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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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The Android Emulator

As another option, App Inventor has an Android emulator that puts a simulated Android screen on the computer desktop. This enables you to view the app’s progression if you do not have an Android device. It also is useful for anyone using App Inventor in a classroom environment.

An installer package is available for Windows or Mac. Choose the proper platform from the App Inventor site and download it to your computer (see Figure 2.10).

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Figure 2.10 The emulator download package. The emulator can be downloaded to a Mac or a Windows PC.

To view your app, choose Emulator from the same menu in Figure 2.8.

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