App Inventor for Android: Build Your Own Apps - No Experience Required! ペーパーバック – 2011/4/25
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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.
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.
This book is easy enough for anyone to follow to make apps very simply for the Android. The author takes you step by step through his own tutorials, which are laid out better than those provided by Google.
I haven't yet completed all of the lessons in the book, but I plan to, as each one demonstrates different features available to the app inventor. This book covers a broad spectrum of features available.
Also, the author provides the project files (which is very helpful) and a bonus chapter available for downloading.
This well written book is essential for anyone that wants to learn how to make apps for the Android!
By the way, the one negative review listed has nothing to do with the book, but with Google's App Inventor itself. You can absolutely put up apps that you create with App Inventor on the market, you just need to follow some guidelines, which can be found at this link:
So, learning how to use this great App Inventor tool is not a waste of your time. I hope this helps you in deciding whether or not to purchase this book.
Hope this helps,
EDIT: Apparently, Amazon doesn't like it when I write links. I'm really sorry about that - it's not that hard to figure out if you look hard enough.
Now, when I first wanted to make an Android app for my wonderful phone I downloaded all of the necessary software (Android SDK, eclipse, etc). I immediately felt overwhelmed and stopped. Then App Inventor came out and I got to play with that. I found the tutorials very easy to follow and could do a lot more much more quickly. The problem was, there was nothing that explained the "what's" and the "why's."
I am three chapters into this book and I must say, it is great! I have skimmed a lot of the first three chapters but this is a very good book for beginners and people who want to get into coding in general. The author explains everything from designing your app, going through iterations/milestones, and how to continually upgrade your product. If you are a beginner, you can follow every step detailed in the book. This will teach you the App Inventor and have you understand thoroughly what is going on. Since I am experienced I will read the beginning of each "exercise" and then try to do as much as I can myself. Afterwards I'll read through the chapter to see if it I did it the correct way or the best way.
Overall, this is a great purchase.