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App Inventor 2 Essentials by Krishnendu Roy, Felicia Kamriani

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Chapter 2. Setting Up MIT App Inventor 2

Now that you have been introduced to MIT App Inventor 2 and you have learned about your new role as an app developer and designer, let's get started with the technical setup! MIT App Inventor is a free web-based application that runs on a web browser and saves your projects on the cloud. The magical part about MIT App Inventor is that you can live test your app during each stage of development. In order to do this, you will need to set up connectivity that includes downloading software to connect your computer to your Android mobile device or between the onscreen emulator.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • System requirements
  • Setting up a Google account
  • Connecting your computer to your mobile device ...

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