Getting Started with MIT App Inventor

App Inventor is a cloud-based tool, which means you can build apps for Android or iOS devices right in your web browser. This website offers all the support you’ll need to learn how to build your own apps. Visit it at You can get there by clicking the orange “Create Apps!” button from any page on this website.

  1. Setup Instructions: Set up your phone or tablet for live testing (or, start the emulator if you don’t have a mobile device)
  2. Designer and Blocks Editor Overview: Designer and Blocks Editor Overview: Take a tour of the App Inventor environment
  3. Beginner Tutorials: Jump in and get started programming in App Inventor
  4. Packaging and Sharing Apps: Package your app and share it with your friends