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Android Apps with App Inventor: The Fast and Easy Way to Build Android Apps by Jörg H. Kloss

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Chapter 1. Preparation and Installation

Unlike many other books and articles, where only a short text section covers preparation and installation of the required system environment and software (if these topics are mentioned at all), this book devotes a whole chapter to this important preparatory work. There are several reasons for this emphasis.

First, AI is a development environment in a prolonged beta phase (the advanced test phase prior to launch of the finalized version of a software product) due to the latest updates made at the beginning of 2012. For any beta-phase product, a few particularities inevitably need to be taken into account and explained, especially regarding installation and software access. These issues are likely to be less ...

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