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Hello App Inventor

Author : Paula Beer
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Introduces young readers to the world of mobile programming. Featuring more than 30 invent-it-yourself projects, this book starts with basic apps and gradually builds the skills you need to bring your own ideas to life.

Hello App Inventor

Author : Paula Beer
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Summary Hello App Inventor! introduces creative young readers to the world of mobile programming—no experience required! Featuring more than 30 fun invent-it-yourself projects, this full-color, fun-to-read book starts with the building blocks you need to create a few practice apps. Then you'll learn the skills you need to bring your own app ideas to life. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Book Have you ever wondered how apps are made? Do you have a great idea for an app that you want to make reality? This book can teach you how to create apps for any Android device, even if you have never programmed before. With App Inventor, if you can imagine it, you can create it. Using this free, friendly tool, you can decide what you want your app to do and then click together colorful jigsaw-puzzle blocks to make it happen. App Inventor turns your project into an Android app that you can test on your computer, run on your phone, share with your friends, and even sell in the Google Play store. Hello App Inventor! introduces young readers to the world of mobile programming. It assumes no previous experience. Featuring more than 30 invent-it-yourself projects, this book starts with basic apps and gradually builds the skills you need to bring your own ideas to life. We've provided the graphics and sounds to get you started right away. And a special Learning Points feature connects the example you're following to important computing concepts you'll use in any programming language. App Inventor is developed and maintained by MIT. What's Inside Covers MIT App Inventor 2 How to create animated characters, games, experiments, magic tricks, and a Zombie Alarm clock Use advanced phone features like: Movement sensors Touch screen interaction GPS Camera Text Web connectivity About the Authors Paula Beerand Carl Simmons are professional educators and authors who spend most of their time training new teachers and introducing children to programming. Table of Contents Getting to know App Inventor Designing the user interface Using the screen: layouts and the canvas Fling, touch, and drag: user interaction with the touch screen Variables, decisions, and procedures Lists and loops Clocks and timers Animation Position sensors Barcodes and scanners Using speech and storing data on your phone Web-enabled apps Location-aware apps From idea to app Publishing and beyond

App Inventor

Author : David Wolber
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Yes, you can create your own apps for Android phones—and it's easy to do. This extraordinary book introduces App Inventor for Android, a powerful visual tool that lets anyone build apps for Android-based devices. Learn the basics of App Inventor with step-by-step instructions for more than a dozen fun projects, such as creating location-aware apps, data storage, and apps that include decision-making logic. 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 makes an excellent textbook for beginners and experienced developers alike. Design games and other apps with 2D graphics and animation Create custom multi-media quizzes and study guides Create a custom tour of your city, school, or workplace Use an Android phone to control a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robot Build location-aware apps by working with your phone’s sensors Explore apps that incorporate information from the Web Learn computer science as you build your apps

App Inventor 2 Introduction

Author : Edward Mitchell, MS, MBA
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MIT App Inventor 2 is the fast and easy way to create custom Android apps for smart phones or tablets. This guide introduces the basic App Inventor features - you can likely create your first simple app in about an hour, and understand the basic components of App Inventor in a full day. App Inventor 2 is free to use and you can use it for commercial applications too. App Inventor 2: Introduction is targeted at adult learners (high school and up) and shows how to design your app’s user interface with “drag and drop” interface controls to layout your app’s screen design. Then implement the app’s behavior with unique “drag and drop” programming blocks to quickly assemble the program in a graphical interface. This introduction covers the basics of the App Inventor user interface Designer and the Blocks programming editor, plus basic “blocks” programming concepts and tools for arithmetic, text processing, event handling, lists and other features. Updates and additional tutorials are available on the book's web site at appinventor.pevest.com

