Become an App Inventor: The Official Guide from MIT App Inventor: Your Guide to Designing, Building, and Sharing Apps

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If you’re looking to create apps, obviously, Become an App Inventor is the book for you. It has a foreword by Gitanjali Rao, a nationally recognized “kid scientist” and inventor. Did you know that the name “App Inventor” is also a website? If you did not, you should see for yourself.

This detailed book includes instructions on how to create several apps, including a piano app, a chat app, and even a game that lets you find gold! Of course, the game just mentioned is a bit easy for players, but app inventors do try their best—even kids. There are also stories of app inventors who are kids, like sisters Ice and Bethany who made an app that used cartoons to let people “play” a pandemic.

Also, the book shows that apps can help and save lives. Apa Pura, for example, provides information about water quality due to Moldovan people obtaining their water for dirty wells, while Hello Navi has been designed to help blind people navigate.

This book is full of exciting stories from kids that can inspire you to become an app inventor, too! I like how the book gives such diversity to the app choices so that people with different interests can make apps that they (and other people) will like.

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Author Karen Lang
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher MITeen Press
Publish Date 08-Feb-2022
ISBN 9781536219142
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Issue May 2022
Category Young Adult