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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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Exercise: Camera Action

The purpose of this app is to build a still and video camera. This will give you practice using these components and enable you to experiment with these and other multimedia tools.

As described previously, multimedia, in particular, lends itself to playing with the various capabilities.

1. Place the Camera and Camcorder components onto the Viewer. These are nonvisible, so the screen will remain blank.

2. Then bring in two buttons. Give the buttons a label that corresponds to their function. Name the buttons Picture and Video. Note that you cannot name either of the buttons Camera or Camcorder because you are not allowed to give a button a name that is the same as one of the components. This is one example of when leaving ...

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