App Inventor 2 Essentials Paperback – April 14, 2016
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- Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
- Paperback : 246 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1785281100
- ISBN-13 : 978-1785281105
- Dimensions : 7.5 x 0.56 x 9.25 inches
- Publisher : Packt Publishing (April 14, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,035,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I have written a detailed chapter-by-chapter review of this book on www DOT i-programmer DOT info, the first and last parts of this review are given here. For my review of all chapters, search i-programmer DOT info for STIRK together with the book's title.
This book aims to teach you how to create Android apps using App Inventor 2. How does it fare?
Many of us have probably had an idea for a mobile app, this book aims to show you how to take that idea, and use the knowledge gained from this book, to create your own Android apps.
It assumes no prior development experience, although any development experience (e.g. coding macros) will give you a head start in understanding some of the underlying concepts.
The book consists of around 220 working pages, with many diagrams/screenshots, spread over eight chapters.
Below is a chapter-by-chapter exploration of the topics covered.
Chapter 1 Unleashing Creativity with MIT App Inventor 2
The book opens with a short discussion on the diverse range of apps available, and the assurance this book could help you create your own useful apps. This chapter gives an overview of the development environment (App Inventor 2), its purpose, and some example apps you could build. Additionally, some developer tasks are outlined (e.g. brain-storming, design, development-lifecycle).
App Inventor is a free web-based tool that allows you to create apps in a fun drag-and-drop manner. App Inventor has two main screens, the Designer Screen allows the creation of the app’s interface (e.g. layout of buttons), and the Blocks Editor screen that allows the creation of behaviours (e.g. play a sound when a button is pressed) - both have a colourful drag-and-drop interface.
The chapter continues with some interesting example apps that have been created with App Inventor. These should give you some idea of the range of features available to your apps.
This chapter provides a gentle introduction to the App Inventor environment, what it is, the kind of apps you can create, and your role in developing apps.
The chapter is easy to read, with everything explained in a clear step-by-step fashion, there are useful explanations, diagrams/screenshots, encouragement, and website links for further information. These traits apply to the whole of the book.
This book aims to teach you how to create Android apps using the App Inventor environment, and easily succeeds. The book is easy to read, with useful explanations, plenty of step-by-step instructions, helpful diagrams, and website links for further information. Additionally, the book provides heaps of positive encouragement, and makes learning fun.
The book provides some interesting and useful apps that you might want to extend for your own purposes. Additionally, the apps covered will give you some indication of App Inventor’s capabilities, and are sure to give you ideas for your own apps.
The book is a useful introduction to app development using App Inventor, but be aware there are many other features in the tool that have not been discussed.
App Inventor is not only a great tool for creating apps, it also provides an excellent entry point for introducing programming in general. I would certainly recommend it as a first programming ‘language’.
Since the App Inventor development environment is very much a visual tool, involving colourful coding blocks, the colour filled eBook has the advantage over the black and white print book.
Overall, if you want to create an app, or start programming in general, this book is a great place to start. Recommended.
You can create interface very easily and also with this book you can build android application and games. This book gives the information from scratch to publish into Android Market. I really like this book because I learnt a lot and I think that this book deserves a chance. It is a great investment.
I am very happy with this book!!!