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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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Preface by Hal Abelson

Following is the original preface to this book by Dr. Hal Abelson, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts), leading member of the Google App Inventor Team, and director of the new MIT Center for Mobile Learning supported by Google.

People have been doing personal computing since the 1980s. But today’s mobile applications are making computing “personal” as never before. Today, we carry computers with us constantly, as smartphones and pads and the new devices that are regularly emerging. More significantly, today’s personal computing is increasingly “about” us: where we live, where we work, who our friends are, what we buy, what we like, ...

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