Android Apps with App Inventor

Author : Jörg H. Kloss
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Wi>Android Apps with App Inventor provides hands-on walkthroughs that cover every area of App Inventor development, including the Google and MIT versions of App Inventor. Kloss begins with the absolute basics of program structure, syntax, flow, and function, and then demonstrates simple ways to solve today’s most common mobile development problems. Along the way, you’ll build a dozen real Android apps, from games and geotrackers to navigation systems and news tickers. By the time you’re done, you’ll be comfortable implementing advanced apps and mashups integrating realtime multimedia data from all kinds of Web services with the communication and sensor-based features of your smartphone. Topics covered include Installing and configuring App Inventor Building modern, attractive mobile user interfaces Controlling Android media hardware, including the camera Saving data locally with TinyDB, or in the cloud with TinyWebDB Streamlining and automating phone, text, and email communications Tracking orientation, acceleration, and geoposition Integrating text-to-speech and speech-to-text in your apps Controlling other apps and Web services with ActivityStarter Building mobile mashups by exchanging data with Web APIs Testing your apps for diverse hardware with the Android Emulator Example apps, including multimedia center, online vocabulary trainer, finger painting, squash game, compass, geocacher, navigator, stock market ticker, and many more This book will empower you to explore, experiment, build your skills and confidence, and start writing professional-quality Android apps—for yourself, and for everyone else! Companion files for this title can be found at informit.com/title/9780321812704

App Inventor 2

Author : David Wolber
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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

Absolute App Inventor 2

Author : Hossein Amerkashi
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This book will show you how to build apps with little or even no programming skills! It will show you how to use drag-and-drop visual programming for designing and building fully functional mobile apps for Android using MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) App Inventor 2. Absolute App Inventor 2 book will take you beyond basic tutorials and will cover concepts that will help you to become a better mobile App Inventor. If you are new to programming or App Inventor, then this book will show you how to properly start-off designing and developing mobile apps and will then gradually take you through understanding more advanced concepts. If you have already used App Inventor, use this book to learn about optimization, DRY principle, design patterns and concepts that will teach you how to design & develop apps that will run more efficiently and to learn about concepts that have not been covered in other App Inventor books. The book covers good programming designs using DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) Principle by using App Inventor Procedures. The book also covers how to use proper abstraction and produce much cleaner code through use of App Inventor Advanced “Any Component”.

Learn to Program with App Inventor

Author : Lyra Logan
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Learn to build mobile apps for Android devices with MIT App Inventor, a visual drag-and-drop programming language like Scratch. You've swiped and tapped your way through countless apps, but have you ever created one? Now you can, thanks to Learn to Program with App Inventor. In less than an hour, you'll be able to build and run your first app! App Inventor is a free software for making Android apps. All you need is a PC with an Internet connection to build your app, and a mobile phone for testing. You'll use a simple drag-and-drop interface, which minimizes errors and avoids too much typing. A certified App Inventor Master Trainer, Logan breaks down each project into logical steps, lists the components you'll need, and then shows you how to create screen designs, control program flow with conditionals and loops, and store data in variables and lists. Once you've tested the app on your phone, you can test what you learned with challenges at the end of each chapter. You'll build cool apps like: * Hi, World!: Use your voice to send a text message * Practice Makes Perfect: Rehearse a speech or dance routine with this video recording app * Fruit Loot: Catch randomly failing fruit in this exciting game * Beat the Bus: Track a friend's journey using location services and maps * Virtual Shades: Take a selfie, then try on some virtual sunglasses Join the 6 million people who have tried App Inventor, and make the journey from app user to app inventor.

Tech Empowerment

Author : Eric Hamilton
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This publication is an overview of Google App Inventor with sample applications. Google App Inventor is a Google Labs project and it is based heavily on research in educational computing. Specifically, App Inventor uses the block editor technology which is based on the Open Block Java Library which is used in creating visual blocks programming languages.

Practical Java Programming for IoT AI and Blockchain

Author : Perry Xiao
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Learn practical uses for some of the hottest tech applications trending among technology professionals We are living in an era of digital revolution. On the horizon, many emerging digital technologies are being developed at a breathtaking speed. Whether we like it or not, whether we are ready or not, digital technologies are going to penetrate more and more, deeper and deeper, into every aspect of our lives. This is going to fundamentally change how we live, how we work, and how we socialize. Java, as a modern high-level programming language, is an excellent tool for helping us to learn these digital technologies, as well as to develop digital applications, such as IoT, AI, Cybersecurity, Blockchain and more. Practical Java Programming uses Java as a tool to help you learn these new digital technologies and to be better prepared for the future changes. Gives you a brief overview for getting started with Java Programming Dives into how you can apply your new knowledge to some of the biggest trending applications today Helps you understand how to program Java to interact with operating systems, networking, and mobile applications Shows you how Java can be used in trending tech applications such as IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), Cybersecurity, and Blockchain Get ready to find out firsthand how Java can be used for connected home devices, healthcare, the cloud, and all the hottest tech applications.

