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Learning MIT App Inventor: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your Own Android Apps by Mark Sherman, Derek Walter

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Google Services

Google has increasingly built deeper ties to its own services with each iteration of Android. When signing in to an Android device, users log into their Google account, which may sync their device with their Gmail, Drive, Chrome, Maps data, and other Google services. Android now includes a large suite of native Google apps (see Figure 1.12).

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Figure 1.12 Google’s core suite of apps is a key component of Android. Interacting with Google services can make for more powerful applications.

Similarly, your Google account is an important part of using App Inventor: You need it to sign in and connect to Google Play if you plan to submit ...

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