✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠ Due to the hard work and dedication of Adel Kassah, a middle school computer science teacher in Tunisia, the App Inventor platform is now translated into French! He has worked over the years on many coding translation projects, and most recently served as a coach and judge for the Technovation App Challenge. Adele's next project? App Inventor into Arabic! On behalf of the entire App Inventor community, merci beaucoup!✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠✠
This is a guest post by Adel:
I am computer science teacher in middle school in Tunisia. I am working to promote coding culture in my country by organizing workshops, presenting in conferences, making teaching resources ... I first used App Inventor in middle school and it was a great experience for kids to make different games using the feature of their devices like GPS or orientation sensors. In the beginning, people were thinking that App Inventor was just another version of Scratch but for the Android platform and mainly used for teaching kids how to code. But, this point of view changed quickly after seeing the possibilities offered by App Inventor. More over, App Inventor is seen now as the Android programming platform for non computer scientists. I've seen projects in Robotics and mathematics done by non-CS teachers and students in other fields. I see the translation process as offering new tools for my community and others to master technology and add value. My slogan is: Don't spend your time learning new programming languages, concentrate your effort on creation!