Mobile Development Presentation

Our IT 780 class focused on many of the different tools and aspects of Social Networking and Mobile devices. I have found myself especially interested in developing applications for mobile devices **especially since I just got an Android phone not too long ago :)**

We were assigned to make a presentation to the class about a tool that is either a Web 2.0 or a Mobile development tool and I chose Google App Inventor. I’ve never had much of a background in programming (other than dabbling in ActionScript) and I’ve never been too apt to just picking up a new programming language and running with it. So Google App Inventor was a very welcome innovation for me.

Basically App Inventor is “Legos” for programmers. The two components of the cloud based software are a (more or less) WYSIWYG application builder and a block-based programmer.  When I tell you that it is very easy to figure out, believe me.

This tool would be great for a number of people:

  • enthusiasts
  • teachers
  • programmer intro students
  • people that are curious about building apps

It would be too limited for advanced programmers, but for me and those like me wanting to get into the app-building pool without jumping head first into the deep in, App Inventor is what the doctor ordered.

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About Michael T.

I'm a student in the Instructional Technology and Design Ph.D. program at Southern Miss. I'm also working as a multimedia developer at the Learning Enhancement Center on campus at Southern Miss. I'm married and have a 3 year old daughter. I enjoy all kinds of technology, but especially graphic design, interactive web (flash), and high quality multimedia (audio and video) technologies.

2 thoughts on “Mobile Development Presentation

  1. I can’t wait to hear your presentation. I want to learn more about this Google App Inventor. It looks fun and easy to use.

  2. Michael, I am looking forward to learning more about the Google App Inventor. It looks really cool and like something I could use in my classes.

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