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Adding a Welcome Message – Notifier App Inventor Tutorial

Sometimes it’s fun to use App Inventor components for things they weren’t initially designed for. This App Inventor tutorial will show you how to use the App Inventor notifier component to create a welcome message for your apps. This is just one example of using the notifier component for something different, but you could just […]

App Inventor Checkbox Component Explained

Ah, the App Inventor Check Box component: Often misunderstood and often underutilized. This short video will help you get started using this component, the rest is up to you my friends. Android is awesome, but did you know you can create iPhone Apps without writing code?

App Inventor Image Picker Component Tutorial

The Image Picker component in App Inventor is a really cool feature that enables you to let your app users pick an image from their own device’s pictures. This very short App Inventor tutorial video will show you how to use it. Android is awesome, but did you know you can create iPhone Apps without […]

Android App Development Course Now Multimedia Based

We’ve converted our Level 1 Android App Development Course to a multimedia-based learning environment that will walk you through everything from installing App Inventor to uploading your first App to the Android Market. The video below gives you a sneak preview into how the Android App course is structured. If you would like to view a […]

The Notifier Component Explained – App Inventor

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In this App Inventor tutorial we’re going to cover the Notifier component. We’ve been getting a few questions on this in our online App Inventor courses and decided to produce a video explaining the four types of Notifiers you can use in App Inventor.

For those of you who don’t know what the Notifier component in App Inventor does, it allows you to bring up a message that sits on top of your apps that does one of four things:

  1. Displays a message and disappears automatically
  2. Displays a message that disappears when the user clicks a button
  3. Displays a message that give the user two different button options to click
  4. Displays a message that allows the user to input some text, such as a password, before moving on to the next step

Without further ado, here is our Notifier component App Inventor tutorial:

Android is awesome, but did you know you can create iPhone Apps without writing code?

App Inventor Courses Now Available

Android App Training is very proud to announce the opening of its online App Inventor courses to the public!

We have App Inventor courses, one for absolute beginners and one for more seasoned App Inventor users. You can download each course immediately, and you’ll be invited to join the online course within one business day. We highly recommend learning App Inventor through the online course. There you’ll receive the added benefits of question and answer boards, an online whiteboard, connecting with other students and additional content to play around with.

Click the following link or watch the video below to learn more about our App Inventor courses.

App Inventor Beta


MIT App Inventor Beta is now live and open to the public! For those of you who have been missing App Inventor or are eager to learn how to create your own Android apps without writing programming code, this is a truly great day!
A few notes about App Inventor Beta:

  1. You will need a Google account to access it
  2. You still need to download the App Inventor installation files for the Blocks Editor to work (if you installed them before, they should still work)
  3. You can now add multiple screens – You can add the blocks right now, but the emulator will not show you the switch from screen to screen yet. That is a release we’re expecting soon
  4. You can now upload and save your App Inventor project files
  5. You can now download your .APK files

If you would like to learn how to build apps using App Inventor, check out our online App Inventor courses.

Rejoice and have fun with App Inventor Beta everyone!

Accessing the Web: Using the App Inventor Web Component

Accessing the web in App Inventor can be done using the Web component or the Activity Starter component. Each has their own pros and cons. This video will show you how to access the web using the App Inventor Web component.

Go here to learn the App Inventor Activity Starter method.

Thanks to JW Tyler for this great tutorial. You can find his App Inventor book here.

Accessing the Web :: App Inventor Activity Starter Component

Accessing the web in App Inventor is not a difficult process. It can be achieved using either the App Inventor Activity Starter component or the Web component. Here is a video showing you how to access the web in App Inventor using the Activity Starter component. Each of these methods has their pros and cons.

Go here to learn how to access the web using the Web component.

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