App Inventor Resource Round-Up

Technovation 2014 is off and running! We have been so excited to see all of the registrations come in over the past few weeks, and as the program really gets underway, thought it would be great to share some of the App Inventor resources we’ve come across this season.

  1. Emulator Patch: We love App Inventor, and think it’s a great place to start learning how to code—it’s free, it’s simple to use for beginners, but it’s also powerful enough to use to build sophisticated apps…but nothing’s perfect, and we’ve heard that some teams have had trouble setting it up this year. If you’re having trouble with the emulator, be sure to check out this resource from MIT on how to troubleshoot.
  2. Map It: Are you designing an app that makes use of maps, but having trouble figuring out how to build in a map function? Then you’ll probably love this MIT tutorial from M. Hossein Amerkashi showing you how to view recorded addresses—and current locations—on Google Maps.
  3. Arduino Challenge: If you’re looking for a challenge and seeking tools to be more innovative with your app, you should definitely check out this tutorial on how to control an arduino board using an android phone…and then it’s up to you and your imagination to make use of this new knowledge.

If you use these resources be sure to let us know how you like them—and if you find other resources you want to share, let us know so we can share them with the entire community, or you can post about them in the community forum!