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Inventing Mobile Apps, Taught by Lyn Turbak at Wellesley College

This course teaches how to create apps for mobile devices as a vehicle for learning big ideas of computer science, engineering, and entrepreneurship and explore technology's impact on society. Applications include games, quizzes, electronic voting, location-aware apps, social networking, and apps that communicate with web services. All apps will be created on Android phones using App Inventor, a visual programming environment that does not require previous programming experience. The course culminates in a project where students design and implement new mobile apps for clients. Students are required to attend an additional 70-minute laboratory section each week.

Grade Level: 

  • Undergraduate

Difficulty Level: 

  • Basic
  • Intermediate


  • Computer Science

Resource Type: 

  • Curriculum