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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 9. Program Development Basics

Yes, you read the title of this chapter right. After working your way through this chapter, you will be able to develop programs, because apps are nothing more than programs for your smartphone, and AI is nothing more than a visual programming language. Up to now, we have mainly dragged ready-made components into the AI Designer and used the corresponding blocks in AI Editor to liven them up a bit. Now, however, we will give more program structure and individual character to the apps we are designing. To do so, we will make use of the generic blocks (from the Built-In block group), which are documented in their own section of the AI References and form the basic building blocks for elaborate apps with complex ...

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