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Android Apps with App Inventor: The Fast and…

Android Apps with App Inventor: The Fast and Easy Way to Build Android…

by Jörg H. Kloss

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0321812700, Paperback)

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

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A comprehensive guide to Google's App Inventor for Android uses hands-on examples and detailed walkthroughs that cover audio, video and other tools while explaining how to combine various features to develop a range of practical and entertaining apps.… (more)

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