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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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3. App Inventor Toolkit

App building with MIT App Inventor begins with the Designer (see Figure 3.1). This is where you will choose the general capabilities and design for your application.

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Figure 3.1 The App Inventor Designer. The components on the left side of the screen help you build the functions of your app.

The Designer has a user-friendly method for adding features to your app. You can drag and drop the various tools, called components, onto a virtual Android device screen.

These components all have specific capabilities that perform any number of tasks. As you continue to build with MIT App Inventor, it will be useful to try out various ...

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