O'Reilly logo

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

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Summary

App Inventor provides an excellent method for learning how to store data with the TinyDB and TinyWebDB components. When you have data that can be saved on the device and that poses no security risks, go with TinyDB. It is useful in a lot of situations and can be set up quickly.

If your data needs to be shared online, go with the TinyWebDB option. This option enables data to be shared quickly and easily among users of your app. TinyWebDB was built specifically for App Inventor, but it is neither secure nor private. You can create your own TinyWebDB service, which reduces the chance of accidental deletion, but it is still inherently insecure storage and should not be used for any sensitive data or data that needs to exist for long periods ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required