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Hello App Inventor!: Android programming for kids and the rest of us by Paula Beer and Carl Simmons

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Chapter 12. Web-enabled apps

You’ve already seen that App Inventor lets you connect with other people using text messages (see chapter 6). In this chapter, we’ll look at other tools that let you send and receive information, this time using the internet. You’ll see how you can show pages from websites, read information from online sources, and store data in the cloud using the WebDB component.

You’ll need a data connection to use these features on your phone—so that means either a Wi-Fi connection or a phone network data connection. Most people pay (or have a monthly data allowance) for their phone’s data connection, so we suggest using Wi-Fi ...

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