STEAM Guides in APP Development

Author : Ruth Kirk
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We use apps in our smart phones and tablets for many purposes. But did you know that people with varied talents work hard to develop them? Learn about this exciting world and the role you might be able to play in it. This title supports Common Core Standards for college and career readiness.

All About Apps

Author : Christy Mihaly
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Explores the fascinating world of apps. With colorful spreads featuring fun facts, sidebars, and a "How It Works" feature, the book provides an inspiring look at this exciting technology.

Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

Author : Michael E. Auer
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Interactive mobile technologies have now become the core of many—if not all—fields of society. Not only do the younger generation of students expect a mobile working and learning environment, but also the new ideas, technologies and solutions introduced on a nearly daily basis also boost this trend. Discussing and assessing key trends in the mobile field were the primary aims of the 11th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning (IMCL2017), which was held in Thessaloniki from 30 November to 01 December 2017. Since being founded in 2006, the conference has been devoted to new approaches in interactive mobile technologies, with a focus on learning. The IMCL conferences have in the meanwhile become a central forum of the exchange of new research results and relevant trends, as well as best practices. This book contains papers in the fields of: Future Trends and Emerging Mobile Technologies Design and Development of Mobile Learning Apps and Content Mobile Games—Gamification and Mobile Learning Adaptive Mobile Environments Augmented Reality and Immersive Applications Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Interactive Collaborative and Blended Learning Digital Technology in Sports Mobile Health Care and Training Multimedia Learning in Music Education 5G Network Infrastructure Case Studies Real-World Experiences The content will appeal to a broad readership, including policymakers, academics, educators, researchers in pedagogy and learning theory, school teachers, the learning industry, further education lecturers, etc.

So You Want to Be a Coder

Author : Jane (J. M.) Bedell
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Love coding? Make your passion your profession with this comprehensive guide that reveals a whole host of careers working with code. Behind the screen of your phone, tablet, computer, or game console lies a secret language that allows it all to work. Computer code has become as integral to our daily lives as reading and writing, even if you didn’t know it! Now it’s time to plug in and start creating the same technology you’re using every day. Covering everything from navigating the maze of computer languages to writing code for games to cyber security and artificial intelligence, So, You Want to Be a Coder? debugs the secrets behind a career in the diverse and state-of-the-art industry. In addition to tips and interviews from industry professionals, So, You Want to Be a Coder? includes inspiring stories from kids who are working with code right now, plus activities, a glossary, and helpful resources to put you on the path to a fun and rewarding career with computer code today!

Building a PC in easy steps 4th edition

Author : Stuart Yarnold
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For those who want more than the standard pre-built PC. Pre-built systems are often a compromise between what the manufacturers want to sell you and what you want to buy. One solution is to build it yourself. Buying a copy of Building a PC in easy steps is the first step in the right direction to build a PC. Written in concise and easy-to-understand style, this book will take you by the hand and walk you through all the stages of building and setting up a computer: Buying the parts and avoiding sales scams; mastering and installing each component (CPU, memory, video, etc); altering default settings in the BIOS for optimum performance, installing and configuring device drivers. The troubleshooting chapter is invaluable in the event of problems. By the time you've finished, you will have a computer that's tailored to your exact requirements with no superfluous features or functions. This fourth edition covers Windows 8 and 8.1

Building Android Apps in easy steps 2nd edition

Author : Mike McGrath
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Have you ever wondered how to create an app for Android devices? Here's your chance to find out! Android has become the dominant operating system for smartphones and a host of connected devices. Building Android Apps in easy steps, 2nd edition will help you develop your own brilliant Android App using the popular Android App Inventor 2. Your App idea can now become a reality! Assuming no prior knowledge of any programming language, Building Android Apps in easy steps, 2nd edition is ideal for newcomers wanting to easily create apps for Android devices, as well as programmers and web developers looking to quickly expand their skill set. Starting from setting up your computer to develop and test your Android apps, Building Android Apps in easy steps, 2nd edition shows how to create graphical interfaces; define application properties; add interactivity; integrate with the web; build and deploy complete Android apps and more – all using simple drag-and-drop blocks – and demonstrated here by examples. Each chapter builds your knowledge so by the end of the book you'll have gained a sound understanding of application development for the Android platform. Use Building Android Apps in easy steps to create your own Android apps without doing any coding! Covers App Inventor 2 (released December 2013).

