WK 27
Simple App Creation for Ecologists Using MIT App Inventor: Introduction

Monday, August 11, 2014: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
104, Sacramento Convention Center
Jere A. Boudell, Clayton State University
Frederick Abbott, Ecological Society of America
Jere A. Boudell, Clayton State University
MIT App Inventor (MAI) is a simple web-based visual development platform that allows users to rapidly build mobile apps.  Instead of writing text based programs, users learn to assemble program blocks in a similar fashion to putting together puzzle pieces.  This easy to learn approach to app creation allows users to build complex Android apps for use in the field, lab, education, and outreach in a short period of time.  In this 2-day workshop, participants will be introduced to MIT App Inventor and app creation.  On day one, we will set-up MIT App Inventor, work through app tutorials, and build a basic mobile app.  MAI is supported by the MIT Center for Mobile Computing, is free, and is supported for Windows, Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux operating systems and many Android phones.  Tutorials will be provided.  Participants need to bring their laptop and if possible an Android phone.  Participants without Android phones can test their apps using the MAI emulator.

Registration Fee: $0

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