Create powerful Android apps easily using Packt’s new book

November 2011 | Beginner's Guides

Packt is pleased to announce Google App Inventor, a new book that will teach users all the basics of App Inventor with lots of illustrations. Written by Ralph Roberts , this book will teach users how apps get created with lots of simple and fun examples.

Google App Inventor is an application provided by Google that allows anyone to create applications for Andriod OS. It uses a graphical interface that allows users to drag-and-drop visual objects to create an application that can run on the Android system, which runs on many mobile devices.

Google App Inventor is a visual language, where readers can simply drag and drop blocks (graphic elements representing blocks of code) in various combinations to give them applications that run on their phones or other Android-based devices. The book starts off by providing lots of tips on how to use App Inventor, and then goes on to explain how to create complete apps ready for real world use.

Using this book, developers will learn to install App Inventor and use emulator and their phone as test devices, to design apps by choosing the right components and formatting the screens, to explore the advanced concepts of App Inventor such as the ActivityStarter, which lets AI communicate with and manipulate other apps, and to create apps that email, text, tweet, use databases, find GPS coordinates, play games and much more.

Packed with detailed step-by-step instructions, this book is ideal for people, who have little or no experience, and wish to create powerful exciting Android apps that can be published on Android Market and other places. The book is out now and available from Packt. To read more about it, please visit: www.packtpub.com/google-inventor-for-powerful-android-apps/book

 

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