App Inventor for Android

Author : Jason Tyler
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Create Android mobile apps, no programming required! Even with limited programming experience, you can easily learn to create apps for the Android platform with this complete guide to App Inventor for Android. App Inventor for Android is a visual language that relies on simple programming blocks that users can drag and drop to create apps. This handy book gives you a series of fully worked-out apps, complete with their programming blocks, which you can customize for your own use or use as a starting point for creating the next killer app. And it's all without writing a single line of code. Don't miss the book's special section on Apps Inventor Design Patterns, which explains computer terms in simple terms and is an invaluable basic reference. Teaches programmers and non-programmers alike how to use App Inventor for Android to create Android apps Provides a series of fully worked-out apps that you can customize, download, and use on your Android phone or use as a starting point for building the next great app Includes a valuable reference section on App Inventor Design Patterns and general computer science concepts Shows you how to create apps that take advantage of the Android smartphone?s handy features, such as GPS, messaging, contacts, and more With App Inventor for Android and this complete guide, you'll soon be creating apps that incorporate all of the Android smartphone's fun features, such as the accelerometer, GPS, messaging, and more.

Shapes Scenes and Strokes Book Reviews 2015

Author : Manuel Augusto Antão
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Usability Matters

Author : Matt Lacey
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Summary Usability Matters: Mobile-first UX for developers and other accidental designers gives you practical advice and guidance on how to create attractive, elegant, and useful user interfaces for native and web-based mobile apps. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Just because a mobile app works doesn't mean real people are going to like it. Usability matters! Most mobile developers wind up being part-time designers, and mastering a few core principles of mobile UI can make the difference between app and crap. About the Book Usability Matters is a guide for developers wrestling with the subtle art of mobile design. With each expertly presented example, app developer and designer Matt Lacey provides easy-to-implement techniques that instantly boost your design IQ. Skipping highbrow design theory, he addresses topics like gracefully handling network dropouts and creating intuitive data inputs. Read this book and your apps will look better, your users will be happier, and you might even get some high-fives at the next design review. What's Inside Understanding your users Optimizing input and output Creating fast, responsive experiences Coping with poor network conditions Managing power and resources About the Reader This book is for mobile developers working on native or web-based apps. About the Author Matt Lacey is an independent mobile developer and consultant and a Microsoft MVP. He's built, advised on, and contributed to apps for social networks, film and TV broadcasters, travel companies, banks and financial institutions, sports companies, news organizations, music-streaming services, device manufacturers, and electronics retailers. These apps have an installed base of more than 500,000,000 users and are used every day around the world. Matt previously worked at a broad range of companies, doing many types of development. He has worked at startups, small ISVs, national enterprises, and global consultancies, and written software for servers, desktops, devices, and industrial hardware in more languages than he can remember. He lives in the UK with his wife and two children. Table of Contents Introduction Part 1 - Context Who's using the app? Where and when is the app used? What device is the app running on? Part 2- Input How people interact with the app User-entered data Data not from a user Part 3 - Output Displaying items in the app Non-visible output Part 4 - Responsiveness Understanding the perception of time Making your app start fast Making your app run fast Part 5 - Connectivity Coping with varying network conditions Managing power and resources

Getting Paid to Make Games and Apps

Author : Kristina Lyn Heitkamp
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For a technophile, it’s not a big leap to want to create something new. This title offers readers from grades seven through twelve the chance to discover career options in game and app development and the education that will qualify them for those options. Apart from figuring out the creative side, the reader will also discover what is necessary to break into an extremely competitive market as a professional. Readers will experience engaging sidebars that introduce successful young developers and their creations, and various types of references throughout will allow the reader to take in the whole world of development.