
  • Build a chat client using App Inventor’s Bluetooth capability
  • Create your own games
  • Design your own Twitter app

App Inventor for Android shows you to create fully-functional apps that you can build, download, and use on your Android phone right away. Best of all, the apps come with complete source blocks, fully explained in easy-to-understand terms, which you can customize or use as a model  for building your own Android applications.

Please visit www.wiley.com/go/appinventorandroid to download project files. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119991458
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Jason Tyler is passionate about technology and people. Jason teaches technology professionally to help people achieve their goals using the power of technology. He plays with technology because he loves the empowerment that technology can bring, and also because he is attracted to anything shiny.

Jason is a lifetime student who considers a day wasted if he is not awed by something. His passion for technology has lead him to hold multiple certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, and ITIL. His passion for people led him to seek a B. A. in theology.

Jason is an avid and dedicated photographer, sailor, and gamer. Of all the things he is, Jason is proudest to be the husband of Rebecca and the father of Liam and Declan.

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Table of Contents

About the Author.

Credits.

Author's Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I.

CHAPTER 1: Building Your First App While Exploring the Interface.

CHAPTER 2: Programming and Design Fundamentals.

Part II.

CHAPTER 3: SounDroid: Creating an Android Sound Machine.

CHAPTER 4: OrderDroid: A Maintainable Mobile Commerce App.

CHAPTER 5: AndroidDown: A Location-Aware Panic Button.

CHAPTER 6: AlphaDroid: An Alphabet Tracing Game.

CHAPTER 7: PunchDroid: An Android Punch Bug Game.

CHAPTER 8: Collection Assistant: A Barcode and Database Application.

CHAPTER 9: BlueChat: A Bluetooth Chat Client.

CHAPTER 10: TwiTorial: A Twitter Application.

Part III: Blocks and Component Reference.

APPENDIX A: Setting Up Your Phone and Computer.

APPENDIX B: Creating Your Own TinyWebDB.

BONUS CHAPTER: Sprite Interaction: A Physics Primer.

Index.

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    Just a book of instructions

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