Sign up for a first free lesson!
• Teacher will find perfect path for your child
• You can explore our platform
• Your child will love our fun interactive lessons
By filling in this form, you accept the public offer agreement
Mobile development in App Inventor
Block coding for creating mobile apps
Smartphones and tablets have become our irreplaceable assistants. A few clicks and numerous apps are already installed! Many children, who are fond of coding, are eager to create mobile games and useful apps by themselves.

But what to do if coding is too early for now? Start learning App Inventor! This language is pretty simple, because it was originally created for pupils. To code you don’t have to write code lines, as it is in “adult” programming language. The coding goes with a help of block, like in Scratch.

MIT App Inventor - a programming environment, developed by scientists from Massachusetts Technical University(MIT).

It’s a cloud environment for visual development of apps for OS Android platform. It doesn’t demand knowledge of programming languages such as Java and Android SDK, so basic knowledge of algorithmic development is enough.

The difference between App Inventor and Scratch is that App Inventor is intended for creating apps for a mobile device-either smartphone or tablet with OS Android. For example, it can “understand” data of an accelerometer of mobile device, control an integrated camera, see mobile’s space orientation and many other things.
Who are the classes suitable for?
  • For those who want to learn how to create mobile apps
  • For eight-year-olds, but those who are younger than nine need to take a check-up test for signing up
  • For those who psychologically aren’t ready to start learning “adult programming languages”
  • For those who know the Scratch basis (cycles, variables, lists, algorithms)
This course will let children to create their own apps since the 1 st lesson. Moreover, it will be possible to install these apps on their smartphones or tablets with OS Android, to use them, to share with friends and even to upload the apps in Google Play.

Don’t worry if you’re an Iphone or MAC user, App Inventor will suit you as well. If you don’t have an Android, just install a free software on your computer in order to use the Android screen emulator.
Program

Acquaintance
  • MIT App inventor environment
  • Uploading and installing of the app on a device
  • User interface
Elementary level
  • “Designer” mode features
  • Component palette (basis)
  • “Blocks” mode features
  • Variables, lists, algorithms, conditions, cycles
Intermediate (user) level
  • Animation and painting
  • App’s screens
  • Media
  • Speech recognizer, Yandex translator, camera, player, video player, Math functions
  • Communication
  • Creating of your own mobile app (final project)
  • Uploading of an app in Google Play
Advanced(professional) level
  • Map and navigation
  • Apps co-developing
  • Data and time
  • Web-viewer
  • Data basis
  • Video recorder
  • Working with detectors
  • Working with notebook
Sign up for a first free lesson!
• We will assess your child's level
• You can explore our platform
• Your child will love our fun interactive lessons
By filling in this form, you accept the public offer agreement