I like it - there are lots of examples and training videos available.
It has a much shorter learning curve than all traditional software languages.
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I've been meaning to check that out.
Coursera has a (free!) course on it: https://www.coursera.org/learn/app-inventor-android
The reason I've been meaning to check it out is because I develop mobile apps for a living, but have always used the native tools (XCode and Android Studio).
But now, yet another reason just popped up: quick and easy (hopefully?) Bluetooth connection to our hardware devices?
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I think App Inventor is a fantastic piece of software!
I've used it extensively, especially for Bluetooth communications with Arduino - see some of my blogs on Element 14.
I was a member of the Beta testing group for the new Bluetooth Low Energy extension and BBC micro:bit specific components of App Inventor. Hoping to blog about that soon.
Have you heard about the MIT App Inventor?
Well, it's and intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone – even kids – to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets. You can build your first app in less than an hour! Its blocks-based tool helps create complex, high-impact apps in significantly less time than traditional programming environments. The MIT App Inventor empowers anyone to move from technology consumption to technology creation.
I think it's great. What do you think?
For more information on the MIT App Inventor, go here.