Mobile App Design Tool for Smartphones: A Tutorial
Hak. J. Kim1, Jonathan Model2
1Hak Ju Kim, Department of Information Technology and Quantitative Methods, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, USA, 1.516.463-4529..
2Jonathan Modell, Department of Information Technology and Quantitative Methods, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, USA, 1.516.463-4529.,.
Manuscript received on July 01, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on July 04, 2012. | Manuscript published on July 05, 2012. | PP: 237-243 | Volume-2, Issue-3, July 2012. | Retrieval Number: C0728052312 /2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: The paper presents the basics of mobile application creation for smartphones using the visual programming tool, ‘App Inventor for Android (AIA)’. The AIA was developed by Google to enable non-programmers to easily build mobile applications by dragging and dropping the block-based interfaces, like blocks of Lego, instead of writing lines and lines of code. It allows users to immediately build applications (e.g., location services and games) that interface with mobile technologies.
Keywords: App Inventor, Mobile App, Smartphones, Designer, Block Editor.