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. Coding is aided by blocks, like in Scratch.MIT App Inventor
- a programming environment, developed by scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (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.