Begin to Build Android Apps Within an Hour No Coding Required

Course Name

Begin to Build Android Apps Within an Hour No Coding Required

Contact Hours: 36

Course Description

Using the Android App Inventor platform you can literally build your first Android app using an easy to use drag and drop interface that allows anyone to create their own Android apps with no prior experience. Before enrolling be sure to read over the course description carefully. Do not overestimate your abilities but do embrace the opportunity to learn
a new skill.

Can you sell your apps on the market?

Absolutely, thousands are already selling their apps online and you can too. All you need is an idea for an app and this course to make that dream a reality.


So what will you learn in this course?

In this course you’ll learn not only the technical side of app building, but also the creative design process and how to quickly and easily get your app ready for any Android App marketplace, including Google Play.

Now anyone can create their own Android Apps with no experience, so what are you waiting for? Sign up for the course today and be well on your way to creating your first Android App in 1 hour.

Outcome

The student will be prepared to work with the following:

  •   Build Android Apps Without Writing Code
  •   Build More than 20 Unique Android Apps
  •   Learn from Over 30 Additional Tutorials
  •   Learn How to Upload Your Apps to the Android Market

Assessment

This course allows for self-directed work and does not require that you take a test. Apply what you have learned to your own projects.

Outline

Module 1: Introduction to the Course

Module 2: Installing App Inventor


  - Before You Install App Inventor
  - Installing Google Chrome
  - Opening An Account With Google
  - Installing Java
  - Installing App Inventor on Windows
  - Installing App Inventor on a Mac
  - Installing App Inventor on GNU / Linux


Module 3: Introduction to App Inventor 

  - Before You Install App Inventor
  - Installing Google Chrome
  - Opening An Account With Google
  - Installing Java
  - Installing On Windows
  - Installing on a Mac
  - Installing on GNU / Linux


Module 4: Understanding the User Interface

  - Starting App Inventor
  - Tour of the Components Editor
  - Components Editor Overview
  - Components Editor Quiz
  - Tour of the Blocks Editor
  - Blocks Editor Overview
  - Blocks Editor Quiz
  - Component and Block Definitions
  - Opening Your First Project

Module 5: App 1 – Hello Purr

  - What You're Building
  - Using the Android Phone Emulator
  - Changing Your App's Name
  - Adding Buttons
  - Changing Button Images
  - Changing Component Names
  - Working with Text Boxes
  - Adding Sound Effects
  - Hello Purr App Quiz

Module 6: App 2 – Android Zoo

  - What You're Building
  - Working with Images
  - Working with Screen Arrangements
  - Working with Text Labels
  - Adding Multiple Sound Effects
  - Introduction to Graphic Design
  - Android Zoo App Quiz

Module 7: Working With App Inventor Files

  - Downloading and Uploading Project Files
  - Downloading Your App to Your Phone
  - Downloading All Files
  - Zip Files
  - Keystores
  - Downloading Your App's QR Code
  - Using QR Codes to Install Apps
  - Downloading .APK Files
  - Downloading to Your Android Phone
  - App Inventor Files Quiz

Module 8: Preparing Your Android Phone for Development

  - Changing You Phone’s Development Settings
  - Allowing Installation of Non-Market Apps

Module 9: App 3 – Business Card App

  - What You're Building
  - Adding a Header Image
  - Adding One Touch Phone Call Functionality
  - Adding an E-mail Form
  - Connecting Your App to the Internet
  - Working with Activity Starters
  - Getting the Correct Google Maps URL
  - Working with Google Maps
  - Creating Multiple Screens
  - Creating a Clear Screen Procedure
  - Business Card App Quiz

Module 10: App 4 – Virtual Campus Tour

  - What You're Building
  - Working with a Canvass
  - Adding Ball Animations
  - Creating Touch Sensitive Ball Animations
  - Adding Sound Effects
  - Working with Colors
  - Adding Songs
  - Using the Phone Vibration Function
  - Tapping the Screen to Display Text and Image Information
  - Virtual Tour App Quiz

Module 11: App 5 – Event / Conference App

  - What You're Building
  - What the Home Screen Properties Mean
  - Creating a List of Websites
  - Creating a List of Google Maps
  - Adding a Page of Text
  - Adding Attractive Button Images (Graphic Design)
  - What Is a QR Code?
  - Adding a QR Code to Your App
  - Creating Multiple Screens
  - Video Tutorials
  - Event App Quiz

Module 12: GPS Locator App

  - What You're Building
  - Using the Phone’s GPS Function
  - Using the TinyDB Component
- Zip Files
  - Keystores
  - Downloading Your App's QR Code
  - Using QR Codes to Install Apps
  - Downloading .APK Files
  - Downloading to Your Android Phone
  - App Inventor Files Quiz