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 as easily use the notifier component to bring up a helpful or funny message when someone clicks on a button or image. Use your imagination!
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App Inventor only allows Apps up to 5MB in size, and this causes issues when adding multimedia items such as images, audio and video to your Apps. This App Inventor tutorial video explains how you can get around the size limit by pulling your multimedia items from a server instead of uploading them directly to the App Inventor media section in the components editor.
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:
Displays a message and disappears automatically
Displays a message that disappears when the user clicks a button
Displays a message that give the user two different button options to click
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: