Students all over the world are learning mobile app development using MIT App Inventor, an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone – even children – to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets.
There are over 6.8 million registered users from 195 Countries using MIT App Inventor. Over 24 million apps have been built using this platform.
In this course, students will learn what’s inside a mobile phone and the different kinds of mobile apps and their uses. They will make their own apps starting from simple ones that play sound/image or doodling app or convert text to voice. They will learn how to use the phone’s GPS or sensors to make apps that work with location. Some apps will be made using web data, parsing it and displaying it as smart graphs and charts. Students will need to make a project using their imagination – an app that helps people. At the end of each module there shall be an evaluation. Students who pass the evaluation will get a certificate and be eligible for the next module.
MIT App Inventor’s blocks-based tool facilitates the creation of complex, high-impact apps in significantly less time than traditional programming environments. The MIT App Inventor project seeks to democratize software development by empowering all people, especially young people, to move from technology consumption to technology creation.