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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 in App Inventor :: Web View or Activity Starter?

There are a couple ways of accessing web pages using App Inventor. One involves using an Activity Starter component to direct the app out to the web and the other involves the Web View component that accesses the web inside of the app itself.

The first method is using the activity starter. This is a great way for beginners to get their apps to access the web. The design process is straight forward and easy to understand.

  • Pro: It’s very simple to set up and it works
  • Con: Users then leave your app and have to find their way back to it

The other method of accessing web pages in App Inventor is by using the Web component. The App Inventor Web component allows you to specify a URL inside your app, and when the web browser opens, it opens inside your app as well.

  • Pro: Your users don’t have to leave your app or choose a browser to access the web
  • Con: It’s a bit more complicated to set up and is less flexible
Which method you choose is up to you and how you want to design your app. There is no wrong way to access the web in App Inventor

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