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Simple App Creation for Ecologists Using MIT App Inventor: Let’s Build Apps!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
103, 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 two, participants will continue to develop skills gained on day one of the App Inventor workshop.  Participants will learn how App Inventor can be used in ecology and create an app for use in the field, education, or outreach.  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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