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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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Live Mode

To this point, your work has been in Live Mode, where you have been testing apps in real time while building them (see Figure 12.1). Live Mode, whether using the AI Companion app or the onscreen emulator, offers a good method for testing your app while building. Live Mode has its limitations, however. It can be used only while your device is connected to App Inventor.

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Figure 12.1 Live Mode is an excellent way to see your app develop. The emulator provides a real-time view while you are still programming it. The emulator and the Companion app both use Live Mode.

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